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Location: San Francisco, California
“My name is Karl and I am a French makeup artist. I moved to the US a year ago.
Summer 2009, I arrived in Paris after living in Morocco for 7 years. Still pretty shy about my sexuality, I got invited to attend my first Gay Pride and decided to overstep my own saboteur and go in drag. Nicky Doll was born!
After realizing I was able to play with gender and that life wasn’t as serious as it seems, I decided to really build this character and play a role for my community. Nicky Doll is a Barbie lost between the sex clubs of Berlin, the Parisian nightlife and Shibuya in Tokyo… colorful, sparkling, but also crazy about leather, vinyl and harnesses. She’s basically a slut with glitter! She loves to lip-sync, but also to model and host parties. The French drag scene is very different than the US; and believe it or not, we mostly do go-go drag and hosting parties which is super fun. We don’t have a $1 bill, so the whole concept of tipping is not something in Paris. Using all the pop culture of her generation is how she creates her outfits.
Few projects are coming, but the main one is that I am moving to NYC…which, for my makeup and drag career, is a good thing.”