The Boulet Brothers' Dragula star HoSo Terra Toma responds to unprofessional backstage claims

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The Boulet Brothers' Dragula finalist HoSo Terra Toma has impressed throughout the fourth season of the programme, showing off elaborate drag and clever concepts.

But the drag performer was called out for being less than professional after needing help from the crew to get into some of their outfits.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, HoSo spoke about whether they are difficult to work with backstage.

"One thing I will absolutely admit, is that my workstation, my drag in general, is very messy," she said.

Photo credit: Shudder
Photo credit: Shudder

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"I'm not the best person at organising. My makeup is all over the place when I get ready, and my wardrobe is thrown around everywhere every time I get into drag.

"And it's a quick filming day, you have to do all this stuff and I don't always have time to clean up because I'm so unorganised.

"I take longer to organise stuff than other people, especially with such bulky costumes that I brought, and that moth costume in specific. That was a day, because four or five people had to squeeze me into that costume."

HoSo continued: "It was so bulky, two people had to lift the wings while I was getting into the dress.

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"I couldn't even go up the stairs without someone lifting my dress. So definitely, that was a day that I couldn't do anything for myself and I made sure to not be rude about it.

"I made sure to go to the people who did help me out that day and personally say thank you, I couldn't have made this happen without you.

"Not everything can be can be edited into the show, very understandably. If anything I'd like clarify that I wasn't being rude about anything. Some people took that moment and interpreted that I was being a huge backstage diva. Ask any of my cast mates, they wouldn't say that was the case."

HoSo also spoke about some of their Asian-inspired looks, answering if they didn't get the credit they deserved because the culture wasn't fully understood.

"Going into the competition, I knew very well that it was going to be a risk bringing in more niche, foreign, cultural references," they said.

"I told myself if you do try to bring in these cultural references into the competition, which I was very adamant about doing, I really wanted to do it, I was well aware that it was going to be a risk. Because even looking at past contestants and stuff, more niche references have not been very well received."

"I knew that I was going to have to explain myself," they continued. "Not everyone could know these references, they didn't grow up with the culture.

"I was at times getting frustrated with it. But at the end of the day, I take pride in the fact that I was able to bring it, I was able to show how my drag developed in my culture and my references that came from that. I'm still proud of everything I brought into the competition."

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