Brian van der Heijden, born in Helmond, uses his drag to explore topics such as gender and identity together with his audience. As ChelseaBoy, Brian takes audiences to higher spheres through live performances full of futuristic influences, combined with nostalgic music from the 80s. Unlike many drag queens, ChelseaBoy uses unconventional materials in their costumes and wears bald caps in addition to wigs, prosthetics and handmade head sculptures. ChelseaBoy is a chameleon par excellence, or in his own words a “gender hybrid transformer”.
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"I can do that hyper-feminine look, but at the same time, be true to what I love to do and where my drag comes from, also represent the community that I’m from."
GAY TIMES - October 23, 2020
"Why would we say “no” to anybody? Drag Race so far has been primarily male performers who are assigned male at birth, but for me drag is so much more. For me, it was about being on the show and pushing for that representation."
Instinct Magazine - November 07, 2020
"I believe that the aesthetic of magnified makeup, giant costumes and wigs is a very powerful means of drawing attention to the road to equality."
i-D - August 19, 2019