Popular local drag star Roxy C. Moorecox has had her fair share of the spotlight. Performing annual at local and regional Pride events, emceeing at community events and even traveling across the nation and to the U.K., Roxy, local performer Clay Smith’s alter ego, has seen and done just about all. And now she’s ready to do even more, with exciting announcements coming soon, she promises. The first big reveal? Roxy’s retirement and the debut of Delighted Tobehere. We caught up with Delighted to get to know her a bit more.
Matt Comer: So you’ve had some exciting news lately, including a name change! Tell us more about Delighted Tobehere.
Delighted Tobehere: Delighted Tobehere is just good ol’ Roxy with a fresh coat of paint and a new outlook on life and what it means to be an entertainer. I recognized that the risqué nature of my stage name was holding me back from more “mainstream’ opportunities and that a change needed to take place. So, with the careful and thoughtful advice from a team of advisors and professionals, I created a new name that not only reflected the playful, southern charm that you loved about Roxy, but that also incorporates the message of having a positive outlook on life. That which you focus on expands, and all too often we find ourselves enveloped by negative people and thoughts. It is my hope to continue to provide my audience with the same, or better, quality of live vocals, celebrity illusion, comedy, wit, and professionalism you’ve come to expect from me with the added bonus of a little insight on how to make your life just that much better by focusing on the good rather than the bad. I hope that you will all join me on this new adventure! Remember, it’s not always about the destination! Enjoy the journey and all the stops along the way, that way you can be Delighted Tobehere too! :-)
Any other exciting announcements you care to share?
What? This wasn’t big enough?! ;-) There are, in fact, more big things coming in the next few weeks, but you’ll have to just stay tuned to ImDelightedTobehere.com and all of my social media outlets to stay in-the-know about all of the Delighted events and announcements to come!
We all know Roxy, but Delighted Tobehere is just making her introduction, so, we’d love to get to know her a little better… What’s her favorite song she likes to perform? What makes it so special?
That’s easy! Any Reba song. Lord knows I’m not the Reba doppelgänger that my North Carolina sister Coti Collins is, and though there’s always room for improvement, I do my best and have fun doing it! Sometimes you just need to do what makes you happy and the audience can tell when you do!
What about dresses? What is Delighted’s most flattering or favorite style or color?
Historically? Black and flowy. lol! However, after losing 50 pounds over the past two years, I’ve started incorporating a little more color and more fitted garments into my wardrobe!
Roxy — oh, I mean Delighted — was always known for her on-stage jokes. Is Delighted Tobehere going to add anything new to the repertoire?
Absolutely. The saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it;” well, I do intend on maintaining my standards, but expect some additions! I have been told, “You’re not a drag queen, you’re an entertainer.” At first, I was a little taken aback, because I’m very proud to be a part of the Drag community, but I recognized that they were just meaning that I don’t just lip sync and do splits…and there’s a good reason for that — I can’t! My sisters that can deserve every dollar that is rained on them for doing so, too! If I tried to do a split I’d just be grateful for Obamacare! But in the spirit of that comment, I have been inspired to think outside the box, and remove any limitation to what is “expected” of a drag queen. So get ready, because some of the new looks and characters are going to be fun!
What’s Delighted Tobehere’s favorite kind of performance venue? Big, small, bar, large club, TV, a little bit of everything?
I have been blessed to perform for intimate, living room birthday shows with five people to hosting Charlotte Pride every year with its thousands…and my preference? Anywhere that I have an audience…and sometimes that audience is my shower head. : :
— Want to learn more about Delighted Tobehere? Visit ImDelightedTobehere.com.