RuPaul’s Drag Race: Meet the Queens – Milan
Socialite Life: Tell me a little bit about yourself?
Milan: My name is Dwayne Cooper aka Milan aka Dwayne Milan. I love to entertain people and I’m the black guy your mother would love and the guy your father warned you about. Lol!
SL: You told us your Mom is a big inspiration to you. Why?
Milan: My mom is a big inspiration for two reasons: 1. Because she is a fighter who has overcome many hardships while being able to provide for us too. She is a drag queen herself who loves me unconditionally.
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SL: Who else inspires you?
Milan: I’m inspired by mover and shakers like Jesus and Martin Luther King and Madonna.
SL: How would you describe your look?
Milan: (I’m a) chameleon. I consider Milan as an actress who morphs into the needed role at the given time but I do LIVE for Halston and Bob Mackie.
SL: What do you enjoy most about performing?
Milan: Seeing the faces of people who get what I do and are moved by it.
SL: Where is your favorite place to perform?
Milan: In my living room!
SL: What can people expect to see when they come see you perform?
Milan: High energy, fierce dancing, great looks and Kool-Aid smiles!
SL: Have you ever had an embarrassing moment on stage?
Milan: I forgot all the words to “Cherish” by Kool and The Gang at a school recital. (I) still don’t know ‘em. Lol!
SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens?
Milan: 100,000 dollars!
SL: What was it like working with RuPaul?
Milan: It was a dream come true to work with her and I wanna work with her more. Having accomplished many artistic things in her life, I think of Ru as a “big brista” (brother/sister) and mentor at times.
SL: What was it like working with the other queens?
Milan: Stay tuned!
SL: What would people be surprised to know about you?
Milan: My age – no one ever thinks I’m 36.
SL: What do you hope people will learn about you from the show?
Milan: That I genuinely have a heart of gold, want to help our community AND that I am a force.
SL: What song would be your dream song to “lip sync for your life”?
Milan: My own music or Deee-lite’s “Groove is in The Heart”.
SL: What words of wisdom do you live by?
Milan: Try to have fun and not take things too seriously
SL: Could you share one of your beauty tips with us?
Milan: Black don’t crack.
SL: What one beauty item can you not live without?
SL: What are you hoping to gain from your experience on the show?
Milan: I’m hoping people will see my heart/feel more educated and want to work with in some artistic capacity long after the season ends.
SL: Any upcoming news, future projects or events you’d like to share with us?
Milan: I’m a writer/producer outside of my drag skills. I’d like to nurture that more and do more charity work.
SL: How can your fans best stay in touch with you?
Milan: Call my momma. Lol! (Lol indeed…you can actually stay in touch with Milan via Twitter – @DwayneMilan - and on Facebook.) Milan also has a website, http://dwaynemilan.com/.
Who will be the next queen to sashay away? Find out on an all-new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race tonight at 9pm EST on Logo – and don’t miss the NewNowNext Awards at 10pm (Interior Illusions Lounge fans, don’t fear, Untucked is airing at 11:30pm.) Catch up with any episodes you may have missed and get a sneak peek at next week’s episode at LogoTV.com.