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Mo Heart interview: 'Worst pick-up line someone's said to me? 'You’re my favourite, Monét X Change!''

She says her heart is her biggest asset - but there's no room in there for Carly Rae Jepsen, apparently.

2022-01-18

Words: Thomas Stichbury; Images: BBC Pictures

This article was first published in Attitude 301, October 2018

Introducing herself as the heart of Drag Race’s 10th season and All Stars 4, Mo Heart - formerly Monique Heart sealed her place in the herstory books as one of the show’s funniest queens. 

Now, she's back to take on the best queens the world has to offer as she re-enters the workroom on Drag Race UK vs The World. Here's what happened when we caught up with Mo in the pages of Attitude in 2018...

What were your rejected drag names?

Ariana Styles, Nevah, Jiz Zonra, Kisha Amillion.

Describe your drag style in five words.

Avant-garde, fashion, seductive, eccentric, unique.

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Pray.

And what’s the last thing you do before going to sleep?

Meditate.

You win a million dollars – what’s the first thing you buy?

I’d reinvest, honey.

Which Drag Race sister would you want to haunt after death?

The Holy Spirit would tell me not to, but... RuPaul and Lady Bunny. Raggedy bitches ain’t called to invite me to the cookout or for coffee. Apparently, everyone is busy!

Worst pick-up line someone has said to you?

“You’re my favourite, Monét X Change.”

What’s the worst thing someone could say to you in bed?

“I’ve always wanted to be with a Black guy. Can you get me tickets to the show?”

What would a film of your life be called?

The Dream of a Dreamer

Who would star as you in it?

Titus Makin Jr.

How would (or does) your Grindr profile read?

“Chill, easy-going, clearly Black and beautiful, gym three times a week.”

If you could be any inanimate object in the world, what would you be?

The loofah in John Stamos’s shower.

What’s your best asset?

My heart, of course.

What’s your life motto?

Knowing the Father loves me allows me to conquer any adversity.

Your house is on fire: what would you save?

My phone (aka my business), and my Gucci bag.

What hidden talent do you have tucked away?

Singing.

Where do you like to escape to?

Dusty Ray Bottoms’ house in New York City.

You’ve been abducted by aliens. What would your parting message to Planet Earth be?

All you hoes better come get me.

What would your own fragrance be called?

The Essence Of The Ooh Ah Ahh Sensation, made from citrus and spice.

Which guests (dead or alive) would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and Rosa Parks.

If you could implement any law, what would it be?

True equal rights for people of colour.

What makes your heart skip a beat?

True demonstrations of selfless love and random acts of kindness.

What is your favourite Carly Rae Jepsen song?

WHO?! I don’t listen to that woman!

RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World will air exclusively on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer from Tuesday 1 February at 9pm, with new episodes released weekly.