The singers Pabllo Vittar and Gloria Groove are the first drag queens to appear on the cover of Vogue Brazil, which will be on the newsstands on the next October 9. Groove comments on the subject in a conversation with the blogger Leo Dias, from the website Metrópoles.
“I can say that seeing myself reflected on other artists is what brought me here. It’s really rewarding to know that I can be a mirror for an entire new generation. Having two drag queens on the cover of Vogue Brazil is the result of our talent, effort and artistic power” – she said.
Vittar gave an interview to Vogue itself, in which she commented about her career and her particular life:“It’s not wrong for you to love yourself, to take care of yourself. People will have to learn to respect you being who you are” – she told the magazine.
On her Instagram, she said that she is very happy and took the opportunity to send a message to the LGBTQIA+ community:“I’m very happy to appear on a cover and show that we can occupy every space”.
For the cover photo, both of them wore more than 45 wigs, 40 pairs of gloves, 20 barrettes, 20 pairs of false eyelashes, many extra-long false fingernails and 5 racks full of clothes. The pictures were on account of Hick Duarte, with fashion edition by Pedro Sales and beauty production by Henrique Martins.
“Despite it being a major event in our lives, the photo shoot atmosphere was so fluid and fun that it felt like playing with dolls with friends! (Laughter) We were all achieving a big dream, but knowing that the penny was going to drop after that” – said Groove to Leo Dias.
Vogue is considered the world’s most important, renowned an influential fashion women’s magazine. It was originated in the United States in 1892, and arrived in Brazil in 1975. It has an average circulation of 50 thousand copies per month.