RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Five - Detox
Week 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 brought the mini challenge "BitchFest, Puppet Style," which Alaska won and had a 15 second advantage retrieving Candy for the main challenge which was the Sugar Ball. The Sugar Ball had 33 categories: Super Duper 16, Sugar Momma (Executive Realness) and Candy Couture (Edible Eleganza). The judges said Alaska won the main challenge and Roxxxy was safe (although I think Roxxxy should have won for her Candy Couture alone), which meant Detox and Jinkx were in the bottom 2. Jinkx killed the lip synch for your life and it was time for the very entertaining Detox to Sashay away.
At what age did female impersonation become an interest & how did you pick your name?
I always crossed dressed when I was younger, but when I moved back to Orlando, when I was 16 or 17, I saw my first drag show and became mesmerized by Danielle Hunter, Sierre Fox, Nazhoni, and Miss Cori and decided this was what I wanted to do.
I wanted to call myself Ditta, but I was young and immature and got drunk a lot so my friends started calling me Detox and it stuck.
How many times did you apply to be on RPDR and how did it feel when you found out you got chosen?
This was my 3rd time auditioning and I made it close both times before. When I found out that I was chosen this year I was like "Finally," but I did feel like this was the right time for me.
Tell me about your RuPaul’s Drag Race experience?
It was the most fun and most stressful thing I have ever done. It was so much work and I would go home every day and sit and my bathtub and cry. But it has opened up so many more doors for me and I have made so many close lifelong friends.
Is Rolaskatox still close?
We are still just as close as ever. The entire cast is pretty close except for one or 2 girls.
I heard through the grapevine that you were dating Roxxxy, is this true?