“RuPaul’s Drag Race” had its first “Oh my God, she’s going home way too soon,” moment on Monday night (April 4). Acid Betty, the show’s queen of goth, was sent home after a less than stellar Nancy Grace impression during the Snatch Game, having to lip-sync for her life in a pregnancy belly against Naomi Smalls.
Zap2it got to speak with Acid Betty about the character she originally wanted to do for Snatch Game, the inaccurate mean girl persona she was given on camera and who she thinks will win.
Zap2it: How was watching the episode?
Acid Betty: It wasn’t bad! I’m glad I left with some dignity. I think I’m glad I showed what I do. I had a good time. I know a lot of rumors were out there that I was going to quit, get in a fight, or talk back … but that’s not me.
How do you feel you were portrayed on the show?
I just think they make good TV. I mean, I don’t feel totally bad. I wasn’t in there being rude or mean to people. If anyone who was there would tell, I was basically helping a lot of people out.
What specifically did you do to help people out?
Well, like for Snatch Game, Kim Chi is wearing my outfit, which they don’t show. I did the choreography, the Street Meat and the “big black bean” joke was mine. I brought out Thorgy’s unfortunate mother story, because I have an unfortunate mother story as well, and Thorgy wasn’t brave enough to talk about it. So, I was like I’ll talk about mine, so you don’t have to do it. [All of this stuff] got left [off camera].
How do you feel about your Snatch Game performance?
Originally, I was going to do Pepper from “American Horror Story.” Nancy Grace was a 2nd runner-up. But due to royalty rights, I [couldn’t] to do the character of Pepper.
Were you frustrated having to lip-sync with the pregnant Madonna belly?
A little bit. But another part of me was like, I can show people that I have a sense of humor, and that I’m professional … that I can just turn out the pregnancy belly! I kept it real and kept it on. The worst choice would be to take it off and be a de-robing dude. Awkward.
How did you make that belly?
It was hollow. It’s air condition installation foam that you get from Home Depot. I took a styrofoam cake top and I put that inside so I could poke the birds in it. I do graphic, web and video animation so I usually like to integrate that. I’m like a child in Disneyland.
Will you stay in contact with the other queens?
I ended up becoming really good friends with Bob the Drag Queen, Thorgy and Chi Chi.
Who do you think is going to win?
I think Chi Chi should win. If she does’t, I want Thorgy. I need her to get to the top. She’s been auditioning every season, and I think she deserves it.
While Acid Betty sashays away from the runway, next Monday (April 11), the cast of “Little Women: LA” will be joining the show. Watch “The Wizard of Oz” themed episode preview below below.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Logo.