When you find out you get on the show you cannot tell anyone. They give you the dates you will be gone but then you have to think of something to tell everyone. I said I was going to see my mother for a few months… not very clever I know.
The show gives you a list of looks you should bring like country, interview, evening look, an illusion, and other things like that. Your allowed to bring whatever you want with you, it just has to fit in 5 bags of 50 pounds each. That was tricky. I was at the airport at 4AM switching things around trying to make it work. One bag was 70 pounds and another would be 20. It was crazy!
When I got on the plane, I tried to get my head around what I was about to do. I couldn’t do that, so i tried to sleep and of course, I was way to excited for that. When I got there I got off the plane and went to get my bags. There was a man there holding my name up. When I went over to him he said hello and took my phone. We loaded up the car and off to the hotel he took me. This was all at around 10AM west coast time.
When I got to the hotel they put me in my room and left me there for two days!! They came to tell us when we would start filming. They brought food and snacks for us. Most of the time I was alone with a camera they gave me. They gave one to all the girls. As you can see they all where going a little crazy too. Check out the video below.
the first 48 hours
The 3rd day I had to be up and ready to go to set at 8AM. After sitting in the hotel room for two days, I had only seen someone when they came to bring food. I was ready to get out of there. They came and took all my bags so all I had in the room was the outfit I was wearing to the set and a few wigs to play with. Bored is not the word. It makes you a little crazy being locked up like that. There is nothing to do but think about the show, so you can’t sleep, but you need to be up at 6AM to get ready. It all makes you lose it a little. Check out the video below I was not the only one that was over getting up that early.
way too early
When I was ready (about 7:30AM), I just sat there in my room waiting for someone to come get me and take me to the set. I sat, and sat, had some coffee from the little coffee pot in my room. A little after 8AM someone came to get me. They took me down to the lobby of the hotel and then into a waiting van. The next stop was the RuPaul’s Drag Race set.