Philippines’ Taylor Sheesh: The Ultimate Taylor Swift Impersonator
In the dynamic tapestry of Philippine entertainment, one star is shimmering the same brilliance as the pop star she portrays. A captivating talent, Taylor Sheesh is earning international fame.
The 28-year-old star grinds like there’s no tomorrow. Her commitment to achieving the essence of Taylor Swift has earned her the limelight in Philippine entertainment industry.
Her viral 90-minute performance at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City earned applause. Viewers were in awe that it quickly went viral on Twitter and TikTok. In addition, the Rolling Stone also featured her performance.
When she’s not performing Taylor Swift songs, Sheesh works as a customer service representative on a graveyard shift. She was forced to take the job when bars closed during the pandemic.
Taylor Swift fans in the Philippines packed out a mall to watch a drag show recreation of her ongoing ‘Eras’ tour. pic.twitter.com/6v480ZTA7H
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 23, 2023
She quips, “At this age, we need naps,” showing that even superstars need to sleep too.
Sheesh’s remarkable performance was courtesy of Swifties Philippines. The fan group is committed to promoting Swift’s songs in the country, hoping the iconic pop star will return.
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Taylor Swift’s last tour in the country was in 2014. Swifties Philippines arranges free listening parties, which have brought attention. Their events have become popular that brands are now offering to sponsor them.
How did Taylor Sheesh start her impersonation?
Known to her friends as Mac, Sheesh began impersonating Taylor Swift in 2017 or 2018 during her entry to a lip-sync match at a local nightclub. The Surprise performance resulted in her joining a group at the club.
Furthermore, Sheesh is also part of a growing organization in the Philippines that is open to drag culture. The rise in popularity of drag performance is evident in the making of Drag Race Philippines’ second season.
Swifties in the Philippines packed a mall to watch Taylor Sheesh, a local drag queen and Swift stan, perform a full set in the style of the singer’s headline-making tourhttps://t.co/7gbQNkglGS
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 23, 2023
Sheesh utilizes her platform to inform her audience about drag culture. She shared her experiences through her Pride shows, podcasts, and even at her first TV show appearance.
A True Swiftie
Undoubtedly, Sheesh is a Swiftie by heart, as she started her journey as a Swiftie in 2009. She was immediately a fan when she heard the song “Fifteen.”
In addition, she also has other favorites like “Dear John” and “Last Kiss.” But when she’s performing, she goes for crowd favorites like “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story.”
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As for future plans, Taylor Sheesh has big ones. While she hopes that Taylor Swift will notice her, she also dreams of performing internationally one day.
Whether it’s in her other personality or the drag, Sheesh is seeing herself on the international stage. While a spot on the next season of Drag Race Philippines is still open, she teases, “Maybe for season three!”
Overall, Taylor Sheesh is more than just a Taylor Swift impersonator. She’s also the epitome of a country’s dedication to an artist.
Her rise to fame also reflects improving cultural movement and her growth as someone with big dreams. As Taylor Sheesh rises to fame, one thing’s for sure; the world will be watching.