Five questions for the legendary Miss Coco Peru, who returns to NYC with another evening of story and song — after a pit stop at Disneyland’s Gay Days.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like?
Miss Coco Peru: It would be called DQMILF — “she may be old, she may be a drag queen, but you know you still want to fuck her.” It would smell like chocolate-covered macadamia nuts with a hint of coconut.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you?
I don’t think I ever had a drag mother. Does that make me a bastard? However, Liza Minnelli once told me, “Believe me, even when you get to my level, there’s even more bullshit you have to deal with. The important thing to remember is that wherever you are in life, the good moments come in waves, and when they come, you have to make sure you catch the wave and enjoy the ride while you can.”
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out?
Fried chicken made by Calpernia Addams! It was greasy and delicious and made with love!
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a lady and as a boy?
Everyone tells me I look like Kathy Griffin, but I think she looks like me. As a boy it has to be Hugo Weaving from Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Matrix.
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with.
I am currently obsessed with the Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel. If you like a loofah, this is even better! Also, the new season of Amazing Race is coming on soon. I would love to be on that show, but I’m afraid it would bring out the worst in me; having said that, I’d probably end up with my own reality show because of my bad behavior. Isn’t that how it works nowadays? Yes, and then I could launch DQMILF!
Coco appears in Miss Coco Peru: LIVE! Oct. 6 at 2012 Gay Days at Disneyland; GayDaysAnaheim.com. Her latest show, Miss Coco Peru: She’s Got Balls, plays Oct. 18-21 at NYC’s Laurie Beechman Theatre. For more info, find Coco on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.
Photo: Jose A. Guzman Colon