On Point With: Fonda Koxx

This Texan drag star has made NYC her town to slay… and now podcast stardom is underway as well. Fonda Koxx rocks our world!

Thotyssey: Hello Fonda! How is the month treating you so far?

Fonda Koxx: So far it’s been amazing; I’m really enjoying the weather change.

What is the perfect drag weather?

A brisk 60, with no rain!

That does sound perfect. By the way, did you happen to catch the premiere two episodes of All Stars? If so, what are your overall thoughts about the winners and “losers,” and the twist that home viewers can now basically vote for a fan favorite?

I always love the twists! I only saw the first episode. My thoughts are, I’m sad for Monica; I love her! I also love that they kept the lip sync assassins.

So, tell us a bit if you will about where you’re originally from, and if performing, fashion, music, etc. were always in your life.

I’m originally from Texas, and have always loved a performance. Music has always been a part of my life. I started drag before Instagram and Drag Race, so my idols have always been the local queens. I watched and learned and thought to myself for many years, “I want to do this.” And one day, I finally got the nerve… and I have yet to stop.

How might you describe the Texas drag scene, for those unfamiliar?

Texas drag is very camp meets showgirl. It’s all about, looks, dance, stunts, and comedy.

What made you want to come to New York and do drag here?

I’ve always dreamed of living in NYC. I figured after the pandemic, it was now or never. If you can make it in NY you can make it anywhere, as the song goes!

Do the New York girls turn it a lot differently than the Texas girls?

They are both so different! NY girls are entertainers and are much more theatrical, and you are more likely to get live singing in NYC. I love both so much.

How might you describe the Fonda live experience, as far as looks and numbers go, today? Do you sing?

I’m much more of a dancer and lip sync queen. I love camp, so you’ll probably see my drop a split with a silly look on my face. I love to serve a look, and then give you the unexpected comedy and acrobatics.

You co-host a Latinx drag revue called “Reinas” at HUSH in Hell’s Kitchen, with Pietra Parker and Natalie Carrera. What’s that like?

It’s honestly been my favorite show I’ve done. We are all so different, and so in sync. We each bring something different, and get to represent our cultures.

And I understand that you’ve recently started a podcast with two unlikely co-hosts, Marti Cummings and Richard JMV, and that you actually all have a few key things in common!

Yes, “Them 3 Judies” is the podcast and it’s been a fun adventure. We mostly wanted to express the idea that being sober and working on your mental health shouldn’t be stigmatized or keep you from loving and living your life. As you know, nightlife is centered around drinking and celebrating. Being sober is just a unique perspective.

I can imagine! What else is going on or coming up for you?

I am excited for the one year anniversary of “Reinas” happening July 21! We have an amazing event planned, and can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Very exciting! Okay lastly: what’s your favorite thing about drag… and what’s your least favorite?

My favorite thing about drag is the community it builds, the sisterhood! My least favorite thing is that for so many of us, we face ignorance and novelty. People forget we are real people.

Thanks for keeping it real for all of us, Fonda!

Check Thotyssey’s calendar for Fonda Koxx’s upcoming appearances, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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