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George Santos is literally staging a drag comeback for Kitara Ravache

George Santos is literally staging a drag comeback for Kitara Ravache

Kitara; George Santos
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After repeatedly denying that he ever did drag, George Santos is now staging an official comeback for his drag queen character Kitara Ravache.

When George Santos was initially associated with a drag queen character known as Kitara Ravache, he repeatedly denied it and claimed that he had never done drag. Now, the former congressman is literally staging his comeback as a drag queen.

Santos took to social media to announce that people can now book personalized videos from Kitara through Cameo. As of this writing, a personalized video of Kitara costs $275. The profile also highlights that there are "only 69 videos left," suggesting that this stint is for a limited time only.

Santos recently attempted to — but subsequently withdrew from — running for a congressional seat as an independent. He is no longer associating himself with the Republican Party… at least for the time being.

On Monday, April 29, Santos announced his return to drag in an X post, writing:

"Y'all weren't ready for this drop? I've decided to bring Kitara out of the closet after 18 years! For a limited time [and] with 20% of the proceeds going to @Tunnel2Towers & @TheFellowship. Book your Kitara @BookCameo on the link below!"

Santos' originally started doing Cameo videos after his expulsion from Congress in December. He set his video prices low at first, but soon increased them due to high demand. As reported by The Advocate, Santos then claimed to make more money in 48 hours than he did as a member of Congress.

The reintroduction of his drag persona is notable given his prior denials about such activities. In January 2023, CNN reported that Santos had denied claims he performed as a drag queen, calling them "categorically false," despite evidence provided by a Brazilian performer showing Santos dressed in drag. This denial came amid other allegations about fabrications in Santos' personal and professional histories.

As Santos reembraces Kitara Ravache, he has pledged to donate 20 percent of his Cameo earnings to charity, explicitly mentioning Tunnel to Towers and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in his announcement.

His Cameo profile adds, "Hey you messy bitches! After 18 years in the closet I'm back for a limited time!"

When he was kicked out of Congress, Santos became the sixth person in history to be expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives. The decision resulted from an extensive investigation by the House Ethics Committee, which found substantial evidence of misconduct, including campaign finance violations and misrepresenting personal and professional backgrounds. The expulsion vote, which ended with 311 in favor and 114 opposed, stressed the bipartisan consensus on Santos’s unfitness for office.

Santos' subsequent actions, including his brief and aborted attempt to reclaim a congressional seat as an independent, reflect his continuous struggle to maintain a foothold in public life.

After the announcement went viral, Santos wrote in a new X post, "I just single-handedly made the left hate drag queens lol."

Santos' drag comeback is really kicking in… to the point that he seems to already be experiencing a phenomenon known as "drag delusion." No one has started to hate drag queens as a result of this stint, but Santos continues to live in his own fantasy where he is an incredibly relevant figure in popular culture.

Mama, kudos for embarrassing yourself. For lying (and then backtracking it).

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