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This TBS Ten features the most recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the stunning Violet Chachki, who talks about what she really leaves behind in hotel rooms…
TBS: What do you think the key factor is in you ending up where you are today career wise?
Violet Chachki: Drive. Being dedicated to my craft and producing great content. I truly believe there’s no sense in doing anything endless you’re aiming to be the best possible.
TBS: Who do you consider the most intriguing public figure to watch?
Violet Chachki: Right now, Caitlyn Jenner, I’m so so beyond excited for her show to premiere.
TBS: What is the worst way for a person to try and get your attention on social media?
Violet Chachki: I don’t really pay anybody attention on social media unless they are my friend or they are producing beautiful art of some kind.
TBS: If you could determine the exact influence you have on a young person, what do you hope she or he would gain from observing you?
Violet Chachki: Confidence, drive, ambition.
TBS: What advice would you give a 15 year old Violet Chachki?
Violet Chachki: Drop out of high school, get your GED and move to NYC.
TBS: Tell us something NO-ONE knows about you..until now…
Violet Chachki: I really am an open book, all my dirty laundry is already on Tumblr.
TBS: What is your favourite pretentious word to say? Mine is dichotomy, in unrelated situations.
Violet Chachki: Is bukkake considered a pretentious word?
TBS: What is the one gift you pretty much always will re-gift?
Violet Chachki: This might be awful to say, but sometimes fans are so sweet and they give me plush stuffed animals at shows. My bags are usually already overweight and overstuffed (I insist on lugging half my wardrobe around the world), so I usually leave them for housekeeping at my hotel along with a tip.
TBS: What is your favourite inspirational quote or person, as cliche as it may be?
Violet Chachki: Right now? Hmm. I was scrolling on my Instagram feed the other day and someone posted a photo that read “No one cares, work harder.” I’ve been saying it a lot lately.
TBS: What is your best advice for someone needing to add a bit of glamour to their lives?
Violet Chachki: Needing things is never glamorous. I used to squat in a trap house and dumpster dive, but it was still glamorous. If your life isn’t glamorous, then your life isn’t glamourous. but I guess the short answer is…try Sears?
Check out Violet’s song which she co-wrote and co-produced with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee: