Breakout star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (aka 'Miss Vanjie'), covers the latest issue of Gay Times Magazine in glam style.
In an tease for the upcoming issue, GTM shares just a bit of what the 26-year-old thinks of her name becoming a pop culture catch-phrase and more.
First of all: the name thing is still ‘a thing.’
While she may have chanted “Miss Vanjie, Miss Vanjie” during her infamous exit from RPDR, its not something she wants to hear in the bedroom.
“I would not want somebody saying the ‘Vanjie’ bullshit in the middle of intercourse,” says the drag star. “Fans love to send me videos of them being in an intimate setting with somebody else, and then say my name in the middle of them having sex. It's so weird. It's the freakiest fucking thing."
“For me, I would automatically get turned off and get really soft, so I don't get why saying my name during the session became a thing,” she adds.
The pop culture phenom also hopes to inspire LGBTQ youth telling GTM, “If I’m able to make people relate and express themselves, and I inspire them to do whatever they might want to do – even if it's Barbie or flowers on a corset – I think it's great.”
“Growing up, I had Britney Spears… so for them to have RuPaul's Drag Race is great as we can show them that you get to be yourself,” says Vanjie, aka Jose Cancel. “There's always hope when you get to grow up, you get to dress and up and do whatever you want to do. You don't have someone telling you what to do.”
Want more of the vivacious Miss Vanjie? Pre-order the September 2018 issue of Gay Times at gaytimes.co.uk/buy