Creative, dirty and always evolving – that’s how Santana SexMachine describes the Berlin that shaped her. Now she’s the first Queen from Berlin premiering in Drag Race (Sweden).
Swedish born and Berlin based Drag Artist Santana SexMachine - tell us about how you got your drag name?
I got my drag name after years of many failed attempts, but finally I chose Santana because my dad likes the musician Carlos Santana and because of Naya Rivera’s character from Glee Santana Lopez. Then after moving to Berlin I fell in love with disco and house music, so I started listening to the German DJ Purple Disco Machine a lot. And from that you get Santana SexMachine, mean bitch supreme.
You found your drag identity well in Berlin - in what way do you think this city inspired you to evolve into Santana?