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OCTOBER 2 2019

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BIANCA DEL RIO

“IT’S JESTER JOKE” COMING TO

CARNEGIE HALL, NYC.

The first Queen ever to headline

Carnegie Hall as well as London’s

Wembley Arena . Bianca’s 40

city North American tour will be

the biggest solo Drag tour ever

as the self proclaimed “Clown

in a Gown” will be telling her

tales of adventure, and talking

about topics from family to social

media!

The funniest, most immersive,

innovative and busiest queen

on the planet, Bianca Del Rio is

currently engaged in a massive

worldwide tour titled “It’s Jester

Joke.” Since winning Season 6

of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Del Rio

has not stopped entertaining

the masses with her sarcastic,

hysterical wit. If you haven’t been

insulted by Del Rio, then you

haven’t lived!

Del Rio is clearly the most

sought-after queen in the entire

universe. She is an actor, a

comedian, a costume designer

and sometimes Roy Haylock.

At age 17, Haylock was already

winning awards for his clothing

designs, making clothes for the

New Orleans Opera, and shortly

after winning the New Orleans

Gay Entertainer of the Year as

Bianca.

After relocating to New York

following Hurricane Katrina,

Del Rio worked as a costume

designer for Broadway shows,

and on the side worked as Bianca

with Lady Bunny. He also starred

in the role of Angel in the first

regional production of Rent. In

2013 Logo announced that Del

Rio would be competing in the

sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag

Race.” She won the competition,

having never had to lip sync for

her life.

Her follow-up to “Drag

Race” was the lead role in an

independent film, “Hurricane

Bianca,” and later a sequel called

“Hurricane Bianca: From Russia

With Hate.” Since then, Del

Rio has written several comedy

shows and continues to tour

worldwide, selling out every

show.

It’s always an honor and a

pleasure to speak with Bianca

Del Rio. I caught up with her in

Stockholm while she was touring,

and we had a very funny and

intimate conversation.

Watch out, New York! Bianca

Del Rio will be performing live

at Carnegie Hall on October 6,

2019.


INTERVIEW

So you’re on this massive tour.

Seems like a life-long tour.

Completely, but I have no complaints.

BIANCA DEL RIO:

“IT’S JESTER JOKE” TOUR

SUNDAY, OCT 6

@ CARNEGIE HALL

You’re touring the globe, and I’ve

got to think that not everyone

speaks English that great. How is it

that you think they understand your

brand of humor?

Interesting enough, I think because

of “Drag Race” in particular, that they

are fans of the show. Usually they kind

of know what they are getting into.

I don’t think the average person walks

down the street and sees a picture

of me and says, “Oh, let’s go to that

show.” Luckily they are fans of “Drag

Race” and have been following any of

the nonsense that we’ve been doing.

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They probably

don’t speak the

best English,

but if they don’t

understand it,

hey, it’s showbiz.

I mean, I

know American

people

that don’t

understand

what the hell

I’m saying. So

you never know.


You’ve got a point.

When did you realize

that you were funny?

When I was younger I

never thought of it as

being funny. I was just

told that I wasn’t allowed

to say that or to publicly

put it out there. I would

say things that were

probably the worst things

to say, like at a funeral

or in front of a relative.

I think that I would get

a laugh and they would

also say, “You’re not

supposed to say that.” So

that just kind of stuck in

my head and is my theme

throughout my life from

early on. I had three older

sisters and a brother, so I

had to do something to

get attention.

I think that you probably

did that well.

It’s been a journey.

What is the largest

audience you’ve ever

performed in front of

live?

I think through the past

two years we’ve moved

to larger venues, but my

largest is coming up soon,

which is Wembley Arena

in England, which I think is

10,000. It’s insane to think

about it in one night. But

before that I think it was

anywhere between 3,000

and 3,500 that has been

the largest I’ve done

in one night. Now I’ve

done multiple nights in

the same city in London,

actually last year, which is

why we had to move to a

larger venue. So that’s a

little daunting, but that’s

yet to come.

I’m sure you will sell that

arena out.

We pray.

What is your ultimate

stage fantasy?

For me it’s as long as

people are laughing.

That’s my fantasy. Each

time that we are doing a

show we often wonder.

What goes through my

head is my biggest fear,

which is someone not

laughing. When they do

laugh, I’m not asking for

anything else. If I make

it to the stage and my

wig stays on, that’s the

ultimate.

What do you want your

legacy to be?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Look,

I can’t think about that. I

can’t just try to plan my

life when I’m gone. I can’t

plan what people think

of me after I’m gone.

I don’t give a shit, I’m

out. When I’m dead, I’m

dead. The thing I don’t

want someone to say is,

“Oh, that bitch owes me

money.” I’d hate that.

But when I’m dead, say

whatever you want. If you

say something horrible, I’ll

just come and haunt you.

Do you plan on doing

this the rest of your life?

Hell no! People don’t

realize that drag is a

commitment. It’s been

a huge part of my life,

and I’ve enjoyed it, but I

don’t think I will be doing

it forever. I think there

would be a cap.


You just have to trust

your instincts. You say,

“Hey, I’ve had a good

run.” I’m going on 24

years, which is kind

of wild. I didn’t plan it

this far, so it’s kind of

exciting to see what’s

around the corner. But I

definitely don’t think it’s

going to be forever.

ASIDE FROM

PERFORMING, DO

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE

A LIFE?

Not really. I prefer it

that way. When you

commit to a tour, three

or four months on the

road compacted... I

kind of go from city to

city every day, and that

I enjoy. It works better

for each show, for

continuity, and it works

better for me. So I do

enjoy it, and then when

I’m done I’ve been

putting off buying a

home for the past three

years. So I’m hoping

maybe when the tour is

over I will get a minute.

But usually, thankfully,

something else will

come up, whether a

film or a musical, and

I’ll jump at the chance. I

also don’t pass up work,

so I don’t really have

much of a life now. It’s

a lot of organizing, but

not much else is going

on. And it’s sad.

IF YOU COULD

HAVE ME ASK YOU

ANY QUESTION ON

THE PLANET, WHAT

WOULD YOU WANT

ME TO ASK YOU, AND

HOW WOULD YOU

ANSWER IT?

OMG, I’m asked a lot of

questions in interviews,

but there is nothing that

I think I’d want them

to ask me. I mean, I’m

not afraid to answer

anything. There is

nothing that I haven’t

said already. I’m one

of those where being

baffled by a question

never comes my way.

THERE’S GOT TO BE

SOMETHING YOU’RE

DYING TO BE ASKED.

Well, I usually say it

anyway. Have you met

me? Afraid of using

words? Never!

YES, THAT I KNOW.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGE YOU’VE

EVER FACED?

Oh, every day. It’s

called shaving! It’s

the worst thing in the

world. Shaving is a

fucking nightmare! The

other challenge is lost

luggage. I can only say

what is a drag queen

without their luggage?

A man! I think I could

survive anything but

those two things:

shaving and if you lose

your luggage. It’s a

nightmare.

I’VE SEEN YOU PAINT.

It happens. Once

you’ve got it on, it’s

fine. Setting up, laying

everything out, it’s quite

the challenge.

I USUALLY ASK

WHAT THE MOST

EMBARRASSING

MOMENT SOMEONE

HAS HAD IS, BUT IN

YOUR CASE, HAVE

YOU EVER BEEN

EMBARRASSED?

Yes, 24 years of drag!

I’ve been embarrassed

all my life. Ask my

father.

WELL, IS THERE

A MOMENT THAT

STANDS OUT IN YOUR

CAREER THAT YOU

ARE MOST PROUD OF

AND WILL REMEMBER

THE REST OF YOUR

LIFE?

I think the best moment

in my life was when

I had the chance to

do “In Bed With Joan

Rivers,” and the fact

that I’ve always been

influenced by her and

her brilliance I loved. To

actually make her laugh,

I’m so grateful that it

happened, documented

that it happened,

before she died. There

is nothing better to me.

How fucking lucky.

SO JOAN WAS A BIG

INFLUENCE IN YOUR

LIFE AND CAREER?

Oh, without a doubt.

Joan was obviously,

and so was Don Rickles.

They were my favorites,

not just because of

their comedy, which

was hilarious, but

also because they

kept working up until

they died. I think it’s

amazing, and I can

definitely relate to that.

I thought they were as

funny as ever. And what

a way to go.

IS THERE ANYTHING

THAT I HAVEN’T

COVERED THAT

YOU WANT TO TALK

ABOUT?

Well, that I’m excited to

do the tour in Europe,

and then I have the

U.K., and then the U.S.,

and New York! I’m

super excited to be in

New York, my second

hometown outside

of New Orleans. I’m

looking forward to

seeing everybody there.


BY IAN-MICHAEL BERGERON

@ianmichaelinwonderland

On September 6 through 8, fans of

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” poured into

the Javits Center for the third-annual

RuPaul’s Drag Con NYC. And I was

one of them.

Prepped with a badge around my

neck that proudly proclaimed PRESS

in all capital letters, I stomped my

way onto the Pink Carpet in a pair

of four-inch block heels. (When my

feet began to ache an hour later, I

kept repeating my RuPaul mantra:

“You betta work!”) There’s something

electric in the air: I know that’s a

cliché, used time and time again,

used to death, but it’s the best way to

describe the energy in the center.

I arrived on Friday at 2:30, just in time

to meet RuPaul’s newest batch of girls

from the U.K. It was inspiring to see

how excited all the fans were to meet

them, and I was excited too, excited

to see a different culture’s drag. (And

most excited to meet Blu Hydrangea,

quickly becoming a fan favorite.)

Later, several of the girls from “Drag

Race Thailand” performed, including

Angele Anang, winner of Season Two. I

overheard a group of girls all cosplaying

as the winner of Season Ten, Aquaria,

murmuring about “Drag Race Australia.”

On Sunday, in a RuTalk with RuPaul and

Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul said, “This

is like the world we were promised in

the ‘60s and ‘70s, finally coming to life.”

Whoopi responded, “It’s up to us to

create the world we want. We can’t wait

for other people to do it for us. We have

to talk it into existence.”

For me, the best part of RuPaul’s Drag

Con is immersing yourself in queer art.

That’s what Drag Con is: a queer art

festival, showcasing queer art from the

vendors selling crystal-studded tiaras (of

which I bought two) to the attendees in

their very best drag.

Alexis Michelle (Season Nine) stole the

show for me: Her three days of DragCon

were three days of Judy—Judy Garland,

Drag Con

naturally. I used to see Alexis Michelle

weekly pre-“Drag Race” at my favorite

bar, the now-extinct Boots and Saddle

in The Village, and it’s always good to

catch her when I can. On Saturday, she

was Judy as Dorothy in a gingham dress

and, of course, the ruby red slippers.

There’s no place like home.

Down the aisle was a Kids’ Zone,

complete with an inflatable bouncy

house. I noticed a group of children

gathered around a drag queen: She was

reading to them from a storybook. They

watched her so closely, so intently—they

were mesmerized, not by the story she

was reading, but by her presence. In the

middle of the story, one child jumped

from his seat, ran up and wrapped her

in a hug.

There’s no place like home I thought

again, looking around—only I didn’t

need to click my Chloé heels together

three times. I was already home.


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THE GIRLS FROM SEASON ONE

BY EILEEN SHAPIRO

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT

INTRODUCING THE TEN

COMPETING QUEENS:

BAGA CHIPZ, BLU

HYDRANGEA, CRYSTAL,

CHERYL HOLE, DIVINA

DE CAMPO, GOTHY

KENDOLL, SUM TING

WONG, SCAREDY KAT,

THE VIVIENNE, VINEGAR

STROKES.

On Thursday, October 3, drag

history will be made according to

the BBC when the first season of

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” will air in

the U.K. “Drag Race” has changed

pop-culture, altered reality show

norms and positively magnified the

importance of drag for the past

11 seasons in the U.S. The season

will be available on the streaming

platform WOW Presents Plus for

those outside the U.K.

On July 16, it was Ru-vealed

that the contestants would be

announced at DragCon New York


OF ‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE U.K.’

PHOTO CREDIT WILSONMODELS

2019, where we were

given the first glimpse

into the personas of the

10 contestants slated to

compete in the inaugural

episode of the U.K.

version of “Drag Race.”

“Each of the U.K.

queens is so unique,

so courageous and so

special. I can’t wait for

the U.K. and the world to

fall in love with them the

same way I did,” RuPaul

said.

INTRODUCING...

CRYSTAL

Originally from Canada, now based in London,

this queen considers herself more of a genderbending

oddity rather than a showgirl. She

explains, “She stands for tearing down gender

constructs using creativity, looks and fashion

and crazy performances. I do aerial circus, I

can crack a whip, put cigarettes out on my

tongue—it’s a freak show. It’s unexpected. It’s

nothing you have ever seen before.”

What is your main drag influence, whether it

be another queen or hero?

For me it’s like a superhero in the ‘80s.


Can you describe “Drag Race” in one

word?

Terrifying.

Here it’s customary when you

perform in bars and clubs people

give you tips. Does that happen in

the U.K. as well?

No tips.

Which judge are you most scared of?

I think it’s got to be Ru. She’s the

ultimate voice. You gotta impress Ru.

What was it like when you were first

called to be on the very first U.K.

“Drag Race”?

It was mental, and you have so little

time. It’s just instant panic. You have

to go into your closet and throw out

everything you’ve ever had, just burn it

all, and start from scratch. I’ve got some

nice new outfits, though.

VINEGAR STROKES

A comedy queen hailing from

London, she considers herself a mix

between Tina Turner, Lizzo and Kate

Slater. She has already shared the

stage with Michelle Visage when

performing at the West End. “It’s

great to be able to take drag from

a small idea to the West End and

hopefully behold that.”

What do you think are the main

differences between U.K. queens and

U.S. queens?

Foreskin.

If you could describe “Drag Race” in

one word, what would that be?

Camp.

Who influenced your drag?

Really unhinged women, like

“Desperate Housewives.”

Which judge are you most scared of?

It’s Ru, but also Michelle. I’ve worked

with her at the West End. I know her

from that, and to be judged by her, it’s

kind of scary.

DIVINA DE CAMPO

This Mancunian queen has appeared

on “The Voice U.K.,” “All Together

Now,” MTV’s “A to Z Drag” and “Big

Brother’s Bit on the Side.” She is

probably the most well-known name

competing. “She does a swan dive on

TV, so I ran out into the audience and

head butted some fixed seating. My

eyes just exploded everywhere with

blood, and I just carried on singing,”

she said.

Do you think there is a difference

between the queens on the U.S. and

the U.K. “Drag Race”?

It’s how they all take it in. We are quite a

different breed. There’s a different sort

of history to the American drag scene.

There is a difference to what the U.K.

audience is looking for than to the U.S.

Do you perform all over the U.K.?

I perform all over the world, babe.

Can you describe “Drag Race” in one

word?

Not cute.

SCAREDY KAT

Hailing from Wiltshire, she is the

youngest contestant on the show. She

is bisexual and first got into drag via

a girlfriend, who performs drag under

the name Pussy Cat. “My greatest

strength is probably the fact that I’m

terrified of everything. I also have OK

makeup skills, I guess.”

What is that difference between what

the U.K. is looking for as opposed to

the U.S.?

I think that there needs to be more

polish. It’s the attention.

What is the difference between the

contestants of drag race in the U.K. in

the U.S.?

We’re ruder. People are quite polite here;

you don’t get offended about swearing.

They aren’t worried about saying “fuckin’

shit.”


BAGA CHIPZ

London based, this queen has

been featured in the reality series

“Queens of London.” She says

that she bases her act on a young

Princess Diana and the “Coronation

Street” cast circa 1970. “My greatest

strengths are my comedy and my

wit. I’m a live performer, and I do my

own material. I might not have the

best outfits or makeup, but put me

on a stage and I will entertain the

absolute shit out of the room,” she

said.

Why do you think you were selected

to be on the very first U.K. “Drag

Race”?

Because I’m a bag of chips. Everybody

loves a bag of chips. Like in America,

chips are like crisps. In England, it’s

more like, hello fish and chips. So I’m

the bag of chips with salt and vinegar.

And the ketchup.

Are you also almost scared of

Michelle Visage as a judge?

She’s a pussy cat underneath that

Michelle. As far as being scared, I take

it on the chin. I say, well I’m going to

listen to that, but if they are talking

shop, I say no.

What are you most looking forward

to after the show?

Loads of money! I’m just looking

forward to watching and seeing what

the other bitches have been saying

about me behind my back.

GOTHY KENDOLL

Aside from doing to drag, this

queen is also a DJ. She really does

look like a gothy Ken doll in drag.

Her fans say that her social media

went suspiciously quiet in April

when the show was rumored to

have been filmed. “My drag is dark,

contemporary, striking and unique,

and everything that is cool and fresh

about U.K. drag now,” she said.

How about you, why do you think you

were chosen?

I think because I show a different side

of drag. A lot of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

shows are pantomime and camp. Mine

is more fashion-based.

Who are you most scared of as far as

the judges go?

Michelle Visage.

What are you most looking forward to

after the show?

Having a different experience after the

show.

You seem shy.

Really? I don’t think I’m very shy.

BLU HYDRANGEA

The only contestant from Ireland

(Belfast), this queen is a quirky

makeup artist. The fans expect her

to slay the competition. “By day I am

a makeup artist, and I think that will

give me an edge on the competition,

because I know that Michelle and

Ru will be looking for someone that

is polished. Well, put it together

and I will wear that crown and look

gorgeous, that’s me,” she said.

Where were you when you found

out you were going to be on “Drag

Race”?

I was in bed while you were out doing it.

You and Cheryl look like you are good

friends?

Well, you will just have to tune into

the show to find out. She doesn’t wear

earrings.

You are very colorful.

Like your hair, but I am rainbow from

head to toe.

You two are going to be fun to watch.

We don’t take ourselves seriously, we

just have a good time. We’re not there

for the drama, but maybe there is a bit

of drama. Who knows.


CHERYL HOLE

Cheryl describes herself as the “dancing

diva of Essex” and the Gemma Collins

of drag. She bases her show on

“X-Factor” and star Cheryl from Girls

Aloud. “I am a lip-sync assassin, and

I’d like to see any of these girls try and

out lip-sync me as this is what I do,”

she said. “I’m quite well known for my

death drop and dancing skills, so girl,

you better watch out as I’m gonna bring

the exclamation mark of the dance

moves to the dance floor.”

Who are you, and what did you do

when you found out you would be on

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”?

I was sitting in a car all by myself, shaking.

Are you and Blu good friends?

I actually hate her. I do Blu, I just didn’t

have time today.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you

two on “Drag Race.”

It’s going to be fabulous. It will be the

campiest “Drag Race” anyone has ever

seen. Camp is ridiculous, it’s stupid. Tune

in October 3.

SUM TING WONG

“I’m here because I am a drag queen,

not because I’m Asian. Asian is who I

am, but it does not define who I am.

I want to show you that I’m a queen

like anyone else,” she said. Her name

reflects her British/Vietnamese heritage,

but turned out to be a prank. She claims

that in her 30 years of life, this is the

first time she is doing something that

she actually loves. This queen is from

Birmingham.

Why did you want to be on “Drag

Race”?

I’m a vocally talented queen who wants to

break down racial stereotypes.

How long have you been doing drag?

I started five years ago.

THE VIVIENNE

“I am The Vivienne, I’m 27 years

old and I am from the gorgeous

town of Liverpool,” she said. “I

am an engaged lady, and I live for

my fiancé. And I’m here to win the

crown of the first ever ‘RuPaul’s

Drag Race U.K.,’ so bring it on!” She

is a self-proclaimed comedy master

who does impressions of celebrities

from all around the world. She

has actually had past “Drag Race”

experience and was previously

crowned by RuPaul herself as the

U.K. ambassador for “RuPaul’s Drag

Race.”

I love your look.

I like to look fierce.

What are your strong points, talent

wise?

I can sing, I look good and I’m funny.

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THOMAS

TALKS

ABOUT: THE SPARK

I am married, but I

don’t think I’ve ever

been in love. I have

love for my husband,

but it feels more like

sibling love than what

I think romantic love

might be. A long time

ago I accepted that

this is just how I’m

wired, and it’s never

bothered me until

recently. I’ve been

thinking more about

my childhood and

some stuff that caused

a lot of pain. It has

made me wonder if I

gravitated towards my

relationship because it

was just safe. Is staying

in a relationship

because it’s safe a

good reason? What if

there is more out there

for me? Someone I

could feel “the spark”

with, whatever that

really means. -Male,

Gay, 32

If you grew up in an

unsafe household, then

safety in a relationship

might be what you

crave. I don’t believe

there is any one good

reason to be in a

relationship. As long

as everyone involved

is having some of

their needs met, and

they aren’t harming

each other, any reason

works. Is there more

for you? Maybe. You

could feel “the spark”

with someone else, or

that might not be in

the cards for you. Talk

to a therapist and work

through the things that

might be stopping you

from connecting more

with your husband.

The spark might be

there, you just haven’t

uncovered it yet. No

sense in throwing in

the towel before you’ve

done the work on

yourself.

My chemistry is f**ked!

I feel connected to

all the wrong guys,

and I know it. If a guy

drinks or does coke

all the time, my first

thought is, “It’s not a

big deal, he’s under

control.” I constantly

ignore all the red flags!

I’m always thinking I

can change people,

or they’ll treat me

differently than how

they treated their ex.

Without exaggerating,

it’s nearly EVERY guy I

go out with. IDK if it’s

NYC or the guys I’m

attracted to, or what,

but I’m so tired of it.

I try to see the best

in people all the time,

but I sometimes think

that’s also what blinds

me. I don’t want to be

a jaded b*tch, so how

can I give guys the

benefit of the doubt

while not falling for the

same douches? -Male,

Queer, 23

This question is one

of the most common

ones I get. The answer

is simple, but hard

to do. First, you’re

obviously attracted to

guys that aren’t good

for you, so date different

guys. Don’t go out

with the ones who you

find yourself instantly

falling for; you’re

probably attracted to

their negative qualities

without realizing it.

Second, stop ignoring

the red flags and

coming up with excuses

for people’s actions.

People engage in most

of the behaviors they

do for a very simple

reason: because they

want to. Yes, people are

complex, but if you stop

seeing everyone through

rose-colored glasses,

you’ll realize people are

mostly exactly who they

say they are when you

first meet them.

Sex/Love/Relationship advice? Send your questions to: ThomasTalksAbout@gmail.com

@ThomasWhitfield84


BY MICHAEL SANTA

SUPERHEROES PREPARE TO BATTLE

ON THE DANCEFLOOR AT PAPA PARTY

IN WASHINGTON DC

Led by the Capital’s Deepest, Darkest Fantasy, Q

The Papa Party returns to

Washington DC on October 18

for the second annual Superhero

Underwear Party! Taking place

at Saint Yves (1220 Connecticut

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party founder Eliad Cohen, DJ

Alex Acosta, and local gay party

producer Q, aka Mother Fantasy,

of La Fantasy Productions,

celebrating his birthday.

When we learned the mighty fine

birthday-boy was single and ready

to swingle (more on that below!),

we decided we needed to learn

more. Here are our twenty

questions with Q.

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What superhero do you

most identify with?

Q: Spiderman because

he’s young and can fit in

everywhere.

Worst pick-up line

someone has said to

you?

Q: You look sick; you

need to take vitamin me!

How would (or does)

your Grindr profile read?

Q: I solemnly swear that I

am up to no good!

Biggest turn-on?

Q: A good smile,

baby face and a great

personality.

And turn-off?

Q: Conceited or standoffish

people.

If you could be any

inanimate object in the

world, what would you

be?

Q: I have fascination

with disco balls. I’d

like to hang from the

ceiling of an amazing

club and shine on all the

partygoers.

What would a film of

your life be called, and

who would star as you

in it?

Q: Finding Q, a feature by

Walt Disney, because my

life is funny, dramatic and

I’m always reinventing

myself and making new

friends everywhere I go.

What’s your life motto?

Q: Smile, be kind and let’s

party!


What’s your spirit animal?

Q: I’m a lion, always

leading the pack with

strength to overcome any

hurdles in life.

Which cocktail best suits

your personality?

Q: Dirty Martini, because

I’m serious, strong and

refined. I know what I like

and I’m not afraid to get

dirty with the olives.

What would your own

fragrance be called, and

what ingredients would it

contain?

Q: Fantasy reality, a

fragrance that is sexy,

powerful, and mysterious

made from sexy exotic

flowers.

What makes you smile?

Q: Reading my Instagram

or Facebook direct

messages.

What is your biggest

vice?

Q: Work, work and

more work!

Your house is on fire.

What one possession

would you save?

Q: My good wigs!

Nothing, everything is

insured.

You’ve been given 24

hours to live. How do

you spend your day?

Q: Throw the biggest

house party for my

family and close friends!

You’re dead (sorry).

What does the epitaph

on your gravestone

read?

Q: Here lies the body of

Mother Fantasy.

Mother of many circuit

kids, loved by many and

hated by few.

You can travel back in

time. Where would you

go, and what would

you get up to?

Q: Studio 54, New York

City circa 1970.

What is the most

beloved item of

clothing in your

wardrobe?

Q: My Fendi shoes.

Which celebrity would

you most like to slide

into your DMs?

Q: Jake Gyllenhaal.

He’s got an amazing

personality, great smile

and I’ve had a crush on

him since Jarhead.

You’ve been abducted

by aliens. What is your

parting message to

planet Earth?

Q: Humans are not real!

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