“What’s in your soul is in your soul.” Whitney Houston
When female impersonator Carl Max walks into a room as Whitney Houston, you are transported back in time. With his style and grace, he brings Whitney alive again. During his performance, hearing her powerful yet angelic voice, reminds you of what she was to many of us.
Out In Jersey writer Cora Berke sat down with Carl to talk about his career and his passion for what he does. He began performing in Atlantic City over 20 years ago in the Rendezvous Lounge. The iconic drag queen Sandy Beach saw him and said Carl would be perfect as Diana Ross singing Billie Holiday. After performing as Diana Ross, Carl went on to perform in La Cage aux Faux at Bailey’s in Atlantic City, skyrocketing his career.
From making music with his band Undercover to DJ'ing at The Monster for his monthly Below Tea party with Robin Byrd (last Sunday of the month from 6-10 p.m.) it's amazing that Greg had the time to write his hilarious new book I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This.
From the moment she hit the workroom on this season of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”, Violet Chachki was a force to be reckoned with. From strutting down the runway with accessories like an oxygen tank (complete with face mask) to having the smallest waist seen on that runway, it’s no surprise to anyone that she snatched this season’s title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”.
Trixie Mattel emerged as the darling of this season of "Ru Paul's Drag Race". From her heart wrenching back story to her plastic fantastic performances, Trixie looked to go far this season, sadly, despite being brought back by Ru Paul herself to compete against other eliminated girls and winning, she left in 2015.
This Pride Month, let's look at a few artists, activists, and individuals who paved the way for us. Although the fight for full equality continues, we have come a long way because of them.
Jaidynn Diore Fierce was the true heart of this season of "RuPaul's Drag Race". From her infectious personality to her love of the stage, Jaidynn gave 100% into every challenge. Sadly, the team challenge with the former queens ended up sending her home mid-way through the competition.
From the moment Puerto Rico's own Kandy Ho stomped onto the runway on this season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" it was a pretty safe bet that she would be bringing the heat. From her somewhat tense interactions with the other girls to her stunning runway presentations, Kandy made an indelible impression on the other girls and the viewers.
While BIg Ang is the breakout star of "Mob Wives" it's her larger than life personality and love for the gays that keeps us all loving "everything Ang." She chattted with about this past season of "Mob Wives," her ever growing brood, and what she has coming up next.
Sasha Belle came into the workroom this season on "RuPaul's Drag Race" literally, guns a blazing! Sasha did her homework on the show, even with it's various seasons and challenges, she was aimed to go far. Sadly, the group song challenge proved to be this Iowa City darling's downfall.