Three months ago a self-proclaimed “loser” from Pittsburgh sauntered into our lives. Clad in black and a witch’s hat, the drag queen told us, “I look spooky, but I’m really nice.”
Over the next few weeks, we fell under the spell of the RuPaul’s “Drag Race” contestant who pushed the boundaries of conventional drag and mesmerized us with her wickedly witty charm. She held her own as RuPaul sent one queen after the other home.
And, last night during a live finale on Logo she sashayed away with a crown, $100,000 and the title of America’s next Drag Superstar.
Today, once again, Fenuxe chatted with the deliciously devilish Sharon Needles. Forgive us for the tease below, but you can find the rest of her interview in the may 17 issue of Fenuxe Magazine.
Fenuxe: So what are you going to do with the $100,000 prize?Sharon: I don’t know. I’m going to get so much plastic surgery Chad Michaels is going to look natural.
Fenuxe: Who was your favorite guest judge?Sharon: oh, Elvira, of course!Fenuxe: That’s what I thought; I just didn’t want to assume.Sharon: To be accepted on the show was mind boggling enough but to walk in the first day and be chased down by zombies and vomiting up [fake] blood in front of idols like RuPaul and Elvira was out of this world. I can sincerely say that was one of the most bizarre and best days of my life.
Fenuxe: What traits helped you win the crown?Sharon: It’s simple. Drag was always meant to be the celebrity of every city’s gay culture. Drag queens are the clowns in a world full of hate and oppression. I think I just reminded people that drag is fun. Drag makes you make a fool of yourself on stage to entertain your friends and community. It’s not something that was designed to polarize or even to be perfected. Drag is just a circus designed to entertain people in the middle of the night in a smoky bar after a couple of cocktails. I think I not only reminded RuPaul but America as well that drag is for fun.
Click HERE to see our first interview with Sharon before the show began in January. We don’t mean to brag, but we know a star when we see one.