Self-love is the name of the game for drag queen Baby Love

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Baby Love hails from a town in New Jersey that she describes as "socially conservative," though she's never been afraid to be herself and forge her own path. 

She started performing in theater in college, first starring in the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" freshman year. Now, at 22 years old, she's a Brooklyn, New York drag queen challenging the norm and doing it with a laugh.

"The whole vibe of a Baby Love show is really to have a warm, open embrace. I like to explore this very positive embrace of my body," she says, referring to her often skintight, glamorous outfits. 

"Generally the world doesn't want men to be feminine period. Period! So I like to doing a super feminine look. I like to wear things that society says somebody of my size should not be wearing, and make it look really f*cking good. And part of that is being a strong female that takes up space," she further explains.

A lot of Baby Love's show is playing with emotion and "cranking it up to almost a satirical level." She says she often finds inspiration on social media or in life, looking at people's overly serious reactions. 

"I like to take those situations, whether it's like clips I act out or songs, and lay a lot of crying over them to kind of shine that light and be like, 'I think we're taking this a little too seriously.'"

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