RuPaul: A Drag Race

Tips from a true queen, RuPaul!

Bravotv.com: Are you a Project Runway fan? Who was your favorite designer?
I became obsessed with Santino Rice.

Bravotv.com: What were the keys to being successful in the drag queen challenge?
Understanding proportion and knowing how to de-emphasize masculine aspects of the queen's body and playing up the feminine aspects of the queen's body.

Bravotv.com: Can you give us a little behind-the-scenes into what it takes to get ready to go out on stage at a drag show? What are the types of things the queens need to be conscious of?
It's important for a queen to have enough time to reach the "Glamor Zone" both mentally and physically.

Bravotv.com: What should a drag queen look for when finding the perfect performance outfit?
A queen always look for a show-stopper but it must also be crafted in a way that no wardrobe malfunctions are possible.

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Bravotv.com: Which looks on the show stood out the most to you (for better or for worse?)
Varla's pink nautical jumpsuit was phenomenal. It was a perfect match with her energy and coloring. Also Sweetie's outfit really played out her gorgeous legs and robust personality.

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Bravotv.com: What was the biggest mistake the designers made?
The moss green, turquoise, and black dress was a big mistake in the proportion department. It made her gorgeous legs look way too short.

Bravotv.com: What is the biggest misconception about drag queens?
The biggest misconception about drag queens is that they want to be women. It's more of a celebration of personal freedom, color, texture, and humor.

Bravotv.com: Where can fans see more of you? Can you tell us about your show?
I tour with my night club act year-round. And RuPaul's Drag Race debuts January 2009. It's a competition show searching for the next drag superstar.

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