In 2016, Bob the Drag Queen blazed into our collective consciousness, purse first, as the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 8. Since then, she has barely had time to rest, touring the world and starring in multiple television series. Her stand‑up special, Bob the Drag Queen: Live at Caroline’s, is one of the many highlights featured on Air Canada's new streaming platform exclusive to Aeroplan members, including Pride programming courtesy of OUTtv. We caught up with Bob to discuss her career, her thoughts on Pride in 2020 and just how much Brazilians love her.
enRoute Can you tell us how you got your start in drag, and what inspired you?
Bob the Drag Queen I started in drag in New York City after seeing it on TV. I was inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race, quite frankly. I saw Bebe Zahara Benet on Drag Race and thought she was beautiful. I found a place for myself in her, you know? So, I decided to start doing drag.