GAY TIMES Magazine

Drag Race finalist Gottmik has revealed that she would “love” to compete on a season of All Stars at some point in the future.

The star finished in 3rd/4th place alongside Rosé on the US edition’s 13th season, which was eventually won by Symone in 2021.

She has since become one of the franchise’s most well-known names, with an appearance on the cover of Vogue and walking in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show among her many achievements in recent years.

Speaking to GAY TIMES as she covers the December 2022 issue of the magazine alongside Violet Chachki, Gottmik said being able to do things like this has been “mind-blowing” for her.

“High school me just never would have even thought that was possible,” she said of her Vogue shoot, adding: “Like, that wasn’t even a dream of mine because I never even thought that would be possible.”


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There is undoubtedly a dark side to what Violet, Gottmik and other drag performers do, though, as the court of public opinion has been amplified more than ever by social media – making it impossible to ignore at times.

Drag Race alum in particular face an increasing amount of online hate, which can range from nasty messages to death threats.

Gottmik explained that, although a “certain amount of internet hate is just always going to somewhat get to you,” it’s important to focus on the way you feel about yourself and the people around you.

“And so as long as I just stay nice, I guess, and keep putting out good energy, the universe is going to give what we give,” she continued.

“And so, just because a few people online hate me for no reason because of like, a rumour or whatever their reasoning is, everyone that knows me in person gets a good experience, I hope.”


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Given how far Gottmik has come since appearing on Drag Race, it’s hard to imagine the queen putting her many projects to the side and returning to the main stage anytime soon.

However, she revealed that she is absolutely open to a comeback once she feels “more established” in other parts of her career.

“I loved being on Drag Race,” she excitedly told GAY TIMES. “I literally had the best time of my life. It feels like a drag summer camp and I just love that environment and going on something like All Stars would be really fun and, like I said, I’ve grown so much already. So I definitely would love that in the future.”

Violet Chacki and Gottmik cover the December 2022 issue of GAY TIMES Magazine. Read their interview in full here.