Eula Rochard reportedly said that George Santos was never a professional drag performer, but instead only did it for fun and to dress up.
As additional information about House Rep. George Santos’ complicated identity comes to light, it has been claimed that the congressman once disguised as a drag queen named “Kitara” while residing in Brazil more than ten years ago.
According to a story by writer Marisa Kabas from the Substack site “The Handbasket,” George Santos, who is said to have used a variety of identities in his truth-challenged past, appears to be shown in a photo from 2008 wearing a drag costume.
Eula Rochard, a drag performer in Brazil and a former acquaintance of George Santos, gave Kabas the most recent glimpse into Santos‘ youth.
According to the article, Santos and Rochard first met while Rochard was already a well-known drag queen in a Brazilian city close to Rio de Janeiro.
“I think I met him when he was around 16 or 17 years old,” she said of Santos, who used to go by Anthony back then. “He used to hang out in my house while his mom was playing Bingo.”
Santos has reportedly used the pseudonyms Anthony Devolder and Anthony Zabrovsky.
After being exposed for a series of lies regarding his college background, career history, and Jewish origin, among other tall tales that keep adding up, the freshman congressman became a national laughing stock.
A stunning New York Times exposé shortly before the start of his first term in government essentially disproved the personal narrative he had used during the campaign.
Local, state, and federal officials are looking into the lawmaker’s extensive litany of lies and his dubious campaign finance, while Brazilian prosecutors have reactivated a 2008 fraud case against him.
Santos, the first openly gay Republican elected to the House who is not an incumbent, has defied calls for him to step down.
Eula also shared this video from a past Niterói pride parade. She’s in pink around the 2:00 minute mark, and she says Santos is the person interviewed around the 4:19 mark.
In her conversation with Kabas, Rochard revealed that she recently saw Santos on Brazilian television and messaged her friends from the time she knew Santos to let them know she thought it was him. She discovered the old photograph and posted it on Instagram after her friends began to suspect her.
She revealed to Kabas that the photograph was shot in 2008 at the Niteroi Pride Parade at Icarai Beach. George had temporarily vanished, left for Brazil with a large sum of money, and then returned about the time the photo was shot.
According to the report, Rochard said that Santos had never been a professional drag performer.
“He did not have what it takes to be a professional,” she reportedly said. “George did not have the glamour for that.”
Rochard insisted that Santos “lied about everything.”
“He used to create stories, usually involving money – like that his dad was rich,” she recounted to Kabas. “But then people wondered why his mom was a cleaning lady. There’s nothing wrong with being a cleaning lady, but if his dad was rich, why then?”