She may have been the first contestant eliminated from season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, but Faúx Fúr definitely made her mark on the show.
The 27-year-old Sydney queen quickly became known for her outspoken personality, her fierce lip-syncing skills, and her controversial outfit which will forever be a part of ‘#blackpantygate’.
Chatting with Yahoo Lifestyle on Monday, Faúx opened up about her shock elimination and how it felt being the first queen of the season to sashay away.
“I was devastated when I was in the bottom,” she admits. “And if you watch the episode, you can see that I’m holding back tears and I was just sitting there trying not to break down and cry.
“And then I had to lip sync for my life while trying not to cry. So whilst doing that whole song, my vision was blurry because it was fully covered with tears trying not to cry. But I gave it my all!”
Faúx went on to say that she’s extremely grateful for her experience in the competition and she’s since accepted the fact that she was eliminated first.
“I was with a tough bunch of girls who are very talented, so someone had to go home first,” she reflects.
“I f**king deserved to be there and I f**king wanted more airtime because I’m an attention wh**e, but it’s just part of the game. It’s part of the competition and I will always go down as one of the girls. I’m a RuGirl, which I can now put on my resumé!”
'Fake it till you make it'
Speaking about the first challenge of the season, Faúx says she wasn’t feeling nervous at all because she had prepared for the possibility of a design task.
“As a drag queen, and especially in the Sydney drag community, we have to learn how to do everything,” she remarks.
“Now, I’m not a seamstress, I'm not an actor, I’m not a makeup artist, but that's the thing about drag. You don't have to have it all, but you’ve got to know it all. Like Michelle [Visage] says, fake it till you make it, and I faked it and I made it!”
She continues: “In my audition, I actually made a dress out of chopsticks, full hard wooden chopsticks, so I was like, ‘This design challenge should be a breeze!’. It was tough to be sent home just for a minor granny panty, because that's what they picked on. Everything else was great!”
While it might have been the “Bridget Jones panties” that sent Faúx home, she confesses that she’s yet to throw them out.
“I’ve kept the one that eliminated me, I'm going to frame those,” she details. “And if I do get onto All Stars, I will burn them in front of everyone so everybody knows that that s**t is an end of an era!”
With her time in the competition cut short, one of the things Faúx is most disappointed about is that fans never got to see her Snatch Game character.
“I was going to do Bretman Rock!” she reveals. “I love Bretman and we have very similar personalities and I think I would have pulled him off so well.”
When it comes to the advice that she has for future Drag Race queens, Faúx says it’s important to remember to have fun in the competition.
“You're never going to be ready for these things, and that's a life lesson for everything that you do,” she tells us.
“So just jump and swim and take the lessons and enjoy the blessings. I’m still here learning everything and enjoying the blessings that are coming with that. Yes, it's scary, but how are you going to know what you're capable of if you don't actually go and take that leap yourself?”
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under airs only on Stan with new episodes dropping on Saturdays at 4pm.
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