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February 9th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana

"Face. Face. Face. Face."

Name: Jujubee

Hails from: Boston, MA

Occupation: Entertainer, Makeup Artist, Contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2

Why She’s A Babe: Jujubee is a fabulous, fiery bitch that says fun things on-the-fly like, “Are you trying to be fierce to me, Miss Tati?” She also looks like one of those maintenance-intense “aunties” that my mother would introduce me only briefly to at Continue reading BABEWATCH: Jujubee

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The Bravery

February 25th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

This week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, my girl Ongina proved once again that she is the funnest and fiercest of all the fabulous bitches in the competition. My tiny queen won the Mac Viva Glam challenge, earning a spot as a spokesperson for the campaign.

But as she heard that she won, she broke down into sobs. And said the bravest thing I’ve ever heard on television, so much so that I’m ashamed to have seen it on something as fluffy as a standard-definition reality show:

“I just wanted to say, and I’ve always been so afraid to say it, that I’ve been living with HIV for the last two years of my life. And this means so much to me. I didn’t want to say it on national TV because my parents didn’t know–oh my God.

You have to celebrate life. You keep going. And I keep going.”

I can honestly tell you that I cried. All night.


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March 5th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Jen and I will tell you from firsthand experience that taking on two rock responsibilities at once (i.e. playing Rock Band guitar while singing into a microphone that is duct taped to your chest) is difficult, if not damn near impossible. Perhaps this is why we’re so mystified by the fact that Chicago duet Sanawon (which apparently, is Korean for “fierce”) makes melodious music happen with only two members. Frontwoman Jenny Choi rocks vox, keys, and a saucy haircut all at once–which, quite frankly, might speak more to an upbringing of “be good at everything” than a desire to overextend.

We love their anti-folk-indie-pop vibe so much, we’d even be inclined to brave the winds of Chi-town to see them. How often is a person and her partner, as stated, actually as “fierce” as promised?

Check out Choi’s quirky vocals andPhilip Stone’s bumping beats here.


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