And if I do say so myself, Manila has the coolest drag name in the history of the show. Antoine Ashleywho passed away last month due to heart failure at the age of The two were an unforgettable pair and enjoyed wonderful on-screen chemistry — see below for amazing proof — and it was both heart-wrenching and inspiring to see so many Drag Race cast members offer condolences and loving words.
Manila, thank you so much for doing this interview. If you can forgive what might seem like a glib question, how are you? But I have a great family.
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I know I have them. You and Sahara are obviously inextricably linked to Drag Race. Is it tough to talk about the show, even though you assuredly want people to watch the new season? Does having the All Star season feel in any way like a blessing? This All Star season, I never ever expected it to ever happen, so when I was asked to do it, I was completely honored.
Does being a fan make Madonna an intimidating character to impersonate? Or does it make it easier? You put on a blonde wig, a gap on your tooth, and talk about Kabbalah.
Manila Luzon (a.k.a. Karl Westerberg)...
I went into the show extremely confident, because I had an entire wardrobe sewn for me. They want to make you sweat through your makeup.
Team Latrila all the way, honey. So that way I can be a little bit of a bitch and she balances me out. In a way, teams are actually easier. Was working with Latrice a learning experience? I take it you learned a lot about her.
I learned so much about Latrice, working with her. We see and talk to each other a lot. Where did you find him?
Oh, the child in my music video? Just in case I needed it. Especially considering what a scientific breakthrough it was.
The world is annoying enough as it is. His mother was kind enough to let me dye his hair and give him a
Manila luzon and sahara davenport dating tan so he looked like me. Parker was his name, and he was a lot cuter as a child than I ever was. Did you think teaching would come easily to you? I love educating and schooling the kids, honey. Who did you consider your greatest competition on All Stars? You know, I had absolutely no idea while I was competing who it was.
The thing is, me, Raven, Jujubee, and Latrice, we really would hang out a lot. I did what I planned on doing, and if someone did something better than I did, that was my own downfall for doing the best.
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I know the NYC tribute show to Sahara had to be rescheduled. Can you give us an idea of what the audience can expect at the big event in December?
Expect it hopefully to be dry and have some power! But it was an eye-opener.
It reminds me that I have a similar impact, and it really drives me and makes me push harder, and it makes me live life to its fullest, get what I want, deserve, and need — to give rhinestone gorgeousness to everyone.
The fans are great. Logo and all related marks and designs are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Antoine Ashley better known by the name Sahara Davenport, was an American drag queen, before peaking at number thirty five.
The music video for "Go Off" features cameos by Drag Race contestants Manila Luzon and Jiggly Caliente. The drag world was dealt a devastating blow last October when drag superstar Sahara Davenport died unexpectedly from heart failure.
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Manila Luzon (a.k.a. Karl Westerberg) talks about the death of her partner, the gorgeous Sahara Davenport, and fulfilling her fabulous legacy.
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