Every time we get in drag and bat an eyelash, it is a political statement.
Sometimes in life, you're not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang!
I just see that there's a lot that I can do as far as sparking change and helping amplify the voices of marginalized people.
I've always been involved with the performing arts from a young age.
Drag will always be a dynamic and powerful art form, and it is my duty now to honor the artists who have come before me while continuing to pioneer my own path and history by being open to growth and change as a human and a drag superstar.
I'm a very femme gay boy, so what better way to express that than through drag? It truly is the greatest mix of art forms.
For me, I went into 'Drag Race' wanting to further catapult my career, to travel around the world, and perform for all my fans.
As I continued to grow throughout middle and high school, I began to expose myself to different areas of art like makeup, fashion, and later drag. I always had costumes laying around my house, so there were plenty of opportunities for me to dress up and turn a look.
If it doesn't seem nice, appropriate, or right, don't do it.
I remember wearing a full checkerboard look with checkerboard Vans when I was in elementary school and got bullied so much for it, so it's nice to see it being applauded and enjoyed.
It's been made apparent I have a good eye for style and fashion.
New York City is home to some of the most talented individuals anywhere, and whether you are born here or a transplant, the city has always had a tendency to breed perfection.
Drag is all about self-expression; there's so many different angles you can take on it.
Doing makeup, especially for drag, is all about being aware of the geography and angles of your face.
I'm a huge fan of Green Day's album 'American Idiot'; it was just a whole, very thorough experience.
Past 'Drag Race' alum that I've spoken to, their biggest advice to me was, 'Expect the unexpected,' and, 'There's no way that you can prepare for this,' so I thought I was at least ahead of the curve knowing that I wasn't prepared.