We had the good fortune of connecting with Aimee V Justice and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aimee V, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from Lake Havasu Arizona where growing up in a small town made me appreciate the smaller things in life. Such as family time, gatherings with friends and gave me such a drive to find the bigger city and make it mine. Growing up in a small allowed me to have a appreciation for everything including time, meaning living a slower pace taught me a lot about thinking before doing and thinking before speaking which the thinking before speaking at 36 I am still working on.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart in the drag world is first I am plus size and I dance sort of lol. Also that I am transgender and transitioned in front of everyone who came and comes to the show they were all apart of my journey of becoming Aimee from Zachary. I’m most proud of the work I have done in my community and finally choosing to be my true authentic self. Today I have to say the journey getting to where I am now has taken 12 years of hard work and proving myself on repeat for many years. Showing myself as a great host and entertainer. I think if I knew 12 years ago what kind of mountain this was to climb I’d still do it all over again but this has been one of the hardest journeys of my life. I have learned that through this journey one thing you need is a tough skin living in any spotlight is hard but in a community spotlight is crazy people you’ve never met will attack you and people you trust will turn on you and tell you deepest secrets. What I have done is just be 100% me and if there is a secret about I just say that way you have nothing on me. LOL!! What I want everyone to know about me is I am The Plus Size Barbie I am honest hard working loyal to a fault and will always protect my family chosen or blood. My brand is built with laugh blonde hair thick thighs and a mouth that can cut you but also mend your heart. I am a true believer everything happens for a reason and it’s what you do after that builds your character. Stay strong remember to always believe in yourself and never stop loving you.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well first for starters I’d pretend to get lost at the airport just to fluster you lol. But I’d take you to a yummy restaurant for a nice lunch go back to my house shower get ready and get you on the town introduce to my amazing chosen family take you to a show. Throughout the week we go see the sights Jerome Sedona flagstaff Grand Canyon and find some great places to stop along the way.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to dedicate this to all the young people still trying to find there way in this world and to the parents and guardians who allow their children to be who they are with out judgement.
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Scotty Kirby on the professional photos