Netflix released on October 9 the premiere date of A Queen Is Born: November 11. The show draws attention for being hosted by Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister, showing a journey of self-knowledge and empowerment to aspiring drag queens and drag kings.
Each episode will feature both of them helping people to enter the drag universe, facing fears and insecurities and giving tips about makeup, costumes, posture and choreography. The participants will have their lives transformed and the goal is that each one of them will find the best version of themselves. At the end of the transformation, an expert in the field will help the duo lead the finalists to the final presentation.
The reality will also feature testimonials of friends and relatives, even of those who don’t understand nor accept the participant’s life choices. A Queen Is Born is produced by Boutique Filmes for Netflix, divided in six episodes of 40 minutes.
The information came from Metropolis
GLORIA GROOVE – CAREER PATH
Gloria Groove is Daniel Garcia Felicione Napoleão’s drag name. He began his career in 2002 in the new formation of Balão Mágico, a famous ’80s children’s musical group, and stayed a member of it until 2004, when the group broke up.
In 2006 he was a contestant in a segment called Jovens Talentos (Young Talents) of the show Programa Raul Gil, and finished among the semi-finalists Eventually he joined the cast of the soap opera Bicho do Mato, at the RecordTV TV station, which was his first acting job and, in the following year, he started to work with dubbing, an area in which he stayed for a few years.
In 2014, influenced by RuPaul´s Drag Race, Daniel started to identify with the drag culture and decided to adopt the name Gloria Groove. “I’ve never fit in and saw myself as what people expected for me. When you look to yourself, you don’t know if you are a man, a woman, in-between, if you should be called “he” or “she”. Being drag allowed me to see myself as an artist for the first time. Within it, I can explore whatever I want”.
Two years later, he decided to return to the musical career, this time releasing the song “Dona”, which had great repercussion. Since then, Groove has released many singles and been in several successful partnerships. Nowadays, Groove is on a tour called “Fase3“, that has this name in order to emphasize the three pillars of our existence: body, soul and spirit.