JP: So I’ve read your book, but just to give a little blurb, what’s the difference between a hot mess and a hot tranny mess?
CS: Well, I know I said basically a hot tranny mess - because, you know, my terminology being hot tranny or being tranny is really being like overly glam. Like overly done, like you know with tons of sequins and jewelry and makeup and hair, it’s not really about being an actual tranny. Being a hot mess is basically wearing all these things, and basically being this whole person at one time. So when I say hot tranny mess, it’s the idea that there are drag queens out there that are definitely a mess, and they kind of emulate normal people. It’s when you’re wearing everything and you have your red lips and all your bangles up to your arms and your Ugg boots and your plaid bolero and all these things at the same time. So I guess that’s what it is.” —vita.mn ‘s Jahna’s Peloquin talked to Christian Siriano and asked the question we’ve all been pondering: