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RuPaul’s Drag Race has just finished airing its seventh season. An impressive feat. Having gained intense popularity, this year’s queens were tweeted, gif’d and talked about like never before. Our winner? Violet Chachki. A burlesque beauty and corseted queen with a cinched-in waist and couture looks to die for. Plus, she made it through the competition without having to lip sync for her life once... We speak with Violet in the wake of her crowning, and ahead of her brilliant new single Bettie – with music impressively written by Tommy Lee – to get to know America’s next drag superstar a little bit better

“The single’s really representative of the album, actually,” she says. “It’s really dark. It’s really dancey, it’s super sexy and it’s fun. I kinda wanted to create a soundtrack to the visual work that I do on stage or in videos. I really look up to RuPaul. She has everything you could think of. All of her merchandise, her character and soundtrack to all of it. I want that for myself. To present a total package to people.”

And the title of her album? Gagged. But when did Violet last find herself gagged by something? “Well I definitely field-tested my jawbreaker gags.” A product available in her online shop. “I field-test those quite often actually, because I have them laying around my house. That was definitely the last time I was physically gagged. The last time I was emotionally, mentally and verbally gagged was seeing Caitlyn Jenner’s cover. I was literally gagged. I was gagging. I was GAG-GING – and that’s the best way to describe it. It’s kinda brilliant that’s what my EP is called. When I won Drag Race, for the better half of the day, I just couldn’t shut up about Caitlyn Jenner. I was gagging.”

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HOTNESS ALERT!!! Get those electric fans at the ready - this month’s GT is our annual summer issue ft. cover star Danny Walters. Danny caught our attention after joining the cast of Brit TV hit, Benidorm last year. With abs of steel and a face we’d all like to wake up next to, what else would we get Danny to do but strip down to his Speedos and get all wet in a swimming pool? Download the latest issue now to see Danny in all his glory (there may also be a bonus behind-the-scenes video waiting for you too)... Also in this packed issue: The swimwear shoot Debate – the gay blood ban Kate Mulgrew Laverne Cox Paul Rudd Giorgio Mororder Violet Chachki GT Fitty – Freddie Woodward Caitlyn Jenner Paul O’Grady PJ Brennan Fit with Chris Jones Michale Alig Gilbert Baker Mikey Walsh Guyliner Positive Luke Edd Kimber And all the very best in screen, style & grooming, travel and more…

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