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It's official: Portland's Darcelle XV is the world's oldest drag queen

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Walter Cole, 85, better known by his stage name, Darcelle XV, is the officially the oldest drag queen in the world (KPTV file photo) Walter Cole, 85, better known by his stage name, Darcelle XV, is the officially the oldest drag queen in the world (KPTV file photo)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Darcelle isn't just the best-known drag queen in Portland; the long-running performer is now officially the oldest in the world.

Walter Cole, 85, has been performing as the namesake drag queen of Darcelle XV Showplace in Portland's Old Town for decades.

This week, Cole was officially recognized as the oldest drag performer in the world by Guinness World Records.

Established in 1967, Darcelle XV Showplace operates the West Coast's longest-running drag show.

You can see Darcelle and company on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

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