For the last 20 years, Weisenberg Township native and Emmy-award winning TV personality, actor and fashion designer Carson Kressley has delighted legions of fans with his work on acclaimed shows like “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
On Saturday, Kressley will add yet another event to his entertainment roster when he returns to the Lehigh Valley to debut and host “Drag Queen Fight Night with Carson Kressley” at the Wind Creek Event Center.
Billed as a play on sports, drag and nightlife, the event features drag entertainers made popular through social media and from their appearances on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Using their unique and extraordinary talents, performers Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Kennedy Davenport, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, and Salina EsTitties will battle it out for bragging rights as well as a coveted, bedazzled championship belt. An after-party will immediately follow the event and will feature another “Drag Race” alum, Plastique Tiara, as guest DJ.
I recently spoke with Carson Kressley about “Drag Queen Fight Night,” his return to the Lehigh Valley and more in this exclusive new interview.
Q: “Drag Queen Fight Night” is going to be kind of a homecoming event for you. What can you tell me about your ties to the Lehigh Valley?
Carson Kressley: I’m a proud Northwestern Lehigh Tiger, Class of ’87 and always sing the praises of the Lehigh Valley. I loved growing up there and currently have a farm a little west of town. We actually have a lot of famous alum from the area. I went to the Emmys recently in Los Angeles and it was like an Allentown reunion. I got to see Christine Taylor, who was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Hall of Fame with me. I also saw Amanda Siegfried, who won an Emmy for her show, and got to reminisce with her about some Allentown stuff. It’s a beautiful area and a great place to grow up.
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