In our next segment on the gloriously fabulous and unbelievably kind Pollo Del Mar, we talked about her experience with RuPaul’s Drag Race. She told us she’s auditioned every year prior to season 7 and “they don’t want me.” The closest she came to being on the show was when she was in the top 10 fan favorites for season 2. Jessica Wild went on to star on the show, but she said the experience definitely changed her. She met some of the future seasons’ stars like Mimi Imfurst, Pandora Boxx and Jujubee, who remembered Pollo as being “on that website against each other.”
She admits she knows why she wasn’t cast when looking back on her audition videos and is grateful that she wasn’t cast due to the dramatic change in her overall look. She’s glad she didn’t go down in Drag Race Herstory with her former look.
As for this season, the requirements were just more than this busy lady has time to complete. Being a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Blog, hosting The GlamaZONE at The Café in San Francisco, creating “educational” YouTube videos on her very popular channel and being the proud parent of two beautiful pups doesn’t leave much time for a 40 hour project, which is what it would have taken to create and submit the video for this season. She also said she’d have to get in and out of drag about 30 times!
She also said she really didn’t feel it was the right choice for her anymore. She really has built up her fan base and has catered her performance to her audience. She felt it might not be a good idea to have her whole life put out there. Despite the financial advantages being on TV provides. “It’s scary, the idea of having somebody turn my life into reality TV.”
We asked her about the statement made by Honey Mahogany during Season 5 that San Francisco was “not about the look.” She said the statement is true, but out of context. She explained that San Francisco drag is very eclectic and as a result, San Francisco doesn’t judge your drag on a specific look like pageant or camp.
Honey’s statement alone explains Pollo’s point, you never know what the editors will show and what will last in the audience’s mind. Although, if the world got to know Ms. Pollo Del Mar as we have, they’d be in love. She’s really a compassionate person who admits, if in a competition, she’d do what she had to and the nice side would probably go out the window. “There’s $100,000 on the line” explains it all.
In our next segment we’ll cover the fan questions, so stay tuned! Oh and we’ll have more news on what’s next for Pollo and some additional pictures of the beautiful queen.