RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 - The Joslyn Fox Interview
We are getting close to the end of Season 6 of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," and with only 6 contestants left, anybody can get eliminated. Well anybody except my beloved Bianca Del Rio. As you all know she has been my favorite from day 1.
The mini Challenge this week was a body painting challenge, and Bianca won and the main challenge was a makeover challenge where the "gurls" originally thought they had to make over brides for their wedding, but Ru had a twist and it was the grooms they had to make into their drag daughters for their nuptials. Ben was a close second, but it was Bianca who nailed another challenge and won a trip to Hawaii (Did I mention I have never been to Hawaii?). Joselyn and Adore were in the bottom 2, and although Adore took her shoes off (a no-no when it comes for lip synching for your life) she killed it and was saved. It was really great to sit down and interview the bubbly and always perky Joslyn.
At what age did drag become an interest & how did you pick your name?
When I was very little I wore my mom’s clothes and make-up. When I was 20 I started DJing at a drag show and I got jealous of the girls. It was a very short time later that I started doing drag.
I had picked a name that was really bad and I was told before my first show that it wouldn’t work. One queen said I looked like a Joslyn, which happens to be my real last name. Fox came from a friend who said you look like a stone cold fox and I like the way it describes enigmatic sexiness and I took it as my last name.
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 4th time auditioning, so by the time I was making this audition tape it was second nature to me. It became a group effort between my fiancé and my friends. This time I was kind of expecting it, as I convinced myself it was going to happen
Tell me about your "RuPaul’s Drag Race" experience?
It was a whirlwind. A lot is thrown at us, but there is a camaraderie even though it is a competitions. It was kind of like jumping inside the TV set. I felt that I grew a lot as I got to challenge myself every week. It was also a lot of fun. Every day I miss being there.
How are you going to leverage your time on Drag Race?
A platform like this is great exposure. I just needed to be put out there so the world can know who I am and I can leave my mark. This is an exciting time for me as this is just the beginning.