The seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race has yet to choose its contestants, but Enstars managed to get an interview with a queen who might find herself strutting her stuff on that runway in the next competition.
Drag performer Beneva Fruitville submitted an audition tape for the series that was due in May, which is providing hope that she might become a contestant on the series.
"My submission video has been viewed for this casting season, so I have my fingers crossed," Fruitville exclusively told Enstars.
Fruitville, whose name is Berry Ayers behind the wig and makeup, auditioned for the series prior to this upcoming season. She revealed that there were some moments that could have looked better in her first tape, which made her learn how her new audition can look.
"As a stage performer, my makeup tends to be more on the dramatic side and I wish I could have toned some of it down for camera closeups," Fruitville said. "I also feel like my energy and vivacity varied from shot to shot due to a rush to complete the video before the submission deadline."
If Fruitville does end up being chosen to participate in the competition, then there is a lot that fans can expect to see from her. Considering that she's worked as an actor in musical theatre and performed in TV pilots, she has plenty to share.
"My drag performances are comedic mostly, with a touch of Southern charm and pop references," the queen revealed. "I do a lot of hosting and emceeing and am very improvisational with my crowds. You will never see the same show twice."
Fans can vote for queens that they would personally like to see in the race next season on Drag Official. Out of a list of 200 potential contestants, Fruitville is currently at number three as of Wednesday. While she didn't expect this to happen, she is more than grateful to her fans, known as "Fruitflies" and "Benevanites."
Fruitville has also done a number of impersonations on stage, including pop star Nicki Minaj and Elle Woods from Legally Blonde the Musical. She got started in drag at an AIDS benefit performance as an extension of her career in musical theatre.
"I believe Beneva has helped me become comfortable with the feminine side of myself, which many gay men can be uncomfortable with," she said. "I also think Beneva has boosted my self confidence because like any other acting role, I try to embody her character."
Fruitville also revealed that if she could choose any celebrity guest judge in the race, then she would choose country superstar Dolly Parton.
"She has had such a prolific career in show business and her generosity of spirit is plentiful," the queen said.
Fruitville's upcoming projects include "Beneva Fruitville's Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza" at the Players Theatre of Sarasota in Florida on June 27. She will be performing as two of her favorite Disney characters. In her words: "one tentacled, one icy."