BY Bryan Ochalla
October 23 2009 6:50 AM ET
At first glance, it’s easy to see why some consider celebrity blogger and YouTube sensation B. Scott (a.k.a. Brandon Scott Sessoms) “the next RuPaul.” Both have cheekbones that would make Grace Jones blush, eyelashes that would make Jennifer Lopez jealous, and hair that would make Beyoncé blow her wig.
The difference between the two, according to the out Scott: “I don’t do drag. I don’t have to paint on my high cheek bones. I don’t have to put on long eyelashes. I wake up in the morning looking fabulous!”
Although the former model, real estate agent, and interior designer isn’t the biggest fan of the comparison — “To me, it slights RuPaul and all he’s accomplished” — he understands where it comes from.
“[RuPaul is] all most people know” when it comes to gender-nonconforming celebrities, he says.
“People can compare me to whoever they want to compare me to, but I see myself as more of an Ellen-meets-Tyra, with a little bit of Oprah. And maybe a pinch of Conan O’Brien too — because my humor can be a little weird.”
It’s hard to argue with that self-assessment after seeing a few episodes of the multifaceted and multiracial diva’s latest multimedia endeavor, The B. Scott Show.
Since the show launched last month, a number of engrossing guests have joined Scott, who has a degree in psychology, on the white couch that serves as its centerpiece, including The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss, Nene Leakes, and Kim Zolciak. (An interview with Scott’s main muse, Mariah Carey, will air in early November.)
As he does on his popular website, Scott sticks to the positive while chatting with his guests — though he’s hardly a pushover.
“The way I think about it is, you are coming onto my couch and you are going to answer these questions,” he says. “I mean, how are my interviews going to be different from anyone else’s if you come here and give me the same politically correct answers that you’ve given to everyone else? I want the truth.”
Advocate.com: Why did you start doing YouTube videos in the first place?
B. Scott: Honestly, I got so excited seeing naked pictures of Shemar Moore that I ran over to my computer and said to myself, I have to make a video! I was so excited. I mean, I had been wondering my whole life what Shemar Moore looked like naked — and, baby, what I saw answered my question and then some! So I guess you could say all of this came out of seeing Shemar Moore’s ding-ding.