5 comments for “What I learned auditioning for Rupaul’s Drag Race

  1. Alyvia Jazmine Guidry
    April 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you Precious, just for being you and being real. Your video is very inspiring and I would love to meet you one day. I started my own transition almost two years ago and have been struggling to find the words to express to my VERY overbearing and unsupportive older brother what living my life as woman means to me and how it makes me feel about myself. If he weren’t so blinded by his own hatred of who I truly am he could plainly see it just by observing how outgoing, happy and at peace I am now that I am living as my true self. I am hoping that by using some the wording you used in your video that I will be able to help him clearly understand what being a woman means to me. Thank you again,
    Alyvia

    • Precious Davis
      April 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Alyvia- thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share with me. Life is about sharing,giving, and leaving a legacy that will last far beyond what we leave on this earthly plane. In finding your truth along the way there will be many who do not understand the peace that you feel and that is ok! By you living your truth you show witness to the authenticity that lives on the inside of you. It is that courage that is undeniable in the face of hostility. Do not feel that you have to defend your truth, either…because you don’t! Your happiness at the end of the day is what matters. Your brother will come around in time, stop explaining and let him observe the beauty that is Transgender. I’m sending nothing but positive energy your way.

      Best,
      Precious

  2. Josh Leiby
    May 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Precious,

    I think you are perfect for season 6! In your video I thought you mentioned season 5 though? One of the Big Gurls from Iowa, Dena Cass (aka Mama Cass) just entered the contest for season 6. She was the first drag queen I ever saw back in the 90’s when I came out. I’m living in Florida now, but miss Chi Town. Weiner Circle, haaay! I like your platform and what you stand for. I agree that so many of the queens that enter this contest are self serving and you have an actual goal of helping people, which is very admirable. I hope all of your dreams come true and all the best from Jacksonville, Florida. :-)

    • Precious Davis
      June 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Josh-

      Thank you for your response. I love the platform that Drag Race provides for Trans performers as well as Drag Queens.I admire Rupaul’s story of resilience,perseverance,and innovation. Rupaul was the first example of gender variance I had ever seen as a child, therefore she will always be a personal icon to me.

      I do know Dena Cass and she is a legendary woman who has won every crown under the sun in the field of pageantry. I totally think she deserves to walk Rupaul’s runway too! Personally I think Candis Cayne deserves her own show. Ru and Candis performed together early in their careers in NYC underground art scene.

      thank you for your support, everyday I wake up and try to empower the world in a very special way that inspires people to pursue their authentic identity and personal truths with out constraints. I’m looking forward to the future! I know that my platform is ever expanding and am looking forward to much more travel in my future! Sending lots of positive vibes to you!

      Best,

      Precious

  3. rick
    May 4, 2014 at 12:56 am

    raja is not trans. she said in an interview that she identifies as a man. but great article loved the video.

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