Dallas-Based Drag Queen Is On the Run After Illegal Silicone Injection Puts Woman in a Coma

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Armani Nicole Davenport
To the cops in Richardson, who arrested him in May for marijuana possession and misdemeanor theft, her name is Larry Tremell Bernard. To the rest of the world, it's Armani Nicole Davenport, a transgender woman who has ridden the southern drag pageant circuit for more than a decade, recently notching a win at this year's Miss Gay Dallas Metroplex USofA pageant.

Davenport's curves, though, aren't completely natural. New Orleans police say that she, like others on the drag circuit, is a practitioner of "pumping" -- injecting industrial-grade silicone into breasts, buttocks, and other areas that could stand to be more robust. They've been searching for her since the middle of last week for allegedly administering the injections illegally to two women, one of whom wound up in a coma. She is currently wanted for negligent injury.

Such black-market silicone injections are common. So are complications, up to and including death; both the Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press have done trend stories in the past year or so on the dangers of the procedure.

The silicone is typically purchased from hardware stores, where it's sold as sealant. The AP reports it's often mixed with wax, oil, or peanut butter. The LA Times says the wounds are sometimes sealed with super glue.

Not that the prospect of a painful death is enough to dissuade drag performers. The website Transsexual Road Map lists the dangers of silicone injections, then provides a list of detailed tips, "if you decide to do it anyway."

In related news, here's a video of Davenport performing at a pageant in Louisiana.


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33 comments
Dar_Lalalala
Dar_Lalalala

Peanut butter tits and ass... now that's HOT!

shannonwalker0
shannonwalker0

There has to be accountability on all parts. Know the risks involved before doing ANYTHING! Still don't change the fact that the terms were changed. 

sexymizapapi
sexymizapapi

U know what u Confused as People get on my nerves Find out what a transexual is and a drag queen before Talking Bad about someone She not a Cruel Person she made a mistake thats is that....go put dicks down ur throats and find out what u really are A faggot lmfao bye..

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

People getting these injections. .. even dumber than the other slow suicide - smoking.

A DarWIN.

shawn4848
shawn4848

isn't that Deion's ex wife??

wcvemail
wcvemail

Have we moved on that quickly? Not a single "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" reference? 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

"When a straight man puts on a dress and gets his sexual kicks, he is a transvestite. When a man is a woman trapped in a man's body and has a little operation he is a Transsexual. When a gay man has way too much fashion sense for one gender he is a drag queen." ---Noxeema Jackson; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything. Julie Newmar. 1995.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

"She" is a "HE"   Gender isn't determined by your clothing but by your sex organs.  If you want to call someone who's started the change a "she" that's fine.  But many drag queens are even heteros

wcvemail
wcvemail

Before the snark flows like peanut butter in July (oh, too late), you've gotta admit that the photo with the upswept hair is a testament to meticulous staging, lighting, and touch-up. That's the product of many, many hours of craftspersonship.

lakewoodhobo
lakewoodhobo

I'm gonna start my own brand of this injectable concoction and call it "Peanut BUTTer"

wcvemail
wcvemail

@shannonwalker0 That you're "very" upset to see that the terms used are not the preferred terms you demand, rather than being upset that a woman is in a coma and this person is on the run from law enforcement, speaks volumes about your out-of-touch self-absorption. Are you absolutely shrieking with fury yet? If not, read on.

Why don't you hope in one hand, squeeze peanut butter in the other hand, and see which hand fills faster. Oh, and recommended music: "Lola" (The Kinks) and, of course, "Take a Walk.." (Lou Reed)

wcvemail
wcvemail

@sexymizapapi What a charming, well-spoken addition to the community, providing an effective, well-reasoned explanation of the accused's innocence as well as testimony to the high quality of his supporters.

AmbelleinaWarwillow
AmbelleinaWarwillow

@scottindallas Actually, gender is a socially constructed concept based on sex roles and expectations. Gender is the implicated difference between masculinity and femininity, not determined by the presence of female or male sexual reproductive organs. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@scottindallas  Obviously you're not a friend of Dorothy.  "She" is used by the gay community as a kind of put-down to refer to other gay men, even though they may never have worn women's clothing.

victoriamenza
victoriamenza

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz , why does your profile list "he" with that name? WTF Let's put a side by side comparison pic up of Armani (with no makeup) and you. I can almost guarantee, that you look horrible!! Worse than the cat in your profile pic. haha


wcvemail
wcvemail

By the way, you can call me Zegna, although my older friends call me Cardin. Didn't you go by Gucci in the shows? 

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Good one. Made people look at me crazy when I laughed in the store.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

You've imagined Larry Bernard, the person charged, is gay. Not all drag queens are gay, and fewer go by the name "Larry." Larry will will do time in a males only jail.

victoriamenza
victoriamenza

@wcvemail Cyber- bully, Anyone who has read a book, can sit and use dumb innuendos targeted towards trans- women of color. Big mouth behind words, usually means BULLY or COWARD!

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