GRAND CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS
BIANCA DEL RIO
“I’ve never watched a full episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but clips from the show are always popping up on Instagram and I find it all very entertaining. I’m blown away by all the talent coming out of that show. I’m a fan of Bianca’s, who I just met in Boise, Idaho for Pride – so hilarious and a great attitude.”
“I met Elton in 2013 before his show and after violently throwing up from food poisoning all evening. I thought, ‘Man, I really hope I don’t puke on Elton John!’ perhaps the most original thought I ever had. He was super sweet. He said, ‘We’re keeping an eye on you, Steven!’ which was crazy.
“In December 2016 I was at the family and friends rehearsal of Hairspray Live because I’m friends with the producer. I was in the front row. At one point she looked right at me and said, ‘I fucking love your suspenders!’ I got a kick out of that. She is so outof-this-world talented and so damn cute.”