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DRAG PROFILE Jerfay
2019-01-16

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NAME

"JerFay simply comes

from my boy name being

'Jeffrey' and I just mixed it

up for a new persona!"

FIRST DRAG PERFORMANCE

"I started doing drag Oct. 26, 2015, and I started by jumping into the competition at Berlin: Crash Landing Cycle 2. I performed a mix centered around Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black.' I used puppets, fell out of my heels onstage and I didn't win, but somehow still decided this is something I wanted to pursue."

DRAG INSPIRATION

"Lucy Stoole is my drag mama and one of my biggest inspirations. She's talented, beautiful and works her butt off all around the city and, lately, the country. Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, and Carol Burnett are also three iconic women I look up to for their very different/distinct comedy styles."

GO-TO NUMBER TO SLAY THE CROWD

"My Pinocchio number: I love a good cosplay number and this one has a fun twist."

FUN FACT

"Before people know me that well, I can appear standoffish. But truly, I am a deeply empathetic person who just takes a minute to warm up to people. I'm working on it because with more exposure to people via drag, I'm learning to really enjoy mingling and interacting."

FUTURE PROJECTS

"I'm trying to make JerFay-ce Swap a regular thing starting in 2019. It's a drag community-building event I started where interested performers randomly get paired or grouped up to paint and style each other for a night out."

WHERE CAN WE CATCH YOU

Every Wednesday at Now and Then Drag Bingo at Carbon Arc Bar and Board in Lincoln Square with Sutton Fister and every last Friday at Berlin with GeekHaus

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: jerfaywtf

IG:@jeffreyjerfay


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