“YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO STAND AND WALK IN HEELS THAT ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO YOUR SIZE FOR HOURS AT A TIME. YOU OUGHT TO BE FLEXIBLE AND BE ABLE TO HOLD ANY AWKWARD POSITION FOR WHAT WILL FEEL LIKE A MILLENNIUM BUT WILL IN FACT BE 5 MINUTES. YOU MUST BE OK WITH NOT BREATHING WHILE SHOWING OFF A GARMENT THAT IS EITHER TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG. YOU MUST BE READY TO SHOOT BIKINIS IN THE SNOWY SEASONS AND LAYERED SWEATERS IN THE BLISTERING HOT ONES. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU WILL GET ZIPPED. YOU WILL GET PINNED. YOU WILL GET BURNED.”

A FASHIONISTA / DESIGNER / MODEL AND THE FREAK TSARINA: CHEEKY MAA !
” WE ARE ALL CONNECTED ESPECIALLY NOW WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. SO MANY HAVE FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF SELF-EXPRESSION AND NOW IS THE TIME TO EDUCATE THE IGNORANT AND TO SHAMELESSLY BE TRUE TO WHO WE REALLY ARE.”

” MY STATEMENT IS: LIFE AIN´T EASY, IT´S SIMPLE. IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, JUST-DO-IT-YOURSELF. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR DREAM, CAUSE YOU´LL ONLY HAVE ONE TICKET. LIVE A LITTLE FOR FUCK´S SAKE.”

“OPEN UP” IS ABOUT DARING TO BE HUMBLE, VULNERABLE. AND HONEST. IT IS ABOUT DARING TO EXPOSE FEELINGS AND LETTING PEOPLE SEE THAT YOU’RE NOT PERFECT. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE DARE TO MEET ON TOTALLY HONEST LEVEL, MASKS OFF. LIFE CAN HURT YOU IF YOU DO NOT DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS PROPERLY, NEGATIVE ENERGY CAN BE PERSISTENT. WE MUST DARE TO LET PEOPLE ENTER.

” FOR TRE ÅR SIDEN GJORDE JEG ET TYPISK POPUP DRAGQUEEN-SHOW PÅ FINCKEN I BERGEN. ETTER FORESTILLINGEN TOK JEG AV MEG KOSTYMET, BYTTET DET UT MED MITT AFTER SHOW-ANTREKK, OG SAMMEN MED NOEN “TRANSER” GIKK JEG OVER VEIEN TIL UTESTEDET GARAGE. INGEN AV OSS KOM INN, MED BESKJED OM AT ”VI SLIPPER IKKJE INN FOLK I KOSTYMER”. NÅ ER JEG UTESTENGT PÅ LIVSTID, MED SAMME BEGRUNNELSE. “