FOF #2022 – Magnolia Crawford Puts Her Nose to the Grindstone

Jul 28, 2014 · 126628 views
Reynolds Englehart as Magnolia Crawford. Photos courtesy of Reynolds Englehart.

Reynolds Englehart as Magnolia Crawford. Photos courtesy of Reynolds Englehart.

Reynolds Englehart has a nose for strange and kooky characters. He’s best known for his drag-tastic creation, Magnolia Crawford who was kicked off early on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

For those of you who may have missed this wonderful reality TV show- it beat out the Amazing Race and Survivor for the coveted Television Critics Association Award.

Unfortunately, Magnolia Crawford was given a bad edit, and made to look like a miserable bitch. She was mercilessly teased for contouring her nose with make-up into a razor sharp point that could definitely cut a bitch if she wanted to.

The fact nobody got sliced by her schnoz means Miss Crawford showed great restraint!

Listen as we talk with Reynolds about his mixed experience on reality television, serving RuPaul as a flight attendant before he got on the show and growing up gay at a conservative boarding school.

Plus- questions from you!


    Comments

  1. Rogerio says:

    What a show guys! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time….I have to say I have become a Plus member for many reasons, but here’s a few.

    1 – Because I’ve been your listener for so many years and I felt gratitude for what you guys do.

    2 – Because I personally know Reynolds. We work for the same legacy carrier! LOL…. and I also love RuPaul’s Drag Race… I’m addicted to it, just like I’m addicted to Feast of Fun.

    3 – I appreciate your work, your knowledge on things that interest me deeply, and also it keeps me company on my layovers! Yes, weather I’m in Honolulu, Philadelphia or in Puerto Vallarta, I’m always waiting and looking at my podcast if there’s a new show on so I can have a great and enjoyable moment with you both and whoever it is the guest of your show.

    And I have to say that I am super happy to have introduced you guys to Reynolds… We work together and I told him all about your show and I thought it would be a great idea for him to come and talk to you guys, and also expose that side of Reynolds no one saw on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
    It was a long 4-day trip, we went everywhere and we sat together in the back galley, lots to talk about, and since I’m fan of your show and RuPaul’s, I had to bring it up to him. Now, I feel like I have done something meaningful to her, to me, and for your show. Thank you!

    Marc and Fausto, thank you for mentioning my last post on your show. I was in Salt Lake City, at the gym, running on the treadmill when you Fausto read my comment…. Thank you so much!!!!! I think I went to the moon and back!

    I hope now Mrs Mags ( love it ) gets a place in the drag world that she deserves. I’m also so happy to know that she does have so many fans who adore her just because of what she is, different, corky, odd, old-fashioned, hatefull, or whatever she is.

    You guys have a fan for life!

    PS: Haha! I feel like a crazy fan now. I listen to you guys everywhere, even when I take time to travel for pleasure I’m always tuned. Love you dearly!

    • Marc Felion says:

      Thanks for the love. Did you ever hear our show on Men Who Fly the Friendly Skies?

      http://feastoffun.com/podcast/2013/04/11/fof-1774-men-who-fly-the-friendly-skies/

      • Rogerio says:

        Hey Marc! I can’t believe I missed that show! I’m already listening to it.

        I have to say that I love putting my uniform on too. I believe I look good in it and sometimes people notice me. But I do this job not for the attention, but because growing up in Brazil, being a flight attendant was seen as a great achievement in life. They travel the world, make good money and look amazingly.

        So, I went to travel and tourism school, learned 3 other languages, always dressed professionally and hoped that one day I’d be flying the friendly skies. Here I am, living the dream.

        But until I reached my dream, which finally came true here in the US, life wasn’t easy…. good ups but terrible downs… I became a political refugee and moved to the US about 15 years ago.

        Life is good today. That picture of me in Paris has a little history. I always hoped to be in Paris for my 40th birthday, and I did it.

        Day off today and I’m enjoying my home since lately I have spent most of my week flying and in lonely hotel rooms.

        Sorry for any grammatical errors, before someone criticize me, English is my second language.

        Thank you Marc and Fausto for all you do for us. Life as a flight attendant can be very lonely. You guys always make me smile.

  2. charlesver33 says:

    I agree about the whole nose thing. I don’t get why people gave Magnolia Crawford a hard time for her nose, when other queens who were exhaled for their beauty did exactly the same thing. Case in point: Roxxxy Andrews and Magnolia Crawford.

  3. Enam says:

    What a great episode! Reynolds is one of the most well spoken, smartest, conscientious of drag queens you’ve interviewed and I just wish we got to see this side of him on RPDR! This is why we need cooking with drag queens!!

  4. Dakota says:

    Thank you guys for having Magnolia Crawford on!!!! Mag I met you at the RPDR Season 6 cast party in Weho and honestly she was one of my favorites!!! SOOOO Nice !!! I was disappointed when I saw the episode ONLY because i wanted to see MORE!!! Again thank you so much for this podcast!!! Love ya Mag!!! #

  5. Tim Webster says:

    I really did “get” Magnolia when I first saw her youtube videos before Season 6 aired. I knew the nose was a joke: contouring gone too far and a slight dig at some of the past queens’ extreme contouring. She’s not for everyone. I saw her perform at the premier party in NYC and it fell completely flat. “Awkward funny”, as Reynolds called it, may not really translate to RPDR or a night club, but may exist better as a character on Youtube or Vine. Nice guy and very cute, I hope he can grow his niche audience.

  6. Great! show! It was fun listening to Reynolds Englehart . I will have to keep my eye out for Magnolia and for your listener Rogerio (see his comment above) when I fly the friendly skies!

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