Queens of the Valley steal show

Collegian.PSU.edu – By Alyssa Owens – Collegian Staff Writer

A drag show at the HUB on Friday night rounded out last week’s 2007 Pride Week festivities with participants ‘camping it up’ one last time.

Lip synching a Pussycat Dolls song, Kierra Darshell — or “Sasha” — Strutted across the stage in a skin-tight leopard print jumpsuit on Friday night.

Darshell received kisses, admiring whistles and dollar bills from an energetic audience at the professional drag show in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Alumni Hall.

The event, sponsored by Undertones and LateNight Penn State, concluded the 2007 Pride Week celebrations.

Provocative choreography, flashy costumes and the unexpected flexibility of the dancers entertained a crowd of more than 500 people.

“I just wanna dance!” Darshell, emcee and coordinator of the show, screamed into the microphone seconds before doing a full split on center stage. Darshell is a professional female impersonator from Pittsburgh.