Why Don’t You..? Kumar On Being A Real Woman

Kumar, Singapore’s favourite drag queen, offers a complete girl’s guide to finding happiness, and why the perfect man is nothing but an illusion

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WHY DON’T YOU…

DRESS UP—LITERALLY

To borrow from RuPaul, we’re all born naked and everything else is drag. If the world ends tomorrow, I want to die on stage in my dress.

GET REAL!

There is no such thing as the right man. Make him right with what you have.

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EYEBROWS

It doesn’t matter if you die of thirst and hunger—make sure your eyebrows are perfect before you go!

LAUGH MORE

There’ve been instances when I’m tongue-tied, but I just simply laugh, brush it off and change the subject.

RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF

If there’s something Singaporean women have lost touch with, it’s their soul. And they’re always nagging. Stop!

PLASTIC ISN’T FANTASTIC

Don’t own any credit cards. Find peace and happiness within yourself—age gracefully.

MAKE LIKE DRAG QUEENS DO

Between pageant queens and drag queens, I think the latter have more fun. And once the cat fight becomes a dog fight… watch as the claws disappear and the real men in them come out.

Interview by Gerald Tan

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