In conversation with Pabllo Vittar
Last week we had an opportunity to speak with one of the faces of the new Calvin Klein #ProudInMyCalvins campaign, the incredibly talented Pabllo Vittar.
Who are you and what is your profession ?
Hey! My name is Pabllo Vittar, I am a singer-songwriter drag queen from Brazil!
Describe your current mood. How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?
I'm spending time at my home, with my family! Reading a lot, watching some new series and movies, writing some songs and working when I can! I am not pushing myself to be 100% productive these days, they are already hard enough for everybody and we don't need any extra on top of that, right?
What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?
My first memory is exactly the first time I did drag! I always loved the drag universe but at my 18th birthday I've decided to do drag for the first time with my friends! At the time we were five guys and it was the first time for everybody! My birthday is November 1st, so we all dressed up for Halloween to have fun at a party! It was amazing, We didn't have much money for make up and clothes, but we figured it out and it was incredible!
How is the Brazilian drag culture any different from USA or EUROPE for example?
I've traveled a little bit now and could meet a lot of different queens around the world! In all different countries I've been they were all fierce and talented, with amazing make ups and outfits! I think the only difference is that we got some drag artists getting into the mainstream music market in Brazil and occupying some spaces that we haven't till now.
What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?
I am totally addicted to Peggy Gou, Starry Night! It makes me wanna dance and go to see the sun in the garden at my house! It makes me feel happy! I do, I did a playlist with Lil Miquela on Spotify mixing up our music influences! Here's the link to it: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0fRgH8m5MJy79G6z6Es35L?si=JaMARGSOTFi-5uUNyUownA
What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?
The first and last thing is getting my phone and taking a quick look over social media! The last thing is my skin care routine!
What is the feeling of being a part of #ProudInMyCalvins? And how did you come to the collaboration with Calvin Klein?
It's just amazing, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it! This is my first ever global campaign and everything about it made me feel proud and comfortable all the time! I've worked with CK on different projects! I think this is our 3rd project together and I hope that this is just the beginning of a lovely history together!
What does it mean to your community that you are being a part of the #PROUDINMYCALVINS campaign? And what is your message to them?
Seeing the campaign you will realize that you can be comfortable with your body, your ethnicity, your culture and everything that you are! That's what it means to be #PROUDINMYCALVINS! Not only me, you can see it in all of the amazing people that are in this campaign! Don't let anyone tell you you're not worthy, nor beautiful, nor anything, you ARE amazing and you should be proud of who you are every single day.
What is one CALVIN KLEIN piece that you can’t live without? And please describe your personal style.
My briefs, for sure! When I am in drag I like to be as sexy as I can be! But when I am out of drag I am always wearing comfortable and oversized clothes and a good old cropped t-shirt!
You’ve had a very eventful 2019. Last year you started with your first international tour, around the world. Tell us about your highlights of the tour. What are some of your favorite moments?
That's a tough question! There were a lot of highlights! But the ones I'll carry forever are the friends I made through the tour and all the Prides I've been to! Seeing the different ways people celebrate their pride is amazing!
What do you hope to accomplish in 2020? Any plans for a new album coming up?
I'm not really making a lot of plans right now! I just want to be out on the streets first safely! So first of all I am hoping that we can find a way out of this pandemic! After that, I really want to start touring around the world again and I will release a deluxe version of my latest album, "111"! Fingers crossed that we will be able to do that in 2020!
CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.
CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.