GayCities New York Editor Jeffrey James Keyes snuck under the mistletoe with the contestants from the upcoming new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and got a closer look at some of their favorite things and their plans for the holidays.
Boy Name: Zavier Hairston
Current City: Chicago
Favorite Place on Earth: the Hello Kitty store
Hydrate Night Club. I got my start there.
What is it about your drag persona that helped you make the cut:
I think the reason I made Season 4 is I have what it takes, I’m strong and I’m a good person.
Now that you are on the verge of stardom, where will you finish your holiday shopping?
I’ll shop at the same places for the holidays—I made a promise to my close friends that nothing will change. Maybe next year I’ll shop at Barneys for them.
Where will you be for New Year’s Eve?
I’m not sure—it’s a toss up between Florida or here in The Windy City.
Why will you win RuPaul’s Drag Race?
Because I have the It factor.
RuPaul’s Drag Race returns to Logo on January 30.
Image via Mathu Andersen