Dwayne Milan From RuPaul's Drag Race Speaks!

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A great dancer and all-around nice person, Dwayne Milan captured hearts and minds on the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race.

Dwayne was bumped from the show this week, but he says, "It's OK if you fail to win. In regards to the competition, I realized it, embraced it, and can move on with peace of mind."

And with this parting interview, given to yours truly.

By the way, I stayed away from negative questions about the reality show lifestyle, simply seeking to learn his drag secrets.


Hi, Dwayne. When did you start doing full drag?

"When I started drinking Absolut Vodka. LOL! I've been doing drag/drag-related projects for about 15 years, unless you count me sneaking in my mom's pumps at 8. Lol.

"My drag is a hybrid of the club world and the theatre world. I like doing look-a-likes, dancing my ass off, and creating drag-based characters/ideas that can help elevate the artistry of doing drag. Ru, Harvey Fierstein, Kevin Aviance...so many have influenced me."


What's the secret to great drag?

"It's to DO YOU and LIVE in it to the fullest. Drag can be very 'rule'-based, depending on where you are from, but I say if you want to be campy, glamourous, shocking, whatever, STUDY those who you admire then create the being YOU want to be with your own rules."


And what was the highlight of the show for you?

"The highlight of the show for me was honestly bonding with the other girls and 'swiffering' the stage. If anyone needs any floor work, let me know! I do make house calls! Lol!!"


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10 comments
dancolliergay
dancolliergay

Adore Dwayne, utterly adore him. Soooooooo talented.

MartinNYID
MartinNYID

Very pleasant positive performer to watch. Just needs more experience in manipulating characters, and getting that man-woman-I know I'm a man but you will accept me as woman balance right.

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin

Watching him was painful. So glad he went home, it says alot when Jiggly is better then you. Ripping off your wig/dress is both not drag, and tired as hell. Not to mention the horrible over  acting, obviously no one told him to tone down his lame broadway schtick for tv.

VonD
VonD

Cutie pie / you're the reason why / I wasted time / watching that ridiculous show!

Lucky James
Lucky James

Love Milan! Love Love Love Love. Sad too see Dwayne off the show. His positive attitude will take him far. He is one of the most REAL people out there. When he said he even gets his influences from the bum off the street, he had my heart. Go get em Dwayne.

CMG
CMG

Between Dwayne's dancing skills and that face, he is Gregory Hines reincarnate.  That's a compliment.  

latenitebump
latenitebump

I LOVE DWAYNE MILAN! ESPECIALLY, HIS YOUTUBE VIDEO MISS CLEO VS. DWAYNE MILAN! my friends we hollered!and now, it´s available on itunes!

TylerStoneNYC
TylerStoneNYC

He's very sweet. I didn't see him on the show without a smile on his face.

Whimsy
Whimsy

Dwayne seems to have a nice attitude which will get him far. That's a long ways away from the other bitchy drag queens.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

Loved him!! he should have won.

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