Love her or hate her, Manila Luzon is back for RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race. And, to get everyone excited for the ultimate battle, premiering October 22 at 9/8 c on Logo, we will be taking some time to speak with each of the queens leading up to the show and having them answer our nine questions.
Today, we start of with Manila.
1. Movie line you use, possibly too much.
I am guilty of looking into mirrors and greeting myself, “Hello Gorgeous!”, the classic line from Funny Girl. Sure, it’s probably narcissistic, but I just enjoy talking in a Barbra Streisand Jewish accent.
2. Church of Scientology or Church of Latter Day Saints?
That’s a tough one…one is run by some powerful and, in their respective heydays, really hot homos and the other one delivers trade (in pairs) directly to your door step. But I’ll stick with Kabbalah cuz Madonna is still my queen!
3. Trend you’d be happy to see the end of?
Oh this is a good question for me and you’re getting more than one answer since it’s not very specific! A fashion trend I’m sick of is whatever fashion Nicky Minaj is trying to pull off. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for crazy over the top, colorful clown clothes, but I just can’t take anything on her! As for a trend in pop culture, I am over all this hype over 15 year old boy groups that are nothing but marketing projects…I mean, can you even name one Jonas Brother song? No, but they are everywhere! And a drag trend I absolutely hate is when drag queens buy a bunch of those $5 bun attachments from the local wig store, throw it in their hair and call it an updo. Yeah, I’m talking to you Alexis Mateo; you look like are wearing a half dozen Dunkin Donuts as a hat! Actually that gives me an idea for a new theme costume!
4. Favorite Cher song & why?
I would say “If I Could Turn Back Time”, because I’ve been wanting to turn back time and throw Raja down a flight of stairs, but since I am getting another chance at the crown (and even more money) I change my mind. I choose “Half Breed” because I am half Asian and half white…and of all of Cher’s songs, it’s all I’ve ever heard. Bad joke? You all know I’m not funny.
5. Which Spice Girl are you?
Ginger Spice! Hello? We both rock a blond streak in our hair!!!
6. Marry, F*ck, Kill: Anderson Cooper, James Franco, Andy Cohen
Marry Anderson Cooper, duh, he’s a mutha f*ckin Vanderbilt. I’ll fu*k James Franco, because you know he’d be really into it (although I’d be secretly fantasizing he’s his younger, even hotter brother, Dave Franco). And even though I’d hate to do it because I’ve appeared on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, Chef Roblé & Co, and Mad Fashion, I choose to kill Andy Cohen…See what you’ve made me do, Andy? Why won’t you let me bartend on Watch What Happens Live!????
7. Who do you stalk on Facebook?
I really like to stalk my “Fanilas”. Some of them post the craziest stuff on my Fan Page wall; they send me new K-Pop videos, drawings they made of me, and some even post pictures of themselves dressed in some of my iconic costumes. I am constantly inspired by my fans and I like to see what’s behind all the madness! I love finding out where they are from and what they look like…and let me tell you, I have some super attractive fans (especially the ones that dress up exactly like me, LOL).
8. Best drunk text you’ve ever sent or received?
Usually I get trigger happy with the Instagram and post drunk photos of myself. Thank Gaga those Instagram filters work miracles because you can barely tell that my lash is leaning, my foundation is sliding off my face and my lip stick is all up on my teeth.
9. Lie you always tell?
People always say I smell nice and want to know what perfume I’m wearing. I tell them it’s Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb, but I’m lying: I really just farted.