Grab your wigs, up your attitude and prepare to tuck: Season Three of "RuPaul's Drag Race" begins tonight (Logo, 9 p.m) and just to make things even more yummy, one of the 12 queens competing is a Tar Heel.
Her name is Stacy Layne Matthews from the gloriously named Back Swamp. Seriously. It's a township near Lumberton.
Stacy says she watched the first two seasons of the show and knew she had to be on. Unlike Raleigh's plus-size diva Victoria 'Porkchop' Parker who appeared on the first season of "Drag Race," Stacy is one of three full-figured queens.
Stacy wants you to know that being bigger doesn't put her at a disadvantage. "People underestimate me, but I'm just as fierce and can do anything they can do and as well.
"A lot of people expect plus-size girls to just walk around. I can dance, I can do splits, if I want to."
This is the same diva, after all, who has built an audience in her own club, Club Alias, where she's the show director, and does production numbers, including singing live. She sings R&B (think Jennifer Hudson, she says) and country. "I'm versatile, honey!"
Stacy says she was excited to be in the "Drag Race" house with her fellow queens (like Mimi Imfurst and Venus D-Lite). "I didn't know what to think. There were so many personalities."
Even more impressive was the star. "It was pretty amazing, and kind of weird to be in the presence of RuPaul. I was a little shocked. She's definitely fierce."
She had similar praise for guest judge Vanessa Williams, who apparently actually looks that good. "Yes, honey. She was beautiful."
Stacy, who is so laid back she was actually lying down as we chatted, says she's not nervous about the show's editing -- "I'm just excited to be on the show, what they show is what they show." But don't be fooled by her demeanor.
"I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve," she says. "And I started pulling them out."
You can find Stacy at www.stacylaynemattews.com, follow her on Twitter at stacylmatthews or like her on FaceBook.