A Kiki with Nece Sexton

It's that time again, folks—time for an all-new edition of Nashville Untucked! This month I wanted to send out a big special congrats to Nashville's own Nece Sexton! This year, she won her ticket to National All Amercian Goddess and went on to place fourth in this highly competitive pageant.

We have seen her for years blazing the stages here in Music City, with her high kicks, death drops, flips and splits leaving us gagging for more. No one wonder how she did so well at nationals! But how well do we know this hometown goddess?

Having known her personally for a while now, I can say that she’s a great person to be able to count on. It’s time we all got to know more about Miss Sexton. So sit back and relax it's time to get untucked!



How would you describe your childhood? Did you face a lot of hardships growing up?

I'm not going to lie. My parents have been so supportive of me my whole life, as well as my family and friends. They have truly always been there so I can only say I'm too blessed!


At what point in your life did you realize you were transgender?

I knew at a young age I didn't fit it, but I realized why around the age of 17. I'm so thankful for Sasha Dereon, because she truly help me discover myself.


When did you begin your transition?

I started to begin my transition at the age of 20.


How did you feel during that time?

It felt great when I started to take control of my life.


Were your family and friends accepting of the change?

Yes they were very supportive. That was the best part, being able to make such a tremendous change in my life with so much love and support.


What are some of the hardships you have faced in everyday life being transgender?

Well me being transgender and a father, people tend to pass a lot of judgment. However when you are happy with yourself, their words mean nothing to you!


When and where did you start doing drag?

I started doing drag at The Connection in Nashville in 2002.


Can you tell us about your first performance?

It was during talent night at Connection. It actually was a dare, and you know I couldn't back down. I did “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, and I won. I was addicted at that point.


What inspired you to start doing drag seriously?

I was inspired by Secret Paris. She took me under her wings and taught me the ropes. I think I'm open to all forms of drag, so I would consider my form to be polished.


Who are some of the drag entertainers that you look up to?

Joe Edwards, Nicole Dupree, Rita Ross, Ivy White, Brittany Moore, Trinity Taylor, and Sunny Delight.


What influences your performance and costume ideas?

As a designer I just like to sketch and design how the song makes me feel. The same way your lyrics tell a story, so should your costume!


How many titles have you won throughout your career as a pageant queen?

I have held 8 titles. The most current one I hold is Unity All American Goddess.


Is there a title that was more special to you than others? Why is that one special?

I would have to say Indiana All American Goddess, because I met some of my closest friends ever there because of that prelim. That's also where I had the biggest growth of my career.


With pageants being so competitive, have you ever been shaded by another performer during the competition?

Yes I have, but that's life. You will always have those who don't want you to succeed. But you can't let that stop you, honey. You just pray for them and keep going!


Why do you think some performers are so shady towards one another?

There is one simple answer to this question, and that is jealousy!


Do you feel there is a prejudice in the drag community against transgender performers? If so why do you think that is?

I think there is, but I think it's only because most transsexual woman get work done, then get lazy. If you still serve drag, then you will get the same respect. #HushTruth


Do you feel the world has become more accepting of the transgender community since your transition?

It has, very much so! Then again times have changed. It’s more in a media spotlight now than it has ever been. So people are coming to understand it more.


How would you describe being transgender to someone who may not understand?

I would simply just say I always felt like I was born in the wrong body and the wrong sex, so I'm going through the process to fix it! So now I can be the real me.


What advice would you give to someone who thinks they might be transgender?

I would say do a lot of soul searching! If that's truly who you are, then don't let anyone stop you or hold you back, and I do mean anyone!


What has been the hardest part of your transition?

Truly it's the fact that you see who your real sisters are! A lot of girls changed on me when I came up, but I just look at it as that's God clearing all the trash out my life!




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