Vanity (she/her)

Vanity is one of Australia’s premiere drag queens and has played a pivotal role in the evolution of drag over the last 25 years.

Starting in the 90’s Vanity pioneered a whole new style of drag with her ultra feminine look and mastery and knowledge of pop culture, ultimately changing the face of drag forever.

In 2003 Vanity and Courtney Act began Wigs By Vanity largely inspired by Rupaul’s flawless lace-front wigs. Being a master wig stylist, Vanity travelled to China to work with manufacturing experts in the wig field. Together they created a new hand-made custom lace-front hairline to create a one-size-fits-most wig that was previously unavailable on the market. These days the world-famous wigs are worn by almost every drag Queen in the world, including Rupaul herself.

Vanity has also had an extremely successful career in musical theatre. Working closely with the team that produced and created Priscilla the Musical production, Vanity worked her way up from a makeup artist to a department head earning herself the title of Associate Makeup designer. She travelled the world with the show, working everywhere from Broadway in New York to the West End in London. If that’s not enough her skills in hair also allowed her to work on big budget Hollywood films shot here in Australia.

Vanity is continually designing and launching new products in Wigs by Vanity line, performing in drag around the country alongside some of the world’s greatest Drag superstars, all while sharing stories and learning new things on her and Courtney Act’s wildly successful Brenda Call me podcast.

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.