Aquaria is dazzling on the cover of the August issue of Gay Times—and not just because she’s holding sparklers in each hand.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 winner is America’s current reigning drag superstar, and even though she already has the crown, she is still stunting pretty for the camera.
“My drag references span much further than RuPaul’s Drag Race—not to discredit the show by any means,” the New York queen says in an exclusive interview with the magazine.
“I think a lot of my drag is knowing what’s come before me, whether that’s drag or fashion, and just really reinterpreting that. I know things that people don’t expect some 22- year-old to know,” she explains. “I went into the werk room saying all these things, and trying to tell people that I knew what I was talking about and no one believed me! I got to show them and prove to them that I do.”
In her Gay Times profile Aquaria also talks about her new single, “Burn Rubber,” and how she thrives when being her unique self through music or the art of drag: “I understand that I’m not Christina Aguilera or Ariana Grande, but I love being in charge, being in control of a lot of the details of my drag performance, and one of those details is music. Being able to create my own concept is important for me.”
We are living for the Age of Aquaria.
Head over to the Gay Times website to pre-order the new issue, and check out more pics from Aquaria’s gag-worthy photo shoot below.