WRITTEN BY REBECCA TEAGARDEN
| Mabel, Teatro ZinZanni hostess with the mostest
Q: What's your best host/hostess tip?
Mabel: I say a big smile, no matter what happens.
Kevin: Come late. Leave early. Bring a gift.
Q: What's your favorite champagne?
M: Oh gosh, there's a champagne that's the name of a woman, Louise. Oh, the bubbles are tiny, and the taste is sweet. I've often thought of myself as a bubble in champagne, but, I tell ya, the glass would overflow. Big girl, big bubble.
K: It actually is a champagne called Louis Roederer. But Mabel always calls it Louise. She thinks it's better if it's named after a woman.
Q: How do you pamper yourself?
M: Rotisserie by poolside, and a boy to turn it.
K: Quiet time in New Mexico, emphasis on quiet.
Q: How does one be the perfect dinner guest?
M: Eat everything in sight, burp and thank them. That would be a burp with meaning, a full-belly burp.
K: Offer to help out in the kitchen.
Q: Do you have a really good, yet gracious, rebuff for an obnoxious guest? Something Miss Manners would approve of?
M: Get off me! Now kiss me!
K: I probably wouldn't invite them in the first place.
Q: What one thing can you not live without?
M: There are about 130 things I can't live without, but top of the list is my tent, TZ.
Q: Do you have one important fashion tip?
K: High waters are OK.
Q: Do you have a skincare/beauty tip?
M: There's a little German regimen that I use. It involves sandpaper and lard.
K: I actually do use a German product, Dr. Hauschka. And it costs an arm and a leg. When I first started doing the show, my skin reacted strangely due to all the makeup all the time. I got a facial, and the woman who did it recommended it. Since then, I've told other drag queens about it and they use it religiously.
Q: What is the biggest difference between Kevin and Mabel?
M: She's loud and big, and he's quiet and small.
K: Boy, girl.
Q: Mabel: Are those yours?
M: Of course! Who else's would they be?
K: They are! Very often sitting on a shelf, but they belong to me. Anything you can hold in your hand is real.
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