Friday, August 28, 2015

Bianca Lynn Breeze: Variety is Beauty

Mainly residing in Madison, WI, Bianca Lynn Breeze has been performing and competing in pageants for a little over 2 years. With experience in different types of drag, she has won an array of titles but really dreams of winning Miss Club Wisconsin. Who knew one night of watching an episode of Rupaul's Drag Race would begin the career of a blossoming queen? 

1. Who is Bianca Lynn Breeze? 

Who is Bianca Lynn Breeze...I don't even know if she truly knows who she is yet. I've been performing for about 2 and 1/2 years and I've dove into many different aspects of drag. I typically do Top 40, Mixes, and some theatrical. 

2. Where did you get your drag name?

I got my drag name from a local queen who was hammered at the same time as I was. She looked at me with one eye looking at me and the other off somewhere else and said, "YOU! Sir...*swaying* YOU look like a Bianca!" It was quite comical.

3. When and why did you start doing drag? 

Well I was sitting at a bar at Plan B in Madison, WI watching RuPaul's Drag Race while sipping on Martinis with an old college friend of mine. Martini's were on special so I had quite a few. A local queen was hosting the show while at the bar. An old college friend and I were looking at some old photos of me in "drag" aka lip gloss and eye shadow and the queen saw the pictures and was like you have potential. You should give it a show. And I laughed and said absolutely not! I was shopping the next day for drag! HAHAHAHA!

4. Who is your biggest inspiration? 

I can't really say I have one person that has been my biggest inspiration but my mother has always told me to believe in myself and don't worry about what others think of me. Lucy Von Cucci is a local queen in Madison who made me believe in myself when she won Miss Club Wisconsin. She does a lot of Broadway and musical numbers which I also enjoy doing and watching her talent and for her to get crowned inspired me to reach for my goals.

5. What has been your biggest accomplishment? 

I would say becoming Miss Players 2015. Several of my family members have won the title in the past so people felt like I would win anyway. However, I probably had the hardest time because 3 of my family members have won the title previously. I worked hard and held true to myself and snatched the title fair and square.

6. What has been your biggest obstacle?

My biggest obstacle is myself. We are our worst critics. We look at ourselves, our performances, and our costumes and think what can we do better? You have to try to be happy with what you do and love the stage whether its a performance, a pageant, a fundraiser, or a public appearance. Always be willing to better yourself and put your best foot forward.

7. How many competitions have you competed in?

Several local, state, and once nationally. 

8. What titles have you held?

Miss Wisconsin Entertainer of the Year 2014, Miss Players 2015, Miss Gay Capital City USofA 2014

9. Where did you learn to do your makeup? 

YouTube and watching other queens. I can't tell you how important it is to watch and learn from others. I have learned so many things from multiple people to get the look I have today. Even queens who have been doing this for YEARS are learning things from me. 

10. What is the best piece of advice you can give to drag performers who are just beginning?

Watch, listen, and learn. Take advice with a grain of salt. If it's something that works for you then use it. Be yourself and be happy with what you do.

11. Have you ever dealt with negative opinions? How do you handle them?

Of course! We all do. I got a lot of crap when I was first starting out and even now. The thing you have to remember is that it's all about what you want to take from it. If you want to take it to heart then this probably isn't the business for you. For every hater I have more lovers! 

12. What is the most expensive drag item that you own?

Gowns Gowns Gowns...They are so damn expensive

13. What is your favorite/least favorite thing about drag?

All of it. I have how long it takes, I hate lashes, I hate hip pads..But I love what I do.

14. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Europe. I've seen some pretty unique drag in Europe. I think I'd really enjoy watching what other parts of the world do.

15. What is your biggest goal for the future?

I really want to be Miss Club Wisconsin. This is like THE title to have and represent our state. You represent all of the clubs in Wisconsin. Don't get me wrong there are other systems of pageants but I feel like lots of those are looking for a certain type of drag. Miss Club lets you be who you are and it doesn't matter. If you're a pageant queen then that's great...if your creative or comedy that's great too.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Aurora Gozmic: Goddess of Evolution

Originally from Marquette, Michigan, Aurora Gozmic continues to push the boundaries of being a drag queen. Having more than one aesthetic and look means she's continuously learning, evolving, and growing as a performer. Living in a small town has held its challenges, so she soon is relocating to Chicago, Illinois, where she had the honor of performing in Trannika Rex's main show during Pride season and she's also quickly gaining popularity as well. 

1. Who is Aurora Gozmic?

Aurora is the bitch in high school that either you wanted to be, fuck or have killed.

2. When and why did you start doing drag?

I started drag because I knew I would be pretty. I was 16 and started researching drag and did it for Halloween a couple times. I performed at 18 for the first time.

3. Where did you get your drag name?

I had 7 different names but when I left for Chicago, I wanted to reinvent myself, I chose Aurora Gozmic. Aurora is the goddess of dawn and to me that meant the start of something new. Gozmic is just to make it sexual.

4. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Fashion designers! The world of fashion is all about glamour and innovation. That's what I want for Aurora, to be constantly changing and evolving.

5. What do you love most about doing drag?

the impact drag has on society. It's a way for people to display and art form and have others react. It gives me a thrill to shock people.

6. Where do you draw inspiration from?

Pretty people.

7. What is something no one really knows about you?

I have no secrets.

8. In your opinion, what is your best feature?

It's hard to pick because I'm so perfect. My legs I guess.

9. Do you prefer artsy looks or pretty looks?

I love all kinds of drag but girls that push the limits catch my eye.

10. How do you deal with hate?

I don't. There's no time for that.

11. If you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?

A bird so I could shit on people.

12. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Members of the queer community not accepting each other. The inner hatred for one another. Just love, there is enough hate.

13. Would you ever consider auditioning for Rupaul's Drag Race and if you made it, who would you do for Snatch Game?

I guess I would audition. I would do Kylie Jenner.

14. Who is your favorite drag queen that you follow and why?

I have a few Diana Dzhaketov, Lucky Madison, Trannika Rex, Shea Coulée, Kim Chi, Sissy Spastik, Nico....Basically all queens that inspire me or who I look up to.

15. Any advice for younger performers who are just starting?

Don't ever stop evolving. It's the key to survival.

16. What was it like performing in Chicago for Pride this year?

It was defiantly a highlight in my drag  career thus far. I've never felt so much love from a group of queens or an audience. I love Chicago.

17. What is your biggest goal for the future?

My goal in the future is to make a dress from Taco Bell wrappers in one sitting. 

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Photo Credit: Stefani Harlan

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