RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race eliminated two talented queens in the first episode. One of those queens was Mimi Imfurst, the self-proclaimed “Hardest Working Bitch In Show Business.” Pandora Boxx was also sent home. At the end of our recent interview, I asked Mimi if she would be so kind to answer our 7 Questions. Enjoy her answers — and check out her full interview.
You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three titles, which ones do you choose?
Ooh. Vogue. People and Weekly World News because there’s always a Bat Boy or Vampire or alien somewhere. I’m a big fan of Bat Boy. He’s a celebrity. He’s got a whole musical written about him. I didn’t get no musical.
Your DVR can only carry 3 shows, which ones would you want?
West Wing, Golden Girls and I’m going to pull another Aaron Sorkin show and pick Newsroom.
What’s been your strangest fan encounter?
I did a show in Alaska and I may have mentioned something along the lines that Sarah Palin’s about a useful as Christina Aguilera’s girdle. This girl got really upset and we started talking. She told me after the show and she started to ask me if I believed in the 2nd amendment. I told her that I didn’t think we needed guns and she said we needed them to protect ourselves. I said from what and she said from our black President. It was at that moment in time that I thought it was a really good time to go back to my hotel room. I’ve not been back to Alaska since. That was awkward.
Tell me about a time when you were starstruck.
I’ve worked with so many people that I don’t get starstruck but I will tell you that when you go down that runway for the first time on RuPaul’s Drag Race and you see Ru behind the table, you’re kind of in awe. First of all, I don’t know how she looks better & better every year. She looks better now than when she had her TV show in the 90’s. People always ask is she as beautiful in person and she’s even more beautiful in person. It’s unexplainable. There’s not a hair out of place. The makeup is perfect. The lighting is perfect. The outfit is perfect. I don’t know if she’ s drinking formaldehyde with her vodka or what but she is perfectly preserved and unclockable. You’re trying to focus, of course, going down the runway but here’s the one person who any drag queen, we idolize this woman growing up. To see her right there, to look that perfect well, I’m going to go shoot myself. With this gun from Alaska. It doesn’t get better, it gets bitter!
What are three things you must have in your fridge or pantry?
Chocolate, vodka and fried chicken. Fried chicken is always a good thing.
Which person would you NOT want to lip-synch against?
I don’t know if there is anybody, to be honest with you. I can’t think of anybody. To me, it’s all fun. That’s kind of how I looked at it. You never know. Sometimes you can be the better lip-syncher and end up going home. It happens sometimes.
Lucille Ball vs. Carol Burnett?
Carol Burnett. That’s such an unfair question. (CGM) It is like choosing between your children. (MI) Yeah! There’s so different and so amazingly talented but I’m going to go with Carol Burnett.
RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race airs Monday nights, 8pm/9pm ET on LOGO!
Mimi Imfurst photo: Credit: Mathu Andersen