Culture Q&A: Ivy Winters

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ivy Winters joins other cast members at Old National Centre’s Egyptian Room on March 14. We tucked away with her before the show.

How long does it take to get done up for a performance?
My makeup takes me about 90 minutes, including shaving time. But we drag queens can sit in front of the mirror for hours and say, “We could use another rhinestone here.”

You won Miss Congeniality on the TV show. Ever get compared to Sandra Bullock?  
I have been compared to Sandra. I’m so honored to have gotten that from Drag Race. It was hard knowing that if you had bitchy fights, you were going to get more airtime.

What’s a night on the road like?
In the past, we would go straight to the venue when we arrived in a city. So everyone was crashing on airport floors and cranky. This time around, it’s going to be better. Being on a tour bus, we’ll be able to finish up a show and sleep. And all the girls are so much fun. It’s 100 percent entertainment.