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Article written by Alexander Rodriguez, host of On the Rocks with Alexander
Rihanna found love in a hopeless place, Monique Heart found love at Burger King…it’s a whopper of a story. Before being cast on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, Monique Heart was ready to hang up the heels. But, her second audition for Drag Race would seal the deal and Monique would go on to appear not only in the 10th season of Drag Race but as runner up in All Stars 4 and featured in the first-ever RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race. This Bible-studying Glam Queen started her drag career at a Hamburger Mary’s, honing her skills as emcee for drag bingos and Sunday brunches. She has become a fan favorite and her fabulous one-liners have been quoted by big-name celebs like Lizzo, Rihanna, and even Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. She has released two singles, "Brown Cow Stunning" and "SUKM (Kiss Me)", and most recently launched her podcast, “Ace of Hearts with Monique Heart”. Podcast listeners can look forward to weekly chats, with the help of her most-stunning friends, as she breaks down the week’s headlines and offers a deep dive on topics like politics, sex, and money. Her fabulosity began when she came out at the tender age of 17…at a Burger King, no less.
We got the scoop and even though Monique won’t kiss and tell, she’s open for your DMs:
You realized you were gay while working at Burger King??? Tell me that story!
It was just an epiphany while working at Burger King after years of having sex with men and praying the gay away. It just finally hit me, my aha moment, but nothing that I could live in or find safety in.
You did not get cast on Drag Race the first year you auditioned, what did you change for the audition tape that finally got you cast?
I really don’t know. I think I showed more acting and more comedy probably.
You hosted the Pink Carpet for the Wowie Awards last year…what are your tips for being the perfect hostess of a red carpet?
Be quick-witted, have a gift of gab, be personable, be likable, and, like Miranda Priestly, have someone in your ear to feed you the names of the people you’re smiling at.
How are you the person, most different than Monique Heart the persona?
Kevin is more of an extreme introvert.
What is your fondest memory from Drag Race?
Almost winning All Stars!
What challenge would you add to Drag Race?
Naked and Afraid: Drag Queen style. Or Drag Queens Bungee Jumping.
How did your DMs change from appearing on Drag Race?
No one slid into them. There’s still time, hint hint.
Tell me about your new podcast!
Ace of Hearts is a podcast that means a lot to me. We talk about self-love, self-preservation, and self-help. We go through the hottest topics of the week.
What have you learned the most about yourself from creating your podcast?
It’s great to get a perspective from different guests each week to provide a point of view I wouldn’t have known before.
How are you the most different than any other Queen?
I am who I am, and there is no one like me.
What is your biggest onstage mishap?
My wig coming off on Drag Race.
Have you ever hooked up with a fan?
I would never kiss and tell!
If you were to design a pair of Andrew Christian’s, what would they look like?
There would be a thong in the back, with jockstrap support straps to accentuate and lift the booty, and a lovely front pouch with sweat-resistant cashmere cotton and a sickening pattern of a brown cow.
You can listen to Ace of Hearts on Apple Podcasts.
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