Monday, March 09, 2009

Queen of the Week - Bolivia Carmichael

I met Bolivia shortly after moving to Portland.  I was out having cocktails with a couple friends and she came over, introduced herself, and shortly after invited me to perform at her "Superstar Divas Show".  She has been nothing wonderful every time I've seen her since!  Not only is she an incredibly talented performer, she is also an extremely sweet person!

Bolivia Carmichaels / Daniel Elliott

Age: 34

Location: "No-Po" Portland, Oregon

Single or taken? Single

What is your drag style like? Like no other :)

How long does it take you to get ready in drag? I like to take just over an hour or so, but if I'm in a hurry I can get it done in 20 minutes.

Do you have a favorite number you perform? Not really. I love to perform all of the numbers I do.

Where can we see you perform? C.C. Slaughters' Superstar Divas - Sunday Mega Show - 8:00 p.m. - No Cover!!

How did you first get into drag? I was watching an entertainer by the name of Lady O at The City Nightclub in 1993 or so. She inspired me to give it a try. Little did I know that it would lead to so many years of joy.

Who have been your biggest inspirations? Lady O, Monica Boulevard, Tiara Desmond, Patti O'Dora.

What would be your three biggest tips for a new drag queen? Blend your makeup - Know the words to the music you are performing - Remember: It's not about YOU. It's about your audience. So get over YOURSELF and have fun.

If you could perform anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Besides Portland, I guess I would love to perform in Hawaii. I hear it's beautifull there. :)

What is something that might surprise us all about you? I'm kinda boring at home.

What makeup items could you not live without? foundation, powder, eyeliner, lip liner, eyelashes, eye shadow, contour, lip stick, lip gloss, eye lash glue, mascara. Yes, these are things I CAN'T live without! lol

Do you design any of your clothes, create any of your wigs, etc? No. I'm creative, but not in that manner.

What has been your all time greatest moment in drag? Passing a field sobriety test right in front of the old Silverado. ;) It was stellar!

What else should we know about you? I don't like to yell, I don't like to hurt peoples feelings, I don't like to hang around with people that say mean things about other people, and I think that if when you're faced with the choice between doing the right thing and the wrong thing, it should be easier to do the right thing. :)

To find out more about Bolivia check out her Myspace page as well as the Superstar Divas page!

1 comment:

  1. Bolivia has done more for this mo than I can credit any therapist. She is a true diva of love and pretty at that, thank god she is here in Portland. Lady I love you. Thank you for dragging me out of any duldrum with no drama and pure love. You really are a life thanks for the Madge hook up tonight. WE LOVE YOU!!!!