Getting Ready

Getting Ready with Alaska Thunderf*ck

She enjoys wearing garbage and constructed her “voluminous jellyfish” dress on the spot.

By: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Emily Knecht

Alaska Thunderfuck, aka Alaska5000, aka Lil Poundcake, aka the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 is an all-around star. With a new album out with hits like “This Is My Hair” (as in, “this is my hair, I don’t wear wigs”) and “Nails” (as in, “if you’re not wearing nails, you’re not doing drag”), among some other nearly unmentionable titles, she’s one of our all-time favorite queens.


When she invited us to join her while getting ready for an extra-special holiday performance, we died a little inside. If you’re not familiar with Alaska, watch this, then this, and then this, and then if you need a little more Christmas inspiration—watch this:


Click through to see the full Alaska transformation, and read all about her style inspirations, and which Drag Race queens she texts with daily.