Uh huh, honey. The b*tches from DragStarDiva got a chance to talk to the tattooed beauty of Brooklyn, Miss Dahlia Sin, in our newest DSD exclusive.
This sassy New Yorker absolutely screams the kind of sex appeal we could only wish for, and we got the opportunity to ask her anything we wanted. We’re talking drag moms, makeup, what it takes to be a successful queen and how to be ahead of the game.
Keep a lookout California. This dynamite just landed on the West Coast and is ready to make a killing.
We present…Lady Sin.
Who is Dahlia Sin? Describe your look in 3 words.
Dahlia Sin is known as the “Tattooed Beauty.” She’s 3 parts: sexy, banjee and c*nt. She’s the queen that will steal your man and not feel bad about it.
How did you get your name? Drag mom?
Dahlia comes from the black dahlia – I wanted my name to resemble me, a dark beauty. And Sin I got from the 7 deadly sins. I do have a drag mother and her name is Aja (maybe you’ve heard of her). Yes, Dahlia, we’ve heard of her.
In the last several seasons of Drag Race, there has been a lot of discussion about “years in the game.” How long have you been doing drag, and do you think that experienced queens have an advantage?
For me, it’s a mixed vote. I have been doing drag for four years now and it’s a true experience being a seasoned queen vs a baby queen. But being a seasoned queen does not mean you know more than someone who has been doing drag for two years. Drag is always evolving and changing, and a lot of older queens get stuck and stick to one look and never update their paint or wardrobe. On the other hand, a baby queen is changing and progressing every day. But it is true that as a seasoned queen, you have earned your place within the community and have established your name. So to answer your question, no, I don’t think it matters how many years you have been doing drag. A humble queen is always the best queen.
What are your makeup must-haves?
My #1 makeup must have is HIGHLIGHTER! If I can’t see your face glowing across the room, then why bother?
We have to say that you are hot in both genders. Do you get different attention when you are painted, and how so?
Lmao, thank you. It’s crazy, I do get a lot both ways. Recently more in drag because I’m out in drag 3-4 times a week, and sometimes more. Gay guys, straight guys, and women all love me. But yes, it is different attention. As a guy, people are scared to talk to me in person so they hit me up on social media. And in drag, people just assume since I’m in drag that means they can kiss and feel on me as they please. There’s never a day when I’m in drag where I’m not basically harassed, but I guess that’s what comes with being a hoe. LOL
You have amassed quite a following on Instagram. What separates you from a lot of the other queens?
Yes, I have. I’ve worked hard to get where I am, so right there that separates me from the pack. Being booked is another. Also for me, two must-haves in drag to get you anywhere – you must be humble and you must have a presence. A lot of queens possess neither. They are either stuck up and think they are the sh*t or they don’t have a good presence. On top of that, they haven’t built anything in their community, but think they deserve an award. Whether it’s your personality or on stage, if you possess those two things then you will go far.
You’re known as the tattooed beauty of Brooklyn – are there any tattoos that you regret getting? Any new ones we should keep a lookout for?
Lol yes. And no, I love all my tattoos and plan on getting many more. I love being known as a tattooed beauty. Being plain is boring, which is why I’m a drag queen. But I plan on getting a minimum of 10 more, big of course.
A humble queen is always the best queen.
Who was your inspiration to first start doing drag, and who is your current kiki crush?
My inspiration was just women in general. I wanted to create my version of a perfect woman and bring her to life. I don’t care to be a pageant beauty, just me. And my kiki crush, let’s just say she’s British with the last name Stone.
NYC can be a brutal city to become a breakout star. What is your advice for girls just getting into the game?
Yes, it is. My advice for any queen coming into the drag scene, and not just in NYC, like I’ve said before, be HUMBLE! Trust me, it will get you far. We couldn’t agree more.
Thoughts on working with Aja The Kween?
Aja? She’s a f*cking b*tch! Lmao just kidding. I love her. She is the one who put me in drag for the first time and is the one who taught me what I know today. If it wasn’t for Aja, there would be no Dahlia. She will always be one of my best friends.
What is a day-in-the-life of Dahlia out of drag?
A day in the life of Dahlia out of drag? Well, it consists of waking up, taking nude selfies, going shopping, eating at least six times a day, and annoying anyone I can on social media or in person.
Do you have aspirations to be on Drag Race? If so, why…if not, why?
YES! My main reason is to give back, especially to my mom and family. It’s a chance for me to provide her with everything she has given me and more. Without my mom, I would be nowhere and I love her to death. She is my inspiration.
She’s the queen that will steal your man and not feel bad about it.
Long term relationships can be difficult for our girls. What have been your experiences in dating?
Dating in drag sucks ass. There is no dating. Yes, hookups are easy to come by, but anything past that is almost impossible. The fact that you’re a vampire who lives at night in a bar and your whole life is dedicated to drag (in my case) then it leaves you zero room for dating. But I’m working on it…
We noticed that you have your own T-shirts. Is there a place we can send readers to purchase?
YES! Head on over to Dragqueenmerch.com and pick up one of your very own Dahlia Sin T-Shirts today which come in many different designs, colors, and sizes. Also, catch me at DragCon NYC 2017 September 9-10 where I will also have new merch. You can get your tickets here.