Tell us about your drag origins story! When what the first time you did drag?
I did drag for the first time as a way to express myself. I grew up in a very conservative household, and when I did drag for the first time it was the first time I really felt like myself.
Does your family know you do drag?
They did know, but I have since gone back into the closet as a way to keep myself close to my parents. I’m not here to correct them because I know they’re not going to live forever, and I want the time I do have with them to be in peace rather than in conflict.
Did you always aspire to go on RuPaul?
When I started doing drag it was several years prior to Drag Race, and it was really more about being a drag queen on MySpace. Do you remember MySpace?
Haha, yes! Do you feel like there are a specific set of pressures to being an asian drag queen?
I feel like I have a lot of influence in my drag from being asian, especially in my comedy and in my looks. There are a lot of asian countries where drag is embraced and truly part of the culture, but there are others where it is more taboo, like China, where the scene is entirely underground and not spoken of.