Queen Henny; Stacy Layne Matthews

Happy new year, Stacy!! How did you spend your Christmas?

hey henny!!!! I spent my Christmas with family. The best way to do it. I have my blood family and then I have my chosen family/drag family if you will. Food…. presents…. and a few cocktails.

First question that our readers want to know is why are you so god damn fabulous?

Lol well I think all big girls are fabulous. People tend to put big girls in a box and try to convince them that they can’t do anything a skinny girl can but I feel like it’s my job to convince them other wise.

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When are you coming to Glasgow?

I would love to come to Glasgow. I hear it’s amazing. So maybe we need to make that happen HENNY!!!!

You are best known to your fans as the breakaway star of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3. How has appearing on Drag Race changed you and your drag?

I will honestly say that I always knew that I was destined to be a star I just wasn’t sure when it would happen. Then I started watching the previous seasons of drag race and I knew this was my opportunity. I had been doing drag for 9 years at that point. Working in the clubs and trying to make it in a world where opportunities don’t happen very often. At least not where I come from. I took a chance and I was called. It has changed my life in so many ways. I was finally recognized for all my hard work throughout the years. It gave me a chance to create a name for myself. I would be nothing with out the fans and people who support me. So for that I’m very thankful.

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You had some beef with some of the other girls on the series, have you resolved those issues with them?

I think that everyone was stressed during filming of the show. No sleep…. tensions were high so of course we all were on edge. I still speak to a lot of them. Some more than others. So there is no beef henny!!! Unless you mean steak? Lol I love steak.

One of SickeningGlasgow’s favourite catchphrases of yours is “Henny” which has now entered the drag lexicon. How do you feel about that?

Well I have been using that word my whole life. I think it’s a small town country queen thing. I think it’s great that people use the word. Have a catch phrase sets you apart from other queens and makes you unique. Ain’t that right henny?

Would you be down for Monique playing you in the TV film of your life?

That would be amazing. I first met Monique back in 2011. I can honestly say it was one of the highlights of my career. She is one of my favorite characters to do during my drag shows and especially pageants.

What challenge from any other season do you wish you could’ve gotten the chance to do?

I wish I would have been able to do any of the singing challenges. Singing and doing theater is what got me into doing drag. I would have loved to showcase that talent on the show.

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How does it feel to be the meme queen of Drag Race? I think the only other one close to your level is Laganja Estranja.

I love it. It feels good to keep people entertained. I make some of the memes myself and I’m glad people love them as much as I do. I hear I’m very popular on reddit as well. Spreading my henny all over the world. Lol

What’s your favourite song to lip sync to?

I know it’s a little over done and every drag queen on the planet has done it but I have a dream girls mix with “love you I do” and “And I am telling you”. It’s very dramatic and tells a story that a lot of us are familiar with. I’m not going anywhere…. I’m gonna stay right here and you are gonna love me HENNYYYYY!!!!

The majority of us know you as Stacy but not a lot of your fans know about Ron, your boy self. Tell us about Ron.

Well Ron is a boy that grew up in a household where I didn’t have the best relationship with my father. I don’t talk about it a lot but I’m actually transgender. The only people that call me by my boy name are most of my family. I grew up surrounded by very religious people where homosexuality was frowned on. Not only did I grow up knowing I was “gay” but knowing that I was born in the wrong body. I don’t get much support from my family when it comes to living my true self which is why I have my chosen family. People that love me for who I am. People that support me in everything that I do. That person “Ron” is still a part of me but I will forever be STACY LAYNE MATTHEWS.  Queen Henny!!!

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We at SickeningGlasgow would love for you to be a contestant on Drag Race All Stars 3. If you took part what would you do differently?

I would definitely showcase my true self. I feel like what people seen on season 3 was not me. I’m a lot more funny…. fun…. loud at times. I guess the stress of the competition made me go into some sort of shell. If I were given the chance again
I definitely would not hold back and would speak my mind and let them all know that queen henny is in the building.

What does 2017 hold for Stacy Layne?

I want 2017 to be a great year for me. I really wanna get healthier…. I spent a lot of the last few years dealing with anxiety and depression but I think 2017 is the year where I can be the best me. Work on music…. New content for social media
Travel more. Visit Glasgow (fingers crossed). Meet new people and make lasting friendships. And if you are reading this I want you to be apart of that. HENNYYYYY XOXO.

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