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Dakota Schiffer Biography – Dakota Schiffer Wiki

Dakota Schiffer is a drag performer and contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 4. Schiffer’s preferred pronouns are “She/Her” in and out of drag.

Drag queen Dakota Schiffer’s dad was in the Royal Marines. Growing up, Dakota thought she had to play football for England or follow in her dad’s footsteps by joining the Marines – and she was bullied at school for “being too feminine”.

Dakota grappled with her gender identity throughout her childhood and, as a teenager, she began to experiment with drag. She told the BBC this helped her understand more about her gender identity – and she later came out as trans.

For as long as she can remember, Dakota – who grew up in the market town of Horsham in Sussex – has loved fashion, hair styling and make-up. “Me and my twin would just obsess over Bratz dolls or Barbie dolls and whatever we could get our hands on from the charity shop.”

“From as young as three, those interests were so clear. We always dressed a little differently and expressed ourselves a little differently – or a lot differently for where we grew up.”

Dakota – who’s inspired by trans people like actress Mj Rodriguez, model Munroe Bergdorf and Miss Continental pageant winner Mimi Marks – grew up watching Drag Race while she was a teenager at school. “I watched it and thought, ‘I’m gonna do that for a living.”

She got the call to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK while she was trying to finish her geography dissertation at University College London. “I swapped it all away for sequins and wigs, so you can understand what my parents thought of that decision,” she said, adding that she is hoping to complete her degree at a later date.

Before university, she completed a foundation year at University of the Creative Arts, where she carried on her love of fashion and learned how to use a sewing machine. And her style going into the competition was influenced by “60s meets the 90s” fashion and iconic supermodels from the 1990s.

After Drag Race series four, Dakota said she’d love to attend London Fashion Week and maybe even, one day, appear on the cover of Vogue. Plus, she’d like to help shift the conversation around trans people, too.

Dakota Schiffer Age

Trans queen Dakota Schiffer was born on December 21, 1999, in Horsham, West Sussex, England. She is 22 years old as of 2022.

Dakota Schiffer Drag Race UK

Drag artist Dakota Schiffer is competing for the title of Britain’s Next Drag Superstar on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 4. On RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, performers compete in style, singing and comedy challenges for the chance to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.

Dakota is taking part as the first trans performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series four. “I am so excited to be a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series four,” she said. “And I’m so excited to be the first [from] the trans community.”

Dakota said she’s excited to show trans community and trans joy on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. She said: “It’s exciting to be able to represent my community in a lovely, positive way, which we don’t get given enough opportunities to do.

“So much about being trans – in the media and the negative, sometimes aggressive conversations around our identities – can make it feel very bleak, but I’m excited to show trans community and trans joy.”

Dakota Schiffer Gender

Drag queen Dakota Schiffer identifies as a trans woman. When Dakota started experimenting with drag as a teenager, she said it helped her to understand her own gender identity. “My drag helped me find my own identity. Through that feminine expression, I realised my own identity. It’s not just something that I take off and on, this is who I am.”

And she wants other trans people who do drag to know that they shouldn’t feel concerned about combining the two. “I feel fulfilled as a trans woman and a drag queen. It doesn’t make you any less valid of a trans person. Your identity is separate to your occupation.”

Dakota Schiffer Height

She is 6 feet 1 inch (185.42 cm) tall.

Dakota Schiffer Real Name

Drag queen Dakota Schiffer’s real name hasn’t been made public.

Dakota Schiffer Instagram

Dakota Schiffer’s Instagram is @dakota.schiffer.