Friday, January 23, 2009

DragShowcase Interviews Victoria Michaels

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from?
My name is Victoria Michaels... I am originally from Ft Dix, NJ, but I have resided in Ft Lauderdale, Fl. for the past 7 years.

Who helped you or inspired you the most when you first started your career as an entertainer?
My mother has been my true inspiration.How did you first become involved in the art of female impersonation?I started dressing as a female at the age of 4... and started taking drag seriously right after graduating high school.What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment? Winning Miss Florida FI 2008 has been my greatest achievement thus far... but I'm not stopping there... I want to continue competing for as long as I can continue to enthuse audiences.

What pageant systems have you competed in and what titles have you held?
I have competed in all of them... Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 1995... Miss Gay Pennsylvania USofA 1999... Miss Ohio Continental 2001... Miss New York City FFI 2004, and now Miss Florida FI 2008What was your first pageant and how was that experience?I first competed in Memphis, TN at a small bar called Rumples... and I didn't even come close to winning, yet I still had a great experience because I learned alot from it.



Do you have a Drag Mother or any Drag Daughters ? If so can you tell us about them?
My Drag Mother is The Legendary Electra... and I am too young for drag daughters... LOL (Wink)
Are you a full time entertainer or do you have a second career?
Full time Entertainer... working for Boardwalk Bar and Lips Restaurant in beautiful Ft Lauderdale.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out as an entertainer?
Have Fun With It... Or Give It Up !
What are some of your favorite cities either to perform in or just visit?
Chicago, New York City, Buffalo, Ft Lauderdale, Miami and Dallas.
Who are some of your favorite designers and where do you like to shop for clothes?
I have a personal designer in Nashville, TN., Troy Cossintino of Cossintino Designs.


Describe what a normal day in your life is like?
There is absolutely nothing "normal" about my life... and I would want it no other way!
Favorite Movie(s) ?
Beaches, Phantom of the Opera, and Lord of the Rings
Favorite Singer(s) / Favorite Song(s)?
Celine Dion, Anastasia, Whitney Houston, Christine Aguilera, and the list goes on and on.
Favorite Television show(s) past or present?
Brothers and Sisters, Ugly Betty, and of course .Desperate Housewives.
In closing, what would you like to say to your fans?
Thanks for all your love and support, without you there would be no tomorrow.

1 comment:

joel said...

Victoria,

Hope you had a safe trip home yesterday from the Grove. Wish we could have talked longer!

Namaste,
Tara Grynne