Like I told ya on Monday, January is National Drag History Month. Have you hugged your favorite drag queen yet? More importantly, did you slip a single (or a 10-spot) in her bosom??? Respect and good wishes are all grand, but nothing says “drag appreciation” like some fresh cash. (Buy some Mystique merch, okaaaay?)
To get your drag-happy day underway, how about a little visit with the plus-sized powerhouse who turned the world on with her bodacious moves and larger-than-life personality during RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2? Yes pups, I’m talking about Mystique Summers Madison, the sassy hot slice of love who uttered the now infamous edict: “BITCH, I AM FROM CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!”
Mystique is just the latest in a long line of big girls who we love to love. She follows on the heels of manic mamas like Divine, Lawanda Page, Dreamgirls’ Effie, Nell Carter, Delta Burke and other legendary ladies who prove that it takes a whole lotta man to truly appreciate a whole lotta woman.
After the jump, get a taste of Mystique, learn why Whitney never fails and find out what’s next for this truly grand dame.
Mystique GIF amazingness via VH1 Blog.
Mystique is gonna clean up your world, Children. Stand back!!!! Photo by Rich Juzwiak/VH1 Blog.
In a sentence, tell me why drag is important?
MYSTIQUE: Drag is important because it’s an art form; it’s a creative outlook by an individual.
Men and women, gays and straights – people loooooove RuPaul’s Drag Race? Why do you think people respond to it so positively?
Well, ’cause they can watch the show in the safety of their house! But no, it’s a show where people can watch and be like “OMG, I feel like that also!” Or they get makeup tips.
Who’s your favorite drag queen to see perform and why? Who blows your mind?
Layla LaRue cause she’s 100% boy and will pack and rock out any club she’s in. Her Missy Elliot is sickening!!!!
The diva paints it on.
What’s the best part about being a Drag Queen?
The best part for me is entertaining people.. I love to show people a great time.
What’s the hardest part?
Putting on tights and padding ugh… Im already SWEATING thinking about it.
Fierce and feminine. Go lady…
How would you describe your look?
Well, mostly glam + fierceness + sexiness x PowerHouse Plus-Sized DIVA = Mystique Summers’ look.
Tell about your favorite number you’re doing now? What is it? What make it the best for you?
My favorite now is my Whitney Houston Mix. It’s “I Look to You” into “Million Dollar Bill” and ending with “It’s Not Right But It’s OK (Thunderpuss Mix).” It’s the best, ‘cause it’s all upbeat and the crowd loves it. And you can never go wrong with a diva like Whitney.
This hot two-piece and a biscuit has taken it from coast to coast! Bon appetit!!!
One piece of advice for the queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3?
Stay true to yourself. Don’t change for anyone.
What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
Emceeing shows at my own club: Mystique’s Grill –N-Trill!!!
Security!!! Mystique takes a bite out of it.
If there was a Mount Rushmore monument for Drag Queens, which 4 queens deserve to be immortalized with their image on a mountainside? Who are the best of the best, past or present???
RuPaul, Madea, Divine and Mystique Summers
And finally… How’s the best way to find out what you’re up to? And what’s next for you?
What am I up to? Just performing, writing lyrics, and doing videos. And what’s next? Hopefully, you will see me on the TV or movie screen soon! Or visit one of these fine places:
And you really want more? Watch below to find out how to become a serious Mystic-holic. Cheers!!!
Drag history is gonna get made all over again.