Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anabelle Lektor: She's Beauty, She's Grace...

 Anabelle Lektor is a queen who is more interested in the artistic element to drag compared to the female impersonation element. She plans on eventually moving to Chicago and evolving her drag persona and taking herself to a different level. She's known for her very particular, one of a kind mug and is sure to keep you wanting to know more about her. 

1. Who is Anabelle Lektor? 

She's beauty, she's grace, and she'll eat your fucking face. She's scary, she's sexy, and she'll keep you coming back for more. 

2. When and why did you begin doing drag? 

I started doing bedroom drag at at the age of 17 in 2014. I didn't start doing actual drag until I was 19 in 2016. Something about drag always interested me. And not so much of the female impersonation side of drag but just drag in general. Being able to change who you are from head to toe with makeup, hair, and some couch cushions. 

3. Where did you get your drag name? 

I had an interesting connection with Hannibal Lecter when I was growing up watching his movies. So it kinda just came together. 

4. What is the most unique thing about yourself?

My ability to look different all the time but remain the same aesthetic. 

5. What is your favorite look you've ever done? 

My favorite look would probably be my "I killed Cupid" anti-valentines day look. It was different from anything I've ever done. 

6. What is something no one knows about you?

I'm EXTREMELY introverted. Even in drag. It's something I'm working on. 

7. If tomorrow you moved to a different part of the country or world, what would you bring to the drag scene there that no one else has? 

I would move to Mexico and serve my ability to scare but also seduce with my looks. 

8. If you could pick one other drag performer that really inspires you, who would it be and why? 

Scylla Kone, my drag sister. I've never seen a queen as young as her gain steady bookings so quickly and show SO much passion for this industry. She's a force to be reckoned with and she constantly inspires me with her originality.

9. Where do you draw most of your inspiration from?

Definitely drag performers and makeup artists like Walt Paper, Kabuki Starshine, Porcelain, and Arabia Felix.

10. If you auditioned for and made it on Rupaul's Drag Race, what would be your catch phrase walking into the work room?

"Have the lambs stopped screaming?.."

11. If you could move anywhere to do drag, which city would you choose and why?

Chicago. All the queens there are like a family and so creative. It's definitely where I would want Anabelle to evolve.

12. What is a goal you have set for yourself for the future?

Move to Chicago and live off of drag alone. Also learning to REALLY love myself.

13. What are 3 makeup products you can't live without?

My flash pallet, MAC's paint pot eye primer in "soft ochre", and my SugarPill Pro pallet.


14. Who is your favorite Season 9 contestant of Rupaul's Drag Race and why?

Nina Bonina Brown. Her drag is something different. Something fresh. She has NO filter. Not only is she calm and collected but she can read a bitch to filth when necessary.

15. What is your best advice to other queens who are up and coming?

Do what makes YOU happy. Never lose sight of who you are. Respect your elders and learn from constructive criticism. Be original. And most importantly, love YOURSELF.

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Interview done by Natalie
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scylla Kone: 18 Year Old Powerhouse

Getting her name from the greek story of Scylla, Scylla Kone is set to take on the world someday. She's an 18 year old drag performer who currently resides in the state of Iowa with a very distinct and colorful aesthetic and a passion that leaves everyone wanting more. She doesn't let her young age hold her back from expressing herself and showing the world her talent. At 18, she has already worked with some of the best names in the Midwest drag scene.

1. Who is Scylla Kone?

Scylla is a monster disguised as a nymph to trick and kill men.

2. When and why did you begin doing drag?

I began drag in summer of 2015 because I was also interested in androgyny, fashion, and hair. I found drag as an outlet to express my ideas using all of these medias.

3. How did you come up with your drag name?

I got my drag name from the greek story of Scylla, also from a video game named Smite!

4. What is something no one knows about you?

I really love a guy with an outie bellybutton from pop and shock-culture. 

5. Where do you get your inspiration from?

I love anything that makes heterosexual mainstream raise an eyebrow.

6. If you auditioned for Rupaul's Drag Race and made it, who would you do for Snatch Game and why?

I would do either Jeffree Star or ThatPoppy. Both are so iconic in their mannerisms and internet phrases that it'd be easy and entertaining to mimic in my opinion, especially since theyr'e both very controversial too.

7. What is a future goal you've set for yourself?

I would love a huge drag haus with my sister Anabelle Lektor based in Chicago or New York, and rule the world with her!

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

I'm very versatile in my looks and very open to change, also my lust for success keeps me working hard or else I feel defeated.

9. What has been your favorite number to perform?

My favorite song that I've done is Anklebiters by Paramore. It's such an upbeat and energetic song that keeps everyone on their feet!

10. If you could pick one other drag performer that really inspires you, who would you pick and why?
My drag sis Anabelle lektor really inspires me. She's been with me since the start and I'd be nowhere without her. Other than her, any queen thats succeeding in Chicago, their stories are to be admired.

11. What is your most embarrassing moment so far?

I didn't wear tights for my last show and tucked with tape for the first time, my tuck came undone within the first few seconds of the song and I had to wrap my jacket around my waist to keep my dick from showing (I was wearing assless ripped denim shorts)

12. If you could describe your aesthetic in one word, what would it be?

So many.. Cheesecake, Nurse, CUNT,... i cant think of just one

13. If you could travel anywhere to perform, where would you want to go and why?

Eccentric NYC, I Feel like performing there seems very outer worldly.

14. What is your ultimate guilty pleasure?

I eat spicy stir fry almost every day and my stomach lining hates me for that.

Follow Scylla Kone:
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Instagram: @scyllakone
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