RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Interview With the Queens


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When it comes to RuPaul’s Drag Race A few things are certain: a queen will miserably fail a sewing challenge, someone’s snatch game will fall flat, and there will be some GIF-enabled moments that we cannot miss. What’s also true is that no matter how well the queens get along, season 13 is sure to be full of drama, thanks in part to the shocking twist they have to dub for their life when they arrive – additionally you know everyone else Tricks and phrases that RuPaul hosts have to act on them. Before the premiere on January 1st, we had a chat with Kandy Muse, Denali, Gottmik, Elliott with 2 Ts, Tina Burner, Olivia Lux, Tamisha Iman, Rosé, Symone, Joey Jay, LaLa Ri and Utica Queen – they all shared similar feelings about it what it was like to go to the workshop for the first time.

“”[From] The second you step in, you’re just overwhelmed, but you also need to hit your mark and remember what you wanted to say, “Elliott With 2 Ts told POPSUGAR.” It is so big! There were 300 things going on in my head at the same time. Personally, I was just trying not to fall, pass out, or have a panic attack. “While some were worried about forgetting what to say when they entered, others worried about just fitting in the room.

“I looked around the corner and said, ‘Will I fit through there?’ I’m so big when I’ve got it all on, “said Tina Burner, who is 6’3” with no resistance. “It’s a surreal feeling, that’s the only way to describe it. It’s just like, “I’m in a game right now. It’s Jumanji and it’s time to go because I’m coming for you. ‘”

“”[From] The second you step in, you’re just overwhelmed, but you also need to hit your brand and remember what you wanted to say. “- Elliott With 2 Ts

And if you thought the scenes of the queens vying for makeup stations after moving into the workroom were all on display, think again. “I walked in and all I could think of was, ‘I have to get ready in those mirrors right now. I can’t be one of those guys sitting in the corner of their individuals. I have to be in this f * cking mirror ‘Gottmik shared. “I went in and sprinted to those mirrors. I was obsessed. “

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The workroom and the show’s room were a little different this year as the queens had to film during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every precaution was taken to ensure the safety of the queens and crew, and while everyone agreed that they felt safe during production, their loved ones were always on their minds. “I had a few difficult moments on the show,” revealed Utica Queen. “I have a lot of family members who are on the forefront of the COVID-19 treatments, and I am also the caretaker for my roommate so I was worried about her. It was wonderful that Drag race offered an escape from this crazy, crazy world that seemed to be falling apart. It was just magical to be put into this artificial bubble to create the best version of yourself you can imagine. “

“It was just magical to be put into this bubble to create the best version of yourself you can imagine.” – Utica Queen

However, when it came to the big twist on the show that they had to sync for their lives upon arrival, the group didn’t have much time to prepare. “Your entrance [is your] When I first met the world, I said a lot, “Oh my god, I’m in no way in a lip-sync outfit,” said Denali. “To be honest, it was my biggest fear.” My life is realized right there and there. ”

Joey Jay added, “At that moment I didn’t care how good the TV was. I was upset at the moment, but the next day you say, ‘This is going to be sick.'”

What really defines good lip-syncing – aside from being a queen, of course – is the choice of song. Over the period of Drag raceThere have been some absolutely iconic battles, but there have been a few types too. The Queens of Season 13 have their own ideas about what makes an ideal lip-sync song. “I’d love to shoot ‘Black and Gold’. There’s a Brenna Whitaker cover that I really love,” said Olivia Lux. “It’s big and brassy and jazzy and I just live for it. There’s an intro on the too Track and drag queens love intros. ”

While some queens prefer something to brake and twist to, others prefer a ballad instead. “My favorite lip-sync would be Donna Summer’s Last Dance. You know what I’m saying? Who would expect this to be an ideal lip-sync?” shared Tamisha Iman. A classic lip-sync for a queen who describes her resistance as “historic”.

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Then there is the runway theme where attendees are given a theme for their outfits on the main stage in the runway portion of the show. Every now and then there is a “Night of the 1,000 Madonnas” situation in which the queens have the same outfit idea. When it came to the season 13 queens’ favorite track from previous seasons, some chose the season 11 zodiac theme. “I’m a twin through and through,” said Rosé with a laugh. “I get all these wild ideas right away, especially now that I’ve made my own season. I hear something and just think, ‘What would I do? What do I do?’ It was so cool. ”

Unlike some other queens, LaLa Ri’s favorite slope dates back to season 12. “The situation on the black slopes,” explained LaLa Ri. “I love completely black situations.”

“Every girl that has left this show and has had a really strong, successful career that I look up to because that’s what you want when you go in Drag race. “- Kandy Muse

The queens of season 13 not only had their favorite slopes from previous seasons, but also sought inspiration from previous queens. “Alyssa Edwards is my all-time favorite,” said Symone. “Shea Couleé is the blueprint for how I can imagine being on the show and doing what I do. Then Naomi was one of the first people I saw on the show that really changed my perception of drag has changed.”

While Kandy Muse has family relationships with Aja from season 9 and Dahlia Sin from season 12, it is Willam from season 4 that Kandy looks up to. “There’s nothing rock star or badass like to be disqualified Drag race“Kandy replied about William’s time on the show.” How she’s a businesswoman and has been working since her season is so applauding. Every girl who has left this show and has had a really strong, successful career that I look up to because that’s what you want when you walk in Drag race. You want to have a long career. “

Kandy isn’t the only queen with ties to previous or current queens. Symone is a member of the Avalon House, as is Gigi Goode from Season 12, and LaLa Ri is a drag daughter of Tamisha Iman. Although the drag mother of the candidate Kahmora Hall, Tajma Hall, was not there Drag racemade an impact on her home. “Although she has no connection with the show, four of her drag daughters were contenders,” Kahmora explained. “Dida Ritz from season four, Naysha Lopez from season eight, our season 12 winner of Jaida Essence Hall and now me. I think it’s a real testament to the hard work and love she has taught us and I’m so excited to carry on inheritance. “

Only time will tell which of the 13 queens will snatch the crown and title of America’s next drag superstar. While we won’t name our favorites, we’ll say the entire group is filled to the brim with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.