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Portrait Of A Drag Queen: Next Magazine Survey Provides Insight Into The Personal Lives Of Drag Queens

11/15/2012 12:44 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

While drag queens have made their way into the mainstream with TV shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race," there is still much that is unknown about the world of drag.

Fortunately, our friends over at Next Magazine surveyed 60 drag queens in order to cut through the many stereotypes and pinpoint the characteristics of the average queen.

According to the poll, 55 percent of drag queens currently perform in a nightclub, bar or cabaret, with the majority receiving $51 to $200 per appearance. Their look of choice ranges from glamorous to vintage, but most queens surveyed have any overwhelming variety of outfits -- the average closet contains 79 different ensembles.

Not surprisingly, 73 percent of queens said drag has changed for the better in the past 10 years, with the majority naming RuPaul as the most important drag queen of all time.

Click over to Next Magazine to see the full results of the survey.

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