The answer, of course, is a resounding YES.
Drag Race alumnae and fashion show front row habitué Miss Fame has a stunning new Out magazine cover story this week in which she discusses her future plans (a modeling career and makeup empire, of course) as well as her long road to, um, Fame.
Most interesting? The cover image, in which a tear-stained Fame appears more vulnerable than we’ve ever seen her. The tears, which started as fake, quickly turned real during the photo shoot.
“I had the ability to create makeup looks that were refined and beautiful, but I started getting to the point where I began to wonder, ‘Can I feel comfortable enough in my own beauty? Am I beautiful enough to just be? Yes, I can do the makeup, but can I bring it down to nothingness and still be OK? And can I still capture something worth looking at?’”
An assistant dutifully brings over Visine, and a few drops in each eye release streams down her cheeks, smudging and running the immaculately applied makeup she’s wearing. The crew changes the soundtrack, and Adele’s 25 begins blaring over the sound system. As Kudacki continues her encouragement, something shifts in our model. Off came the tousled blonde wig, and somehow, the fabricated tears turn into real ones. Miss Fame, our beautiful supermodel, is actually crying. After Kudacki put her camera down, the two embrace, thanking each other for the moment.
“I wondered if I was only beautiful enough because I created a fantasy that’s not real,” Fame reveals, just a day later. “And that, to me, needed to change.” Slowly, it absolutely has, editing Miss Fame almost down to nothing other than Dam-Mikkelsen, at last and finally, bare.