Hey there, Gasmii! It’s been a week now, and I’ve mostly recovered from the finale of Shear Genius and am dealing with my feelings regarding the outcome (i.e. with Lesbiana Dee winning the title of “Shear Genius”… and that’s great for her, I just feel like in her case it really should be called “Shear Repetition”). I have to be honest when I say that I didn’t agree with the judges/producer’s choice to hand the competition over to Dee, primarily because my favorite stylestant ever ever ever didn’t win…
…Charlie Price… Robbery Victim…
From the moment I saw the promos for Season 2 of Shear Genius, and heard Charlie’s first sound bite “It’s gonna be a beauty bloodbath!” I immediately turned to my boyfriend and said “That guy… whoever he is, he’s going to be the most fun to watch on this show this season…” And I was so right! I have actually been blessed to have become buddies with Charlie Price since he commented on one of my recaps a few weeks ago, and since the season was over and the winner was made public, I thought it would be a really cool thing to have kind of a Q&A with him and get some inside views on the show and what Charlie really thought of it all. After the jump, I present to you… Thirty Questions With Charlie Price!…J-Mo: First off, how do you feel about the judges choice of “winner”?
CP: Once I saw Sally I knew I wasn’t man enough for the challenge… if you get my meaning…
J-Mo: If you disagree with their choice, who should have won? (Pretend I don’t know the answer to that already, LOL)
CP: Well, let’s just say this… it takes the other two an hour to do one updo…
J-Mo: Who was your favorite judge on the regular panel?
CP: Kelly Atterton… I respect any beauty editor’s opinion… and Kim Vo is merely comic relief!
J-Mo: Is Jaclyn Smith really that nice?
CP: Even nicer!
J-Mo: Who was your favorite guest judge out of all the myriad people who breezed through this season?
CP: Linda Wells. She was the only one that took everything into consideration when making comments. Oscar Blandi baffled me… and Michael Grecco was *ahem* less than credible.
J-Mo: I know you just won a NAHA award for 2008… tell us what that is, and what other awards you have won.
CP: NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) is the biggest award to be given out each year in North America. I was awarded the title of North American Stylist Of The Year 2008. I was lucky enough to win in 2002 as well. I am one of only two to win it twice (the other is canadian) and the only American to win it twice.
J-Mo: Who do you still talk to / are friends with out of all the other stylestants?
CP: Daniel, Nicole and Glenn… Daniel is dating my boyfriend Salvador’s brother Marco! Now that could be a TV show, no?
J-Mo: Who was portrayed dead-on accurate (as they really are)?
CP: We all appeared as we are… good or bad… situations are manipulated slightly in the editing, but thats it. Anyone who says otherwise is deluded!
J-Mo: Were YOU shown accurately, or did you get vilified in the editing room?
CP: I loved being the villain! It’s the only role to play as far as I’m concerned. I gave them only one choice as to how to portray me.
J-Mo: Who got a bum rap / helping hand from the editing of the show?
CP: If I were Meredith or Nekisa or Matthew or Oshun I would leave the country! Some of that is gonna follow them around like a trail of shit for yeeears!
J-Mo: What is your drag name? (i.e. Name of first pet, plus your first street address name… mine would actually be Cheyenne Hayward)
CP: Doobie Joplin.
J-Mo: Who in the house hooked up with each other? *cough*Dee&Nekisa*cough*
CP: Well, Dee obvoiusly wanted to be nursed by Nekisa… but Nekisa just wanted attention. There was no other chemistry to speak of in the house… in fact, us gay boys referred to ourselves as “The Golden Girls”!
J-Mo: Did you guys really drink as much as they made it look like you did? (i.e. every single night?)
CP: Ummm, we drank more!
J-Mo: Would my continued use of Feria be horrifying to you? Even though J-Lo endorsed it? And I keep seeing myself in it?
CP: Anything J-Lo likes, I like! As a professional colorist I can never truly be on board with grocery store color, though… *laughs*
J-Mo: Who was the most annoying person in the house?
CP: Dee! She was always shadowboxing and talking about self-help books… which made me feel like I was at a low budget hairshow from 1992.
J-Mo: Who was the most amazing or interesting hair-world-celebrity that you got to meet and spend time with?
CP: Ever? Naomi Campbell. I curled her hair once… she is so hypnotic… like a panther!
J-Mo: What is it like being suddenly famous, and how do people treat you? (both friends AND strangers)
CP: OMG, I love it! And I wanna speak to each and every person… I would prefer more sexual advances, though! *grins*
J-Mo: Do you get free stuff?
CP: No free stuff yet… but I got loads ($$$) for the NAHA award, so that was very nice!
J-Mo: What TV shows do YOU watch when you have time to have an evening and settle down with your hot boyfriend?
CP: Dexter… Law And Order… Kathy Griffin… Dancing With The Stars… the usual fag fare. Nothing like living up to a stereotype, right?
J-Mo: What’s your favorite thing to order at the Olive Garden?
CP: When I’m at Olive Garden (with my grandparents) I order spaghetti and meatballs with extra sauce… and to make it extra trashy I order Chardonnay instead of Chianti!
J-Mo: If you could do Cindy McCain or Michelle Obama’s hair, what would you do to it?
CP: Hmmmm. They both are handsome women… but to be honest, I would stay away from doing their hair! Politicians annoy me to no end, they are all so full of shit! I will be voting for Obama because he seems to be less full of shit than most.
J-Mo: Which blog-site was your absolute favoritest? (does it rhyme with “ETplasm”?)
CP: Of course TVgasm is my fave!
J-Mo: What is your reaction to the blogosphere and people’s impressions of you?
CP: I read all the blogs… some bloggers don’t seem to really watch the show and they make it painfully obvious by their error-laden recaps. The comments the readers make can be quite cutting. Anonymity breeds meanness, I suppose. Most I think are funny (and being the villain, I knew there would be many nasty ones) but it is silly how people repeat the judges opinions verbatim and critique us by whether or not they like us as people, not by our work. Of course, I do love all the talk about Kim Vo and his surgeries…. giiiirl, I NEVER tire of those!
J-Mo: ARE you a freak in bed?
CP: You have no idea.
J-Mo: Is there a video of that somewhere on XTube?
CP: No, but I would love to do porn! Maybe I’ll do one for the bears and leather daddies… don’t tell Bravo!
J-Mo: Whose hair did you first cut, and how old were you? How did that go?
CP: You know what? I have been doing this for 20 years and I don’t remember my first cut. I did create “photo shoots” with my sister and cousin as models when I was like 10…*laughs*… they were… interesting.
J-Mo: What current trendy hairstyle are you most tired of?
CP: The angle bobs! Most of the time they look dated to me… and they are usually left much too bulky to be smart and sexy looking, or the front is left waaay too long (Paulo and Dee anyone?)
J-Mo: What celebrity do you most hate being asked to replicate on someone?
CP: Katie Holmes… or Paris Hilton!
J-Mo: What has happened when you’ve really pissed off a customer?
CP: I really try to avoid that because who has time to fight with clients? It takes a ridiculous amount of energy! But if someone isn’t happy I try to do whatever it takes to make it up to them, and I’ll happily refund…if neccesary. If that doesn’t work there’s always acid in the face! (KIDDING)
J-Mo: Okay, last question… If you weren’t married to a super-hot latin guy, would you ever want a quickie with a chunky blogger?
Big thanks to you, Bitchy Charlie, for making Season 2 of Shear Genius such a joy to watch, and for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me and answer my insane questions… we at the ‘Gasm love you!
P.S. Thanks also to Flipit for assistance and help with my questions… love you, too! *muah!*