This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is so fierce that I needed someone to help me with my “Ru-caps” and I could think of no one better than the lovely and talented Nicolette, who performs at the world-famous Lips in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I took a few minutes to chat with this uniquely talented performer and one hell of a “Ru-capper”! Get to know more about this sassy Sunshine State superstar in our quick little sit down!
Socialite Life: The mandatory question…how did you get started doing drag?
Nicolette: I got started in drag in September of 1995 in Monroe, LA. I grew up 30 minutes from Monroe in Ruston and Monroe had the closest gay bar….well the only gay bar for that matter. I will never for get the first time I went and saw my first drag show ever (this was awhile before I started). I even remember the first queen’s name that performed first. Her name was Sheree Welch. Seeing that, my imagination came alive and I knew that one day, I wanted to do that.
SL: How long have you been doing drag?
Nicolette: I have been doing drag a little more than 15 years….I started when I was 6 LOL!!
Learn more about Nicolette after the jump!
SL: How would you describe your look?
Nicolette: I would describe my look as simple elegance with a little bit of sexiness thrown in. Many think that when it comes to drag, the bigger the better, but my own philosophy is sometimes less is more…even for drag queens. Also, there is a big difference between sexy and slutty!
SL: What’s your favorite look?
Nicolette: My favorite look is probably when I wear a nice evening gown. I love being elegant! However, I’m just as comfortable with myself in a pair of girl’s jeans and cute top.
SL: How many wigs do you own?
Nicolette: I have way too many wigs to count! Also, do the old ratty ones under my bed count??
SL: What songs/artists do you enjoy performing to?
Nicolette: I have a very eclectic taste in the type of music I perform to. One look at my iPod and you will see anything from Reba McEntire to Shirley Bassey, Patti LaBelle to Dolly Parton. I look rock, I like country, I like pop, I like R&B. It just has to be a good song.
SL: Do you have a “guilty pleasure” song?
Nicolette: My guilty pleasure song(s) would probably have to be a powerful, emotional ballad. That’s when I get to channel that actor inside of me and really interpret the song.
SL: If you weren’t doing drag, what would you be doing?
Nicolette: If I weren’t doing drag, I would probably want to be doing something in the law/criminal justice field. Either that or a killer whale trainer at SeaWorld.
SL: If you could share a beauty secret with our readers, what would it be?
Nicolette: If I shared my beauty secrets, then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore!
SL: Charisma, uniqueness, nerve or talent…which is most important to you?
Nicolette: Charisma is most important to me. I’m not unique in my look or style: I don’t have lots of nerve, I’m not a go-getter; and there are far more talented girls out there than me. What I do have is that I’m me. I have my Southern charm I got from my mother and humbleness I got from my father.
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