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28 Drag Kings You Should Know

11/14/2012 09:27 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Drag queens have been serving up "charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent" for audiences for years but with the debut of the reality television competition "RuPaul's Drag Race" in 2009, they have become more popular and visible in the mainstream than ever before.

But while you may be able to name a half dozen or more drag queens off the top of your head, how many drag kings do you know?

Women have been dressing as men and performing masculinity on stage since (at least) the late 19th century, but drag kings have yet to achieve the same attention as their queen counterparts.

So, let's tip the scales a bit, shall we?

Take a look at 28 incredible drag kings in the slideshow below and then tell us your thoughts on drag in the comments section.

28 Drag Kings
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