Jana Birchum

Best Drag Performer

Paul Soileau as Rebecca Havemeyer and Christeene

It's no surprise that Austin, with its land spreading out so far and wide and its charming penthouse views, would produce such a thoroughly modern Millie as Rebecca Havemeyer. Our resident Zsa Zsa in cha-chas charmed her way into our hearts with her glam-bang personality and her ongoing Celluloid Handbag film series at the Alamo Drafthouse. One can only imagine what she has yet to pull out of her infinite Poppins-style handbag. The man behind the ma'am is artist Paul Soileau. Soileau's various personalities have taken to globetrotting, but Rebecca Havemeyer and gutter-slut alter ego Christeene are ours, and we are theirs. The Clark Kent to Christeene's Supertran and Rebecca's Wonder Woman, as well as the prancing prince in step at the annual QueerBomb fest, Paul Soileau and his Austin reign of art terror show no signs of letting up. And we are all the dandier for it.

Paul Soileau

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