GREENSBORO — Local drag queen Heidi N' Closet made it to the next round of "RuPaul's Drag Race."
The Ramseur native is one of five remaining contestants after Friday night's episode.
Heidi grew up in Ramseur as Trevien Anthonie Cheek.
Now, she is a popular drag queen, winner of the 2019 North Carolina Entertainer of the Year Pageant, dedicated to the betterment of diverse LGBT cultures.
Heidi was chosen to compete on Season 12 of the reality competition TV series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Channel VH1.
The show features drag queens — men who dress in women’s clothing and makeup — competing in different weekly challenges, such as designing and constructing outfits, dance and lip-syncing, with more than a touch of humor.
Another contestant, Sherry Pie (Joey Gugliemelli) was disqualified from the show amid allegations of sexual misconduct, leaving the remaining five contenders safe for another week.
The winner will receive the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and $100,000.
In an earlier interview, Heidi, 25, called it “very surreal” to appear on the Emmy Award-winning show that she has watched since its first season.