Aussie drag star and Rupaul’s Drag Race alum Courtney Act recently released the video for her latest single “Ugly”.
In the dramatic video, sparks fly between Courtney and a male hitchhiker she stops to pick up on a lonely stretch of highway.
However, Courtney told Next Magazine she wrote the song while stuck in a social media spiral.
“The thing we often forget is we put these images on social media. We show people the facets of our lives that we want to show them.
“But I think the thing that we forget is that we all have secrets and we all have things about ourselves that we don’t like…
“We try to create this world that we think we should create, but it’s the good, the bad, and the ugly that really makes up who we are.”
Courtney’s electropop-laden EP Kaleidoscope, featuring collaborations with Sam Sparro and Scissor Sister Jake Shears, is out now.
UPDATE 2019: Courtney Act
Courtney Act (Shane Jenek) first came to prominence competing on the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. She later released her debut single ‘Rub Me Wrong’.
It peaked at No. 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Courtney’s appearance on Australian Idol made her the first queer contestant to openly appear on a reality TV talent show.
In 2014, Courtney took part in season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, placing as runner-up.
In January 2018, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother UK as both Courtney and Shane.
She ultimately won the series and moved onto hosting hosting The Bi Life, the UK’s first bisexual reality dating show.
In 2019, Courtney was runner-up on Australia’s Dancing with the Stars. Her pairing with Joshua Keefe made them the first same-sex pairing ever on the Australian version Also they were only the second same-sex pairing on any version of the show.
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