If you’re hungry for a new favorite show, look no further than Ts Madison Ate That, a new series streaming exclusively on WOW Presents Plus. On this hilarious original series, Ts Madison tries snacks from all over the world. Madison opens mystery boxes filled to the brim with viral food and then must sample them and decide if she likes it – “She ATE” – or doesn’t like it – “She HATE”. From British delicacies, rhubarb and custard boiled sweets to mouth-puckering sour pickle balls, Madison holds nothing back.
We had the chance to chat with Ts Madison about the new series, her favorite foods being a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and lots more. Want to know the best piece of advice she’s been given or the super mutant she’d like to be? Find out as she answers the Socialite Seven in our exclusive interview.
What was the inspiration for Ts Madison Ate That?
The inspiration for [the show] came from a video that I did on Instagram where I reviewed Wonder Eggs. I wanted to give my unadulterated opinion about it because I had seen people eating them before, like Tabitha Brown, and I said, “I’m gonna give my honest opinion about this.” I’m tired of everybody being paid to give these reviews so let me see what is really given. So I’m gonna be honest with my followers. I think that the people at World of Wonder were watching, and they said, “Oh, I wanna try these eggs too!” And that’s how it happened.
What was your favorite thing to eat?
My favorite thing was those rhubarb candies.
What was your least favorite thing to eat?
My least favorite thing was the sour pickle balls. And I’m usually a girl that likes her balls a little bit sour, honey. Because that’s just the way that you come from the gym. But those sour balls to eat? I bind it up in the name of Jesus!
Did anything you tried on the show surprise you (like something you didn’t think you’d like that was great, or something you thought would be good that was terrible)?
The biggest surprise was the Jonas Brothers’ popcorn. The Jonas Brothers’ popcorn was supposed to give, but they didn’t give, but they did give. I was in a bit of a conundrum because I was like, “Now, I’m not supposed to be tasting this flavor…Oh, it’s hidden…well, it’s not, but it is.” I was in a bit of a pickle, but we got through and it actually became one of my favorites.
If you were able to teleport to any place to dine, where would you go and what would be your dream meal?
I’m a girl that has traveled the world. I’ve been all over the place. I actually have had the opportunity to eat Italian food in Italy. It was lovely, but maybe I’m used to American Italian food because I wasn’t completely impressed. I don’t think I got to the right spot. So, my dream is to return to Italy, go to a very small town, and enjoy the real delicacy and the real tasting of spaghetti.
Is it easier to judge food than drag queens?
Yes, it is most definitely easier for me to judge food than drag queens. However, I am most definitely the same amount of meticulous as I am on the drag queens. Overall, I’m searching for the next superstar, whether that be a good thing to eat or a good queen.
How has your experience working within the RuPaul’s Drag Race universe been for you?
I’m amazed at the way that a lot of these queens start and then the way they finish. I’ve had the opportunity of working from episode one and then returning to my seat later in the season. Some of the girls are still there and I’ve watched them grow from episode one to episode six and I’m like, “Oh, the determination is real!” To see so many stars burst out of RuPaul’s Drag Race is an amazing thing.
You’ve achieved a lot in your career. Is there something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to?
I haven’t landed the major role that I want. I’ve acted, I’ve been in lots of movies. But I want to land the role of Audrey 2 in a remake of Little Shop of Horrors. I’m putting that out in the universe because if I can have the opportunity to give the girls Audrey 2, oh my God. It would be the performance of a lifetime.
Ts Madison Answers the Socialite Seven
Who has been your biggest influence?
Who would you love to work with?
I’d like to work with Madonna, I want to work with Beyoncé again, I want to work with Rihanna…everybody actually, all the superstars. I want to work with everybody.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Being late. I’m really not into the late thing because I just feel like it just throws everything off. My mood changes, I don’t like it.
What three things can you not live without?
Food, money and a man!
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
There’s no one else that could play me but me. Nobody else could do it justice. Nobody.
If you could wake up with a talent or superpower you don’t already possess, what would that be?
I’d like to reword that! If I could wake up as a super mutant, I would definitely wake up as a Mystique. I already possess so many different superpowers but I’d like to experience all of them. Mystique, she can morph into anybody and anything. She is truly all powerful.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
RuPaul told me, “Ts Madison, don’t you ever be too big for the little things because the little things will get you through when the big things aren’t happening.” There were times when I was waiting on the big things to happen, and they weren’t. But guess what? The little things were happening, and the little things grew me into the big things.