Friday, March 25, 2011

Viva Lazzy Jo!

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great day. Today, I am going to talk about a topic that may have you asking yourself why is a conservative English Professor talking about this particular topic? I chose to write about this topic because it puts a smile on my face, and anything that does this is worth talking about.  It’s just as simple as that!

In Puerto Rico, we have drag queens just like anywhere else in the world. They are beautiful and very talented. I am going to introduce you to one from my hometown of Aguas Buenas. Her name is Lazzy Jo Spanic. I contacted her in Facebook and she was sweet enough to tell me her story.

Lazzy Jo told me I could use his real name. He is proud of who he is and he has no problem with people knowing this. His real name is Jeoshua Sanchez, everyone calls him “Canito” in English “blondie”. His artistic name is Lazzy Jo Spanic.

Lazzy Jo lives in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico; being the first drag queen in our small town. He is 24 years old. His journey as a drag queen started when he was 20 years old. Lazzy Jo told me she loves makeup. At first, a friend of hers named Gaby did her makeup, and after watching very closely her fellow drag queens she started doing her own. Her wardrobe is from Luis Octavio, Alex Le Blanc (a good friend) and from Maribel owner of Sassy Girl Boutique.

She has several videos on YouTube. She does her show in different nightclubs in San Juan. Among them are Esechys, Juniors and La Caverna. She has also performed in straight bars like Millennium and El Faro in Aguas Buenas. She once entered a contest at a club named The Cowboy in our hometown and won two first place prizes. In a short time, she has learned so much about this profession, but it is not in her plans to have a sex change. Her work is limited to expressing what she feels, stealing smiles and on occasions many tears from her public. It is her favorite hobby because it is not her real profession. Lazzy loves what she does and is proud of who she is although her family is very religious and does not accept her choices, some friends don’t either. She has met many people that support and help her because of her talent. This makes her happy and proud!

I loved talking to him because he is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. He studied with my daughter Ana in Junior High School. Ana told me in school people liked him because he was a kind and caring person. I wish this person the best in life. Remember always, we must be proud of who we are because that is the key to true happiness!

Blessings to all,



  1. Hi Marta,
    First of all congratulations. Reading you is like chatting with an old friend.
    Lazzy Jo Spanic is so lucky. she's is living her life in the free way, and that's what I call ATTITUDE!

    Good luck and keep it up with your blog. It's lovely!

  2. You made my day!!!Thank you so much....So happy to be a part of Janelle's team!!(Marta)

  3. Hi Marta,
    Loved your article, Keep writing your very talented and your articles are very motivating. Proud to know that my town has very talented people.


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