Ben James is the face behind Aussie star Carla from Bankstown. In 2013, Ben began dipping his toes in the drag world by developing the iconic drag style Carla is renowned for today. After years of crafting the character and dialling up her ‘That B*tch’ persona, Carla from Bankstown has become the foul-mouthed People’s Princess of a generation.
Carla was introduced to the world with the YouTube clip Real Housewives of Bankstown: meet Carla! Ben has since perfected Carla’s ‘doesn’t take shit’ attitude, and it it’s this stance that has inspired a legion loyal followers across Australia, including many famous faces such as ex NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Tina Arena, Julia Morris, Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O, Abby Chatfield, Michelle Bridges, Ben Fordham, Anthony Callea, Rebecca Gibney, Alfie Acuri, Alex Perry and more!
In 2022, you can look forward to seeing Carla on national TV in The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Carla will also be filming a new content series where she takes driving lessons from her new celebrity friends.