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Edited by Lester Brathwaite on May 1 2012 at 10:28 AM

Dida Ritz
And the category is…CHEESECAKE!

Beauty Tip: Just make sure you wash your face. I don’t think a lot of queens really understand that you have to fully exfoliate. And not just like a little five minute wash, I’m talking like a good fifteen minute scrub. You gotta get in the nooks and crannies, where you put makeup at and you gotta wash.

Style Inspiration: I try not to follow trends. I don’t necessarily like doing what every other drag queen does. I’m really inspired by real women. I’m inspired by, of course BeyoncĂ© and all those girls I love, but I’m really inspired by real women. I’m inspired by the girls I went to school with, I’m inspired by the girls I hang around on a daily basis, I’m inspired by my best friend who’s a single mother and literally is always fly and fierce, but also has a son that she has to feed. I’m inspired by really powerful women who still keep themselves up and march to the beat of their own drum. They’re not about wearing a Louboutin because everyone else is wearing a Louboutin; they’re about wearing a Louboutin because they want to wear a Louboutin.

Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at