Ru comes into the workroom and informs the top 5 girls that Americas Next Drag Superstar needs to have the star power to outshine her competitors, so for this week’s Maxi challenge the girls will all be starring in the Sci-Fi adventure “Henny: I Shrunk the Drag Queens.” They will each be portraying tiny drag queens struggling for their very survival. They must decide amongst each other who will play each part.
While in the workroom they get a surprise video message from Scarlet Johansson, who gives them all acting advice.
On the runway joining Ru, Michelle and Carson is the super talented Cynthia Erivo, and the category on the runway is Haute Pockets. The winner this week was Rose with Gottmik and Symone being safe and Kandy and Olivia in the bottom two lip synching for their lives. Olivia sashayed away and it was a pleasure to sit down with Olivia for this exclusive Hotspots interview.
Q: At what age did drag become an interest for you and how did you pick your name?
Drag became an interest just a few years ago. However, I have always been a performer and interested in the visual Arts.
Olivia from Olivia Pope in “Scandal,” and Lux comes from the Latin word for Light as I like to think Olivia lights up every stage she is on.
Q: How excited were you when you got the call that you were cast, and what was the first thing you did?
I was really excited, as for me it meant I may be able to quit my full-time day job and become a full-time artist, as that’s what I identify as.
The first thing I did was call my job and take a leave of absence.
Q: How hard was it to keep the secret that you were on “Drag Race”?
Think of the hardest thing you ever had to keep as a secret and multiply that time a million. It was so hard not to talk about the coolest thing I ever did in my life.
Q: Tell us about your “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13 experience?
I had a lot of fun filming, because it was super safe on set and for many months before that we weren’t performing due to Covid. I got to be my self once again.
Q: Is there something you wish you had done differently?
Maybe I would have cut the lace a little bit more on my beaded girl look.
Q: Who are you the closest with from the show?
I am close with a lot of them, but especially GottMik, and Denali, who has been a really great sister to me.
Q: Without revealing anything you may know, who do you want to win and why?
That’s a difficult question, but I truly believe that any of them could take the crown because of their talents and what they have shown. Honestly, I would be happy for any of them. However, for me personally, I would be happy to see Symone take the crown.
Q: You are so nice and likeable, and I am sure you will be the fan favorite, have you always been this way?
It’s funny, my brand is also my identity. Olivia is smiley and light, but I love who I am and who I bring to Olivia. I have always tried to see the best in every situation.
Q: What’s your marital status?
I am dating someone.
Q: What’s ahead for Olivia?
What isn’t ahead for Olivia. I am so excited to share with the world many things especially some original music. And once everything opens up, I want to hit the stage again.
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