“Miss Martini” becomes the first drag queen to carry the Olympic flame: “It’s an honor”

“Miss Martini” becomes the first drag queen to carry the Olympic flame: “It’s an honor”
“Miss Martini” becomes the first drag queen to carry the Olympic flame: “It’s an honor”

At 31, Martin Namias, known by his drag queen name “Miss Martini”, carried the Olympic flame on one of the stages of the relay in the south of France, to “bring joy” and defend an inclusive society.

“It’s an honor to be able to do it and I think it’s important that the whole world can see that in France, you can be a drag queen and carry the Olympic flame,” Miss Martini told AFP , a few days ago.

She can now boast of being the first drag queen of the relay, three days after the arrival of the flame on Wednesday in Marseille. Another drag queen, Minima Gesté, is scheduled to take part in the flame during its visit to Paris on July 14 and 15.

Physiotherapist by profession, Martin Namias began performing in drag under the name Miss Martini in 2015, “everywhere in Marseille, in all LGBT+ places”, but not only. For example, he performs a monthly show at the Cabaret de l’Étoile Bleue.

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