‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Says Farewell to Trinity K. Bonet

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Trinity K. Bonet

Trinity K. Bonet

Trinity K. Bonet was the heart of this year's roster of divas on "RuPaul's Drag Race.”

Greg Kabel

Many times the underdog, Bonet came from behind and ended up doing amazing in a challenge and on the runway.

Even so Bonet was recently asked to "sashay away" and sat down with SFGN to chat about her time with the other girls, her decision to go public with her HIV status, and what she really thought of Bianca Del Rio!

Your runway presentations were legendary on this season of "Drag Race.” How did it feel to get this far in the competition?

It felt amazing! My first mission was to last longer than the other girls from my city [Atlanta]! It was amazing to get so close, but due to circumstances I could not control, I didn't make it to the end. [But] it doesn’t matter to me; I was there and I’m a winner anyway.

You were accused of having too many excuses during some of the challenges. In hindsight, what’s your opinion on such critique?

I did have excuses, and I did complain a lot, but I always found reasons to keep trying. When you [put yourself] on a TV show like "Drag Race" you open yourself up to being judged by others and in their eyes you should be picture perfect. It’s who I am as a person and I don't make any excuses for it.

Disclosing your HIV status was extremely brave. Did you always plan to come forward about your status in such a public manner?

It wasn't hard for me at all. Production asked me if I had any health issues, and I told them I was positive. I am aware of HIV and how to control, handle and treat it.

The world doesn’t understand [HIV]. I’d much rather be HIV positive than go through cancer or have diabetes [or things like that]. HIV isn’t my hang-up. I can live a normal [and full] life without any complications.

What were your favorite and least favorite parts of the "Drag Race" experience?

Getting in drag and being creative while showcasing the runway work I normally do [was my favorite part]. The worst part was not having my head in the game and letting it psych me out sometimes, and not really standing up for myself.

You had a friendship with Bianca Del Rio, which seemed to warm up as the season progressed. What was it like working with such a strong personality?

I’m glad you asked this! Bianca really didn't do anything to "help" me and we didn't work together much. Even when we were paired up she didn't want me. I didn’t want her [either].

I fed her all of my ideas and she liked some and didn’t like others. I told myself I wouldn’t be outdone by the bitch, but still had an appreciation for her.. She’s sweet, humble and [very] cool. Many think she gave me the courage, but that was God given. She just happened to be there.

What’s next for Trinity K. Bonet?

I’m focusing on traveling and entertaining. I’m going to as many cities as I can and I would love to interview people. I really just want to get out there and entertain!

For more information, please visit: www.cafepress.com/trinitykbonet


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