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2 FRANCE For the kissing…and fries 3 THE CZECH REPUBLIC To Czech out babes, of course 4 EGYPT Just don’t get caught up in a pyramid scheme

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USA BARCELONA, SPAIN JOEY MINTZ, 21 HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL MAJOR: Political communication Europeans, especially Spaniards, are very laid back. Life is taken at face value, and work is definitely not a priority, as illustrated by the Spanish slogan, “Play hard, siesta hard.”(Not a real slogan.) [The biggest challenge was] figuring out the best way to pick up European chicks. Still working on that one.

USA MEKNES, MOROCCO YOSELY RUIZ, 20 HOMETOWN: Houston MAJOR: Media Production and Liberal Studies

USA PARIS, FRANCE; ROME, ITALY CYNTHIA OSBORN, 22 HOMETOWN: Irving MAJOR: Advertising Guys seem a lot less shy abroad. In coffee shops abroad, men would always sit down to chat or make small talk. In coffee shops [here], guys that seem interested in you mostly just stare from a safe distance and that’s it.

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Some people thought I was Moroccan. But for the most part, they were very nice to me and very welcoming. For example, when I was traveling by train from Marrakech, I sat next to an Arab mother that offered me chocolate. Even before she got off, she gave me her phone number and her daughter added me on Facebook, and they offered me their home in Casablanca. They are all gentle families. The guys over there were interesting. I met a guy at the university I attended, and after an hour of talking, he pretty much asked me to be his girlfriend. My excuse was that I was only in the country for five weeks, and he answered, “But I feel like I can love you in two months.”

USA GRANADA, SPAIN CARMEN JULIAN, 19 HOMETOWN: Katy MAJOR: Creative Writing In Spain, the showers were weird. The one at my homestay didn’t have the showerhead mounted on the wall. They pretty much wash themselves like puppies. They turn on the water to rinse, turn it off, cover themselves with soap, and turn it back on to hose themselves down. It took some time to get used to, and shaving my legs was a nightmare.


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We tracked down students who’ve studied abroad and foreign students in the US of A and got the scoop on their travel experiences!

ROUND THE WORLD! SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA USA

JIHOO LEE, 22 HOMETOWN: Seoul, South Korea MAJOR: English Language & Literature/ Communication BEEN IN THE US: 10 months STAYING: 10 months People here (I can’t say Americans in general, since Austin is the only city where I have an experience of living so far) are so friendly. [As for dating differences,] I think guys in Korea sometimes just seem so uncomfortable whenever they are with girls. And for girls, I think, Korean girls are kind of more girlish and care too much about what others think about them. [The biggest cultural difference] may be the party culture. The concept of “going out” is not that familiar to Koreans. Only for some occasions, we go to bars or clubs.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA USA THERESA KOCH, 21 HOMETOWN: Vienna, Austria MAJOR: Finance BEEN IN THE US: 3.5 months STAYING: Until the end of December People keep telling me that they like my accent, which gives you an advantage in a lot of situations (and you can play the “I’m a stupid international student who doesn’t know anything”-card to prevent getting in trouble). [As for dating], I haven’t dated an American guy yet. But I guess it’s pretty much the same, except that back home, I probably wouldn’t trust a guy wearing cowboy boots…

USA HONG KONG AMY WONG, 21 HOMETOWN: Flower Mound MAJOR: Advertising A lot of the guys I met were a lot more driven than a lot of the college guys I know. They were tenacious and took school so seriously. They were extremely chivalrous; a group of guys walked us all the way to the correct MTR station when we got lost…even though they had just gotten out of an 8-hour school day and probably just wanted to go home! The girls are different in a lot of their interests, but they were generally very sweet and welcoming of foreigners. They are all SO skinny. They are also very conscious of taking care of their skin and always applying SPF.

USA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TORY HADDIX, 21 HOMETOWN: Katy MAJOR: Management Information Systems Overall, guys and girls are the same [in Sydney], but the interactions between them are different. For example, in Australia if a guy buys you a drink at the bar, it’s expected that you buy the next round. [When I was there], I mostly I just missed my family and friends, [but] their McDonald’s was sooooo much better than here! That’s an embarrassing thing to miss, but it’s true.

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GLOBETROTTERS USA ISTANBUL, TURKEY KAITLYN ANDREAS, 22 HOMETOWN: The Woodlands MAJOR: Geology The dress was probably the biggest difference [in culture]. It was summer, and they have summers a lot like Houston: hot and humid. But what is considered proper dress for summer here was deemed unwearable there. All “shorts” had to go past the knees, and all shirts had to have sleeves. If someone was wearing less than appropriate clothing, they would get whistled at and embarrassed in the streets.

USA CANTERBURY, ENGLAND CLARISSA GRIEGO, 22 HOMETOWN: San Antonio MAJOR: Family and Child Development People in Canterbury were very nice; I had nothing but positive reactions from the people there. I ended up missing my plane when I arrived in London and people were super helpful with directions and showing me which trains/subways I needed to take. They were in fact confused as to why Americans would want to study abroad there; they felt the states were so much more interesting to explore than Canterbury.

USA PARIS, FRANCE KYNDALL FULLER, 23 HOMETOWN: San Antonio MAJOR: Mass Communication, Public Relations

USA REYKJAVIK, ICELAND BETHANY JAYNE KUWITZKY, 22 HOMETOWN: Austin MAJOR: Geophysics I had the nickname “George Bush” purely because I was from Texas. When I went abroad, gun laws were a big thing in the news as well as the war on terrorism. That was a HUGE thing that Icelanders wanted to talk about with me. I’m not entirely into politics, so I didn’t usually talk about it, and they took that as being ignorant. But slowly over the months, they started to realize that they could change their stereotypes of Americans because they heard my side.

The guys in France definitely dress up more than guys here my age. A lot of the guys and girls wore high-end designer apparel on a daily basis. French guys also tie sweaters around their shoulders, which is a little strange to get used to, but to them it’s très chic. Also, they all smoke like chimneys and are rail thin. My friend met a French boy at the horse races who was our age. The dates he took her on were so stereotypically French and nothing like I’ve seen in the United States. On their first date, he took her to a formal lunch and an art exhibition. After hosting us at an exclusive club one night, he treated her to oysters and champagne on his boat on the Seine. Then he introduced her to his family and invited her to a wedding in the wine country. She fell in love.

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FUJIAN, CHINA USA WUXING ZHENG (STAR), 20 HOMETOWN: Fujian, China MAJOR: Electrical Engineering BEEN IN THE US: 2 months STAYING: 10 months The college life here is full of fun. Every time I post pictures I took here on my Chinese page, my friends said that “THIS IS REAL COLLEGE LIFE.” You know, Chinese education systems is quite different from here. Students feel stressful most of the time, and there is much more interesting activities here. Besides people here are very polite, friendly and closer. They will smile to you even though you don’t know each other. Sometimes they even make good comment on your clothes or other things.

MUMBAI, INDIA USA PUJA AGARWAL, 21 HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India MAJOR: Biology BEEN IN THE US: 7 years STAYING: Until graduation Dating here is different than dating in India in several ways. The most important one is that you can publicly romance and kiss anywhere and people won’t give you a strange face. Whereas in India you can’t even hug a girl in public without people considering the girl a whore. Guys here give more freedom to their girlfriends when compared to guys in India. Indian guys are very insecure and possessive. Same thing applies to girls. But then again, girls in India are usually shy and are afraid of romancing in public; girls here do as they please.

XI’AN, CHINA USA IVY HUANG, 23 HOMETOWN: Xi’an, China MAJOR: Hotel and Restaurant Management BEEN IN THE US: 4 months STAYING: 2-3 years Usually Chinese girl at my age, if they decide to date someone, they must be considering this person as a future husband somehow. Date is much more serious there than here! Chinese guys are a little bit more shy [in China] than here. Girls [in China] are always waiting for their Mr. Right! During this waiting time, please do not expect Chinese girls will ask you out first!

USA SUVA, FIJI ISLANDS MIKA OLD, 22 HOMETOWN: Santa Fe, NM MAJOR: International Business Fijians react very positively to Americans! They really love us because we are friendly, and they are the same way. If you tell a Fijian that you are from Texas they will all say the same thing: “Texas! Like Walker, Texas Ranger!” The big difference in guys there than here, is that they are ALL athletic. Fijian men could kick the butt of any American football player there is. Girls are pretty much the same everywhere: we all like to have fun and flirt with the cute boys.

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PULLOUT GUIDE

DRINK SPECIALS

EVERY BAR. EVERY SPECIAL. EVERY NIGHT.

VENUE

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Azteca’s Margarita Bar And Grill (2207 Richmond)

$2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers

$2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers

$2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers

Baker Street Pub (5510 Morningside //713-942-9900)

2-9PM// $2 Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells 11A-7PM// Well Drinks $13.50 Mix N’ Match Bucket O Beer 4-7PM// ¢25 Wings

2-9PM// $2 Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells 11A-7PM// Well Drinks $13.50 Mix N’ Match Bucket O Beer 4-7PM// ¢25 Wings

2-9PM// $2 Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells 11A-7PM// Well Drinks $13.50 Mix N’ Match Bucket O Beer 4-7PM// ¢25 Wings

Big John’s (6150 Wilcrest // 281-498-3499) Bikini Beach (1025 W Nasa Rd 1 at Gulf Fwy)

$1 U-Call-Its

Catbirds (1336 Westheimer Rd // 713 523-8000)

8-11PM// $3 Jager, Rumple, Tuaca, & Three Olives (Cherry/Grape) HH 3-8PM// $2Dom, $5 Lone Star/Jager combo $3 Jager & Rumple Minze Shots + Wells

Christian’s Tailgate (Midtown - 2000 Bagby)

HH all night & crawfish $4/lb (seasonal) HeightsPooker Night: game at 7pm Others games @ 10pm

Midtown/Heights: Tx Tues. $2 & $3 Texas liquors & drafts 8-close. Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ 8; Washington

Midtown: HH all nite & bingo at 8pm Heights-Steak nti:e $1/oz with side salad & baked potato and $12 dom buckets 8-close

Cypress Saloon (12710 Telge RD // 281-304-7766)

$1.25 Domestic Beers & $2.25 Imports All Day

$1.75 Pints & $6.00 Pitchers All Day

$3.25 U Call It, Bourbon, Scotch, Irish Whiskey All Day

The F Bar (202 Tuam // Fabarhouston.com)

Closed

Half Price Happy Hour 5-8pm/ DRAG LIVE! 10:30pm

Half Price Happy Hour 5-8pm

Flying Saucer (705 Main St A // 713-228-9472)

Pint Nite Most Drafts $2.75

Trivia Bowl 7:30 PM

Brew Nite Collect All The Glasses!

Front Porch (217 Gray // 713-571-9571)

11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

Guava Lamp (570 Waugh Dr. // 713-524-3359)

Sin Night 1/2 Price All Drinks + Beer - All Night

HH- 4-8Pm// $3 Long Island Iced Teas

HH- 4-8Pm// $3 Long Island Iced Teas

Bronx Bar (5555 Morningside Dr. // 2670 Sage Rd.)

8-11PM// $3 Wells & $5 Patron

HH 5-7PM// 1/2 Price Drinks + 7-11PM//$4 You Call It

AllDay $4 St. Arnold’s+$3 Jager Shots// HH 3-8PM// $3 Jager, Rumple minze Shots, Y& wells + $2 Domestics

ALLDay $3.50 STELLA Pints // HH 3-8PM// $3 Jager, Rumple minze Shots, Y& wells + $2 Domestics

Drink Houston (I-10 @ Silber // 713- 290-0041)

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$3 12oz Bottled Beer

$3 12oz Bottled Beer

Howl At The Moon (612 Hadley St. // 713-658-9700)

Call 713-658-9700 to Set up a Happy Hour Party

Call 713-658-9700 to Set up a Happy Hour Party

Jimmie’s Place (2803 White Oak // 713-861-9707)

$1 Snack Beers

$2 Euro Imports

$2 Texas And Mexican Premiums

Komodo Pub (2004 Baldwin // 655-1501)

$2 Bud Ice, $3 Jager, & $15 Wine Bottles

$2 Ziegenbock, $3 Titos, $15 Wine Bottles

$2 Lonestar, $4 Jager, $15 Wine Bottles

Little Woodrow’s (5611 Morningside Dr // 713-521-2337)

$2.50 Texas Beers All Day

“Giant Mug Night” // $3 Giant 25 oz Mug

“Big Beers” All Day+Nite! Get Big Ol’ 23 Oz Of Your Fave Dom Starting At $1.75

Mezzanine Lounge (2200SW FRWY // 713-528-6399)

$3 TX Beers, Shot Wheel Shots

$2.50 U Call Its

Big Beer Night & $3 Soco Lime

Numbers (300 Westheimer // 713-526-6551)

$2 Wells & Lonestar, No Cover

Closed

No Cover

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (1201 Fannin St//713-337-7383)

Closed

Closed

No Cover // $2.50 PBR & Tecate, $4 H-Bombs

Pub Fiction (2303 Smith St Suite 100 // 713-400-8400)

1/2 off our chef’s menu, $3 Mex BotBeers, Jager shots, & Tuaca shots all night long

$3 drafts, $4 imports

¢35 boneless wings, $10 featured domestic bottles

The Brewery Tap (717 Franklin // 713-237-1537)

20 oz. Imports -$4.25 Till 7Pm

20 Oz. Domestics- $3.25 Till 7Pm

20 Oz. Imports=$4.25 Till 7Pm

The Den (4835 Calhoun // 281-888-4299)

$2 Domestic Drafts & Big Beers 7pm-11pm

$5 Long Island Iced Teas ($6 flavored)

$4 Porn Stars & Sex at The Den

The Roxy (5351 W Alabama // 713-850-7699) Saint Dane’s Bar & Grill (502 Elgin St. // 703-807-7040)

20oz $1.50 Lonestar, $2 Bud + Miller Lite, $2.50 Shiner, $2 Wells & $3 Jager $7 Domestic Pitchers // HH Mon-Fri 3-7PM // $2Dom Drafts, $3 Wells & $4 U Call Its!

20oz $1.50 Lonestar, $2 Bud + Miller Lite, $2.50 Shiner, $2 Wells & $3 Jager $2.50 Domestic Pints // HH Mon-Fri 3-7PM // $2Dom Drafts, $3 Wells & $4 U Call Its!

20oz $1.50 Lonestar, $2 Bud + Miller Lite, $2.50 Shiner, $2 Wells & $3 Jager $4 U Call Its & Karaoke // HH Mon-Fri 3-7PM // $2Dom Drafts, $3 Wells & $4 U Call Its!

Sam Houston Race Park (SHRP.com)

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$3 12oz Bottled Beer No Cover Charge all Night Long!Rock N’ Roll - Dueling Piano Show starts at 8pm! $2 Lone Stars, $3 Wells Until 10pm and $4 Titos Vodka Cocktails!

Rich’s (2401 San Jacinto // 713-759-9606)

Go to: www.shrp.com

Go to: www.shrp.com

All Day// $2.50 Coors Lt Pints, $10 Coors Lt Pitchers Sam’s Boat (5720 Richmond // 713-781-2628) + ¢.50 Wings WAREHOUSE DISTRICTAve / WEST 6TH STREET AREA

All Day// $2 Domestic Pints

All Day// $3 Absolut Cocktails

Scout Bar (18307 Efret Bay Blvd // 281-335-0002)

$2.00 U Call It’s All Night

$1.00 Domestic Draft, $2 Import Drafts, & $2 Wells All Night

Everyday Low Prices

Everyday Low Prices

Shakespeare Pub (14129Memorial// 281-497-4625)

$1 Off Everything & $3 Bull Blasters.

Sherlock’s Pub (1952 W. Gray Street // 713-521-1881) Skol Casbar & Grille (2117 Chenevert // 713-651-1011)

$2 Select Domestic Bottles + Drafts, $2 Wells & Select Calls Super Calls Until 6pm: $2 dom, $3 imports & wells, $5 u-call its, daily bartender specials

Union Bar (2708 Bagby St. // 281-974-1916)

Closed

Closed

The State Bar (909 Texas // 713-229-8888)

3-7PM// $3 Dom Drafts + $4 House Wine & Cuervo Ritas

3-7PM// $3 Dom Drafts + $4 House Wine & Cuervo Ritas

3-7PM// $3 Dom Drafts + $4 House Wine & Cuervo Ritas

Washington Avenue Drinkery // 4115 Washington Ave.

Inudstry Night

Happy Hour 1/2 Price Food All Day

Steak Night: $15 12oz. Ribeye + $3 Wells & $5 Calls

Wild West (6101 Richmond Ave // 713-266-3455)

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Available for private parties. Contact us today!

Ladies Night - No Cover for women 18+ $1.75 Bar Drinks

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$2 Select + Premium Domestic Drafts Until 6pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports and wells, $5 u-call its, daily bartender specials

$3 Select Import Big Beer Drafts $2 Select Domestic Big Beer Drafts Until 6pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports and wells, $5 u-call its, daily bartender specials $2 Lonestar, $2 Molston, $3 Budweiser, $3Bud Light, $5 Cum Shot & UV Bomb

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MON $2 Domestic Drafts & Big Beers 7-11pm TUE $5 Long Island Iced Teas ($6 flavored) WED & THURS $4 Porn Stars & Sex at The Den FRI & SAT $3 Amaretto Sours & Kamakazi’s SUN $4 Bloody Mary’s & $3 S.I.N. (Service Industry Nights 7-11pm) OPEN to CLOSE SHOT SPECIALS *$3 Fireballs & $4 Jagers

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PULLOUT GUIDE

THURSDAY $2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers 2-9PM// $2 Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells 13.50 Mix N’ Match Bucket Of Beer & ¢25 Wings 4-7P

FRIDAY/SATURDAY F+S: 11AM-10PM// $2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers F+S:2-9PM// $2 Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells F: 11A-7PM// Well Drinks $13.50 Mix N’ Match Bucket O Beer 4-7PM// ¢25 Wings F: .75¢ U-Call Its Til 10PM + $1 Bottled Beer ALL NIGHT S: .75¢ U-Call-Its Til 10PM

SUNDAY

EVERYDAY

$2 Ritas, Teq Shots, & Wells + $1 Dom Drafts & $5 Pitchers 2-9PM// $2Domestic Pints, $7 Pitchers, & $2.25 Shiner Pints + $2 Wells

HH 5-7PM// 1/2 Price Drinks + $1 Wells & Drafts 7-11PM

1/2 Price Drinks Til 11PM

$1 Drafts & $4 Pitchers Til 11PM

ALLDAY $4 Arrogant Bastards // HH 3-8PM// $3 Jager, Rumple minze Shots, Y& wells + $2 Domestics Midtown/Heights- Ladies night: HH prices all nite for ladies Midtown-Poker Nite & steak nite Heights- Bingo night

F: HH 3-8PM $3 Jager, Rumple minze shots, & wells $2 Doms S: all day $1 off pints until 8PM HH 3-8PM $3 Jager, rumple minze shots, & wells $2 Domestics

HH 3-8PM// $3 Jager, Rumple minze Shots, Y& wells + $2 Domestics Happy Hour til 7pm $7.50 domestic pitchers,$2.50 domestic bottle, domestic draft and wells

F: Regular Happy Hour

$1.75 LS, LS Light, Shiner Bock, & Shiner Blonde Bottles

F: $1.75 Tecate Til 10Pm $2.75 Other Mexican Beers Til 10Pm S: $4.00 Tall Bloody Marys Til 4 (U Call The Vodka)

Ladies Night Free Till 11P $2 U Call Its All Night

F: $1.50 U Call Its Till 11P S: DJ Penetrate

FRAT HOUSE/ Half Price Happy Hour 5pm-8pm/$2.75 Domestics

F: Half Price Happy Hour 5-8pm/DJ Tad Dvorak 9pm-2am S: DJ Joe Ross 9pm-2am

$1.25 Well Vodka $1 OFF every item, every order 5pm-10pm LEGENDARY LADIES DRAG 10:30pm

11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

F: 11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

11:30-7PM// $6 Dom Pitchers; ¢.50 Off Drinks

HH- 4-8Pm// $3 Long Island Iced Teas

No Cover!

1/2 Price Mixed Drinks All Day

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GET DRINK SPECIALS SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR PHONE! TEXT 15SBVIP to 64842 BECOME A STUDY BREAKS VIP and GET FREE STUFF $3 12oz Bottled Beer

$3 12oz Bottled Beer

$3 12oz Bottled Beer

FREE Cover with College ID! Rock N’ Roll - Dueling Piano Show starts a 8pm! $4 Bombs, $3 Skyy Drinks, $2 16oz Miller lite Aluminum Bottles!

F:Rock n Roll: Dueling Piano 6pm w/ Appetizer Buffet til 7pm 1/2 priced Drinks til 8pm S:Rock n Roll: Duel Piano 8pm

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$1 Select Cans $4 John Daly & $4 Tuaca

S: $12 Bud Lite And Bud Buckets

$10 Bottomless Draft And Mimosas

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Roberto Fernandez, 21 Hometown: El Paso Major: Writing

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o what’s your drag character’s name? What’s she like? My drag character’s name is Puta Kahlo: “Puta” as in “bitch” in Spanish and “Kahlo” as in Frida Kahlo’s last name. Basically, Puta Kahlo’s backstory is that she was born a chola, she lived the chola lifestyle, she was done with that and she moved on. She sold her soul to the devil so she can be rich, famous and glamorous, but she still has an evil side where she’s sexy, sensual—all that mess. She’s a slut. Shamelessly a slut. Is she for performance only? Just for performance, just because when you take drag into your everyday life, that’s kind of like… I like to bridge the gap, I guess you would say. I like living as Robert, and I like performing as Puta.

I just want some dick-sucking lips, like I want collagen injections in my lips. I think that’s as far as I would go. And besides makeup, how do you go about getting in character and making the transformation mentally? It takes me a while to get into character, just because while I’m doing my face, I don’t see Puta until later in the makeup process. So I think that when I start putting on my eyebrows and cheekbones, I start making bitch faces at myself in the mirror and then I’ll start talking in Puta’s voice, which is super long and dragged out. But mannerism-wise, she’s very airy, she likes twerking a lot.

Do you channel anyone specifically during your transformation? I grew up in El Paso, Texas. While I was living there, I grew up as this gay kid in high school and my only friends were other How long does it take you to get ready and transform into gay kids and cholas. Cholas are always on top of their shit. I Puta? mean, people might make fun of how they look but they’re Oh girl, thinking about it makes me break a SWEAT. So [the always applying makeup, they’re basically makeup] can take me two hours at the like divas to me. I love cholas. They always least, but I’ll look busted. At the most, I Roberto before the four hours have my back, they always have knives can take four hours perfecting stuff on of makeup and wardrobe that ready—they will cut a bitch for their friends, my face because I’m a big perfectionist. turn him into Puta Kahlo. and that is a big inspiration for me. I’ll cut a After that, it takes me about 30 minutes bitch in drag. to get my body right, like my padding, my boobs—if I’m wearing any boobs, ‘cause How long have you been doing drag? sometimes I don’t. Then just getting I’d say that I’ve been performing for four shit on and getting out of the house. So months now and I’ve been practicing combined total, on average, I’d say threemakeup and going out and doing drag just and-a-half to four hours total. for fun for almost a year now. How did you learn how to apply makeup? So what was it like the first time you I kind of was a makeup newbie at the dressed in drag? How did you feel? beginning, and I watched a bunch of I felt like I owned the world; I felt like I YouTube videos. I asked my friends who’ve owned the little party that I went to. I went done drag previously, “Hey, do my face, to some stupid little house party and I I’ll study what you do.” I’m a quick learner thought I’d be cool. I put on zero foundation, a little bit of like that, so that’s how I learned. I practiced on myself every day—it was crazy. I told myself that I wouldn’t go out in public blush, like shitty eyeliner that I got for $1 at the drugstore, this ratty wig… But I thought I looked like the hottest bitch on the looking like shit. I wanted to go out looking at least up to par planet. But, no, I looked like shit now that I look back on it. with other Queens. How much makeup do you use? How much do you spend on makeup each month? I basically apply cake batter to my face, that’s how much it is. My pores can’t breathe, and after a day of drag, I will literally look like a pizza. I [use a] glue stick to cover my eyebrows, foundation that’s super theatrical makeup so it’s super thick. I set that with powder, then contour powder, then my highlight powder, my eyeshadows, my lipstick; it’s a bunch of stuff. Then I seal all of it with hairspray too so that it sets and holds. So that’s what I basically wear. I guess on average, I spend about $40-$50 a month on makeup alone, and I’m not a designer girl; I buy really cheap. Would you ever consider plastic surgery? How far would you go with your transformation? This is an interesting question because I have considered plastic surgery, but not necessarily for my drag character.

And we gotta ask, how do you feel walking in heels, and do you have any tips? I LOVE walking in heels. Like, heels are like an extension of my soul. I felt like the first time I ever put on heels, I didn’t even struggle with it. I want to say that I first wore heels as a joke in high school. I was in theater, and I would put them on in the dressing room and I was prancing around. I don’t know, it just came so natural to me, but the thing is, I guess you just have to put more weight on the balls of your feet, and it makes them hurt a lot less and gives you a lot more balance that way. [But] there’s no way to wear heels without your ass crying by the end of the night. You just have to suck it up. Don’t be a pussy about it. This drag queen named Anti Depressant once told me, if you are walking downtown and your heels hurt, just grind your teeth together so it looks like you’re smiling and it doesn’t look like it hurts that much, and you look pretty at the same time! I always do that. STUDYBREAKS.COM | DECEMBER 2013 | 17


DRAG QUEEN UNDRESSED What is your favorite part about doing drag? I guess in the topical sense of drag, I love the transformation. I love watching myself transform into this different being and I love doing it. Like, there are people who hate doing makeup, but I love it. It’s just something that comes naturally to me, the whole beauty aspect of it. On a deeper sense, I always tell people that I want Puta to be an outlet for me to talk about topics and make people think, ‘cause if you’re a boring person, no one’s gonna listen to you. But if you’re a dude with his dick tucked into his body, and wearing a dress, someone’s going to listen to you and someone’s going to take notice of what you say. What do people usually say when they find out that you do drag? Girls love it. They always ask me to do their makeup; they always want to come to my shows. Gay guys love it, obviously, but when I tell someone who I have love interest in or who I’m dating, they kind of get freaked out about it and I don’t know why. It’s super stupid and it makes me want to cry and jump off a cliff, but it happens. I honestly think that the whole masculinity in gay culture is so sought after, it’s like idolized, so when you’re dressing up as a woman and performing as a woman, it’s like the ultimate taboo, I guess, of masculinity, so it pushes people away.

Does your family know? How do they feel? My family doesn’t know at all. Just like people not in my immediate family, like my cousins, my aunts, they know about it. But my parents and the people I’m really close to in my family don’t know. I want to tell them eventually, but I don’t want to confuse them. I don’t want them to think that I want to live as a woman; it’s just a hard subject to tiptoe around with them because they are super traditional Catholics. It took a lot for me to come out as it is to them, so it’s like a second coming out, if you will.

“It’s a performance. We act as bitches. We’re not really bitches. It’s part of the whole show.”

Have you ever had any negative feedback? All the time! A big part of drag culture is “reading,” [which] basically is being a bitch to someone and telling them what’s up—for example, with their makeup. If you don’t like someone’s

eyebrows that they drew, you’d be like, “Girrrl, your eyebrow is f--ked up! You need to go back and fix that!” Like it’s part playful, but it’s another part truth. It took a while for me to get used to that. My first time performing in drag in the club, I went home crying because people… It can be vicious. You just have to remember that what drag queens say, it’s a performance art thing. We act as bitches. We’re not really bitches. It’s part of the whole show. So is there bullying in the drag scene? I wouldn’t call it bullying. It’s kind of like initiation. It’s weird putting it like that. I look at it as hazing. Like if you’re a new drag queen, people are going to be bitching at you and they’re going to make it really rough for you because they want to know if you’re going to be able to make it. You need to develop a tough skin if you’re going to do drag. You talked about “tranny chasers” during the photoshoot; can you elaborate on what that means? So tranny chasers are men—I view them as straight men because you’re attracted to someone who’s super feminine and acts like a woman…I mean, you can be a drag queen or a transsexual woman and still be sought after by a tranny chaser. It’s hard to explain. So a straight guy, who knows you’re a man, but is attracted to how you look in drag or as a transsexual person.

THE TRANS Step by step, Roberto breaks down the evolution from dude to drag queen.

1. I make sure to wash my face to eliminate any oils that interfere with how my makeup sits on my skin.

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2. GET THE MAN OUT! Or—if we’re being less dramatic—I remove any facial hair by shaving.

3. Drag queens with caterpillar brows are a no-go, so I cover my eyebrows with an Elmer’s glue stick.

4. When the glue dries, I set it with a neutral powder to block both the texture and color of the hair.

5. This is the part of the process where I describe myself as an alien turd. I use a fullcoverage foundation by Mehron and set it with translucent face powder.


What experiences have you had with them? My experiences with tranny chasers are really scary, and some of them are really amazing. There’s this tranny chaser downtown, and he’s famous with all of us. We all know him. He is a pedi cab driver, he has a beautiful body, he will give us rides for free to wherever we need to go. [Also], I’ll literally get chased by groups of men down Sixth Street when I walk there. I’ll turn around ‘cause I get scared and am like, “Look, I’m a f--king guy, do you know that? Do you realize that? I’m a guy; like, I’m a drag queen.” And they’ll be like, “Yeah, we know, you’re just the most beautiful girl on Sixth Street right now. We need your number. What’s your name?” It’s just really weird and it makes me feel really uncomfortable sometimes because they’re really grabby and handsy.

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What’s the most rewarding part of doing drag? At this point, networking and the friends that I’ve made through doing it. I’ve met a bunch of people just going out and performing. People who admire what I do, they come to me and tell me. I’ll be super nice to them, I’ll get their info, and we’ll hang out. I’ll do their makeup. It’s usually stuff like that. It’s just like the connections that I’ve made. People think that we are bitchy all the time, but we’re really not. It’s like a huge family. We help each other. It’s awesome.

Keep up with the adventures of Roberto/Puta on Instagram @toughassputa

Do you have any advice for guys interested in doing drag? Yes, three things: thick skin, thick foundation, and tuck yo’ thick dick in!

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6. I begin creating a highlight on my face with a powder that’s very light. This brings the cheekbones and forehead to the forefront.

7. Next, I sculpt a contour with my favorite powder, Chestnut by Ben Nye. I contour my forehead, neck, nose and cheekbones to sculpt the features I want.

8. After blending my contour and highlight together, I complete my eye makeup and overdraw my DSL’s [“dick-sucking lips”] so they look nice and juicy.

9. Drawing on eyebrows is next, and it’s not for the faint of heart. A great drag queen once told me, “Just remember - your eyebrows just have to be sisters, not twins.”

10. Get some hair on, gurl.

11. The final look! I added some glitter to my neck that screams, “I’m not a slut, but I’m not a virgin either.”

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