A Drag Race Christmas: Jiggly Caliente

GayCities New York Editor Jeffrey James Keyes snuck under the mistletoe with the contestants on the upcoming new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race for a closer look at some of their favorite things.

Jiggly Caliente

Boy Name: Paulo Arabejo

Current Home: Queens, New York

Favorite Place on Earth: Tagaytay, Philippines. It’s the most serene place on Earth—The best quiet getaway you can find and still have luxuries that won’t break your wallet.

Favorite Bar/Club: The Web on 58th Street in Manhattan.  It’s the only Asian fusion club of its kind in New York. And, duh, I perform there!

What is it about your drag persona that helped you make the cut? Probably because I’m the only pinoy queen they had with a shitload of swag for your nerve. I got the beauty and sass of a city queen, but the poise and talent elegance of a beauty queen. I know when to turn it on and off.

Now that you’re on the verge of stardom, where will you finish your holiday shopping? As cray-cray as things are getting, doing it online is my  best bet.  Lucky for me, in the event of a mix-up there’s a huge mall 15 minutes away from my apartment that’s open late enough that I can go and shop late.

Where will you be for New Year’s Eve?
The Web!

Why will you win RuPaul’s Drag Race?
I’m the baddest big bitch they ever had up in the game. They’ll have to pry the crown out of my cold dead hands before they can give it to someone else.


RuPaul’s Drag Race returns to Logo on January 30. Photo Credit: Mathu Andersen