Shequida Works Harder Than Anyone

There are queens, and then there are QUEENS.

It’s no secret some girls get lucky, doing a few makeup tutorials or looks on Instagram that catapult them to fame or a coveted spot on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

That’s all fine and well, but other queens have to work a little harder. And mama, NOBODY works harder than Shequida.

The classically trained opera singer, host of Queen of the Ride, regular emcee at Hardware, performance artist, Voss Events Drag Brunch Diva…….well, you get the idea.

Shequida puts the WORK into werqing.

We caught up with the “Legendary NYC Drag Queen We Love” nominee to find out why you should vote for her in the most important election EVAH.  Check out our exclusive video below.

Read the full transcript:

“Hey guys! Shequida here! Coming to you from my luxurious Upper East, West, Downtown, Uptown… it’s a studio.

And I just wanted to quickly say thank you guys so much it is an honor to be nominated amongst such greats as, uh, Lady Bunny, um, and there…

I’m sure there are other people but I can’t…I don’t know their names.

I am super excited to be in this list of nominees, uh, whoever wins they’re all amazing.

They have worked hard, and they deserve every single accolade they get.

Most of them have not worked as hard as I have, so if you feel you want to give the prize to me, I will graciously accept.

Thank you! Thank you.

No, thank you.”

Get your vote in!

Head to to choose your favorite.  Pick from Lypsinka, Hedda Lettuce, Sherry Vine, Joey Arias, Tina Burner or Shequida.

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Shequida, is a classically trained opera singer, songwriter, playwright, and drag artist, from Jamaica. An attendee of Juilliard, Shequida studied with noted bass-baritone Simon Estes. Shequida has been the USA Network’s spokesperson for Latin America.

From 1997 to 1998, Shequida played Wendi Mercury on the daytime television show One Life to Live and played the title role in Daron Hagen’s opera, Vera of Las Vegas for its world premier in 2003.

Shequida’s Off-Broadway show, Opera for Dummies, was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.  In 2008, Shequida appeared on the TV reality competition America’s Got Talent, getting into the Top 40 for the third season. Shequida has performed all over the world and speaks 5 differently languages.

As (People We Love Honoree) Michael Musto said “with that voice, Shequida brings together the unwashed masses and bourgeoisie with applause.” 

Shequida currently performs and hosts events weekly all over NYC. 

Invited guests to our gala on January 15th, 2019 include:

Don Lemon, Hannah Gadsby, John Waters, Janelle Monae, Kenneth in the 212, Lady Bunny, Randy Rainbow, Adam Rippon, Michael Musto, Rupert Everett, Cameron Esposito, Samira Wiley, Hedda Lettuce, Shequida, Sherry Vine, Joey Arias, Lypsinka, Tina Burner and more!

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Last modified: December 19, 2018