San Antonio's Best Drag Queen: A Kristi Waters Guest Blog

by - June 13, 2023

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn to the spotlight. Little did I know that my childhood passion would one day transform into a career that would bring joy and happiness to countless people. Hi, I'm Kristi Waters, and this is the story of how I became an accomplished drag queen, leaving behind my teaching career to pursue my dreams.

For years, I worked as a 5th grade teacher in Corpus Christi, molding young minds during the weekdays and performing on the weekends. It was on those weekends that I would transform into Kristi Waters, the fierce and fabulous drag queen that stole hearts with every performance. The energy and love I received from the audience was electrifying, and I knew deep down that I wanted to pursue performing full-time.

Leaving my teaching career behind was not an easy decision, but sometimes we must take risks to truly follow our dreams. With unwavering support from my loved ones, I took the leap and began managing Paramour, the #1 rooftop bar in San Antonio. It was here that I had the opportunity to not only showcase my talents as a performer but also create a space where people from all walks of life could come together and enjoy themselves.

One of the highlights of my week is hosting the popular drag brunches at Paramour. It's a time when friends and strangers alike gather to enjoy a delicious meal while being entertained by some of the best drag performers in town. The energy in the room is infectious, and seeing the joy on people's faces as they laugh, dance and sing along is truly rewarding.

In the age of social media, I've found a unique way to connect with my fans and friends through Facebook Live. Getting ready before a show has become a time for me to not only transform my appearance but also chat with those who support me. It's a way to build a sense of community and let people see behind the scenes of drag.

The feeling of taking people away from their everyday lives, even if just for an hour, and bringing a smile to their faces is indescribable. Through my performances, I aim to spread love, acceptance and create a safe space where everyone can be their authentic selves.

My journey as Kristi Waters, San Antonio's best drag queen, has been a wild ride filled with ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The opportunity to touch lives, bring joy, and create a sense of belonging is something I cherish deeply. Whether it's through my performances, the drag brunches or the virtual connections I've made, I'm grateful every day for the chance to live my truth and share it with others.

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