Let’s go back to the beginning. You were on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, what was your impression of season one that made you want to audition?
Oh, girl, all those years ago! I was obsessed with season one. I had friends on it, and was enamored with it. Plus, the cast was so diverse. We got all different types of drag, with Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, fashion from Ongina, the cute boy, hot drag queen thing from Jade. I thought it was so fabulous.
At that time, where were you in your drag career?
I was the drag daughter of Chad Michaels and I worked in his show Dreamgirls which was the highest caliber of drag show you can be in. They’ve been in California thirty-something years. Frank Marino’s Divas and La Cage in Vegas were the shows that made you a successful queen. When Drag Race came around, it changed the whole face of drag.
Were you scouted for the show or did you seek it out?
I didn’t know if there would be a season three, to be honest, and didn’t want to miss a lifetime opportunity. Looking back, I should have waited and honed my craft more because I felt season two I was Morgan as Pink, or as Annie Lennox. I was more of a character illusionist.
I’m not sure that’s entirely true; you have such a strong personality I feel like we got to know you.
Well you either love me or hate me. I’m quite polarizing.