Pabllo Vittar Discusses Coming Out, Shares Advice: 'Surround Yourself With People Who Love You'
Brazilian drag queen and singer Pabllo Vittar recently stopped by the Billboard office to discuss her coming out experience and how shows in Brazil differ from those abroad.
Asked to recall her coming out experience, Vittar tells Billboard that she never really had to “come out” because she never had to “fake it,” adding, “I've always been this wonderful person that you all know.”
She notes that she is blessed because her family always let her be who she was, as long as she showed love and respect for others. Vittar recounts that at 15, she told her mother she was gay, and her mother replied, "Baby, I know. Don't worry, you're home."
The drag superstar shares some advice for those who have yet to come out to their parents, as well, stating that everyone should take their time. “Surround yourself with people who love and respect you,” she suggests. “And take your time, baby.”
In the interview, Vittar also chats about live shows and how the audiences compare in her home country to abroad, explaining that while there are some differences, there are also many similarities.
“Their affection is the same,” she says. “They're very enthusiastic. They sing and dance to all the songs and they enjoy it along with us, which I love…I feel like there are more similarities than differences. What's different is that there are all kinds of people, of cultures and tribes who go to the shows. But I think there are more similarities than differences.”
You can check out the full video interview with Pabllo Vittar above.