Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Drag365: #1- Boyish Charm

Name: Boyish Charm

Where can we find you out and about?: Since I’m still so new to drag I’m mostly working the competition scene in NYC. Most often you can find me at Drag Wars at Pieces on Mondays. Starting Jan 10th you can find me competing in Ultimate Drag Pageant at The West End every Thursday. You can also occasionally find me hosting my own show in Westchester at Vintage Bar. I perform wherever someone will let me on stage I’ll quite literally perform for anyone anywhere.

Why Drag?: I chose drag because I have a background in theatre and I realized drag was the perfect way for me to encompass all aspects of performing into one. I can sing, dance, act, do comedy, work on fashions, do makeup, etc. I also chose drag because as someone who cares for the LGBTQ+ community so much, I always looked to drag queens as the backbone to our community. Drag brings us all together and allows us an escape to have fun and accept ourselves. It means the world to me that I can have a platform through drag to represent our community

What made you start drag?: In high school I found Drag Race and knew immediately that drag was what I was meant to do. Then I went to my first gay club and saw a drag queen live for the first time and started drag about a week after.

Who are you drag inspirations?: Coco Peru, Sharon Needles, Bob The Drag Queen, Shequida, Sherry Vine, Aquaria, Monet X Change

Your favorite part of drag is _____?: Making people happy

What is your number one makeup secret?: I secretly have no idea what I’m doing, Does that count?

The three must haves of drag are _____?: Personality, Kindness, Stage presence

Who are some of your favorite drag artists, designers, stylists, producers, etc. to collaborate with?: My amazing sisters Fool’isha, Roque, Ana Valbanana, Virginia Thicc, Vix, Ratchet Marseilles, etc. the list can go on forever

What has been the most rewarding moment in your drag career?: I put together and hosted a charity show during pride weekend to benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth and we were able to raise two thousand dollars!

If you were to do one character on Snatch Game, who would it be and why?: Ethel Merman because not only is her personality so big and funny, but I could quote all of the musicals she was in

How can drag change the world?: Drag can change the world because drag has the power to bring people from all walks of life together to have fun and show them that we’re all not so different from one another. It shows people that life isn't that serious, we can all have fun together as one.

What is the biggest tip you can give a queen starting out today?: Don’t worry about what you think you need to be or what anyone tells you that you should be, be yourself and do what makes YOU happy. Drag is meant to be fun. If you’re not having fun the audience won’t have fun.

Social Media: @boyishcharmnyc on Instagram, Twitter, and Venmo (if I’m lucky)

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