Meet BibleGirl: The Jewish Drag Queen People Love to Hate

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down, FaceTime to FaceTime, and get to know BibleGirl, the blonde bitch people love to hate.

When she doesn’t have her face on, BibleGirl is known simply as Zack, a 21-year-old who was born in Clearwater, Florida on September 23, 1993. She might be a young queen, but what she lacks in age she makes up for with her charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

The name BibleGirl comes from an old screen name from when she was in the seventh grade, “BibleGirl666,” which she decided to use so she could remember the “older days of her social media.” Quite an ironic name for a young Jewish boy.

“I grew up being heavily into MySpace,” she recalled. “I wanted to base BibleGirl off of the ’16 and Pregnant,’ MySpace famous, hot mess white girls that drank too much that I had seen in the media growing up. They’re so the opposite of me.”

One huge inspiration for Bible girl is Britney Spears, circa 2007. “I love the idea that people can go through such ups and downs. Those are the reasons people either love them or hate them.”

Branding and image are very important to Bible Girl. “I don’t want to sound cliche and pick Ru Girls, but my favorite queens of all time would have to be Willam and Alaska because they have such defined characters, brands, and looks.”

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Using the hashtag #BibleGirlSucks, she has built an impressive following of her own, on Instagram in particular. “I had just finished a performance and was talking to a friend when I got pulled away from my conversation by this person who tells me ‘Look, you’re beautiful, you’re funny, you’re great, but don’t perform. You suck,’ and I just took it and ran with it.”

The truth is, BibleGirl does think her performances suck. Each performance feels like a combination of your 16-year-old sister who gets caught singing into her hairbrush in her bedroom and that way too wasted girl from the house party you were at last weekend.

Becoming a Ru Girl is definitely a goal for BibleGirl, but not for the reasons you would think. As a “mall goth” teenager who came out when she was 16, she had to put up with a lot of bullying. Her hopes are that her carefree drag persona acts as the “light at the end of the tunnel” for young LGBT students struggling with their identity and bullies. “At the end of the day I really just want to inspire people to achieve their goals and be proud of who they are.”

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BibleGirl is here to stay, bitches, so be sure to stop by her booth at RuPaul’s DragCon and buy one of her hideous shirts. I’m going to get one just to clean my house with.

BONUS QUESTION

Top bunk or bottom bunk? – “Well, I’m lazy and to be blatant I don’t sleep around, so I guess bottom bunk because I like to just lay there like a starfish. Call me Patrick, bitch.”

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