Proud Indigenous Drag Queen Jojo Zaho is featuring in the latest Transport NSW commercial that is teaching commuters safety tips surrounding the new light rail (tram) system about to open in Sydney.
The light rail project has been plagued with controversy in the Harbour City and is now years late and over a billion dollars over budget.
The ‘Watch Out’ campaign has been rolled out as the Government is concerned that pedestrians, in particular, are not taking note of the trams.
Some are not even seeing the red rattlers coming down the track near them and feel there could be some serious injuries or even deaths when the trams start running full-time next week.
Jojo Zaho features in the commercial as she wanders up to the side of the tram track in platform heels.
“So…. Look left and right, check twice,” Jojo explains in the commercial.
“And watch those heels honey.”
As she then walks across the tracks, filmed on Bourke Street in Surry Hills.
In 2015 Jojo started her drag career in the New South Wales country town of Dubbo as a political response to a council member stating that homosexuality is not part of the indigenous culture.
During Dubbo’s first annual Central West Pride March she walked the parade in a costume she made with both the indigenous & gay pride flag and she hasn’t looked back since.
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In 2017 she competed in the inaugural Miss First Nation Indigenous drag queen pageant as well as the documentary Black Divaz about the competition that launched her drag career.
More recently she had the honour of hosting the VIP party for the Newcastle leg of Cher’s Australian tour.
Watch the commercial on your gay nation.