With the announcement that Season 2 of Drag Race France is on the way, we caught up with Nicky Doll – the hostess with the mostest.
This year, Belgium is celebrating its 20th anniversary of Marriage Equality, so we’re celebrating queer relationships in all their forms. How would you describe some of your most significant relationships?
As queer people, we really get to put relationships into perspective. For example, due to our history as marginalised people, we have to redefine the meaning of family.
A chosen family is extremely dear to our heart because for a while it has been and it is still today our strongest asset to survive.
Marriage equality is a step in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go. I am glad that, in 2023, people that love each other can be recognised as such by the government.
Do you have any dating or relationship advice that you could share?
My mom always told me to “live happy, live hidden” – not everyone needs to know everything about your business.
Also, mutual respect and communication is very important. Learn to understand that being on your phone when your loved one is talking to you is very toxic and feels like a rejection to them. Be aware!
What’s the most romantic thing that you’ve ever done for someone?
I left my family, friends, culture and country for a loved one – to live in his country. Not bad, right?
Drag Race France is returning for Season 2 – how will you approach this new season differently to your first season?
The Season 1 cast will forever be THAT bitch. We built an empire together but, most importantly, a platform for queer art to be represented on TV and for their story to be told as individuals.
Season 2 is going to be iconic, but I definitely expect more, more, more! They had the privilege to learn from the previous cast – I expect them to come guns blazing!
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