Five questions for Raven, one of a dozen RuPaul’s Drag Race alums chosen for RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, who shares the best advice Ru ever gave her.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like?
Raven: This is actually something I have thought of in the past and am hoping to make it happen one day! My fragrance would be called STANK. No, it would not actually “stank” — I just felt it was quite funny to name a fragrance that. It would smell of two of my favorite scents: ocean air and a slight note of orange blossom. And it would be unisex!
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you?
I myself am an immaculate conception — born of my own creativity and spark. I have many “sisters,” but never a drag mother. I do consider RuPaul to be somewhat of a drag mother figure, and Ru gave me advice at our Tic Tac lunch leading into our final challenge of season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race that I will never, ever forget: Expectations lead to disappointments. Simply put… I remember that always!
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out?
I am being completely honest: Nothing. Maybe a little saline solution from the enema I did earlier. But other than that… not a damn thing!
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a lady and as a boy?
I have never really thought I look like anyone; I am a chameleon and constantly changing my look. I always hear something different from ther people. But in my own view, I guess I would have to say Sharon Tate and Rodney Copperbottom from the movie Robots!
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with.
I am obsessed with Amanda Warner. She’s a recording artist and goes by the name MNDR. Her album Feed Me Diamonds — I have not stopped listening to it since I downloaded it. Her talent and sound are amazing! I suggest everyone get into it. It’s a little bit of everything. You will live!
Raven returns in RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, which premieres Oct. 22 on Logo.