|Racquel has been involved in the art of female impersonation since 1991,
entering and winning her first talent night at Five Points Depot in Nashville, TN at the age of 17. Like most newcomers, Racquel
(actually "Rachel" at the time) struggled to find herself as an entertainer and what kind of image and illusion she wanted
to project. A well known impersonator in the area suggested she change her name to Racquel to better suit her rather exotic
look. Thus, "The Latin Lovely," Racquel Scott was born.
Over the next few years Racquel won several local pageants and contest and received
her first professional gigs as a special guest and as a cast member at such clubs as Victor Victoria's, The Cabaret and Roxy's.
Racquel's first big win came in 1995 when she was crowned Ms. Music City America at the now defunct Cowboys LaCage theater.
For the next year she competed on a national level in 4 different pageantry systems including Ms. Gay America, Ms. Gay USofA,
Entertainer of the Year and Ms. Continental. Let's just say that she was anxious to get her feet wet!
Still struggling to get the exposure and recognition she wanted Racquel took a brief
hiatus. During this period, Racquel had developed into a more voluptuous, full-figured gal! It was time once again to re-invent
herself, this time as a more relaxed but serious and somewhat comedic entertainer. Racquel had finally begun to get noticed
as a big girl that could dance and also for her emceeing abilities. Racquel would often poke fun at herself about her
weight gain during her monologues but rest assured today she is comfortable in her own skin.
She looked to her sisters and mentors for guidance. Entertainers such as Chyna, Nichole
Ellington Dupree, Bianca Paige and Rita Ross were eager to offer advice and lend a helping hand. Racquel credits Rita
Ross with giving her the big break she felt she needed and deserved. Rita hired Racquel as a cast member at the Chute
Complex's new Rainbow Room where she would appear 2-3 times a week from the spring of 1998 until the fall of 2001. Throughout
performing at the Chute, Racquel would focus on becoming a more polished entertainer while venturing out into the plus-sized
arena of competition in female impersonation. From 1999-2003, Racquel placed in the top twelve at 4 national pageants including
Ms. National at Large and Ms. Continental Plus.
She was finally receiving the attention and exposure she had longed for but would soon
grow tired of the same old routine. Racquel made the decision to leave the Chute Complex in 2001 and landed 2 different shows
at 2 different alternative clubs including the Outer Limit and the Nashville Nightlife Theater. Also during this time she
was hired as a cast member for "La Boy Le Femme" at the Connection Complex of Nashville in 2002.
2003 brought about a major life change both personally and professionally: it was time
to move on. Racquel was offered and accepted a cast spot at the Quest club in Birmingham, AL." Leaving behind many close friends,
loved ones and a life partner of the last 5 years was definitely one of the hardest things I've ever had to do" says Racquel.
"Life is a journey and about taking risks, things happen for a reason, when one door closes another will open at God's will"
Playing on her energetic performances, her "large" persona on the stage, and her humorous,
audience-captivating emceeing, Racquel has given herself the title of "Pig In A Wig." (OH - now you get the logo!). Racquel
has become the show director and main emcee of her own show appropriately titled "Phat Fridays!" This high energy drag show
features headliners from all over the country as well as showcasing new talent. Racquel would like to thank all of her new
fans and friends for their support and welcoming her with open arms. She would also like to give a very special thanks
to Ms. Chivonne Street and the staff and management of the Quest Club. "If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here and I thank
This is only the beginning!
In conclusion, Racquel Scott is one of the most well-rounded, versatile, talented impersonators
in the buisness today. She has finally created and accepted the persona she had always wanted to. A fun-loving, comedic,
serious but silly, beautiful and glamorous, inside and out entertainer and individual and drag queen extraordinaire!!
Racquel can be seen at the Quest club every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the rest of the "Fantastic Four" cast
members: Chivonne Street, Jordan Kennedy, and Georgetta Burns.
Welcome to the world of the self-proclaimed "Pig in a Wig", the "Latin Lovely", Racquel
Scott. Enjoy your visit and please come back soon.