Episode 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 began with a Mini Challenge called “Slap Out of It,” where the girls had to be super sassy and motivate Ru to slap the hell out of them. Asia O’Hara was the winner and received a $2,000 gift card to Sparkles Rhinestones. The Maxi Challenge was a tribute to that eternal diva, Cher. The girls were cast in “Cher – The Unauthorized Rusical,” with each playing the superstar at a different era of her career.
The runway category was “Glitterific,” and the guest judges were comedian Billy Eichner and Broadway and TV star Andrew Rannells. In the end, Cameron was the clear winner and received a Sofitel L.A. luxury VIP getaway. Asia and The Vixen were in the bottom two. It was a fierce lip sync battle, but in the end it was The Vixen sashaying away.
We caught up The Vixen to dish on her Drag Race experience.
At what age did you first become interested in drag, and how did you pick your name?
I think I was 20. At the time, I was in college and very androgynous. I liked to play with different types of hair, makeup, and fashion, so it happened naturally.
I always liked looking at pinup girls online, and the word “vixen” was frequently next to those pics, so that’s what I picked for my name when I started drag.
How many times did you apply to be on RuPaul’s Drag Race? How did it feel when you found out you had been chosen?
I applied four times, and finally getting on was very validating. The year before I got cast was the favorite year of my career, so it validated all that hard work.
Is there additional pressure now that RuPaul’s Drag Race has been on for nine seasons plus three seasons of All Stars?
Absolutely, the expectations are very high for Season 10. They are expecting everything to be bigger and better.
Tell us about your Drag Race experience?
It was very surreal. And polarizing. But I went in wanting to make my presence known and, as a political queen, I wanted to bring political issues to the forefront. I feel like I checked my boxes and accomplished a lot.
What’s your marital status? If single, what are you looking for in a man?
I have a boyfriend, but what attracts me is talent.
Who do you want to win and why?
I’m rooting for everybody black.
Are you excited about performing in South Florida this Saturday at The Manor?
Yes, I am. I’ve only been to Florida once. It was for a show, and the crowd was really good, so I can’t wait to come back!
What’s ahead for The Vixen?
My next goal is to take over the mother-tucking world. I am putting out political art performances and some music projects. I want to always keep pushing the conversation.
For more on The Vixen: Instagram.com/thevixensworld. Catch her this Saturday. May 19, 11pm at The Manor (2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors). VIP Meet ’n’ Greet for the first 100 fans in line before 11pm. No cover for FL residents 21+ before midnight; After midnight: $7 members/$10 nonmembers; Under 21: $12 all night.