Cynthia Lee Fontaine

First she won the title of Miss Congeniality on season eight of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” then she made a surprise return on season nine, and now Cynthia Lee Fontaine and her “crazy cucu” are coming to El Paso to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Touch Bar and Nightclub.

The Puerto Rican queen, who has been open about her battle with stage 1 liver cancer, shared with What’s Up how she keeps her upbeat attitude, what it’s like working with the world’s most famous drag queen and what her future goals are.

Q: Catch us up on what you’ve been up to these last few months.

I have been traveling and touring for my live show, Cucu Confessions. It’s been amazing to see the fans come out.

Q: Your social media is so positive and a place for you to voice your opinions on issues that matter to you. Where does that stem from?

My positivity comes from my family. Specifically, my grandmother, who is a very spiritual person and involved in the community. It is their strength and positive thinking that has inspired me my entire life. I get it all from them.

Q: What lessons did you learn from Mama RuPaul?

I learned to fight for your dreams. To break stereotypes and to just be yourself. Ru has taught me to not be afraid to show the world who you are.

Q: What do you still hope to accomplish?

I’ve always just wanted to be an entertainer. I’ve accomplished TV, so I want to do movies next, and of course more music.

Q: Austin (where you currently reside) is not too far from El Paso; is there anything you’re most excited about doing or seeing here?

I love El Paso! I’ve been before and can’t believe the support of the fans. I am most looking forward to getting on that stage and performing for mis amores!

Q: What can fans expect from your upcoming appearance here?

A lot of energy, dancing and craziness on the microphone. They’re going to get my crazy cucu and all the Cynthia Lee Fontaine they can handle.

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