With her stunning appearance, impeccable fashion and inimitable style, krystal versace showed that he had the charisma, uniqueness, courage and talent to take the crown in the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race United Kingdom.
The youngest of all drag race winner, Krystal is back with a new World of Wonder series, Keeping up with Krystal Versace.
The 6-episode series takes us behind the scenes as Krystal prepares for her one-man show with her drag family of UK legends. Along with Krystal, the show features her family in drag of her, La Belle, DeDeLicious, Bones, Dosa Cat and imani versace. As Krystal manages a hectic tour and her evolving brand of hers, creating “The Next World” tour to her standard of perfection may be too much for her and her family. All six episodes will premiere June 30 exclusively on WOW Presents Plus.
We had the chance to chat with Krystal about her new series, her life since drag race uk and their influences in our exclusive interview. We also had the opportunity to put her on the bench for the socialite seven. Meet this drag sensation from across the pond!
Congratulations on the new program.
Thank you so much.
What was it like for you to be the youngest winner in drag race history?
I mean, it was definitely right. I didn’t expect it. I never thought of applying to drag race Before that, it would end up being, um, that, it would end up being so iconic, really. Um, but, I mean, here we are and you know, I’m doing what I have to do and I’m inspiring the kids and doing my thing.
How did you start in drag?
I started in drag through makeup. Makeup was definitely the core of my drag. And soon came the hair and the whole aesthetic really. Um, and then wanting to be on stage. So yeah, wanting to be a makeup artist, that’s how I found myself through drag. Ok, and how would you describe your look? Um, my appearance is exquisite. It’s hyper-feminine. Um, it is, like I said in the Sex on Legs piece, Um, but yeah, it’s literally, to me, it’s the ultimate doll. It’s, um, feminine to the nth degree. It’s, um, a fantasy. Well.
Keeping up with Krystal Versace it’s your winning show. How did you get the idea?
So Wow Presents Plus obviously came to me with some ideas first, and I really didn’t have any of it. They were probably already fed up with me at first and I was like, you know what? It’s about time people really see what my life is about because I don’t know anyone else, but I’ve always been into things like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and watching behind-the-scenes videos of movies and seeing everything. that. I always wanted to know more deeply what it takes to create something.
And I thought, you know what, this is my chance to let people have a deeper look at what it’s like to create what you see as Crystal Versace. So it’s about following me, my creative journey and following the people around me, the people who keep me creative, um, my drag family, which is really important to me.
What was it like working so closely in front of a camera with your drag family?
I mean, honestly, it was for the best. It was such a blessing, um, because, you know, we were just ourselves. We were doing what we usually do, and always, we all live, like, really, really close to each other.
We are all literally on the same street, so we are already surrounded every week. Um, so it was just that, but some cameras around, and we’ve got, some of the girls, you know, they took a little bit of getting used to the cameras, but I mean, I’m a pro at this. period, so I was just, you know, taking the reins.
Um, but it was great. It was fun. And for some reason, I don’t know how the season went or what was going on on the air, but gosh, it really brought out some of the worst in us, but also the best.
I heard you in another interview describe the show as something like the real housewives to grade no. Is that what we’re going to expect on the show?
That’s a lot. I am surrounded by queens all the time. I love that, you know, it’s very weird to love housewives, so yeah, it’s definitely going to feed the gay guys and what they need and what they want, so yeah, it’s very that. It’s very dramatic, but it also doesn’t really occur. I think the actual producers, when we were shooting the whole thing, were a little surprised because they didn’t really have much input into the whole thing. I just went all in and it turned out to be magical.
What do you think is the biggest challenge in putting together your show?
I think it’s patience. I think that’s what I find most difficult: being patient with myself, being patient with others, and working together as a team. But not just a team, we see each other as a family. We’re trying to do this in a high-pressure situation where we didn’t have a lot of time and also trying to make the best of what we could, which was amazing. But, you know, it’s the pressures and the impatience and having to be patient with others when they don’t quite get it and they slow it down, you know, it was intense. So, I think it was really hard trying not to blow up on certain people.
What can fans expect when they come to see you at a live show?
I mean, I think you know what to expect, but honestly, I love having fun on stage and I love the production, I love it when it comes to sound, when it comes to lighting, when it comes to visuals, when it comes to outfits, hair, everything I know, it has to look like I visualize it from the perspective of the audience, when they’re sitting in those chairs. So…it’s very important to me to get a certain light, um, right, the sound, certain mixes, the songs, to create this mood and this atmosphere where people get goosebumps and come out saying oh my gosh, like, I really want to do something like that, or I really want to, like, Here, have my say on it because that’s how I started dragging. I used to see the girls and I used to feel the same way and go, oh my gosh, like I wanted to do my version of it, you know?
Who were your influences when you started doing drag?
I mean, my first interaction as a queer was a drag race because there was so much going on at the time and all that I had access to because I wasn’t surrounded by anything else. I was looking at the girls a lot. I remember in season 10 there were a lot of girls like Aquaria and Kameron Michaels and before that there was Violet Chachki and all these girls, Raven in season 2, you know, there’s something about each and every one of them that I loved, but I wanted to do my own version, and there you have it, Krystal Versace came along.
I am obsessed with your makeup videos. What would you like to pass on as your top beauty tip for aspiring queens or biological women who want to enhance their appearance?
My main makeup tip, I would say, is to look directly in the mirror. A lot of people when they have things like drooping eyes and they’re like, oh, I don’t have the same face shape as this person, blah blah. You have to look straight when your face is relaxed and put on your makeup because as soon as you start sucking in your cheeks when you’re contouring and raising your brows when you’re trying to put eyeshadow there, and when you relax, it’s all going to collapse. So you just need to look in the mirror, do your makeup as you would perceive it and that’s my biggest advice.
You’ve been interviewed many times, so what’s the weirdest question you’ve been asked in an interview?
Don’t know. I have asked some strange things. I’ve been asked questions about my sex life, which has nothing to do with anyone else, so it was a bit weird.
Besides the show, what’s next for you?
I’m planning to work with a few brands at the moment, to be discovered, when correct. I’m still touring, I’m still doing shows, I’m traveling the world doing bigger and better concerts and right now I’m really focusing on makeup. I’m trying to make my way into that realm, which takes time. I’ve had a great reaction from things like TikTok since I started. So this is kind of my social media era. I’m really going with it because even though I’ve been a social media queen for a while, I’ve never perfected myself, so this is kind of like giving kids what they want, serving up appearances, getting better. and better each time and entertaining everyone.
Speaking of social media and giving kids what they want, there’s been a lot of talk about having a winning season of drag race. Would you be interested in participating in something like this?
I’ve been asked that (obviously) a lot. I would be interested but it would have to come at the right time. I don’t feel like if they called me tomorrow I would take it. I’m just not really upset, I’m into my own art right now and I want to be known as Krystal Versace instead of whatever season’s Krystal Versace, you know. So right now I’m just tapping into my art and thriving within that and expanding what I could do as an artist. So, I want to do that for now. That’s all. We’ll see.
Krystal Versace responds to the seven of high society
Who has had the biggest influence on you?
Um, well, I mean, technically it must be Ru, right? Because I wouldn’t be doing any of this or making money dressing as a woman if it wasn’t for her. So I guess, uh, I’m a mother. I wouldn’t be here without my mother. Well.
Who would your fans be surprised to find out you’re a fan of?
I’m trying to think. I can’t think of who. But I mean, if there’s something that I’m really interested in and love to do that people wouldn’t expect, I’m like a huge foodie and I love to cook, and specifically seafood. So I can’t think of anyone in particular, but that’s something people wouldn’t expect, I guess.
What talent or superpower would you like to wake up with in the morning that you don’t already possess?
Um, gosh, I really don’t know. I honestly don’t know. I can’t think of anything. I think that’s difficult.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
Wigs, skin care and good food.
If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to play you?
Ooh, oh my gosh, um, I can’t think of that.
You can say it yourself, a lot of people do.
I mean, yeah, it would be me.
What do you think is your greatest achievement so far?
I think one of my greatest achievements… I mean, I live in a really nice place in London, which is a great achievement for me. I am a homebody, so I like to be at home. I like to thrive in my home, and I am proud of myself for that and for achieving it. and I suppose drag racelike obviously winning, and then right now I’m very excited for the series, you know.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Ooh, I would say I remember a queen saying to me when she was about to go to Drag Race and she was basically emphasizing to stop looking over her shoulder. Don’t look at what others are doing and just focus on you and be yourself. Just go there and… just relax and don’t play with the cameras just be yourself. I think that’s kind of true because a lot has happened since then. drag race, unexpected things that have come up, like little actions or things I’ve said, that’s just being myself, so I’ve always done it. I have always been very real, very honest and transparent and it has taken me a long way.
Keeping Up with Krystal Versace premieres June 30 exclusively on WOW presents more. You can follow Krystal on Tik Tok, Twitter and instagram. Tip the doll, buy some merch or order your own Krystal Cameo on her website.