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Jane Lynch

Being known for the wide variety of characters she has played throughout the years, lesbian actress Jane Lynch continues to stand out in the crowd. With memorable one-liners, the TV show Party Down is beginning it’s second season. Nunn on the Run reserved a spot at her table.

Jerry Nunn: So, tell our Windy City readers about your new show on Starz called Party Down.

Jane Lynch: Party Down is about six caterers. There are six actors. It’s an ensemble. We go to a different party every week. Basically, we are all wishing we were somewhere else. When you are a young person, waiting tables is a way station. It’s the thing that you do to make money in order to do what you really want to do. In my case, Constance’s case, she’s been at it since her 20s. Although she’s an aspiring actress, I think she probably really just likes catering.

JN: That’s hilarious, already!

JL: She loves everyone there. She loves the job. She loves going to a different party every week. For her, it is not so much waiting for that big break; it’s been 20 years now.

JN: In what ways are you like or different than Constance?
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Tyson Beckford

TV’s Make Me a Supermodel continues with season two on the Bravo network. Tyson Beckford returns to the show as a mentor to male competitors while Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio is replacing Niki Taylor to mentor the females. Nunn on the Runn caught up with these working models to get some advice on what it takes to be a supermodel.

Jerry Nunn: What advice do you have for someone that wants to be a supermodel?

Tyson Beckford: I would say to make sure you find a great photographer to shoot with and connect with. From that point on, get your walking shoes out. Walk and go see all the agencies.

JN: What’s the hardest part about being a mentor?

TB: I think the hardest part is when they don’t get it.

Nicole Trunfio: And listen.
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WE tv’s is on a second season of Little Miss Perfect, which goes behind the scenes of the world of children’s pageants. Michael Galanes is the founder and director of the Little Miss Perfect pageant. Nunn on the Run took a minute to judge the man himself.

Michael Galanes: Hello, Mister Jerry. In pageants we call everyone mister. —Mr. Michael, Mr. Michael, guess what I learned last week, Mr. Michael!?!—

Jerry Nunn: So I watched your new show Little Miss Perfect. I want to hear all about it.

MG: Aren’t those little girls precious? They are dreamers. They’re articulate, they’re kind, they are sassy. They love their moms. They get excited about competing. Everything about the show, the pageant, and my involvement is a hundred percent right. If the show has one season or we become as successful as American Idol, I am just so happy and honored to be a part of it.

JN: How long have you been doing pageants?

MG: This marks my 20th anniversary of doing pageants. I own a children’s pageant called Little Miss Citrus. We are thirteen years old. I was also a state director with NBC’s Miss Universe and Donald Trump was my boss. For 11 years I directed the state of Vermont. I ran Miss Vermont USA and Miss Vermont Teen USA. I brought all those green mountain girls to greatness.
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Mystique Summer Madison is out to prove that she’s the next big thing to come out of Texas on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Nunn on the Run tracked the Chicago transplant all the way to Bedford for an interview.

Jerry Nunn: Where did your drag name come from?

Mystique Madison: Well, I have always been in love with the X-men. I knew I would always have that drag name so I wanted go with something creepy and strange. Since I was changing from a boy to a girl I wanted to do something shape shifting like the character Mystique from the comic book. Summers came from my drag family then I realized it also came from X-men with Scott Summers. Madison is from one of my friends down here in Texas.

JN: So you are originally from Illinois?

MM: Correct. I grew up north of Chicago in Waukegan. I didn’t perform drag until I came to Texas. I was in Chicago until I was sixteen or seventeen.

JN: What made you move to Texas?
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Santino Rice

Santino Rice had his big break as a finalist on the second season of Project Runway. Proving that great things come in twos, he is once again connected to the runway, this time judging on season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Santino! I love how RuPaul’s says your name with a big O!

Santino Rice: That’s funny. He always makes me laugh when we are around each other.

JN: How did you get involved in the show in RuPaul’s Drag Race in the first place?

SR: Five years ago I did Project Runway. My personality and my work polarized people to either love or hate me. Ru was one of those people that reached out to me early on and said, “Hey kid, you are doing the right thing and I love your work.” When he was starting another show he gave me a ring, we hung out and became fast friends from there. Anything you do with Ru is a blast, whether you are on a hike or roller-skating!

JN: So you judged the whole first season, which gained a big following.
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RuPaul Andre Charles has teamed up with the Logo network to find the next generation of drag queen. With eight, one-hour episodes “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a mash up of reality shows that still has its own identity. Contestants must fight for the title by designing costumes, choreographing routines and painting on makeup. RuPaul worked it with Nunn on the Run in a behind-the-queens interview. Theme from Drag Race

Jerry Nunn: Hi, RuPaul. I just watched your new Drag Race show yesterday and loved it!

RuPaul: Which episode did you see?

JN: The second one with Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child guest-judging.

R: Oh, yeah yeah yeah. How fun.

JN: As one of the producers, did you come up with the concept?
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