Queens on Thrones: Jiggly Caliente (SLIDE SHOW)
The RuPaul's Drag Race vet strikes a pose in XL's sprawling facility for NYC Gay Pride and QE2's Diamond Jubilee
Photograph: Jolie Ruben
The queen: The self-described “NYC Asian Plus Size Barbie” has been entertaining New Yorkers for a decade. She holds titles including Ms. Asia America ’06, Ms. Universo Latina Plus ’09 and Ms. Mexico NY 2008. She’s appeared as an extra on Ugly Betty, but you probably know her best for her plucky turn on RuPaul’s Drag Race. You can find her regularly at the Web.
The throne: XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge. It can be a bit disorienting to enter the shiny, black two-level latrine inside the gay playground on the first floor of the Out NYC hotel—especially after a few cocktails. Fortunately, brightly illuminated handrails guide you through the cavernous commode.
Time Out New York: Do you have any advice for the woman who is arguably the world’s most famous queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee?
Jiggly Caliente: My only suggestion is to put the kitten heels away and put some fierce high heels on!
Got any good bathroom stories from your adventures in nightlife?
None! And if I did, I wouldn’t say. Any embarrassing moments of me in a bathroom die with me.…
What are you proud of this June?
I am so proud to be following my dreams and taking full advantage of every opportunity that has come and is coming my way while staying grounded and humble. Besides touring the country, I also just signed to a motion picture set to film this summer; I am super excited to hopefully start an acting career as well. The world needs more Jiggly.
More Jiggly Caliente!
Go to jigglycaliente.com and facebook.com/jigglycaliente, and follow @JigglyCaliente.
The third season of RuPaul's Drag U premieres June 18 at 9pm on Logo. For more information, go to logotv.com.