So far, there have been two queens revealed ahead of the big “RuVeal” on the NewNowNext Awards (tonight on LOGO at 8pm): Jasmine Masters and Miss Fame. Joining them in the fray is Seattle’s own DonnaTella Howe, the infamous Court queen that didn’t even want to be on the show.
“It was after they saw my super bit part in Mama Tits’ takedown of that homophobic protester that the producers approached me,” Howe said over a phone call. “I was like, yeah-ok-sure-of course-how much-why not, I’ll do it.”
You may know Miss Howe through her incredible ability to ruffle feathers around the community, from her service in the Imperial Court of Seattle, or you probably know that she hosts Revolution Thursdays every week at The Baltic Room.
She was most definitely not on the short list of Seattle queens that would make the cut for ‘Drag Race,’ following in the footsteps of Jinkx Monsoon and Ben DeLaCreme, but she is hoping that her appearance on the reality show will promote awareness for her boxy-hipped syndrome, to shed new light on the Imperial Court System, and maybe even buy a new wig for once.
One thing she isn’t worried about is the competition from the other queens.
“My friend Vicki Evans told me that ‘winners never win if they’re not winning all the time, so always win if you can win’ and I probably won’t do that,” Howe told me after she audibly burped and farted into the phone. “I’m sorry, I have to go, I have a full bucket of chicken in front of me that is calling my name.”
If you want to see DonnaTella Howe before she gets all famous ‘n what not, you can stalk her at the Feedback Lounge for the holiday edition of Booze, Balls, & Bingo or just find her at The Baltic Room. Or, just find her at Glo’s. Or, just don’t.
Many of you believed that she had scored an appearance on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” but this whole article is as fake as its predecessor. By all means, keep sharing if you think it is real, because it makes me giggle. Enjoy your day!