Daisy Deadpetals is in full bloom this spring. The veteran drag queen puts on a show at Rumors, Lips, Boardwalk, and Camelot. Making people laugh keeps her inspired. 

“There’s so much craziness going on in the world right now,” she said. “My job is to entertain and poke fun at stuff.  Laughter brings people together.” 

When she’s not mocking current events, Miss Deadpetals is a budding writer. She hopes to publish a memoir of the last 25 years in drag. Yes, there will be namedropping — including stories about some of the biggest names in entertainment including Gianni Versace, Elton John, and Sylvester Stallone. 

“There are some great stories,” Deadpetals said. “It’s exciting because what was once a pipe dream is now a possibility.”

Another possibility: winning the Queen of Florida award from Werrrk.com. It’s the inaugural year for this award. Online voters will determine the winner. Whether she wins or not, Deadpetals keeps her performances fresh as a daisy thanks to her pointed humor.

“With all the shit that’s going on, I have to poke fun of it,” she explained. “I still have something to say.”

— Denise Royal 


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