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    In high school I dabbed in drag. I used to compete in singing competitions, like at the Christian college by my house.
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    Right before I auditioned for ‘American Idol’ my mom made me kinda cut my hair off, but year, I was wearing makeup from, like 13 to 16, and I was like completely a girl from 14 to 16.
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    Immediately after ‘Idol,’ I was getting pulling in so many different directions… I was just an 18-year-old thinking he’s on top of the world, that kind of thing, and I just kind of fell flat.
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    I think I’m versatile. I take good critique, I have a positive attitude, and I am I’m not delusional.
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    Being on ‘Idol’ was an amazing experience. We had a lot of pressure to do each show, but they really helped shape me as an artist and get to where I am. It was pretty awesome.
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    We are literally touring the world, and people are listening to my music.
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    Till Death Do Us Party,’ I think we put out a great pop album that we recorded in like three days, and it was so much fun to tour.
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    I grew up in a small Latino community that was very masculine-driven.
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    It’s good to treat life like a party when it comes to something as huge as ‘Drag Race.’ So many girls are selling their mothers up the river to get on this show, and it’s important to just really have fun with it. We’re all men in dresses, this is a party, this is a celebration – don’t lose sight of that. That’s just my whole take on it.
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    I mean, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, I’m like a continuation school dropout, but I’m trying.
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    I was always, like, ambiguous. Is that how you say it? When I was turning 16 I talked to my mom about transitioning and stuff, but that was before I went through puberty.
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    I was a late bloomer.
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    After ‘Idol,’ I had horrible management. I was getting reality show pilot offers – just to film a few episodes to see how it’d go, for VH1, for Bravo – and my manager wasn’t letting me do any of them. I was auditioning for things like Disney movies instead! I was held back from doing any cool opportunity when the iron was hot, and I regret that.
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    It’s so funny to think about it now, but I kind of toned everything down about myself for ‘Idol.’ When it came down to song choices, or hair choices, or stuff like that, producers had the final say. I never got to sing, for instance, a female artist’s song.
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    I had moments on ‘Idol’ that were really fun, and then there were certain moments that were dark – all in the short time that I was there.
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    I wasn’t on ‘Idol’ for very long, but I know I was pretty polarizing during my run.
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    Growing up, when I was about 14, I used to dress as a girl back then and sing.
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    I have good idols and I definitely look up to good people.
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    I want to find that happy spot where I am emotionally happy and where I am making music almost every day, that would be the life.
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    For one human like me who comes from a small town to blow up like that and sell out venues, its would be weird man.
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    I really like ‘I See You.’ It was therapeutic to write and singing it is really like therapy.
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    I just want to make music.
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    My mom says, ‘Don’t ever love anyone more than they love you.’ And that has been in my head since I was a kid.
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    No one would come to my drag shows before ‘Drag Race’ but I had a big social media following because I knew had to work it. I am very active on social media.
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    Raven was the first drag queen I had ever seen. Her and Detox in L.A. when I was baby. I respect Raven and Detox so much.
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    I love the beauty and fast pace of Hollywood.
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    Throw a little glitter on a dead flower and it’ll mask the decay.
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    Hollywood is built on delusion. Everyone thinks they’re more important than they are. Nothing is real.
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    I always wanted to create a hoodrat raunchy song.
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    I used to go to school in drag.
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    To me drag is like a superhero mask.
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    Punk to me is about fighting for something your passionate about.
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    A lot of people don’t know that before ‘American Idol,’ before I got this Jonas Brothers wardrobe going on, I grew up with skinheads and punks who fought for a cause and didn’t care about skin color. I was the only little gay.
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    I like taking to the moms. Like, ‘You drove your kid all this way just so he could possibly meet me?’ There was no guarantee that I was going to come out or anything. I wish I had a cool mom like that.
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    After Party’ was going to be a rock record.
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    I work fast, girl!
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    Going on the road and having love from the audience is something that you’ll never be able to buy.
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    I’m a little kid from Azusa – for people to even know my name in Singapore, that is huge for me. That’s what I’ve always dreamed of.
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    When I was performing as other girls, I would wear the ball gowns but that’s not me.
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    I’m thankful for RuPaul and everything that he’s done.
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    I’m a pessimist.
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    I’ve had people sneak into dressing rooms. They’re harmless. They just like to brag.
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    I’m the mess of drag queens.
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    My dad always said, ‘There’s only a few great ones,’ and Prince was definitely one of the greats. Then ‘Purple Rain’ took on new meaning when I had broken up with my ex and I did a show in his hometown and sang it. It was just a really crazy moment, and that’s always a memory when I’m singing it as well.
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    Since I was younger, I was the first person to laugh at myself before other people would laugh at me, so we can all laugh together.
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    You don’t have to be so serious all the time.
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    You’ve gotta keep the hustle on.
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    I love writing, I love being in the studio.
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    I see myself, ultimately, as an entrepreneur artist that is still making songs.
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    I’m super-honest with a lot of my supporters, I tell them a lot about my life, and I think they appreciate the realness, and they appreciate when people listen back, and when discussions are discussed.
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    Yeah, I mean, I’m a beast in the studio. My first record, I finished recording in like two days. The second was three days.
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    Let’s start the rainbow rage.
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    I just remember growing up in the ’90s and figuring out my sexuality really, really early on because of the women in the ’90s, and realizing how they were messy and doing what the guys were doing.
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    I think ignorance is not bliss at all. It just makes me want to punch somebody.
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    Sometimes you do need to question society, you do need to question your parents, you do need to question the media.
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    I’m super into chick bands.
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    I’m like Catwoman – I’ve died, like, four times.
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    Be the product of what happens if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do.
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    You never know what the kids are going to react to, but a lot of my fans like the same bands that I like, and they know my vibe.
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    I’m the type of person that will study everything about a show that I get involved in.
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    Every show that I do, I always have a lifelong friend or three that I still talk to that I consider family.
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    Drag Race,’ you go back to your hotel, you come in and work, and then you do the challenge, blah blah.
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    We weren’t living with each other on ‘Drag Race.’
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    You know, all my friends call me Gender Spice.
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    I did a show in Amsterdam where I was supposed to do only two songs but I ended up doing 13 because they kept playing songs that I love and they played ‘Viva Forever’ and I started crowd surfing to it. It was so funny to do because it’s such a depressing song.
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    I’m really obsessed with women who blur gender, and even men, like Pete Burns.
    -Adore Delano
    I’ve always been drawn to ambiguity.
    -Adore Delano

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