Pandora Boxx won the Miss Congeniality Award during RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2. Unfortunately, that win didn’t help her on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race and she was one of the first queens sent home, along with Mimi Imfurst. We talked with Pandora about her latest Drag Race experience & also asked her our 7 Questions.
You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three titles, which ones do you choose?
Like real magazines? I was thinking of crazy magazine titles. I would pick Entertainment Weekly, (CGM) you can throw in some fake ones… (PB) Schlong and Ebony.
Your DVR can only carry 3 shows, which ones would you want?
American Horror Story, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who.
Bonus question: Which Doctor?
I love David Tennant ‘cause he’s hot. He made an amazing Doctor, but I like Matt Smith too. I think he’s doing a great job.
What’s been your strangest fan encounter?
I met this lovely, lovely woman who uncontrollably cried when she met me. Then I re-met her again and she said “I was the one that met you before and I couldn’t stop crying. I just want to say how much your story and everything meant to me. I couldn’t get it out then but I really wanted to say it now.” And then she started crying again. It was so wonderful & sweet but at the same time I was saying it’s ok, it’s ok, I’m just a man in a dress. Incredibly touching and sweet but at that moment I was like “what do I do?” I so don’t want to disappoint this poor woman who’s crying.
Tell me about a time when you were starstruck.
I was a little starstruck cause I was on a plane the other week. Sitting there, this woman kind of walks up because someone was sitting in the window seat so she was letting that person sit in the window seat. She’s standing there & she says hi to the guy next to me and I look up and I’m like that is @#$%ing Paula Abdul. I’m like Oh My God that’s Paula Abdul! And she had like sunglasses on. She was totally decked out. She looked gorgeous. And she said hi to me and I had this big smile and I waved & said hi and I’m totally a stalker the whole flight. I’m trying to lean over. Will she see me? Can I talk to her? Cause I can’t just go up in her face & do that because I don’t want to bother her. They served lunch on the plane and I’m thinking to myself, I have to know what she’s eating. You had a choice of a chicken salad or a burger. When it got served, if I leaned up just a little bit, I could totally see her in my eyeshot. What was Paula Abdul eating? The journalism totally kicked in, I felt like I was narrating in my head “Paula Abdul snacked on a light lunch of…” I felt like I was in Absolutely Fabulous when Patsy gets interviewed and she imagines this whole interview in her head; that totally didn’t happen because she got put in the magazine where she had horrible plastic surgery. So I’m leaning up & I’m like “Paula Abdul got the burger. Yes!”
What are three things you must have in your fridge or pantry?
I must have iced tea; this type of frozen pizza. I’m addicted to it and it’s horrible and I shouldn’t make it. And ice cubes because I always have to have ice cubes in my drinks.
Which person would you NOT want to lip-synch against?
RuPaul because I know I’d be going home then.
Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett?
GASP! How to choose that? Well everybody loves Lucy. Amazingly, wickedly talented. I was actually born in Jamestown, the same town Lucille Ball was born in. But I have to say Carol Burnett because she’s such an icon to me and I just remember watching the Carol Burnett Show in reruns and just being mesmerized by it. Carol Burnett is more like me because she was kinda goofy. She was pretty but she wouldn’t be anybody you would say is classically pretty. But she looks great and she’s funny and goofy and she’s totally me.
RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race airs Monday nights, 8pm/9pm ET on LOGO!
Pandora Boxx photo: Credit: Mathu Andersen