C’mon HennyRuPaul’s Drag Race has been a show that prides itself in the drama, the fashion, and the personalities. Drag Race has always been, and still is, a beacon of representation for all the queer people in the world. And to commemorate the impact that drag has had on today’s world, Mama Ru has brought her famous Rupaul’s Drag Con to the big apple. Hosted at the Javits Center, Rupaul’s Drag Con is a huge convention that brings together everyone’s favorite queens from the show all to one place. Fans have a chance to purchase merchandise like pins and posters as well as having the chance to meet their favorite queens. Each queen had a booth set up with all their collectibles and fans waited in huge lines just to get a chance to see the queens that they look up to. And this Rupaul’s Drag Con, we got a chance to look around and even talk to some of the queens. Check out our exclusive interviews down below.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine:
Q: What is it like to be at DragCon in NYC?
A: Finally! It’s a dream come true. And I think a dream for RuPaul since she started her career as a club kid and now supermodel of the world and has one of the biggest international TV shows. And I think we are seeing another perspective of drag in the area here. And the drag in this area is so rich in culture and talent. So, I’m excited because we are bringing all the girls from the show to the drag area here and it is a clash of different types of drag and I love it. It is fascinating.
Q: And what is it like to see so many of your fans? I’m sure people scream ‘CUCU’ at you all the time.
A: I love it. I have been in weird situations. In the airport, I was at the urinal and all of a sudden a fan in the next urinal comes up to me and says, ‘I’m so sorry but can I take a selfie?’ And I’m Miss Congeniality so I was covering my private parts and taking the selfie and he tagged me. But it doesn’t look like it was in the bathroom because he cropped it. Things like that but at the same time the fans are the only ones who support us and without them we are nothing. And so I am so thankful for this new fanbase and for all the support by everybody. So that’s beautiful.
Q: What goes into maintaining a good ‘cucu’?
A: I think it takes three things: exercise, a good diet, and a good doctor.
Q: All Stars 3 and Season 10 has recently been confirmed. What are you looking forward to see in both All Stars 3 and Season 10?
A: I think I’m looking forward to seeing the new talent and the new faces. So maybe that. For All Stars 3, I am looking forward to seeing my sisters. It is going to be an explosion of new talent and showing to the community who we are.
Q: If you could have your dream All Stars cast, who would you want on it?
A: My dream team for All Stars…I am going to be honest with you, I would like to see an All Stars season with a team. Like pageant queens versus comedy team. Or campy vs extravaganza. And the emojis can be something like a crown vs a clown!
Q: If you could lip sync against anyone to any song, who would you want to lip sync against and to what song?
A: I would do Body Language and the other girl would be Valentina. And it would be in Spanish. We have a Spanish version of the song that they did in season 3 with Carmen Carrera and Yara Sofia. But I want a Spanish song and lip sync against her. And maybe in the middle of the song we can start eating M&Ms. Champagne maybe. Presidential suites.