Bob the Drag Queen

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We sit down with RuPau's Drag Race winner and co-host of HBO's We're Here Bob the Drag Queen to chat life beyond drag race, how the LGBT community can support Black Lives Matter, Season 2 of We're Here, and what Kate Moss eats on set.  

This is metrosourcementy heoficial,pottast Te, metrosource magazine and home of short form interviews with yourfavorite personalities, fron, the lgvt world and beyond quick fun andinformative. It's METO horse on the go out in cousince nineten Ninthis ismetrosor Mitin. I rehos out enermundere an Pitmi Fed's parents are yesterdaywinner of cn n a a Rol hosragrage cosared HBOS. It show renewed presedontoo, by the way Hanhead, where her two comedy sprecal bought the dragelabracarlage and botthe dragren suspiciously large women podcaster,simply Ragalin with Mona exten atter, tar of the city cherrypod producerbetses webseries and children, siner O Fitan Ito. We're going to find out.Welcome Bob e Daqreen for our metro. Many welcome by- and this is wheneveryone at home goes they're going crazy, anthey're, Lozi Yesokayso. Thisis or MI OIO short pon Internet. Your very first time during drive. My first time was that gaypride. Ibelieve that Ye was two thousand and nine. In New York City I wore a Potentoseg dress of wig and reckies with bags on the side and Ean. It was little justpulled em over my ches and bilty and put socks into taste Um and what was your dragn experiencein prize Tonune? You have a lot of tractleen friends. Moe Drag Wedbreak, I met a couple ofdragquis from a local park called Lavish Lounge and Queens, and I had done drag make up, went in amakeup class in college. But besides that, my only experience was fromtelevision. Okay, all right all right, all right,um you're, coming out story! Oh it was l y came out a lot. I meanhat. We all come out like over a course...

...of a time, Ligot O my mom. First Te Day,I graduated high school, and then I came to my Fr, my best friend from highschool and then I went to college. A D kind o went back in the closet and Iwent to spencers. Do you remember the sortof spinters in the malls, and Ibought this Really II C b. We are agan our tomqueral because they kindof havelike l ore adults a little bit, nothtier Yeyeah. It wasn't a knottylittle store. You could buy like interesting stuff and you co buy TECshers with like witty saings on them, and I bought this rainbow belt and Iwas was GOINGTO. Tar wearing his rainbow buil around then is my way.LETG everyone, one of the Gays N, did you have any day, people in yourfamily or hi en gaze in my family, my mom's QueerUm and Um, my uncle's queer. So that's not o GADNA in my fat was Tryn. Well, you were about to get it someway or the otherWiasen the water in the water nowhow did you change the mostprofessionally and personally from day one a coming drag raise to winning theCROMP. Oh, I would definitely say that I'veI've looked at myself as much more of a business than just a talent like I usedto be I e on t in the talent and then someone else hes to business. Now Ilook at the business side of being Bropa Drug Oky Um. I got this question asked. CONDRED istodrag become too commercial and straightwashed. I don't think that US like for me. No,I love my drag Wen. I Wan my dragon. I don't think if someone else's dragdiminish of mine, so having Si women a parcipating drag having childrenpartisain drag having Nina West, seeing Um songs for children does not diminishthe drag te Bo te Draguen does okay. We have been through...

...a very interesting period of time,socially and politically for the lgvt community and other minoritycommunities. How can lgvt community best support blacklives matter? What dowe need to do more is anything we should stop doing from your opinion W. I think that we should listen topeople of Color, listen to black people in terms of Web Black Lis matter ofmeans. We should also just consider N A bigthing to is boat, and you hear yousee th, but o both like your son is black boatlike. You have a child thatwill gru it a black person in a Merica felt like that. Okay, I love it. Okay, Ropar drag rays. Tellme what your experience was like: They hold you up in a hotel you're, notreally able to tect people you're, not really able to tell people where youare. What did that do to you emotionally and and and didn't have anyphysical gramification as I still walk with he lip I'm gitding. It is oho right. They keep you in a hotelroom w. How Long D depend on how part you go. I was there time was. Is Eveabout a month that I hae, which h at the time, seemed crazy bat. I've beenin his tocken apartment for three Monts S. maybe it's not a clitsy. What have you D like? What's theweirdest thing, you've been doing inporanting something you're like Sawan,I'm doing that now I've never done that. Oh I mean I I I I I was working out alot in the beginning and t e beginning I'm going to get this bite together andthen I lost some weight and I was like I'm good here. I'm good wherer, I'm on the opposite side. I was likelet to eat everything that we're going to be in for a month and now they'relike hey what tolywoon has reopened im like wwait Mut, no you've got to Giteme some time al. It is a Cwik when...

...quarantine started. Do you ha any survival tips forsurviving quarantine? I would say B the most important thing:Honesti be nice to yourself like be nice to yourself, otinas Yo, be so meanto themselves and so hard of themselves. You don't need to come out ofquarantine. Speaking Spanish, with ABBs m noinsign language withan associates degree in interiordesign. Liku' be nice to yourself. We're here renewed four season too hugeaccomplishment. Kitche me. I was first unscriicted series Havi that pagentcome into your las. Did you have a audition for it where you part of thegreet a Prontess, I, whatever I go s getting to being part of the crateproce we are consecting produces in the show, but we ended up. I got a phonecall. I I just got ut to casha cruise and I was heading back to no 'cause. Iwas in Miami at the airport. I was headed to New York Sci and I got aphone call from whetever. I didn't recognize. I always answered the Fol,even if o Regogniz the number o holding causeyou, never know who it is um nine ne an one- and I am- and I I got Calli like it- was fromStevewarn Li e one of the crues on the show. I I really want you to be in thisshow lets have lunch and then the rest ofhistory did. You know who the other queens were.Were you distrusted that they knew? Well? When I got to the when I, when Igot to the meeting the dinner, he told me that it was Changila in Eureka andUm. Of course I knew them. I had to workwith them both had I actually written a Song Forrica a couple of years ago, andI get a song Wiscangela and Wewe've Ov tored with both of them. So I' I'mfamiliar I'm familiar with their work. Did you have to work on some of thechemistry you guys are so different on the show, and sometimes whenpersonalities are so different, it...

...doesn't jo, but you successfully do itwhere the differences in your presentation, an your personality inyour approach, makes for a winning combination. Bu T, I think the reasonwhy it works my frankles, because we don't spend that much time together. Wewe roll into town the first day were together and then wemeet our drag kids and then we were o park. We go. I like eight days and EAgone back together in a night game, Han wes e each other again and that Tismake FRA lovely work. She jois I sut Atis Tay Lok at the same hotel R.You guys not going out to have like the day, clubs together or you think, Oboriner or not. We we looked up. We all have orges, I'mgettingw, we've eavenly Um at we've gone burner together, we've gone, we GNcaraoking. Together we go to dinners together, but we also do our own thingtoo and Timatindutis me Shangling Arika. We have entire teams of people there,so there's a lot of people there who are witnissing, like you know, all thistuff. There's the designers there's the producers there's the there', somany people there. What is a memory that you have fromfilming? The feresonthat were here that sick with you to the day it it and itsounds so silly, but th the one of thehos membal thing: W S were allbowling and Sheantla was doing horrible and I mean horrible like she was doing a terriblejob, and then I told her I said: Listen this next one's going to be strike andwe're going to go viral. So I started filming on Slumas I sai. What ee do iswhen you bowl right when the the bowl, his the PE heuse to do a dip or somepeople calld, I a desth drop, Righti the ground and then you're going to geta strike anyway. I Din it. It's all much witter go tacke. It out, itis t avideoof CANZELA hitting miterwam right on Gright, as she is a strike it'scrazy. Now. Can I ask you? This is Tis girltalk here. What are the judges on Ropos tratiras still lack surprise whensomebody does tdoes a death droper like...

Oh, it's never been done before my momis doing tatrop up and down the Holliday, a someone who has beenperforming in the clubs for years and I've seen the power that a dip has onaudience. Members people who see every week, comnir everybek its still justgags them. When you see Itin person you're like this is crazy Um. Why do you think we're here hasbeen such a hit? Did you like Camerda, you went sideway girl, I don'tknow whae was so weird headiit them and we're black maygo. I know you don't drink so much,not that so whatwere you asking. Why do you think the show has become sopopular and if tbecome popular in so many different audiences? It's not it'snot just a gay show. It's not Um. Just a drag show it's something different.Why do you think people have responded so well to it? Well, it's all thethings from every other reality. T V, competition rolled into one its designis sinking is dancing. Is Make at his hair is literally every other reality,competition in one and there's tes, something for everyone and some of the emotional stories andsome of the lives that you guys change. Seeing that journey is is very touching,especially in in this climate that we're in it seems like it would have been a veryheavy unemotional experience. Did you aney time to kind of decompresse UmYouethink we're here? We, we N, we're here where re Y did. I need time to becompressed, I mean wher am Mi. We filmed this show of the course of ninemonths, so it wasn't like it wasn't...

...going from one CD and being like havingthis emotional scere thing going, O rightled to the next city. We had timein between to do our other gigs and you know bigs our family and have Christmasand everything okay m. How is calledwell the most differentfrom Bob Dedatlyn w one of those dragqen that haslike aParsona Youw I been to the Crim like a different boy. She does and likeJinksmo soon is like Wel Jinks is a milk and jerric is like whatever Idon't have like a different Caner. I'm really for me, BOB is a nickname and mycustoms are my working toform. What would you say to yourself attwenty one years old? I wouldn't say anything I wouldn't want to. I wouldn'twant to duck it up. I wouldn't want Ta. I would't want to change my bat. Iwouldn't I wouldn't thing o turn out the way t y ther they are now. You knowwhat I mean. Maybe I I ar imagin. I take the wrongthing and I ended up not doing drag and I end up being a boring lawyer. Nortpensany Laura's watching, but you know, you're jobbingfor no Ho would be inchildren's theater you'd, be like the biggest star in children sater. They USdirector and children to te a tolw war foranew years yeah. I did I didiffromeighteen until twenty, my fight, that's a big chump of time andchildren'. Lenar has so many different aspects to it from the difficulty ofdealing with kids and parents, but also like behind the Sames I've been to acalf party or two for some children, Figur TAT's Goina Li Amonky, whe kidsare fine parents show parents are beworst Um, I'm such a huge fan and I'm sothankful to m to talk with you we're going to play a little rapid finer. AreYou caring, Pat O, hourse? Okay, that's a SORC appifier, who is the biggestgirl I tan diva, on the set ofwer here.

I think that all the girls wereprobably unanimouslty say t was me because I t to let's just saylitethings. The way I liked them and I'm always coming from a poinw, I'm waslike well listen. I showed up one time I did this. I did that as warant youdoing your end of the deal. That is very meat and if someone's doying goingto do something e and they don't do it, I have no qualms being like well, youdidn't do what you said. You were going to do. Let's talk about that yeah right and I think that works forany kind of relationship you have with family friends cookups. What is the shadest thing you sawbehind the scenes of drag rics that we might not have te o behind the scenes?Oh, my goodness it was. It was also five years ago, so I really have tolike thin k heard about what was a shady thing. Well, here's one anotherone eve moments that Kim loves joter story: I was we had donit's always whyway it always rebolts round food wbut, I'm a hungry, I'm just a monster and hehadn't spent the entire day working. It was. It was on the wizard of Os episodeand we had Ben this whole day, 's working so hard. I was so tired. Weordered our food like five hours ago and it showed up at everyone got theirfood. Everyone's blue was perfect, except Mi. My order was wrong and I wasjust eating. I ordered Ho Potleay Morito with white rice, black beans,hot sauce, corn, Salza cheese and Guacamoli, with Gipole Binego on theBerita they put Pahitas in it and I did not want the heat of it cause. I don'tlike cookd onions and I remember it taking one bite of the Bre. I Tok Wen byto, this Vrido and I sawthese got damn onions in there and I remember,like I don't remember why I said I remember freaking out and to this daykims like Bob whats going quite so...

...odostly. That's why link people alwaysthink? I'm probably one of the biggest yeah, but I tell you, onions areliterally the wors eseicly. If you don't want it there, you don't want itthem its to wors, and I was so hungry and I ten work for so long everyone'sto was right, except by everyone, everything they wanted. Except me, most overdone Dragron and I'm telling you yeah what was the name of your autobiography m. It would probably be um seesomething you like and your worst date, my worst date. Oh my go, I don't know tI' had any good dates. I once went on a date with this guywho's, bl, really sweet and we're actually still kind of friends but likeat the beginning of the day. He basically let me know that he wasn'tinterested in me, but we still went on the date. Why? I don't because we were there andwe were going to eat and I was like well MN, as Wen wowe eat Oasi I stid upone time. I guess I a I goin to setd up or proem in eleventh grade Um one timeI met this guy at a Thai restaurant. Why? I didn't eaen him because he nevershowed up? U. I've had some real stinkers, oh my God, yeah Um. Where can our viewers inlisorPinten, go to Bob e Dragween, dotcom, you'll pind, all my social? Dare myentire schedule go to or just Google, by Te Dragclean, my instegranpap up mytwitteris great, my Gla, W n its on Fireyou BEA Islaer. You are lady in thePakrop. What we love you for, so that is a miny episode and hat havebeen caught, the Dragwi from Niaorth mitties and that Terns Ot. I am yourhost and learider from eowort an Oty beforwe go before twe go if everyone'slooking at this yoall Ou seee. All...

...these magazine covers around here. Isee some great people around here. I see and I see over there my sister misspeppermit. When am I going to get my cover? Metroo, it is comming.Metrosource has been around since nineteen ninety out and proud girl.This is a foor way. Let me tell you you have a lot to say and I love the wayyou say it so well t we're going to see you in our August oftember tissue aswell. So I be O wait for that. Anyway, you can find me. I am apodcaster and leve rider formetafor I inarga Poloe Oninseran. That aledadoris on air. You can tinge, listen to all of our episodes of metrophort manyfeature in your favorite celebraties from our issues on town next time day:Trou, stayou, okay, MOU! Thank you mob! So much my buser that has been another mettof Sorsemany,like Shar sescribe on your favorite hodcast player, and check out thelatest issue of Metroshorse magazine on new stands Ar online at Netesor docom,Fale, Anfato, Istegama, aesort and Onquenera net o cors man at the nexttime.

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