We hated seeing one of our favorite showgirls go home in the second week. You were very clear on the fact that you wanted to stay in the game and really showcase why you were brought back as an “All Star”. How did it feel coming up short?
You know, it was very very hard. I invested so much heart, time energy and money, and this was such a dream for me to even be considered for All Stars, let alone being brought back. I felt very lucky for the opportunity and wanted to really show the entire world who I am today and who I have grown up to be. I think sometimes it can be easy for us as Drag Race girls to put so much into the aspects of the competition and then you forget that it is a television show and sometimes things are not going to go your way and sometimes you are going to stumble and fall. It is important to just get back up and not take things too seriously and be grateful for the opportunity and feel blessed and have fun with the experience. I am very blessed to be where I am; regardless of how far I made it in the competition, I did my best and that is all that matters.
We all saw your stumble during the first episode talent show and viewers gasped right along with you. I must ask, how much did that fall really hurt?
Oh My God it hurt so bad. I hit my head, my elbow and my head even hit. I blacked out and it was really hard for me to get back up. It was like, let’s just shake this ass (laughs)! All I can say is that when I went backstage the medic had the ibuprofen ready baby!
When you walked into the workroom who were you surprised not to see when you initially arrived.
I would have loved to have seen Shea Coulee, I think she is one of the most talented drag queens and one of the best people, she is just a really good person. I hope that All Stars 5 is her time. I would have loved to have seen Jujubee or someone like that, because I think she also deserves a chance to come back from All Stars 1. I would have loved to have seen Ivy Winters, her talent inspires me to be a better drag queen! She is so Vegas showgirl, I love it.
When Gia Gunn approached you in the workroom. it came across like she was doing with the sole purpose of getting into your head. Did she succeed?
Yeah she did. I was completely blindsided from it, because both our on camera and off camera interactions were very pleasant. The drama that she tried to bring up was something that was already resolved. For the record Gia and I were never close friends, ever. It was kind of crazy for her to throw that out there, so I want to make that clear. It is unfortunate because I was very excited to see Gia. I am such a huge fan of trans drag and a lot of trans queens inspire my own dragI was very happy for the trans community as a whole that they were going to have this representation and it is so unfortunate that all of that had to be pushed aside for the sake of her wanting to fuck with me on television to get into my head and get rid of me because she must have really seen me as competition, so that is the ultimate competition.
Where are you and Gia’s relationship currently?
Well, she and I have talked and she has apologized for the things that she put me through on the show, and I truly thought we were on the road to somewhere. Then, I still see her on press and in video saying that she thinks that I am untalented and should not have been there and that I am not an All Star. She is still using me to propel herself and to make herself look better and I think that is very sad. I just can’t get into the mind of someone who feels that they need to do that. I do wish her the best and I think that she is so talented and that she is beautiful and I am proud of the woman that she has become. Regardless, I just wish her the best.
On your tea during the main challenge, you had some established vocalists that you were paired up with that have even released their own material. Were you intimated by some of your teammates?
I wasn’t intimidated until I heard Monet X Change, her voice is crazy and sounds auto-tuned already. I was like “maybe I am in a little over my head” (laughs). I went into All Stars to have fun and I had never recorded a song before and that was on my bucket list to do. I had fun doing it regardless as to how I sounded doing it, it was cool!
You are the only queen in Drag Race herstory to be impersonated by Christina Aguilera at the beginning of the Season 10 premiere. That must have been such an amazing thing you to witness.
Oh I know that was so crazy! When I was brought out to meet her on set, it touched me so deeply, that I cried for weeks after. They did not have to do that, they flew me out, put me up in a hotel, and I had no idea when I was doing until I walked around the corner. I saw pink hair sitting on that sofa and she said “Hi Farrah it’s Christina”! It was so nice and Christina has been my biggest inspiration for my whole life. Anytime that I think I am too weak, I always think if Christina and how she keeps pushing and she continues to use her voice and her platform to support not only queer artists, but anyone who has ever had to really fight. I just love her to death for that and it is so cool that she has accepted me so thoroughly and has included me in so many things this year. I am just so blessed and nothing could bring me down at this point.
Now that you are out of the competition, who do you want to snatch the crown?
I would be so happy if Trinity or Naomi or Latrice or Manila won. I look up to them so much in different ways. I think that they are all amazing people and so multi faceted. They are so talented and I have gotten to work with a lot of them and they are all good people and I am just rooting for them.
As an official All Star, your level of drag is looked at totally differently. What do you see as coming up for Farrah Moan?
I ultimately just want to keep pushing myself to greater aesthetic heights and I want more crystals on everything that I do. I want to come out with my own songs, I am not much of a singer, but I write rhymes and lyrics and I have had this whole album written for like two years, but I have not quite gotten it done recording, but I want to come out with all that. I want to venture into the makeup world, nothing in the world makes her happier than the perfect shimmering highlight. I love shine, I love sparkle, so keep an eye out. You have not seen the last of me.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 airs Friday night on VH1 (check local listings)
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