First word that comes to mind when you hear “Lip sync for your life.”
First time being recognized out of drag?
I was at the Hollywood Bowl for a screening of the Country Bears and someone came up to me and said, “Are you Elmer Fudd?” And I said, “Yes, I am.”
First thing you do when you wake up.
Usually I’ll roll over from the pee side of the bed to the dry side of the bed, so I can catch a few extra Zs.
First CD you ever bought.
This is very controversial. Smash Mouth “Fush Yu Mang.” Remember that song, “Walking on the Sun”? In midwestern rural Wisconsin, “Walking on the Sun” was something I very much heard with my heart.
First reaction when you walked in Jeffree Star’s house for the very first time?
Well, I said, “I need to use the bathroom.” And he said, “Which one do you want to use?” And I said, “Well, how many do you have?” And he said, “Seven.” I thought I was TV rich. Turns out, TV rich ain’t shit compared to YouTube rich. Jeffree’s six Pomeranians have more quality of life than me or any of my family members.
First celeb crush?
First time performing drag?
Everyone when they perform drag for the first time does Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up.” That’s like the song. You wear like a shitty miniskirt with like a shitty bathing suit with one blunt bang wing. I didn’t do that. My first lip sync was on a Wednesday at a bar for free. It was “Material Girl,” Madonna. I guess I’m just really unique. At this point, drag doesn’t impress me. I don’t care how pretty, thin, whatever you are. I need something unique happening. Show me a house fire.
First choice for Season 11 contestant?
I think you should bring back some folks, like Tempest Dujour. People who went home early, who didn’t get to show the full spectrum. Laila McQueen. But she has a lot of time left. Give somebody like Tempest. Somebody who, that window is closing, mortality.
First show you ever binged?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think I started watching that when it was in Season 6. I went back and caught up on all of it. It’s a great program. Very ahead of its time for women.
First pair of heels?
First time bombing?
I don’t remember the first time bombing. I can tell you recently I bombed. Five minutes into a 55-minute program, I had to look the clock and look at the audience and go, “Well, we’re here for 50 more minutes.” It was so bad. It was a 100-seat cabaret and they were not into it. Afterward, I went backstage, I could feel tears coming and I just sat with my lashes and cried. Then, I had to go to the meet and greet. Someone’s mom said, “I liked it!” I don’t need Elaine Smith to try to make me feel better. No you didn’t.
First choice for All Star 4 winner?
Oh my God, this is disgusting. I had my first kiss with my boyfriend in college in my dorm room listening to Dashboard Confessional. You don’t pick music to match the activity so fiercely. You don’t put on Barry White to have sex. You don’t put on Dashboard Confessional to have your first kiss.
First drag show you ever attended?
I don’t remember, but I will tell you this. I was at a Pride parade when I was 18. This drag queen was in a convertible car. This religious person came up to her and gave her a pamphlet. She took it and yelled at him and handed it back to him. They used to come to drag shows that looked like money on one side and tip the drag queens. You flip it over and it says, “Have you heard the word of God?” You’re in a gay bar. How far are you going for the Lord? And how much is this for you? You’re goin to the gay bar with fake money. You’re more like us than you think.
First cell phone?
I was an ice cream scoop at a place called “Lickity Split.” And the high schoolers used to come at night and rearrange the letters on the marquee to say “Lick My Clit.” I would have to go into work and use that stick to change the letters. I was 14, like, ‘Ok.”