Lively Q&A with Margarita Pracatan:
How did you become a star
in the U.K.?
Because I use to have and esteel I have my show on Channel
56 Public Access. The Clive James people from England
saw me. They call me and say I should send my video to
him. I sent it and they called me back to do a satellite
interview. I say, “I don’t want to go to
the moon.” They said no, in your house. We did
it and they invite me to England. I told them, “You
pay, I fly with my key board.” They loved me and
I stayed for 3 years. I’m happy that they still
don’t get enough of me and esteel they invite me.
I just came back from Earland, Ireland, whatever they
call it. It’s fantastic! And Espain and England!
How old are you?
Uo oh!! No No!!! I am over 21. Old
enough to do whatever I want. I only give my age when
it’s a very formal
How did you come up with your fashion sense?
What you mean? My dresses? Because
I like everything to be bright. I like the sun, the stars.
I like diamonds. I like looking like a Christmas tree
and make people happy when they look at the stage. I
don’t look ridiculous,
I look shining and unique.
Why do you like boas so much?
Because they’re feathers and
I like to be free and fly like a bird. They give me power.
You see I am free, like a feathers.
What is a normal day like
for you when you’re
not on stage?
What I do on my leechur time? You mean when I am not on
The first thing is I have a shower
and my espresso. And I like to know what is on the news.
I like to go to the park and to do my exercise at the
gym. I love New York and so I go out everyday to see
what is going on - like a tourist – even after so many years. I love happy
hour because I don’t like to cook so I have appetizers
and drinks, two for one. I also like to practice my piano
and play my music very loud.
What is your favorite color and why?
First of all I like red because
red is life, blood and the color of everybody’s
heart. Second I like purple because purple is royalty
I hear you are really good at making people feel
good. What do you say to people who are feeling sad to
help cheer them up?
I say listen today may be your last
day so you better enjoy your life and go out and walk
around and play some music or something. And if that
doesn’t work they
better go out and have some drinks because maybe that is
the only day they have to live. And don’t go to the
doctor, I tell them, because the doctor will kill you.
So enjoy, what the heck!
How do you feel about sex before marriage?
I think is like when you are going
to buy a candy store. You can’t buy the whole store but at least you want
to try a few samples so you won’t be disappointed
later. So I say put on a condom and try it because once
they’re married it’s forever – evah and
What about sex after marriage?
They have to keep it like a fireplace.
All the time you have to added up new wood otherwise
the whole thing goes bye-bye. All the time you are supposed
to have some excitement in marriage. And you have to
look good – not like
trash. They are supposed to have a date and go to a motel
and a hotel and make it believe that “wow, we just
find each other.”
My husband travels a lot
on business. Should I trust him to behave while he’s
away from home?
Of course. You have to because now if the men go fooling
around they can bring diseases. They go out to get the
money so you have to trust. Love they call it trust. You
have to trust.
Describe your ideal man.
I like it somebody like Tom Sellers (Tom Selleck). Big,
tall intelligent, with a big mustachio, and with money!
With money, very important! I think they have a lot of
Tom Sellers walking around a lot in this world.
Describe your ideal dinner.
I like lobster! I like salmon and after that, when I finish,
is Gran Marnier with cheesecake. But I like the lobster
if someone will destroy it for me first, already cut, and
that someone will pay for it too!
Describe your ideal vacation.
Ahhhh! I want to go to Hawaii! But
if I can’t afford
to Hawaii I like it in South Beach because in South Beach
I can go to many clubs, restaurants and The Delano. That’s
nice. Because I don’t like to be on the beach but
I like to look at the ocean and I can have my drinks and
be loud and laugh with the people.
You’ve had many jobs
before becoming famous. What was your favorite of all
Oh, when I was counter manager with
fragrances at B. Altman’s,
in New York, many years ago. So elegant and the people
would come, talk and we would go out to dinner, lunch.
Very sociable. I would get up in the morning and get ready
but it didn’t feel like for work. Just to go out
and have fun. That was really, really nice.
How do you stay in such great shape?
Ohhh! Thank you!!! Because I do
lot’s of exercise
and walk a lot and even though I don’t have such
a great shape I still feel I look good. I always am doing
something. I love to walk and to dancing. Sometimes I walk
all the way from the Upper West Side to the Village and
have margaritas there!
How do you choose what songs to sing?
Depend on the word, the things that
happen to me in the past or in the present. That is how
I choose the songs. They have to be real. I am a big
survivor so I like “I
Will Survive.” “Copacabana” because it
reminds me of Cuba. “Hello” because everybody
says hello and I say “Hi honey, you are looking for
When will you retire?
Whyyyyy? Ohhhh!! Noooo!!! None of your business!!!! I
retire every night that I go to my bed and when I wake
up I go straight to my knees and thank God for giving me
the chance for one more day.
Ways to say Good-bye:
“Youu arrrre gorrrrgeaous
“Be happy, what the heck!”
“Oh babyeee I love you, from
the bottom of my heart!!”
“I love you…Pracatan!”