For the first time in Vogue Magazine herstory, a drag queen is covering the glossy. Well, two drag queens actually.
For the October issue of Vogue Brazil, the publication has chosen Pabllo Vittar and Gloria Groove as the cover stars. Vittar, stands as the most accomplished drag performer in music ever. She's been awarded multiple trophies from MTV and has been nominated for a Latin Grammy for her records. She also is the most followed queen on Instagram by a mile.
"I want, I can, I can do it," Vittar said in the cover feature according to a translation. "I always knew I was going to get where I am. It is not wrong for you to love yourself, to take care of yourself. People will have to learn to respect you for who you are ”
For the cover image, the performer wears head to toe Gucci, shot by Hick Duarte. As a part of the roll out, she is taking over the publication's Instagram account tomorrow.
For the second cover, it's Gloria Groove's time to shine. While she is not as global a name as Vittar, Groove is still notable in her own right, notable enough to host Netflix's newest drag reality show A Queen is Born. On it, Groove will help to transform new queens into working professionals — a bit Queer Eye and a bit Drag U. The show is expected to debut in November.
Outside of the series though, Groove has made a name for herself as both an actress and singer.
"I came in the car researching Vogue's most iconic covers and absorbing the fact that now it is my turn," she said in the story. "I am living a dream and I am thrilled with the invitation because being here positions drag queens as fashion icons." She is dressed in Gucci as well, photographed by Hick Duarte.
The pair are the first drag queens to cover any edition of Vogue. In September 2019, Vogue India shot a group of drag performers including Rani KoHEnur for a spread that went inside the issue. For social, they gave the performers a treatment as if they were cover stars, but the publication described it as a feature — Priyanka Chopra covered the issue.
(We still maintain that RuPaul deserved the May 2019 cover of American Vogue but that's neither here nor there.)