Tina Burner drag queen: Who is the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 queen?
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Tina Burner is a keen contestant on the 13th instalment of the popular competition series – RuPaul’s Drag Race, on VH1 and Netflix. In the latest season, which aired on January 1, 2021, Tina is joining 12 other queens as they battle for the crown. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the Kristian Seeber and the Tina Burner stage name.
Who is Tina Burner?
Tina Burner is a 39-year-old drag queen from New York, and the stage name was created by contestant Kristian Seeber.
The star is, as the stage name suggests, a huge fan of the iconic singer Tina Turner, and therefore selected the name to honour the star.
She said the name reflects her “camp” drag style, and she is already very well-known on the drag scene.
According to the show’s Fandom page, she was the only season 13 queen to have a verified Instagram account ahead of the cast ‘RuVeal’.
The page also suggests she used to date presenter Graham Norton, who appeared as a judge on the UK version of the show, but this has not been confirmed.
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The star said on Instagram she was the “Reigning National Miss Comedy Queen”, so she is expected to do well in challenges such as The Snatch Game.
Fans have already shown their support, with one saying: “I have been waiting to see you on RPDR ever since the first time I saw you perform at Intermezzo. THIS IS YOUR MOMENT and I couldn’t be happier for you! YOU DESERVE THIS! [sic].”
She shared a video of her introduction on the series, and she is heard saying: “I don’t bite, but I do burn.
“I’m New York’s premiere costume comedy queen. I am just large and in charge, it is time to bury these girls.”
Viewers will recognise the star as she is known for rocking red, yellow and orange costumes.
Ahead of her Drag Race debut, she said she was “so excited” to share the experience with the rest of the contestants.
The star has been a social media hit for many years, and she shared a video looking through some of her first photos in drag.
On Instagram she said: “Before we ring in the Ru Year with #DragRace Season 13, my sisters and I looked back at our VERY beginnings! Snatch up our first selfies in drag.”
In the video she said: “That is a mess, I mean my eyebrows are sleepy…I don’t know what I’m wearing.”
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Tina has already made a name for herself following the debut episode of season 13, as she smashed her lip sync battle.
Fans are looking forward to seeing what more she has to offer, calling her performance ‘fire’.
Before her appearance on Drag Race, she appeared on the YouTube series called Shade: Queens of NYC.
Her other TV appearances were on the documentary Cherry’s In Season, and WGN Morning News.
On a Meet the Queens video for WOWPresents, she explained her choice of drag name, saying: “Tina Turner is a legend, an icon, she’s a phoenix.”
She said she has been doing drag since the third grade, so she definitely has the experience behind her.
She added: “In my drag career I was raised on respect and putting the work in. Then you get these girls who come in wearing drag for a day and suddenly they are a star.
“I’m here to tell them no baby, sit down. It’s all about the performance for me – the fashion is great, do your makeup tutorials, live your life. But hey honey, it’s all about the performance.”
She joked about her fashion style, calling it “questionable”, and describing herself as a “comedy costume clown”.
Fans have already backed her as a potential winner, with one saying on YouTube: “She’s gonna eat these baby queens alive and I’m so here for it.”
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