Alaska Thunderfuck and Bianca Del Rio werq the queens who Werq the World
by RAYMOND HELKIO
Queens Werq the World is coming to the Danforth Music Hall on Friday May 26, 2017. Get your tickets early because a show this epic only comes around once in a while. Alaska Thunderfuck, Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Latrice Royale and Shangela, plus from season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race, Aja, Peppermint, Sasha Velour and Trinity Taylor.
Shangela recently told Gay Times Magazine "This is the most outrageous and talented collection of queens that have ever toured together. We're calling this the Werq the World tour because that's exactly what these Drag Race stars will be doing for fans: Werqing like they've never Werqued it before!" I caught up with Alaska and Bianca to get the dish on the upcoming show and the state of drag.
What is the most loving thing you've ever seen another contestant on RDR do?
Alaska: Well I do have to say, when I saw Bianca hand over her extra waist cincher to Adore, I was very mesmerized by the compassion of one queen helping out another, and Drag Race is such a competitive competition and you always want the upper hand, I think that was something so genuine and special.
As co-hosts of Queens Werq The World, what are you most looking forward too?
Bianca: Seeing these assholes embarrass themselves in front of the world. But in all honesty who doesn't love traveling and getting to see these wonderful people who take pride in seeing a bunch of American men in wigs.
Alaska: Seeing our country's neighbors! I feel as if our Canadian and European fans are so dedicated since the the majority of us live and work in America, that seeing us that one or two times a year is enough kind of amazes me. Deeply humbling to be able to see and meet these beautiful people once again.
What can fans expect from Queens Werq The World?
Alaska: A full production, a show that has never been seen before, it's going to feel like you're in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. It's a star-studded show. There's so many different talented girls that it really throws you a variety of the things you see on Drag Race all in one fierce show!
What do you think has changed the most about drag since you started?
Bianca: The make-up is getting worse. Go back. Kidding. I love seeing new types and genres of drag. Before it would just be some glitzy bitch butchering her lip sync. Now there's queens playing banjo, how fucking great is that?
When all is said and done how do you want people to remember you?
Alaska: (snake hissing) Ha ha, but in all seriousness, I want people to remember my journey of I love doing what I love and the lesson of "how you can start as one person and grow into the next." It's achievable, put your mind to it and things will start unwrapping.
Are you mentoring anyone (i.e. drag daughters?)
Bianca: No bitch wants me teaching them.
What advice would you give a young queen that you wished you had known when you started?
Bianca: Get Obamacare and a lifetime supply of Xanax and Ambient. You'll need it. And of course, learn how to fucking sew.