We all pay attention to our favorite queens on Social Media, watch for them on TV and sometimes we’re even lucky enough to meet them at their shows. We had the opportunity and blew it.
We met Bianca Del Rio and couldn’t manage to get anything we’d planned on saying to her out of our mouths. Heck, I was lucky I got my name right, she asked me a couple times. We were nervous, this whole time we told each other, we could totally be friends with her. We get a chance to be memorable and we just ended up gagging on her eleganza.
And why shouldn’t we? She’s the newest member of the Royal Family of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She’s making money by making fun of people. No, literally, if you donate to Hurricane Bianca there’s a chance she’ll “Hate You” which is a good thing. People beg her to “Read” them and she does it well.
This got us thinking, what do you say to someone you feel like you know, who is kind of a celebrity, but apparently not enough for Twitter to verify them? (don’t get us started on that one, why are there so many RuPauls?) We made her gifts and those brought out that signature laugh, so it wasn’t a total loss. But we write about these queens and see their shows, but talking to them can be so hard.
We really do admire all the forms of drag and all the queens who we’ve met, seen on TV or even just follow us on Twitter. Just don’t ask us to be witty in person. Apparently that’s reserved for the keys on our laptop. We introduce ourselves to every queen we meet just because we are huge fans.
We did get to hang out in Las Vegas with some really great queens like India Ferrah and April Carrion who were the sweetest queens. But we were probably a lot more comfortable with the numerous alcoholic refreshments we’d imbibed (PSA: Drink Responsibly).
Did we mention you should donate to Hurricane Bianca so you can get an “Insult Video” dedicated to you! We there’s the shameless plug. We’ll be riding that for a while, so be sure to tell your friends hunties!