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For a few days, the versatile artist has been enjoying her title of Queen of the North. “It’s like the Oscar for best drag queen or the Golden Ticket that allows me to do whatever I want everywhere. I also received offers [pour des performances] from California, Texas and New York! »
Above all, he dreamed of taking the title home. “At one point, he wasn’t even doing it for myself, he was doing it for Quebec,” the winner said. I felt a lot of love from Quebecers, especially from the LGBTQ+ community in Quebec, which is huge and it encouraged me a lot. »
Although she had seen every season of the American franchise and the many international versions, nothing prepared her for the isolation surrounding filming. “We are cut off from our loved ones, our family and our landmarks for a month and a half. He knocked me down! admits Gisèle Lullaby. People don’t realize how fast and demanding the shoots are. »
The context requires great mental strength from the participants.
It is very difficult to be constantly criticized by the elite around you and to be compared to competitors you admire.
Fortunately, among them was her friend Lady Boom Boom. “I went to the lion’s den with my boyfriend, conceived ! We have the same vision of drag. We stimulate each other on stage. It is the best positive competition there is. »
Rita Baga advisor
You could also bet on the advice of Rita Baga, finalist of the first season. “Rita told me it would be a patience game for me, because I’m hyperactive,” says Gisèle Lullaby, whose real name is Simon Gosselin. It’s hard for me to do nothing. »
It must be said that the most famous drag queen in Quebec is her best friend. “We have known each other since I was six years old. He is my best friend. We lived it all together. When I stopped dancing, I went to dance for him at the cabaret and my drag career began. »
Looking back, he realizes that he was born to be a transvestite, although he first dreamed of doing theater.
As a child I thought that to be an actor I needed makeup, so I learned from my mother, who was an Avon salesperson. She also taught me to sew and I always drew well.
“I have practiced all my life. I used to give my friends makeovers all through high school before doing their prom makeup, she adds. I learned to prepare my wigs, to think of a design before I make it, to draw my patterns, and to practice my lip sync in front of the mirror for hours. »
The sum of her talents is obvious and her refreshing personality, her touch of madness have seduced more than one, in addition to protecting her. “I give myself total freedom to be myself. As a homosexual we have traumas and that’s where my sense of humor comes from. Not as a defense mechanism, but to make me happy. »
the judges of Canada Drag Race they have often praised his ability to go for it. “I have a 13-year career, so I’ve seen others,” she says. There is nothing that scares me anymore. I am passionate about drag and every challenge excites me. »
The new queen was notably noted for her refusal to allow certain competitors to behave inappropriately. “People have written to me that I was overreacting to the behaviors of [la concurrente] Miss Fiercalicious, but I would tell them, “You haven’t seen everything you’ve done, otherwise you’d be undoing your career.” Producers cut several gruesome scenes to protect her. »
Preferring benevolence and generosity to endless bitches, she will share part of the $100,000 won with her family. “I’m taking my mom to Disney. Our family has always been poor, that’s how she is! »
Gisèle Lullaby also plans to release a music video and tour Canada. “As you go from queen of Boucherville to queen of Canada, you might as well see the country and share in the culture of Quebec!” »
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