Miz Cracker

Episode 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 began with a Mini Challenge entitled “Resting Brunch Face,” a tribute to brunch Sundays across the nation. The girls had 15 minutes to drag up pancakes and create a devastatingly delicious breakfast. The guest judge was American Horror Story’s Cheyenne Jackson, and he picked Asia to be the winner of the $2,000 gift card from The Spa on Rodeo (as in Rodeo Drive, as in Beverly Hills).

Ru then went on to say that we all have an inner saboteur before announcing that the Maxi Challenge would be for each queen to create two distinct characters: the first, to showcase herself at her best and brightest; the second, to be the first one’s evil twin, the dark-side bitch that oozes negativity. They would also have to write and record dialogue for both characters.

When the girls presented these characters on the runway, Aquaria walked away (both of her!) with a well-deserved win. Her prize? A trip for two (actual people, I think, not personas) to… The Grand Resort and Spa, right here in Fort Lauderdale, plus two glam sets of Raden luggage.

The bottom two girls were Miz Cracker and Cameron Michaels, and in the end Miz Cracker sashayed away. For the first time this season, I disagreed with Ru’s choice. The two queens were about even in the lip sync, but Miz Cracker has a much stronger record on the show.

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At what age did drag become an interest? 

I wasn’t interested in drag at all until Bob the Drag Queen forced me into it at 26. He did my makeup and turned me around, and that’s all it took!

How did you pick your name?

My name came from my favorite snack, Brie on a cracker, which was my original name. That was too much for people, so I changed it to Miz Cracker.

How many times did you apply to be on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how did it feel when you found out you had been chosen?

I applied two times, and I missed the phone call that I was cast because I was doing a stand-up comedy gig. I got the message like three hours later. That was the one day in four years I left my phone at home!

Is there additional pressure now that RuPaul’s Drag Race has been on for nine seasons plus three seasons of All Stars?

Absolutely! Every season they up the ante. So, I was like, Girl, you have to bring it. But I’m a New York queen, and we are used to raising the bar.

Tell us about your Drag Race experience?

I can sum it up in one word: Bipolar. It was either the greatest triumphs of my career or the hardest days.

What’s your marital status? If single, what are you looking for in a man?

My focus is always on the work I do as a drag queen, and that’s where I want to keep it.

Who do you want to win and why?

I’m not rooting for any of the queens. It’s not that I don’t like them; I’m just not rooting for one or the other. I’ll leave that to the judges.

With more than half a million followers on Instagram, you’re quite the influencer. How do you feel about that?

Every time I gain a follower, I gain an opportunity to push my mission, which is to make the world a better place through drag. It’s a huge responsibility that I take seriously!

What’s ahead for Miz Cracker?

In addition to my stand-up comedy tour, “It’s Time,” I’ll be working with organizations like Pride Uganda to help queens improve their drag skills as a way of improving their lives.