Laganja Estranja is nothing without the genius of the man behind her: Jay Jackson. Recently, The Huffington Post interviewed Jackson to hear some of what goes into creating full-woman glamazon fantasy week after week.
The Huffington Post Compares and Contrasts Laganja Estranja and Jay Jackson
While Laganja Estranja is known for her over-the-top attitude, top-tier luxury and generally being “too much", the Huffington Post article, written by Tanya Tsikanovsky, looks into how Jay Jackson rejects those expectations.
With all of Laganja’s success, it’s hard to imagine what Laganja Estranja is like in real life. Her stage and TV personality is so loud, so diva, you wouldn’t think a humble, soft spoken, down to Earth kind of guy would be the man inside the drag queen that lights up the stage. But that’s exactly who Jay Jackson is, so much so that you wouldn’t even recognize him as her. You’d shake his hand, look into his genuine eyes of kindness and his boyishly blonde short hair, and assume he’s just the great guy next door you’d love to set your son up with. And you’d be right to assume that; he is all of those things. But you rarely get those things in one person, let alone in someone who is the definition of glamorous. All the glamour and pizazz sometimes makes people forget just how important of an advocate and public figure Laganja is.
Jay Jackson is a notable performer, choreographer, designer and activist outside of his work as a drag queen, so it should come as no shock that he is able to hold a second being that is as fabulous as Laganja is known for being.
To read more about Jackson in the words of the Huffington Post, make sure you check out the full feature.