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Betina Polaroid is a Brazilian drag performer, photographer, and one of the contestants on the first season of Drag Race Brasil.

About[]

Drag Race Brasil Season 1[]

Flash and pose! A photographer, Betina Polaroid has now come out from behind the camera to throw herself on stage and screen as a drag queen, decked out in vintage and rock star print.[4]

Drag Name Origin[]

When choosing her drag name, Betina wanted it to have the same initials as her real name. Betina is the female version of her legal name. Initially, she thought of Betina Photoshop, but upon asking her friends for old photographic materials, she got a pink Polaroid 600 with details in green and purple, which became the inspiration for Polaroid.[5][2]

Track Record(s)[]

Betina Polaroid
Seasons Competed: Brasil Season 1
Ranking: 2nd-4th Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 8, 9)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 4, 5)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 2)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 12

Memorable Quotes[]

Drag Race Brasil Season 1[]

  • "Eu arraso porque eu sou belíssima, meu amor." (Meet the Queens)
  • "Já tem muita voz dentro da minha cabeça, não cabe voz de outra gay aqui me perturbando." (Meet the Queens)
  • "Eu sou a próxima drag superstar brasileira porque eu tenho o carisma canceriano, muito talento, referências e experiência." (Meet the Queens)
  • "Aqui que chamaram uma fotógrafa? Mas esse momento é meu." (entrance quote)
  • "Vem pro estúdio da Betina Polaroid. Sente a luz do flash, mas não se incomode. É só colar em mim que você sai bem na foto, prepara o close que eu te pego na pose!" (verse in "Festa com Mozão")

Trivia[]

  • Betina Polaroid started doing drag professionally on March 13, 2015, at the age of 38, when the drag scene in Rio de Janeiro was reinventing itself after the popularization of RuPaul's Drag Race.[2][3][5]
    • However, she did experiment drag prior this date, under the name Gisele Bicha.[2]
  • Initially, Betina only photographed other drag artists, and throughout the time, began to express an interest in participating in the drag art herself. One of the reasons she started drag was an advice Laganja Estranja gave her.[2][6]
  • Betina has worked as an assistant of photography, with photojournalism, and as an autonomous photographer.[2]
  • She is a Cancer sun, Capricorn rising, and Pisces moon.[7]
  • She has ADHD and sensory processing disorder.[8]
  • Betina is the drag aunt of Shannon Skarllet. Betina's partner, former drag performer Efêmera, is the drag daughter of Ravena Creole. Fellow castmate Organzza is also Ravena's daughter, and is the drag mother of Shannon.[9]

Gallery[]

Drag Race Brasil Season 1[]

Drag Race Brasil Season 1 Looks[]

Videos[]

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Drag Race Brasil (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 2nd-4th) [4]

Web Series[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Grag Hearts Drag Self [11]

Short Film[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Errou, Apaga Self [6]

Discography[]

Appearances/Features[]

Year Title Artwork Notes
2023 "Festa com Mozão" FestaComMozãoGoodGirlsArtwork as Good Girls

Bibliography[]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2021 Montação by Betina Polaroid, Íra Barillo, Larissa Queiroz, Lucas Gibson [12]

External Links[]

References[]

  1. (PTPost by betinapolaroid | Instagram — July 14, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 (PTA drag queen Betina e suas Polaroids | RedBull — March 29, 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 (PTErrou, Apaga. Documentário sobre a transformação do fotógrafo Beto Pêgo na extravagante Drag Queen Betina Polaroid. | UFRJ — 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 Meet the Drag Race Brasil season 1 cast of queens and their fabulous promo looks | Entertainment Weekly — August 2, 2023
  5. 5.0 5.1 (PTNova geração de drag queens toma conta da noite carioca | Bom Dia Ipanema — November 21, 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 Errou, Apaga | Gonella Productions
  7. (PTTweet by BetinaPolaroid | Twitter — August 9, 2023
  8. (PTTweet by BetinaPolaroid | Twitter — August 5, 2023
  9. (PTDE COSTAS COM DESIRÉE : SHANNON SKARLLET | YouTube — November 6, 2023
  10. (PTPost by betinapolaroid | Instagram — September 14, 2023
  11. World Of Wonder Orders ‘House Of Laughs’ Comedy Series Starring Joel Kim Booster & Cameron Esposito & ‘Grag Hearts Drag’ With ‘Drag Race Brasil’ Host | Deadline — October 10, 2023
  12. (PTMontação | Base de Dados de Livros de Fotografia

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