MEET THE BRATPACK: Introducing THE BRATPACK, Vancouver’s drag supergroup. Since 2015, members Jane Smoker, Kendall Gender, Gia Metric, Synthia Kiss, and Jem have been entertaining audiences every week at their Thursday Junction residency. Each girl brings a different flavour to the group that together create an unstoppable recipe for an ultra-successful squad of babes!
What does babes supporting babes mean to you?
Inspiring everyone to be their best, and being inspired in return.
If you could choose a nickname what it would be?
What is your spirit animal?
The spice girls, duh.
What is your proudest babe moment?
Celebrating the 100th episode milestone, and counting.
What is the most unexpected thing in your bag or wallet?
Jane: A random 7 of diamonds playing card I found on the street in 2014 that I thought would be good luck? Maybe it is maybe it’s not. It’s survived multiple wallet changes though.
Tell us about a time where you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead?
When we hear mean things said about us through the grapevine, we tend to leave it alone instead of fighting back. There is no need to prolong a negative narrative.
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore?
Synthia: Tarte shape tape
Jane: Belmont king size
Kendall: Sugar pill 301 lashes
Jem: Coconut oil, because it’s handy for everything
Gia: Sour patch kids
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it?
What was the best piece of advice you received when you were first starting your career?
Don’t focus on things you can’t do, focus on what you’re capable of, expand on it and perfect it.
What is the best piece of advice you have received now that you are in your career?
Be original. Be yourself. Be humble. Be patient.
Red, white, or rose?
We’re a bunch of Grigio Girls @ladygaga
When I dance I look like…
Well, we think we look like the pussycat dolls, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. Check out our Instagram @bratpackforever. #Ad
Tell us about a Babe who has supported you?
We inspire, support and look up to each other.
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
Jem: Martha Stewart
Synthia: Olivia Newton-John
Kendall: Beyonce, duh
Jane: Erika Jayne
Gia: Lady Gaga
What is your favourite destination to visit?
We were just in LA for a performance and we loved it. We can’t wait to go back!
What is your favourite meal to eat?
What is the most fulfilling part of your career?
Getting to be Vancouver’s premiere girl gang, and doing what we love with who we love.
Where is your favourite place to draw inspiration from?
Forever 21 sale rack, but make it fashion
What is your guilty pleasure?
We are so open about everything, we’re not ashamed of the shit we like.
What quality are you working on yourself right now?
Gratitude and patience.
What is the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in business?
Perfecting the communication within the group.
Coffee meeting or drinks meetings?
We have a private clubhouse, the meetings come to us. Wanna come sometime?
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order…
Heineken, which is also on special every Thursday at The Junction for 5 for $30. That’s a deal ! #sponsored
If you had an unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
What is your favourite movie?
Toy Story. We start every rehearsal singing “you’ve got a friend in me”