Gisèle Lullaby, winner of “Canada’s Drag Race”, talks about Snatch Game and Celine Dion

I think the biggest challenge is making Brooklyn [Hytes, Canada’s Drag Race host] not only laugh, but take his funny bone and find it. The first moment I drew the eyebrows, I knew it. Because people don’t know, but that’s the only time production happened. It was full COVID so we never had a crowd. There was a crew, there were no crowds. It was the first time that we didn’t see them because they were all hidden behind their backs. The moment I drew it, I felt the crew laugh.

My partner and I were talking a lot about strategy for this season. Sometimes it feels like, drag race, you have to strategize with the girls. And even though you were very clear about being a seamstress, sometimes you said, “Oh, I’m not the best singer. Was there a strategy to underestimate before the competition?

Honestly, I told them I was perfect. That’s how I scared them. When we were going to sing, I didn’t lie. I always started my sentence with, “As a singer, I think it’s important to do these things. And as a singer, I think it’s important to…”

I’m just keeping the joke. And no, I would never put myself down. Oh my God. I said so many things, just like, No one could ever put me down on anything. Jada even said it, when I was down there for the first time, for the only time. She was like, “Cool, she’s not perfect.” And I was like, “Oh, is that what you think?”

On last night’s episode, you received Lady Boom Boom’s final words of encouragement, and it was truly beautiful. You were celebrated by your fellow Quebec queen. Can you talk a bit about Quebec drag and what it was like to be able to present it for CDRand be the first winner from Quebec?

Yeah. All the Quebecers who were on Drag Race especially had a lot of trouble with the English. Because you don’t know Rita Baga like we know Rita Baga. Rita Baga is really dumb, she’s really fun. She is really bubbly. She really has an amazing sense of humor. I think about drag race, we have seen this, what it can do. So that was my main fear when I went to the show. I was like, “Am I going to be…” Because I’m really famous for being really funny in Montreal. And in Quebec, I said to myself, How am I going to translate this sense of humor and ensure that I will succeed?

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