How old is Joe Black?
She is 30.
Can you tell us a bit more about where Joe Black is from?
I come from the world of cabaret so it’s all ostrich feathers, glitter and burlesque. What a lovely place to come from. Oh, and I am the first person from Drag Race to hail from Brighton.
What can we expect at a Joe Black show?
Imagine you’ve found yourself in some seedy 1920s Berlin cabaret joint where we will have a dark, delicious and deviant time. I bring all the wonky eyebrows and eyeshadow of the traditional seaside drag with a bit of haunted glamour, I sometimes think I’m a bit too much for people, but the nannas love me.
What inspires your drag?
I love silent movies and old 1920s and 30s films. I love it when more is more, and I adore the grotesquely glamourous. I love Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard and Marlene Dietrich.
I think that drag is such a celebration of life and creativity.
Drag for me means I can channel all of the things that I most love. Heroines, villains, cartoons, stars of the silver screen. Drag has given me such power and strength, I love it.
What’s a common misconception about you?
I may look a tad harsh or strange on first glimpse, but I enjoy a ballad, and I always try to be kind and nice. I may look mean but I’m full of love
What challenges will you slay?
I’m very musical, I sing in a character voice, I play piano, but mostly I am an expert in clownery.
I’d like to channel my inner thespian and take on an acting challenge. I am so excited for Snatch Game!
What challenges are you most nervous about?
I am dreading the dancing challenges. Pop is not me. I’m more Marlena than Minogue.
Why did you apply to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?
I thought why not?! I have been performing for thirteen years, and I have travelled the world and been to America, Australia, Europe. Drag Race made me feel like packing up my things again and embarking on a brand-new adventure…