The Dairy Queens hailed one of New York City's "weirdest" by Time Out New York.
Their story: Milk, Yoohoo Betch and Skim Burley are a no-holds-barred performance trio from the Leigh Bowery school of freak drag. Forget female realness, the Dairy Queens—all more than 6 feet tall before slipping on their heels—favor glitter-encrusted beards and gaps in their teeth, slather on more makeup than Bozo and never wear the same thing twice. “Standing out gets you noticed over a pretty girl in the corner,” explains Milk, whose recent elimination from season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race caused fans to have a cow. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) The Dairy Queens may also be the most nontraditional family ever: Milk and Yoohoo (a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre) are a real-life couple, and Skim is their drag daughter.
So how weird are they? Gleefully. Brags Milk, “I put out fires with my ass, knock people out while throwing my floppy tits around, serve milk out of my boobs and don’t tuck!” And that’s just the tip of the ice cream. “We were the art installation at Catwalk at Marquee once. We had a teenage-girl slumber party in the middle of the club: air mattress, chips, magazines, pillow fights, Twister and an iPad showing Mean Girls. By the end of the night, it was a mess and we were sexually writhing around, blaming our lost innocence on Miley Cyrus. It was odd.”
Did you know…? Skim is auditioning for the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, so the Dairy Queens may be able to milk more time in the national spotlight. (We just can’t help ourselves!)
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