Even though her claws didn’t entirely come out on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Las Vegas showgirl Kimora Blac still got pegged as one of the villains of season nine — a designation some attribute to a reality TV pitfall tellingly dubbed the “villain edit.”
Sure, Blac bitched about challenges involving sewing . . . and bedazzling a cheerleading costume (“I know how to sew 101. I just choose not to,” Blac later explained to Vulture), but she also revealed her softer side on the behind-the-scenes spinoff Untucked with an emotional speech that brought her Sin City cohort Farrah Moan to tears.
Spinning influences from high-powered vixens Kimora Lee Simmons and Kim Kardashian West into a sexed-up, life-sized vision of Barbie, Blac sashayed away from Drag Race after failing to impress the judges with a glued-together, Tarzan-inspired “Banana Lady” princess costume on episode three (“Draggily Ever After”), but departed with surprising humility — appearing thankful not only for the high-profile experience but for something previously lacking in her life: real friends within the drag community.
Rey Lopez Entertainment brings the busty blond bombshell to Heat for two shows with solid local support from Tencha La Jefa, The Juniors, Alayna Marquez, Amerie Parker, Nilaya Milan Matthews and Sharkeisha Banks.
Kimora Blac at Heat, $10-$25, 10:30pm & midnight Wed, May 24, Heat Nightclub, 1500 N. Main Ave., (210) 386-4537, reylopezentertainment.com.