ELIMINATED – Interview with #RPDR MAGNOLIA CRAWFORD: The “Real” Story Why She Was Kicked Off
The ” Real” Story behind behind kicked off the show. It has nothing to do with being there only for publicity…. Uploaded today to Magnolia’s You Tube Channel.
FIERTH: What is your name?
MAGNOLIA: Drag or boy? My legal name is Reynolds (as in Reynolds Wrap) Engelhart. Good luck learning to spell that when you’re in preschool… My drag name is Magnolia (as in Steel) Crawford (as in Joan).
FIERTH: Do you have a nick-name?
MAGNOLIA: My friends call me Rey or Wren. My drag friends call me Maggie.
FIERTH: Where are you based, where do you call home?
MAGNOLIA: I live in Las Vegas, but I’m from Seattle (the other Emerald City).
FIERTH: How tall are you?
MAGNOLIA: 5’11 1/2” The and a half is very important!
FIERTH: How do you describe your work?
MAGNOLIA: This is a very open ended question. I work professionally as a Flight Attendant for a major U.S. carrier. I also work as a drag queen and comedian. My drag character is campy and quirky. I consider myself the world’s most glamorous trash queen.
FIERTH: What about drag frustrates you?
MAGNOLIA: I have an odd, hard to understand sense of humor. It frustrates me when people don’t understand it, or when they don’t appreciate my work. I know I can’t be everyone’s cup of tea though. Oh well, I’m more of a coffee drinker anyway.
FIERTH: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
MAGNOLIA: I’m extremely proud of my YouTube Channel: MagnoliaIsMe. You should definitely check it out and subscribe for hours of entertainment. It really portrays what I’m all about as an entertainer.
FIERTH: Who or what inspired you to become a drag queen?
MAGNOLIA: I’m a self-made woman. I inspired myself to become a drag queen. However, my art is influenced by other entertainers such as Bettie Butterfield, Dame Edna, and Jackie Hell.
FIERTH: Did you enjoy dressing up as a child?
MAGNOLIA: Of course! What kid doesn’t?
FIERTH: How do you describe your look?
MAGNOLIA: My look is a mixture of camp, trash, and thrift shop. I like to take the beautiful and make it ugly, because why not?
FIERTH: How do you keep it real?
MAGNOLIA: I don’t. I prefer plastic.
FIERTH: What is the secret to success?
MAGNOLIA: I’m still working on it!
FIERTH: Have you ever felt hopeless? How did you get through it?
MAGNOLIA: No. I don’t have time to feel hopeless. I’m too busy!
FIERTH: Where did you grow up?
MAGNOLIA: Butt fuck nowhere, AKA Pasco, Washington.
FIERTH: What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
MAGNOLIA: I was an angel growing up.
FIERTH: My generation was …
MAGNOLIA: Better than the previous one, and way better than the next one!
FIERTH: The kids today …
MAGNOLIA: Fat. Lay off the Wendy’s (unless you’re me).
FIERTH: What makes you angry?
MAGNOLIA: Being pinched.
FIERTH: Describe a time when you made the best of a public gaffe.
MAGNOLIA: Well, I’m currently in the process of doing just that! Drag Race hasn’t been as kind to me as I’d hoped.
FIERTH: What do you daydream about?
MAGNOLIA: Money, fame, attention! Also sex.
FIERTH: What do you think is the meaning of life?
MAGNOLIA: Whatever you want it to be!
FIERTH: What is your beauty secret?
MAGNOLIA: Stay up late, smoke lots of cigarettes, and over eat.
FIERTH: Do you collect anything?MAGNOLIA: Phone numbers.
FIERTH: Do you have any obsessions right now?
MAGNOLIA: Obsession? Do they still make that? I’m more of a White Diamonds kind of girl.
FIERTH: What is your guilty pleasure?
MAGNOLIA: Buffet’s. I love to go with the girls after bunco.
FIERTH: What is your “Safety Word”?
MAGNOLIA: I live on the wild side.
FIERTH: Who do you have your eye on right now?
MAGNOLIA: Jayla D. Foxx! She’s fabulous. Tori Balenciaga! That bitch can sew the house down!
FIERTH: Which stars, if any, leave you star struck?
MAGNOLIA: Every time I look in the mirror I’m struck at how fabulous I am!
FIERTH: Whom do you despise?
MAGNOLIA: Reality TV stars.
FIERTH: Do you believe in karma?
MAGNOLIA: No. And thank heavens for that!
FIERTH: Which places have you traveled to that you feel had changed your perspective of the world?
MAGNOLIA: I lived in South Africa for a while when I was in my early twenties. It was amazing. But, I’ve been all over the world. I’ve road tripped through southern Africa – from Cape Town to Namibia through Botswana, up into Zambia, down through Zimbabwe, then back to Cape Town. I’ve biked through China and India. I spent two weeks living in a long house in Borneo. The list goes on…
FIERTH: What is the funniest joke you have ever heard?
MAGNOLIA: Jack Handy can amuse me for hours.
FIERTH: Leave us a quote to carry on with:
MAGNOLIA: “It doesn’t matter if they’re laughing with you or at you, as long as they’re laughing.”