CS: Talk to me about your road to getting to season 10.
Eureka O’Hara: “Well for me it’s obviously a different and interesting route versus others coming into season 9 originally, getting hurt on the show, being sent home and being invited back, taking that invitation, preparing myself physically and then obviously mentally to come back. Instead of being fourth to go home, making it to the top 4 so it’s been a journey, it’s been hard, it’s been exciting, it’s been stressful, it’s been all of the emotions humanly possible but above all it’s been inspiring. It’s created like a new Eureka – you know what I mean? I’m a completely different person than when I walked into that work room than I did walking into this building today.”
CS: That’s amazing because I definitely think it translates in the episodes!
Eureka O’Hara: “Oh thank you!”
CS: So talk to me now having gone through this competition – what advice would you give to a younger self?
Eureka O’Hara: “A younger self me – is it’s okay to be a bigger person. Don’t let that insecurity stop you from showing your full self all the time. Don’t let people’s opinions of your personality or maybe your volume, size, style or anything get in the way of your ideas and your art and just push through! Because in the end, people are going to adore you for what you think everyone hates you for and it’s going to be a kind of magical thing you find out.”
CS: If you could lip-sync against any contestant from any season – who would you pick?
Eureka O’Hara: “Oh that’s so interesting! I don’t know, I think for me it would be more of an honoring moment to maybe lip sync with Latrice Royale – we’re almost exactly the same size and shape, we can fit each other’s clothes and she’s literally the salt to my pepper. I think it would just be an honor and iconic moment to do anything with her – whether lip sync or not, but honestly to sing with her would be incredible.”