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Pandora Boxx

Drag queen, comedian, and reality TV personality

<p>Pandora Boxx has been internationally entertaining the masses for more than a decade. Pandora most recently appeared as a contestant on the smash hit <em>RuPaul’s Drag Race</em> (Season 2) on the LGBT network Logo. The show garnered the highest ratings ever for the cable network. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by <em>Entertainment Weekly</em> "America’s Next Drag Superstar.” <a href="http://www.EW.com" target="_hplink">EW.com</a> also called Pandora’s “the most controversial elimination of the season.” That popularity led to becoming a drag professor on the spin-off show called <em>RuPaul’s Drag U</em> (Season 1 and 2), for which Pandora was voted MVP twice by fans of the show. Pandora hosted the all-drag-queen comedy show <em>One-Night Stand-Up: Dragtastic NYC</em>, which also aired on Logo. Pandora can also be seen in the award-winning Absolut: Cocktail Cabaret commercial.</p><br /> <br /> <p>Pandora is also the creator, writer and star of the public access/Internet show <em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/gayshow" target="_hplink">The GAY (means happy) SHOW!</a></em> Pandora’s credits run the gamut of media, including stage (<em>Steel Magnolias</em> in the role of Annelle), screen (<em>A Voice from the Lantern</em> in the role of Marvelous Marvin) and television (VH1's drag documentary <em>Boys Will Be Girls</em>), as well as having work featured in several film festivals like the ImageOut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the Berkeley Film and Video Festival (receiving two honorable mentions). Most recently Pandora produced, starred in and wrote the hit play “The Lipstick Massacre," a comedic murder mystery. The play premiered at Rochester’s <a href="http://www.muccc.org" target="_hplink">MUCCC</a> to four sold-out shows, which prompted its return several months later to the prestigious Geva Theatre Center, also in Rochester, to rave reviews.</p><br /> <br /> <p>This year Pandora released a debut single called "Cooter!" The single rocketed to number 56 on the Dance Singles Chart of iTunes as well as reaching the number 2 position on Amazon's Dance & DJ/Dance Pop Hot New Releases Chart, right behind Adele. Pandora is currently embarking on a world tour called "Pandora's Cooter Tour!"</p><br /> <br /> <p>For more information on Pandora, visit <a href="http://www.pandoraboxx.com" target="_hplink">www.pandoraboxx.com</a>, or check out Pandora <a href="http://www.facebook.com/thepandoraboxx" target="_hplink">on Facebook</a>, or on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/ThePandoraBoxx" target="_hplink">@ThePandoraBoxx</a>.</p>