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Carmen's memories of Wellington

Tue 2 Jun 2009 In: Worth Checking Out View at NDHA

Living it up: Carmen (centre) at Sydney Mardi Gras Carmen, the one-time stripper, drag queen and mayoral candidate, shares her thoughts about her time in Wellington in the 1970s. She's been a stripper, a famous drag queen showgirl and even a mayoral candidate. The legend that is Carmen Rupe, now living in Sydney, visited New Zealand for the Agender conference at the weekend, and chatted to the Dominion Post. Read the full story here, and check out the video of her interview below. Matt Akersten - 2nd June 2009

Credit: Matt Akersten

First published: Tuesday, 2nd June 2009 - 4:04pm

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