We hoofed it up to Harlem, NYC to kick it in the bare-bones bedroom of drag superstar/rapper Mykki Blanco. While he's known for ripping down stages in blonde wigs and padded bras, Mykki was in casual mode (camo pants and a grey sweatshirt) when we visited, but he did invite us into his closet (or, in this case, his chest) and gave us tips on where to find big and fabulous heels in larger sizes. Blanco also gave us plenty of insider secrets, too: according to him, it's a scientific fact that men love the smell of vanilla, plus he gave us a rundown of his pretty-girl makeup routine (including an eyeshadow tip straight from Beyonce). Mykki's EP Mykki Blanco & The Mutant Angels is available today on Amazon and iTunes, and head over to UNO's site to hear a three-track sampler.
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