Today we’d like to introduce you to Rhea Litré.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
15 years ago, I stumbled into the love of my life, Drag. I loved the way it made me feel but most importantly the feeling of impact from the community. Drag gave me a voice, Drag put me back on stage. Drag changed my life.
I started working in West Hollywood promoting events at Here Lounge, The World Famous Abbey and FUBAR. Soon after, I was promoting for some of the biggest LGBT Music Festivals in the world like White Party Palm Springs, Southern Decadence in New Orleans, Matinee Festivals and NYE in Puerto Vallarta.
I was having the time of my life but I knew I wanted more. I wanted to make a difference and in 2012, my best friend Willam and I recorded a new song, Let’s Have a KaiKai and I was thrust into international stardom headlining in Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico and even Dubai!
Music has always been my place of refuge and in 2015, I released a cover of the late Teena Marie’s Lovergirl. A song that reconnected me to my roots (my mom was a huge fan)
2020 has been really trying for a lot of people and I knew that I had to do something and I had to act fast. I wanted to help in some way. On March 16th, 2020 @ 8PM we gave birth to “Quarantine Queen” the first digital drag show of it’s kind. LIVE on Instagram the show took people my storm with sets, lighting, smoke machines and talent from all over the world showcasing love and equality through the art of drag.
Quarantine Queen caught the eye of International Superstar Todrick Hall and he asked me to feature on his record titled “Meow” on his upcoming record also named “Quarantine Queen”.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing worth having comes easy and I’m no stranger to struggle, moving to LA at 17 with a dream was the scariest thing to do. But I was always taught That conquering your fears straight on is the only way you can overcome them. The fight in me has always gotten me through the struggles and that’s what I want to teach on convey with “Quarantine Queen”.
Please tell us about Quarantine Queen Drag Show.
Due to COVID Nightlife was shut down and so many Queens lost their jobs. I knew I had to do something! So on March 16th we gave Birth the the First Ever Digital Drag Show called, “Quarantine Queen” we went on a short Hiatus, but WE ARE BACK with The Ariadne Getty Foundation for Season 2, every Wednesday Night 7PM on Instagram! This show is all about inclusivity, diversity and celebrating Equality through the Art Of Drag. Please come and check out the show! We have had Todrick Hall, Adam Lambert, GiGi Gorgeous, Shangela, Laganja Estranja to name a few! We want every beautiful color on that rainbow flag represented. Our show is filled with Performances, Interviews, Giveaways and it’s FREE! We just ask that you Tip The Queens!(www.instagram.com/QuarantineQueenDragShow) My tag line is “Drag’s Baddest Bitch” but that’s not because I’m a bitch, it’s because I’m a bad bitch, I like to think of myself as a superhero for Nightlife and I came to save you all through entertainment light and most importantly, LOVE
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck, I believe you get what you put out there. I have been so blessed throughout my journey of life. My friends and families have gotten me through the toughest times and also celebrate with me through the accomplishments.
WATCH QUARANTINE QUEEN EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM PACIFIC TIME LIVE ON INSTAGRAM!
CATSUIT PHOTO: Shaun Vadella, BRICK WALL: Bird Lambro