Josh Glossner

Photo posted December 12, 2015 in News by Kelsie Netzer

Lip syncing, bold browed and eccentric performers have helped define the world of drag. But to 23-year-old Bellefonte native Joshua Glossner, there's much more to being a drag queen than stepping on the stage.
"I love drag because there is no real right or wrong way to do it. There's the basic instructions to do so, but it's really all up to your own interpretation," Josh said. "You can be glamorous, artsy, comedic, or anything else you want to be. It's also about expressing your gender identity how you would like to be seen."
By day, Josh is a shift manager at Baby’s Burgers and Shakes in downtown State College. Then, a little over a year ago, Josh started performing drag under the stage name Carrie Oakey. Since then, he has performed with other queens at venues around State College and Altoona. Carrie's talents aren't limited to lip syncing shows; she also makes appearances at local karaoke nights where Josh gets to perform with his own vocals.
"I love performing and I love the stage. I used to do theatre and choir in high school and originally wanted to go to college for music performance," Josh said. "Drag is my outlet to express my creative side as well as satisfy my itch to perform."