As promised, fellow TV Divas: the second part of my exclusive interview with RuPaul’s Drag U‘s Ongina! Read on for her number one makeup tip, the hot shoe for fall and what she’ll be doing next with LOGO!
What’s one makeup secret you think every gal should know?
Even if you’re a girl who’s afraid to wear makeup, buy a tube of lip gloss. This is one of the things I taught my girls. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to wear fake eyelashes or put shadow on. Women think they have to overdue their makeup, but something as simple as that can help with outside beauty. Whenever I have my lip gloss on and I feel like it’s popping, I always feel more confident about myself. Even as a boy, I always have a tube of lip gloss in my bag. If you have a little shine, it makes a whole lot of difference than those raggedy ass cracked lips you may have going.
What’s the hot new shoe we should get for the fall?
Suede in a natural silhouette is really good. I know that Harper’s Bazaar said no more platform for this season, but I say go fort i, no kitten heels! If you can manage to be in a five-inch stiletto all day long, do it. It not only helps with your height, it accentuates and shapes your leg to a different form and makes you look like you’ve got amazing ones.┬á Metallic is a really big hit this fall. I think both of these could work really well for any lady. Oh, and slouch boots.
Speaking of hot accessories, can you tell us more about that hot bartender in the Absolut Vodka commercials?
He’s English, and he was just hot piece of man to look at. He stares at you with those eyesΓÇª I stopped drinking in January, but last year been I was shooting this commercial, they asked to you want real or fake drinks? I was like, “What do you mean, fake drinks? I want real drinks.” By the time I had tenth tape, I was so drunk and kept saying, this is the last time, I swear, but I couldn’t focus because there’s this beautiful man in front of you and you’re like lost.
What’s your next project?
I’m creating a web series with LOGO called “HIV and Me.” I’m the host, and I interview HIV positive people to educate and let these people tell their stories. Hopefully, someone who thinks they are alone in this battle know there are people out there living with this situation that they can definitely relate to and hopefully find inspiration.
You’re so busy! Do you have time to date?
IΓÇÖm currently single. It would be nice to come home a relationship but it wouldn’t be fair at the moment because I am so busy. I work a full-time job, and I travel almost every single weekend in the year for Ongina. If he has frequent flyer miles and can travel with me, that’s different story. For all the people who are interested, you can email me at Ongina.com I like long walks on the beach and stilettos.
Catch Ongina and the rest of the drag faculty do their thing on RuPaul’s Drag U Mondays at 9 p.m. on LOGO.