Philly Drag Queen Misty Maven On RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7

Misty Maven in an ad for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Photo by David Phelps.

Misty Maven in an ad for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Photo by David Phelps.

It’s been too long since we’ve had a Philadelphia queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but chances are high our dry spell will end next season. I chatted up a blogger from Drag Official at Tabu last night, who has it on good authority that local-bred drag diva Misty Maven (aka Josh Plock) will be on season seven of the show.

It’s hard to verify such things, since all the contestants are sworn to secrecy. There is one tell-tale sign, however: Facebook. Maven’s page might as well have tumbleweeds blowing across it. Besides the occasional “Kween text me,” or “Just dropping by to say I missed you, girl” messages from friends, the queen in question hasn’t posted a thing since March 14th. Her alter ego, Josh Plock, has been silent, too. Maybe she’s just a terrible Facebooker? It’s possible, but my guess is that girl’s busy filming a reality show.

Just a little background: Maven came to Philadelphia from New York City, where she worked giving makeup tutorials. In Philly, she became one of Drag Race alum Mimi Imfurst’s Doll Stars at Voyeur. Then she formed a little drag girl group kind of thing called The Misfits, with Omyra Lynn and Porcelain. She’s known for her dramatic performances, and skinny-minnie frame. G Philly contributor Brandon Baker did a fabulous profile on her, following her around during a performance night at Tabu in 2012. You can read that here.

One of the big questions surrounding Maven’s positiion on the show is whether or not she’ll be billed as a Philadelphia drag queen. She moved to Los Angeles earlier this year. Let’s hope they stick to Philly. L.A. has had its fair share.

Stay tuned to G Philly for any updates.