There’s a new Queen in town! – If you were lucky enough to watch Queen of the Universe then you’re well aware that on the season’s finale 26-year-old Grag Queen was crowned (literally!) the first winner of the competition.
The Brazilian singer wowed audiences with her show stopping performances of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” HERE and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” HERE among others. Grag was thrilled with her victory. “I feel SO accomplished! This award symbolizes a dream come true. I am sure my family and my country are proud of me.” She’s been lauded by fellow singing Queens Alaska Thunderfuckwho said, “Grag is one of the most technically skilled singers out there, but it’s her stage presence, sense of humor, and charisma that make her an absolute superstar.” Trixie Mattel added, “She’s a star before the song even starts, and then when she begins singing – it’s over bitch.”
A staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community in Brasil, Grag – born Gregory Mohd – she’s very well-aware of how many young people are afraid to come out to be their true selves. “We live in a country that kills LGBTQ people more than any other, and our transgender people’s [life expectancy] is only 35 years old and it’s not fair. We are still trying to find some place of peace….I really want to use this platform to make people know that this situation is crazy and it’s real.”
How do you describe yourself and how do you identify?
I describe myself as a endless learner, that on this moment is happy for expressing my truth through my art.
How does it feel to be the Queen of the Universe?
Haha, it feels insane, in my life I never thought to dream this big, so I thank the universe EVERYDAY for picking me up to be their Queen!
Did you expect that your talent as a singer would shine so bright in the competition?
My only strategy was having fun, regardless of everything… Take note: that’s how we win a competition!
How do you feel as one of the most popular drag queen singers internationally?
I feel fancy as hell hahaha. Everything is so unreal. GOSH it takes time to load all the informations in my brain. haha I’m focusing on celebrating and making sure I’m ok to do the work…
How would you describe your music and what shall we expect from you?
My music is my main love! I would say it’s the fuel to be doing everything! I describe it as the reflection of what I’m listening to and feeling. We never know where it’s going.
Who are your influences and how was life in Brazil before being crowned the Queen of the Universe?
My Influence will always be the Brazilian Artists especially the ones that are a part of our community! It’s so complicated living in a country full of movements against art that we are having nowadays… But the fact is, we never give up, we keep pushing cuz we refuse ourselves to give it away! I totally have this fire. And, I love Miss Lauryn Hill.
How was meeting RuPaul live and what did you talk about?
One of the biggest achievements of my life! She was so kind, showing that she really knows me and made sure to condragulate me for the win! Lov Ya mama Ru!
How was your first DragCon?
Well I never expected to take part of panels, booth, have my own merch and lots of people looking for me on my very first experience! I literally had a Blast at that place…
Would you ever consider appearing in Drag Race?
What makes you smile?
Tell us a secret!
I have plenty.
What are your future plans?
Just make sure I’m healthy… body and mind to keep working on my stuff. Being appreciated by u guys is my biggest LOVE.