A gorgeous and exciting young newcomer in Brooklyn is turning out the party while turning all the heads. Meet Bobby LeMaire!
Thotyssey: Hello, Bobby, thanks for chatting with us today. Let’s address your name right off. I’ve seen you credited as both Bobby LeMaire and Miss Bobby on various event flyers. Which do you prefer?
Bobby LeMaire: Most people know me by my full name, Bobby LeMaire, so I tend to use that more.
How did you become a New Yorker and discover nightlife here?
Very out of the blue! I was living in Central Jersey for a bit and happened across a documentary about nightlife. So I started researching and thought it looked like fun and a great in for networking and developing a name and brand for myself. So, I learned where all the parties were and who everyone was and finally got a look together and went to my first party in early 2019. By that September, I had moved to Brooklyn…and here I am, two years and a pandemic later!
How would you describe who Bobby LeMaire is and what she does on the scene today?
I’m an agitator; I like to rile the girls up. The reason I’ve stormed the scene and grabbed attention so quickly is because I give an edge to nightlife performance that isn’t drag or costumed or heavily curated. It’s just me being punk and queer and slutty, turning looks and giving shows. I can win a pageant with no wig and no nails, because my branding and who I am and my performance quality are top tier. I just like to shake shit up. I’m about advocacy and challenging norms and being loudly and unapologetically queer and trans. Nothing’s more important to me than showing up for the dolls and queer and trans POC. It’s about flipping gay bars into queer spaces that are for everyone.
That is the True Work! Also, you’re stunning. Do you model professionally at all?
Thank you! Yes, I’ve been getting into modeling more. I shot recently for someone’s brand launch, which is exciting. And I’ve done some work in the past, mostly campaigns and e-commerce.
Finally: What was it like winning the first ever “Trish” pageant at 3 Dollar Bill?
It was major! I was already a big fan of Trish throughout the summer. I adore [the show’s hosts] Charlene and Rify Royalty and had seen the show a few times, so when I was asked to compete, I was super excited. It was an amazing time competing with some very talented girls. Thanks, Bobby!