“Within 10 minutes I had, like, 30 people messaging me telling me I was on Sam Smith’s Instagram. He was really, really normal and just down to earth. He just wanted to have a drink and was down to party.”
The next day, Ethan says his phone was blowing up with messages from friends and fans after seeing Sam’s post.
“I had so many notifications on my phone the next morning,” Ethan says.
“I’d gone up almost 2000 followers on Instagram and just [a] stupid amount of messages.
“I was even in a magazine in Japan!”
Since then, Ethan says he and Sam have spoken a few times.
“We have exchanged some messages on Instagram,” he reveals. “He told me he’s obsessed with me.”
According to Ethan, that “changed a lot for me”.
“I have a message when it comes to drag,” he says.
“And that is, if you’re fat, ugly, you’ve got a hunch, just work with it because I’m sick of people telling me that I’m not skinny enough or pretty enough because I got that all through high school and I got that all through musical theatre.
“I got told that I was too fat and I would never amount to anything but, baby, here we are!”
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