“I hope Caroline Cayeux watches ‘Drag Race France’ each Saturday,” smiles Kam Hugh

We used to take heed to Nicky Doll introduce her as she counted “1, 2, 3…Kam! “Now we must do with out him. Kam Hugh was eradicated after the fourth episode of Endurance race Francerevealed Thursday on France.television and broadcast Saturday midnight on France 2. The Parisian drag queen from Ardèche misplaced to La Massive Bertha throughout lip-sync, the important check of enjoying or lip-syncing – the DJ by Diam’s. The parade fired one of many candidates who provided essentially the most trendy and profitable appears. Interview.

Throughout the lip-sync, you left the stage to alter your wig earlier than coming again, do you assume your elimination was because of that?

I do not know as we have no particulars about it. From the 5 minute efficiency, we lip synced the entire tune, I needed to take ten seconds off, I am unsure that makes an enormous distinction. It was essential for me as a result of the wig was enormous and I could not give all of it away. I could not have a second wig beneath as a result of it was such an elaborate factor. So I had ready one other wig and informed myself that I’d exit shortly and put it on. It was somewhat “good TV second” [bon moment de télé].

On social media, many netizens felt her removing was unfair. Is it a comfort?

Listening is sweet. Nicki [Doll, l’animatrice] I discovered some excellent phrases. She informed me, “You understand, Kam, typically it is higher to depart somewhat early and other people wish to see much more. She had finished me a variety of good. After which he had gained the ball [lors de l’épisode précédent, une épreuve consistant à créer trois looks sur un thème imposé]which is without doubt one of the greatest challenges of drag race, allowed me to depart with my head held excessive. In the long run, it is a present the place, after all, it is nice to win, however the place all of the contestants have one thing to point out for it. We’ll love these ten individuals and never simply the winner, that is what’s vital to recollect. I’d additionally prefer to say that the selection of the jury have to be revered. [La Big] Bertha additionally deserved to remain.

Do you remorse selecting to embody Mireille Mathieu in the course of the “Snatch Sport” occasion?

It was taking dangers. In 2022, it is getting fairly uncommon for drag queens to impersonate another person, so it is nonetheless difficult, particularly for me. I had chosen Mireille Mathieu as a result of, many individuals do not know, she is essentially the most well-known French star on the planet. I prefer it loads, I acknowledge myself loads in it. She has this very cute and candy aspect. I believed it will be fascinating to attempt to make her enjoyable by enjoying along with her traits like her haircut, her friendships with sure individuals.

What’s your greatest reminiscence?

Profitable the ball was an unimaginable expertise. Once I acquired to the competitors, it was the problem that I actually needed to win as a result of I give it a variety of significance and work to think about and create appears. All those you might have seen have been customized made. Folks assume I simply gave cash to a designer who made the outfit, that is not true. I needed to point out that I used to be 100% able to designing one thing alone. What I’ve finished. Profitable the occasion was a fairly unimaginable validation second.

Extra usually, my greatest second can be telling myself that we symbolize French drag, that I’m one of many ten queens who had the chance to take part on this various season, with unimaginable expertise. With each elimination, we all know we lose somebody irreplaceable.

Has your participation in “Drag Race France” modified issues for you? Are you already reaping the rewards?

There, I am on my fifth day of dragging nonstop, it would not cease. We do viewing events. [des visionnages collectifs, dans des bars] the place lots of people come This weekend I carried out at a competition in Lyon, my hometown, and the passion of the individuals was unimaginable. I really feel the joy on social media and in actual life: individuals inform me they’re completely happy to see the present come to France. We will additionally spotlight different drags, who don’t take part in Drag Race, who’re additionally excellent artists.

Within the fourth episode, Lolita Banana broke down, she could not bear to really feel disregarded anymore. Different candidates defined this isolation by the truth that she was too aggressive…

Earlier than filming, I used to be the closest queen to Lolita. We manage many lunches collectively. I do know her very nicely and I am keen on her. She may be very cheerful and good. At the start of the season, she was somewhat in her head about it. All of us wish to do nicely and that may put stress on us and forestall us from being 100% ourselves. I feel that second was wanted for issues to work out and for issues to start out off on the appropriate foot. Proper after I discovered the Lolita Banana that I knew and that we see on the display, jovial, dynamic. This sequence reveals what dragging is all about: we assist one another.

This week, the information was marked by the statements of Caroline Cayeux, delegate minister answerable for native authorities, who, after saying that she maintained her statements made in the course of the debates on the “marriage for all” regulation, referred to the LGBT individuals as “these individuals”. Phrases that generated controversy and led her to apologize. What would you want to inform him?

“These individuals” are your fellow residents. We’re an integral a part of society and I consider that drag race is the proof. The present works very well, it showcases “these individuals”, queer LGBTQIA+ drag performers. The truth that France 2 has determined to point out it each Saturday is an actual signal of confidence and of the need to alter issues. It is usually proof that France is prepared. As at all times, the people who find themselves afraid or who criticize are those who do not know. I feel when you already know the place the drag is coming from, it adjustments all the pieces. Endurance race France make him perceive. It’s far more than leisure, it is usually a political spectacle, in addition to stunning, jovial, nice to look at. I hope she [Caroline Cayeux] appeared drag race each Saturday evening, on the public service (smile).

The place will it’s doable to applaud him within the coming weeks?

I will be Thursday at 7pm at Le Grand Bleu in Bastille for the fifth episode viewing social gathering; for the next, it will likely be in the identical place, on the similar time, however on Saturdays. I will be there on Friday bitch social gathering at YOYO (Palais de Tokyo) for a loopy efficiency. All the data is on my social networks, I share all the pieces on Instagram.

Something so as to add?

Many individuals informed me that it was a disgrace that they eradicated me and that they might have appreciated to see my catwalks [défilés]… You’ll nonetheless be capable of see me as a result of I took and made movies of every of the appears that I had deliberate for the following points. I’ll share them on my YouTube channel and on my Instagram.

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