New Year's Diva

A Drag Race Holiday: Willam

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


Willam

Boy Name: Willam. As in “Will…umm…you close your legs, please?” All the best ones don’t change their names—RuPaul, Charles Busch, Joey Arias, Kevin Aviance, Leigh Bowery.

Current Home:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Place on Earth:  
A sweaty gym watching my boyfriend’s gay basketball league.  There’s six feet of dick on his team alone.

Favorite Bar/Club:
Jumbo’s Clown Room—they have the best lesbian, C-section-scarred punk burlesque strippers in all of L.A. I learned how to “make it clap” there too.

What is it about your drag persona that helped you make the cut?  Being on television has been my job for the past ten years so doing RuPaul’s Drag Race is just about my own selfishness. I want RuPaul to tell me I’m pretty. After that, I’m cool.

Where will you be for New Year’s Eve? I’ll be working at MJ’s, which is the best place in L.A. to find dick dancers.

Why will you win RuPaul’s Drag Race?
Please refer to picture at right. Duh.

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