“What the hell is the matter with you? Look at yourself! You’re a freak!”
The incident was a set-up, of course, to see how bystanders would react. The “customer” was played by an actor and the waitress was played by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 finalist Carmen Carrera, who used the show as a opportunity to announce publicly that she is indeed transgender.
“I am now in the long process of transitioning from male to female.” says Carrera, who famously appeared in a photo shoot for W magazine. “Transitioning is a life-changing decision. It’s empowering. I plan on finishing the long and risky hormone-replacement therapy process, while continuing my work in television and movies. I look forward to being a positive role model for the transgender community.”