My #TEAMNYC sisters, Aja, Alexis Michelle, Peppermint, and I are on the cover of Get Out Magazine! My good friend and collaborator (the WILDLY talented) David Ayllon shot us as our favorite Broadway shows. I chose The Phantom of the Opera for the obvious monstrous similarities between us (a love of opera, candles, being a baritone). We each had a lovely talk with Eileen Shapiro about being a RuGirl, our drag families, and any advice we would give to a new performer.
"Try everything, even if you only end up trying it once. Find a way of expressing your fashion and performance that feels the truest to you. I wasted time, although it’s part of the journey, trying to look like other people. It wasn’t until I lost the fear of being really, really different, and that’s when I became a bald queen, and when I started painting my eyebrows crazy and putting in monster teeth and monster ears. I think that there is so much power in being weird and different."
Click the photo above for the full interview!