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What To Get the Drag Performer Who Is Everything

What To Get the Drag Performer Who Is Everything

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Lady Bunny, Yara Sofia, Alyssa Edwards, Landon Cider, and more recommend stocking stuffers for drag performers.

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What is the perfect gift for a drag performer this holiday season? Wigs? Makeup? Tuck tape? At the World of Wonder holiday party, drag stars like Lady Bunny, Alyssa Edwards, Yara Sofia, Kelly Mantle, Landon Cider, and more revealed what they'd love to see in their stocking this December.

In the spirit of the season, the divas also offered advice for straight people on what not to give their gay friends (See "Gifting No-Nos for Gay Men" for more bad ideas.) See their responses below.

Bluehairedgirlx633_0Lacey Noel, YouTube star

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Tucking tape.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
A Chick-fil-A gift card.


Landon_cider_rightx633_0Landon Cider (right)

Will RuPaul's Drag Race ever have a drag king competitor?
I still feel hopeful! I still feel hopeful that there is a ball rolling. The opportunities are endless, and there's a more inclusive idea of what drag is. By being invited here today and upcoming things that I am a part of, I think that it's just a matter of time.

What should one give a drag performer for the holidays?
Stones. Rhinestones. A gift certificate to Nova in the downtown L.A. fashion district, because they have beautiful rhinestones.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
Anything that's assuming of their gender or what preference they like and a pronoun -- that's a big no-no for sure.


Lady_bunny_leftx633_0Lady Bunny

Introduction: I just ate a salmon pizza, so I'm really exuding fish.

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
If you're a fan of Paris Is Burning, there is an executive realness pen that you can order online.


Alyssa_edwards_wowx633_0Alyssa Edwards

Introduction: This is my good ol' Texas hair.

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Being delivered RuPaul's Drag Race season 7. All drag queens are waiting.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
My straight friends know what I like. A little dessert. A little pumpkin pie.

Randy_barbato_leftx633_0Randy Barbato, executive producer of RuPaul's Drag Race

On the upcoming RuPaul's Drag Race season: Best. Season. Ever. That's the only note we have to send to our team, is "Best. Season. Ever." It's a combination of the evolution of drag. It's a combination of the evolution of the show, the producers, the queens are so revealing and they represent such a broad spectrum: They're from young to old to art to fashion to comedy. They represent humanity. It almost makes me teary-eyed thinking about it. But it's because it's everything.

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Cushions from an '80s couch for padding. [And] money.


Tempest_dujourx633_0Tempest DuJour, RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 cast member

On the upcoming RuPaul's Drag Race season: This season is really unique, because we're such individuals. All 14 of us this year. Many of us are from smaller towns, so in a way, we have more to prove. There's more on the line for us, too. We can't depend on big-city press. We depend on our performance and how we show ourselves to the world to gain popularity and to gain fans.

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
In general, cash is always appreciated. [But] if it was me, stockings, and foundations, and powder, and lashes. A box full of lashes. Shit that you need, always. Useable gifts.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
Anything with a rainbow flag on it. Yawn. We're done with that, right? And Kokopelli, because I'm from the Southwest.


Raven-symone-and-brendan-jordan_x633_0Brendan Jordan (right) with Raven-Symone

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Ten-inch heels. I'm obsessed with those.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
If someone gave me a football, I wouldn't know what to do with it.


Kelly_mantlex633_0Kelly Mantle

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
A gift certificate to Mac.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
Season tickets to the Dodgers -- and this is coming from Mickey Mantle's nephew. Also, no Uggs. No Crocs. And they shouldn't be wearing them to the Dodgers games either.

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Laganja Estranja

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Talent! I think that would be a great gift for a lot of these girls. But the gift that I'm looking for this year is love and at least an eight-inch cock.

Daniel-franzesex633_0Daniel Franzese, Looking

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
A drag queen Chia pet, where the wig just grows.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
Marble statues of a bust of a man. And sex toys. They're like art! You can't just buy them for people.

What's the best part of being on Looking?
It's just the most gracious, friendly atmosphere, and everyone is so artistic and intelligent, and I love it. I love that show, and I love those people.

Bobby_credit-dusti-cunninghamx633_0Bobby Trendy

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
A gift card to MAC Cosmetics or Hollywood Wigs.

Sham-ibrahimx633_0Sham Abrihim, artist

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Love! That's what everybody needs.

Is there a gift that straight people should never give gay people?
They should give a gift that they would give everyone else. I don't believe in breaking friends down into sexual orientation or race.

Yara_sofiax633_0Yara Sofia

What should one give a drag queen for the holidays?
Makeup remover [from] Neutrogena.

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Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.