During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

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It's hard to imagine that a brutal boxer after training can pull on tights, stand on heels and go to a gay club to sing and dance on stage. But this is the harsh prose of life — this is how the 41-year-old professional MMA fighter and boxer Diego Garijo lives. This guy successfully combines violent sports and drag shows, while not hiding his second life from anyone.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

Diego Garijo was born in the Mexican city of Guanohuato, but in early childhood, together with his parents, he illegally crossed the US border and became an American. The youth of the guy was very intense — he managed to sit out several times and everyone thought that he would not be of any use.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

But in 2006, Diego, who loved to wave his fists since childhood, tried himself in MMA and he liked it. He started his career under the sonorous pseudonym Dos Pistolas, which means "Two Pistols" and managed to win seven confident victories, but his health failed. Due to strong blows to the head, Diego's retina peeled off and the fighter almost went blind. The operation restored Garikho's eyesight, but doctors categorically forbade him to practice martial arts.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

Diego was able to live without fighting for several years, but in the end he could not stand it and in 2018 he returned to the sport, but this time to boxing without gloves. While Dos Pistolas boxer appeared in the ring, Lola Pistols, that is, "Lola Pistol" debuted on the drag scene. Gariho, tattooed from head to toe, hoarse and brutal, puts on makeup, gets into a corset, gets on stilettos and turns into a feminine and flirtatious star of trans parties and gay clubs.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

This combination of professions is shocking, but Diego explains everything simply. He was raised by his mother, and several gay cousins were constantly around. The environment in which the guy grew up left no room for sexual prejudice and Gariho learned to clearly separate sexual preferences and artistic femininity.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

In an interview, Diego admitted that he became a drag queen by accident. One day he got into a course on emotional intelligence and the mentor gave the students a task to get out of their comfort zone. Gariho thought about it for a long time, but then realized that drag would be the best option for him.

Now Diego, who is not afraid of blows to the face and even fractures, says that the most unpleasant phenomenon for him is a broken acrylic nail, and the most acute pain is caused by waxing.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

Diego Garijo believes that his two sides — the Dos Pistolas fighter and the drag queen Lola Pistola are very similar. The emotions of the man were the same, that before the first entry into the ring, that before the first performance on the stage of a drag show.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

By the way, another unexpected hobby of Diego's helps to overcome his toxic masculinity — painting. This guy paints unusual and very emotional paintings in oil. Journalists always ask Gariho how he manages everything and why his interests are so diverse.

The boxer then says that as a child, when he was alone at home, a missionary knocked on the door. The boy did not open the door for him, but he heard the uninvited guest shout out a few phrases about the end of the world. The possibility of the death of the world shocked Diego so much that since then he has been trying to do everything in this life and perceives every day as the last.

During the day — boxer Diego Garijo, and at night — drag queen Lola Pistola

Another question that Diego often hears concerns his relationship with colleagues in the ring and rivals. Surprisingly, in the world of rude guys beating each other with their fists until they bleed, no one looks askance at Gariho. He himself believes that this is a normal reaction and it only says that many guys hide their true self.

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