You decide how to show up, and you'd better come correct: the way you look, what you say, how you act and react. No excuses! Get in front of the mirror and own what you see. You may have to drag your fabulousness out of hiding, but it's there.
There's beauty in everyone's mug and body-ody-ody, but taking care of those things requires a lot of work, energy, and effort.
When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I'm a fierce queen - and they know it, too.
I always wanted to teach dance. I didn't know I'd have a TV career.
Sometimes I wake up, and I'm like, 'Don't dream it. Be it. You're really living the dream. You are everything you've ever desired or set out to be. You're doing it.'
I'm just authentically, unapologetically myself. In and out of drag, in and out of the gig, in and out of the studio. My friends know. Miss Thing Over There wakes up 8 A.M. and she's on. The sun, the rain, the snow, whatever's going on outside, I'm ready.
Don't be anything you're not. Be yourself. And people will either celebrate that or say, 'It's not for me.'
When you fight for something, you fight the good fight. You go for it, you never stop. You get knocked down, and you get right back up. That's what we need to be teaching these kids. For that matter, even some adults.
I think I'm just always myself, and I think that's what's most important to me. Just be genuine. Be authentic. Be who you are and who you were meant to be. And celebrate that. Celebrate all of that.
It took a lot of years of me on my own, coaching myself, to look in the mirror and love the reflection.
During the day, I'm a business owner. I'm a teacher and a mentor.
My kids stand out at competitions. They're products of me. And you can't come to Beyond Belief and have a flamboyant teacher like me and be basic.
I am a business owner. I'm a teacher. I think Justin's actually kind of plain, kind of nerdy. But when I morph into Alyssa, I'm like this... Well, this creature, everything that Justin couldn't be.
I've changed as a person because of the art of drag.
I don't get cute, I get drop-dead gorgeous.
I'm a very real person that has overcome a lot, so I think I'm relatable.
As much as I love to travel and be on stage and perform, I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a choreographer and a director.
I think we're in a time when everyone's afraid to have sex. But I was raised being beautiful and healthy.
I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.
I feel a lot healthier when I'm having sex. Physically. I feel all these jitters when I wake up in the morning. Just energy jitters. I take vitamins, I work out every day. When I'm having sex, I don't have that.