Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Khloe: One of Chicago's Iconic Glamazons

Standing over 6 feet tall in and out of drag, Khloe is surely a glamazon. While most girls stick to one type of aesthetic, Khloe works nonstop trying to expand her horizons and try different types of drag, all while remaining humble and positive. She can be pretty, she can be a clubkid, she can be never fully will know what to expect...but the one thing you can expect every single time is watching a talented performer who will genuinely appreciate your presence at her shows. 

1. Who is Khloe as a performer?

I like to think I'm a housewife on the streets and whore on the stage. But seriously, I enjoy all types of music and styles of performance so you never know what I'll do.- from club kid looks at JoJo Baby's birthday to neon crazed Barbie hooker for GAYGLOW at Charlie's.

2. Where did you get your drag name from?

Khloe Kardashian of course!! I originally had a last name but then as of lately I have just gone by the one name, Khlo√©! 

3. When and why did you start doing drag?

I always say drag starts on Halloween or a gay high holiday, for me it all started at Market Days 4 years ago! 

4. How did you learn how to paint your face?

I have had many influential people help me with techniques etc. However, mind over matter, I just sat down and kept experimenting and still to this day always try new techniques and styles of paint! 

5. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment so far?

My amazing show at Charlie's every Saturday night, Smoke & Mirrors. I'm also very proud of myself for the national travels I have been doing. Boston, Rhode Island, San Fran, Denver, and soon San Diego, Vegas, NYC, and Puerto Vallarta! 

6. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about doing drag? 

Buying tights. Hate it. But necessary. 

7. What is a makeup product you can't live without?

I LOVE Soft and Gentle by MAC which is a highlighter for your face and a close second is gel eye liner! 

8. How would you describe the Chicago drag scene compared to other cities?

So vastly different. Chicago has club kids, performance artists, bio queens, comedy queens pageant girls....we have it all! 

9. What would you say is your most unique quality? 

I'm one tall bitch! 6'4 before heels. 

10. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I really want to go and perform in Perth, Australia! I have befriended many queens through Facebook and social media that it might happen sometime!!! 

11. Who would you say is someone you consider your drag inspiration and why? 

There are so many, but to name a few Aurora Sexton for her ability to create flawless characters  and performances. Monica Munro for her outstanding talent and dance abilities and lastly, she's one of my friends, Bentley James for her performances, costumes and most importantly being such a gem of an individual. 

12. If you could work with anyone in the future, who would you choose, and why?

I really want to work with Coco Peru again!!! She was so sweet and hilarious. She has a great heart. 

13. What would you say is your favorite number that you have ever performed?

I love the song Euphoria by Noreen. It's that one song that every time I do it you can feel the energy through your fingertips. It's so much fun to do. 

14. Do you have any advice for drag performers that have just begun performing? What about for performers who want to make it in the Chicago drag scene? 

Yes, stop the cliques!!!! Be yourself and be nice to everyone, always say hi to other queens or even people that come see your shows even if it's a five second smile and hello- performing is not a right- it's a privilege. 

15. What should people expect when they come see you perform and where can they find you onstage? 

Oh god, a fun time filled with lots of moonshine shots and dancing. In the newest cast member at The Kit Kat Supper & Cocktail Lounge and the show director for Smoke & Mirrors at Charlie's on Saturday nights. 

Follow Khloe:
Twitter: @khloechicago 
Instagram: @khloechicago

Photo Credits: 

The Drag Enthusiast:
Twitter: @DragEnthusiast
Instagram: @dragenthusiast

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