Five questions for preeminent Cher impersonator and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4 runner-up Chad Michaels, a new drag professor on RuPaul's Drag U.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like? Chad Michaels: It would be called Cougar, and it would smell like sexy, fearless confidence with an afterthought of desperation.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you? CM: The most valuable advice my drag mother Hunter ever gave me was, "Leopards never change their spots.” This has rung true time and time again in my life and career. And also, always trim your nose hairs! For real. Love you, Mama!
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out? CM: Nothing would come out because I haven't eaten since 1972.
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a lady and as a boy? CM: Obviously I look like Cher when I'm in drag. I better look like her; I paid enough for these cheeks and lips! Out of drag, I look like, umm... Tobin Bell, the killer from the movie Saw, you know? Or Pete Burns, but he's kind of a lady now, so I don't know if that counts.
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with. CM: I live for Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk, bitches! It's the breakfast of champions or the dessert of queens. Hunty, pick one up and you have a smooth delight that will give you a sugar buzz for days and coat your tummy with yummy goodness. Substitute one Moo Hoo for each meal and you're on the Chad Michaels Diet!