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Point of View: What I've learned from 22 years of drag

Point of View is an ITV News series where we invite people to share their life experiences and what they've learned from them.

Cookie MonStar, a drag queen of 22 years, explains how Richard, the man behind the character, has grown as a person since discovering drag as an unhappy 27 year old.

Richard Rhodes, 47, talks through the highs and lows of a lifetime in drag, revealing funny stories including how he told his parents he was a drag queen and how watching a megastar's performance changed the course of his life.

He also has a message for anyone thinking of becoming a drag queen.

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