Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Dreaded Q&A with...Brian Collins

Name: Brian Patrick Collins

Hometown: Maynard, MA

Education: B.A. in Acting from Emerson College

Who do you play in Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: Joey, Nicole's right-hand gay.

Describe your character in three words: Jersey. Flamboyant. Dazed.

Tell us about Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails: PTABF is an over-the-top parody of the "drama" behind the pretty faces we see as beauty pageant perfection.

Describe Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails in three words: Shameless. Chaotic. Ridiculous.

What beauty pageant would you win?: America's Drama Queen.

What pageant portion are you most likely to dominate?: Judging.

Which company member is most likely to lie, cheat, or steal their way to glory?: Kate because of the funny stories I've heard from her.

Most likely to commit a beauty fail?: Matthew because his shorts are shorter than his apron.

Most likely to be involved in a scandal?: Ian because you would never expect it.

Most likely to win Miss Congeniality?: Madeline because I like her compliments.

Most likely to be a future stage parent?: Alexis because she seems super organized.

Most likely to host a beauty pageant?: Yours truly.

Most likely to have a showmance: Sophie because she's so damn cute.

Who's the most offensive?: Samantha with her Jersey-Italian blood.

Most ruthless?: Jarrett because he is a confident fellow.

Best pageant cry?: Julia.

Sash, bouquet, or tiara?: Tiara.

What is your favorite moment of Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: In the Q&A when Kayla says "my favorite actor or actress is like RuPaul because she's like an actor and actress and like wears some fierce clothes." Kills me every time. And also, all of Rhiannon's moments - I find her oblivion to be remarkable and hilarious.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: In all honesty and cheesiness, working and connecting with the PTABF team. Since living in NYC, it's been a stimulating and reassuring experience. I look forward to future collaboration with this talented bunch.

Why should we come see Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: To see all the extremes we know as stereotypes from our culture of reality television and the media all in one room.

For more on Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails, visit For tickets, vist Smart Tix