On the dance floor of Dallas’ The Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall, Daphne Rio lip syncs and struts to Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself.” Rio wears auburn pigtails, bold red lipstick, glittery makeup and clear high heels for the show.
Wednesday is The Round-Up’s weekly game show night. Colorful lights and the glow of a revolving disco ball shine down on the performer as the music blasts and audience members sip on drinks.
Rio is passionate about drag as an art form that’s a mix of costuming, makeup, drama, comedy. It’s also Rio’s profession.