How did you get into drag?
I was a MAC makeup artist, and I was terrified of drag queens. I just didn’t get it--are you a guy? are you a girl? One Halloween, I didn’t have a costume, but I had all of this makeup from being a makeup artist, and I got into full drag. It was so much fun, and I got so much attention. Everyone was like “oh my god, you’re so beautiful”—I was hideous—and it just went from there.
Was RuPaul a goal that you had?
RuPaul started changing drag. Where I came from, drag was female impersonation, so they wanted you to resemble a female to the point where, “I can’t believe that’s a male!” and Drag Race just opened the eyes of how many types of drag there are. I went right into pageants and then little by little it just rolled like a ball.
Obviously when you have cameras on you, it would be hard for me personally, to be my genuine self. Were there people on the show that were one way in front of the camera and then did a complete 180 when the cameras turned off?
I’m not gonna mention names, but here’s the real tea. There were a couple that were playing characters...the entire time, so you never got to see their genuine selves. We’d ride in the car in the morning, and it’d be like one person and then as soon as we’d walk into the werk room it’d be like “Hi everyone!” and it was like “who am I speaking to? Where is the person I was on the bus with when we came over here?”