You know your drag is on point when people confuse you for the star you're impersonating.
That's what happened at the Miami stop of Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball tour when a drag queen's rendering of the pop superstar totally fooled a security guard—so much so he attempted to shield the drag queen from Gaga's fans.
Drag queen Penelopy Jean, who refers to herself as "Dollar Tree Gaga" on Twitter, posted a clip of the moment the security guard realized he'd been duped.
See Jean's video below.
WARNING: NSFW language
Huge congrats to Jean for having a look this flawless.
Gaga would be proud!
In the video, Jean is seen trying to make her way through a throng of other fans as a security guard tries to hold the fans back against the walls, doing his best to catch up to Jean and protect her.
Jean's look was so convincing that some of her fellow concert attendees seemed to have been fooled as well. The video shows her several times assuring them:
"I'm a drag queen, I'm a drag queen."
When the security guard finally caught up to her, Jeans turned to confirm to him that "I'm not Lady Gaga," and the look on his face is priceless, going from total confusion to a sort of mystified awe as he says:
Jean is a popular drag performer from Brazil, and is frequently confused for the superstar she often emulates, according to fans who responded to her Twitter post about the Miami moment.
On Twitter, the incident generated all kinds of jokes and memes.
In the security guard's defense, has anyone ever seen Penelopy Jean and Gaga together in the same room?
We rest our case!