"And now that we know what Amanda Lepore is, it behooves me to explain just who she is. She’s an omnipresent party girl with beet-red hair, bulbous lips, and the winningly woozy demeanor of an inflatable doll who only comes to life when a camera’s in the room. Floating from soiree to soiree with a silicone smile, Amanda causes a stir without saying— or wearing— much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal, like a top-heavy escapee from a sci-fi porn comedy. As Amanda’s mentor, photographer David LaChapelle, explains it, “She has no interest in being a girl. She wants to be a drawing of a girl, a cartoon like Jessica Rabbit. When I told her that silicone is dangerous, she said, ‘I don’t care, as long as I look beautiful in the coffin.’ There’s something kind of profound in that, that she’s creating this moment of beauty for herself and is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.”"
— Michael Musto, NY Mirror (x)
Alien appeal is about right… yikes.