If you’re a drag fan with any type of Internet access, you’ve probably seen the name Biblegirl666. This queen combines serious social networking skills with a troll-like sense of humor like no other. The impressive thing about Bible, however, isn’t just that she’s funny, sassy, and probably ready to call you out- it’s that she’s actually very smart amidst the weird inside jokes with her followers. On top of that, she’s got a pretty face and an entertaining performance style. Instead of listening to me gush more about how much I love a queen with smarts, check out what Bible had to say for herself. Do it quick, though. I heard she’s quitting drag.
Where did the name Biblegirl666 come from?
The name initially stems from my sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek attitude towards everything in life. I like the contrast of hard and soft within it and from the get go had hopes that it would allow me to stand out amongst others in such a cutthroat industry. On top of that, I felt that it would take me on a ~manifest destiny~ of a journey filled with longevity and success like any of a mainstream female pop star. I felt that the BibleGirl aesthetic/name was like the contemporary drag answer to Madonna.
How long have you been doing drag and what really got you into it?
I’ve been doing drag for a year and a half; it will be two years as of this upcoming Halloween. I was initially exposed to drag via my grandma when I took a long weekend out to Cherry Grove out on Fire Island with my family when I was in 7th grade. Something rooted within me there. On top of that, I experienced moments in life where I was given opportunities to be successful in the mainstream as a male, but wound up being told that I wasn’t good enough as I was to fulfill what certain people were looking for after being strung along each time. That became a turning point for me where I was completely insecure with who I was as a person, and had the inclination to give drag “a try” back when I was hosting tables at straight clubs in the Meatpacking district. So Biblegirl started out as a self-love project and as I continued with her, she evolved into what I like to view as a social experiment since she had granted me so much more opportunity when presenting as a “female” entertainer.
People are always posting about “the old Biblegirl” because your style has changed over time. What influenced the change?
As more eyes had gradually fallen upon me, and more queens with similar aesthetics were cropping up: I saw it as a chance to evolve. Being that other people’s faces looked so similar, it no longer felt like “my” face. My style certainly changed through several stages. There are a few, specifically, where I was going through a rough point. I really feel (with all lack of polish aside) that my beats at the time were changing and projecting a lot of my own internal bullshit and turmoil. With all of that being said, I feel that I have found a face to call my own. Simple and clean (with quite a number of outta-this-world mugs in my utility belt). I feel that my face projects the amount of clarity I have in my life right now. I’m constantly telling people that I feel like I’m in a renaissance era in my life right now.
You have a huge online following and you social network like a champion. Why do you put so much into connecting with people online?
I put so much emphasis on being connected with those that follow me primarily because of their young ages and association to the LGBTQ+ community. Whether they’re allies or struggling to identify or understand how to identify who they are for their own sake, I’ve been reached out to and looked at as somebody who helps act as a form of guidance. As somebody who didn’t have a figure like that as a gay teen, I can empathize and want to be there for those that are seeking answers or direction.
You’re not one to back down when it comes to defending yourself. Do you think it’s important to speak up when people come for you?
The story arc of being bullied or misunderstood or not being “good enough” has followed me in every chapter/facet of my life no matter what I have done. When I first pursued drag, I wanted it to be a vehicle for me to say “fuck you” to everybody who said I wasn’t going to be somebody or that I wasn’t going to amount to anything. Having the platform of BibleGirl gave me the empowerment and liberation to say that enough was enough and I’m going to do as I please by my own volition and will and do something with the platform that the said vehicle of drag has given me. With the given platform from a developed young following, and many’a social issue surrounding LGBTQ youth and bullying, I wanted to lead by example with what I do by taking zero bullshit from anybody. I understand that the mentality of being outspoken has it’s hindrances, but I’ve had a massive influx of messages from people explaining that just from observing how I handle specific situations, they have gained an understanding and handle on how to be and remain confident.
Describe your performance style for us. What can people look forward to seeing at a Biblegirl show?
My performance style is extremely erratic. I try to feel out whatever song I’m doing, beat by beat, word for word, etc. I speed up, I slow down, I use some handography to make fun of current Britney Spears dance techniques and just try to keep the overall atmosphere lighthearted and fun. Anybody and everybody can look forward to a high energy show whenever in my midst!
Your sayings and catchphrases spread like wildfire on Twitter and Instagram. Where do your Bible-isms come from and which one is your favorite?
A lot of my sayings come from observances that I make of whatever is going on socially. My personal favorite is “I’m quitting drag”.
You have a unique relationship with your supporters. They make crazy edits of your face and ask you to fight them. How did your interactions with fans become so fun and sarcastic?
My interactions became that way mainly because I wanted them to be. The methodology behind it all is that it is DRAG. It is supposed to be fun and silly and not so serious. It’s supposed to be a form of relief from bullshit going on in everyday life.
Fans from all over have started begging you to come see them, and you’ve done some traveling. Where can we expect to see you in the next few months?
All I can really say is “come to _ _ _ _ _”, if that’s any bit of a hint! What I can say is that I will be making my rounds again in Philly with Ariel Versace this November and hopefully I’ll be working with Discord Addams in either Florida or Ohio!
Speaking of traveling, you were at Drag Con this year! How was your experience there?
Drag Con was one of the most validating experiences EVER for my drag career. Being able to meet so many people of varying ages and hear their personal stories and their relationship with the drag community was so, so, so inspiring. I could go on about it, but in short: I laughed, I cried, and I sold some t-shirts.
Your t-shirts and merch are some of my absolute favorite! Do you design them yourself? Where can we go to get all things Biblegirl?
Thank you so much! A good amount of my merch is fan-generated art content. I love celebrating the support I have from people and why not by being on the most quintessential form of merchandise for any entertainer? With that being said, I have a huge background in graphic design and do piece all of the art together myself. I have done my own designs as well. For all of your BibleGirl merchandise needs, you can find it all at BIBLEGIRL666.COM or DRAGQUEENMERCH.COM!
Do you have any exciting projects on the go right now that we should keep an eye out for?
Right now I am currently working on getting my upcoming EP, TRIGGERED, so it will be finished for release in the fall. On top of that, I am currently working three parties in the city. My favorite is at Eastern Bloc in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the party is called Hellfire Club! It is so much fun and anybody who happens to be in NYC should come and see me there on any Wednesday night!
Let’s play a game. I’ll list a word and you list the first thing that comes to your mind!
My unintentional ~brand~
The American Dream
New York City
City of dreams/HOME
One more question before you go! What is the biggest goal you’d like to achieve in the next year?
I would absolutely love to just continue to grow as an artist and as a human being in general. My goal is to just keep continually challenging myself and remain successful for being myself!