The life of
Vanessa van Cartier

  • Winner Drag Race Holland season 2
  • Miss Continental 2019 US
  • Miss Europe Continental 2019 EU

Photographer: Cyriel Jacobs


Vanessa van Cartier

Vanessa van Cartier has earned her spurs in the drag scene both nationally and internationally. After an amazing run, Vanessa won Drag Race Holland season 2 Where she was crowned best Dutch drag superstar.

She became Miss Belgium Travestie in 2002 and in 2010 she won the Miss der Missen. In 2019 she was crowned the Show queen of the year with no less than eight winning awards from the nine categories. In the same year she was crowned Miss Europe Continental in Lyon, after which she won Miss Continental in Chicago in September 2019, as the first European transgender.

From April 2022 onwards, she will be a guest judge at the Dutch TV show “Make up Your Mind” and in May 2022 she will release her very own book “Stay true to who you are” in Dutch and English with a quote of the one and only Sam Smith.

Vanessa Van Cartier is mostly legendary for her gorgeous lip syncs and her polished style of drag. She proudly represents the trans community that she still fights for on a daily basis. Vanessa takes you into a wonderful world of glitter & glamour and gives you an enchanting experience with her unforgettable acts. Her motto in life is “Dare to dream…” and look what she achieved!


Photographer: Cyriel Jacobs