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Mimi Imfurst becomes first US drag queen to perform in Cuba

Mimi Imfurst becomes first US drag queen to perform in Cuba

Mimi Imfurst made herstory in Cubu

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Mimi Imfurst made herstory by performing in Havana on New Year’s Eve.

Mimi Imfurst lived up to her name and proved that she doesn’t go for second best by becoming the first ever American drag queen to perform in Cuba.

Mimi lip-synced to Madonna’s Express Yourself with the help of some hot Cuban dancers who had never heard the song before. They also had only 90 minutes of rehearsal time before the show.

Mimi’s appearance and performance was arranged with the help of El Proyecto Divino, a Cuban government LGBTI organization.

Mimi says her trip was ‘life changing’ and that she felt inspired.

‘I got to experience the rich history and culture of Cuba by living in their houses and spending the week disconnecting the outside world.’

‘Through the embargo the Cuban people have shown the awesome power of the tenacity of the human spirit.’

‘At the end of the day that will always win.’

Watch below to see Mimi before, during and after her performance.