Written by: Bee Reed
Now that the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is well under way you’re probably following all of your favorite queens on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, those of you who have Tumblr (or anyone just wants to check out a great Tumblr page) should be sure to follow Katya on that platform as well. The posts she makes are everything a drag fan could ever ask for, and then some! Here are 10 reasons you should go follow Katya on Tumblr right now!
Reason #1: Everyone calls her “Mom.”
Which we find to be just the right balance of weird, creepy, and adorable.
Reason #2: She opens up about the secrets to her success.
Fan Message: You said in your video that you didn’t have sex until you were 30, but I thought you were in your late 20s, Mom!
Katya: I’ll be 43 in May. I just have really nice skin.
Fan Message: Hi Mom. How long did you have to f*ck that stuffed shark for until there was a hole big enough for your leg to fit through?
Katya: 6-8 magical times a day for 3 beautiful weeks
Reason #3: She’s not above taking a note.
Fan Message: You’re losing fans because of your association with Ginger.
Katya: Thanks for the tip. I’ll be sure to push her out of a window the next time I see her.
Fan Message: Mom, tell me an actually funny joke.
Katya: What is black and white and read all over? — A newspaper that the Devil shoved into my pussy and then when it was all wet, he used it to make papier mache masks for a dozen kidnapped children of some long-deceased Chechen rebels who were doing a pretty fun and thoughtful interpretation of Pina Bausch’s Kontakthof, except with like a cool “day of the dead” look that was pretty fresh despite being kind of overdone. 4 out of 5 stars.
Reason #4: She’s not afraid to Truly open up to her fans.
Fan Message: Hey Mom. Just wanted to say how brave and encouraging it was to see you open up with Fame. Just curious if you guys are still friends now?
Katya: Thank you, and yes we are. My relationship to Fame kinda fascinates me, because we are very different queens with different strengths and different points of view, but we share a very deep connection. On the show it was tricky because I really wanted to lean on her for support, but we were competing against each other. She really is an incredible person. When we were on the show and I learned that she was sober, it was like being in a foreign country and finding someone who speaks your language (even if they don’t ever shut up! lol) so that was a big comfort for me. And the moment we shared was, in my opinion, as organic and authentic as you can get on a reality show in front of cameras. I just needed to talk to her and to get that shit out, and she was there for me 100%. She is awesome and I love her.
Fan Message: What kind of porn do you watch?
Katya: It changes all the time. At the moment, I’m really into night vision footage of sled dogs trudging through the Alaskan wilderness.
Reason #5: She occasionally shares some motherly advice.
Fan Message: Mom, you said you were a late bloomer; what advice would you give to your 23 year old daughter who’s never been kissed?
Katya: Wait until you’re 30.
Fan Message: Mom, I need a date to the prom. Who should I ask?
Katya: Ask Diane. She’s been such a fucking loose perv lately.
Reason #6: She knows exactly who she is, and she owns it.
Fan Message: Mom, what is having sex with you like?
Katya: Have you ever tried to push a wet hot dog bun through rusty chicken wire while happy-crying?
Fan Message: Mom, what is your spirit animal?
Katya: A ceramic jug filled with piss named Lisa.
Reason #7: You’ll learn all sorts of fun facts about her life.
Fan Message: Mom, what is your background?
Katya: Right now it’s a badly photo-shopped picture of Elisabeth Shue riding a tractor with a quote bubble that says “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU AREN’T HERE”
Fan Message: Mom, how is your menstrual cycle? Have you reached menopause already?
Katya: I’ve actually evolved into a post-menses phase of supernatural womanhood. Once a month my uterine lining evaporates into a glistening fog through which communication between this world and the next is made possible.
Reason #8: Sometimes she dishes some T about RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Fan Message: So who’s right on this week’s episode? (Episode 7: Snatch Game) Max or the show?
Katya: Who is ever right? It’s not track and field so we can’t consult the clock. I think Max bombed the challenge and lost the lip-sync, but then he was easily one of the strongest in the competition overall with 2 challenge wins… It’s tough! And shocking! That’s what makes it great TV!
Fan Message: Mom, why was your last name cut from the show?
Katya: Because Ru can only pronounce 3 syllable words. She said so herself in her podcast.
Reason #9: She’s honest.
Fan Message: Mom, what are you looking forward to doing after this season ends?
Katya: Going to Australia with Trixie and convincing her to be in a long-term relationship with me.
Fan Message: My phone keeps autocorrecting your name to “Latoya.”
Katya: I’m not mad
Reason #10:She posts the best gifs from her Equally hilarious YouTube Channel!
Such as these from her original series, RuFLECTIONS:
And this set from her series, RuGRETS:
Be sure to follow Katya on Tumblr so you don’t miss out on any of her shelarious updates and posts.