Point of View is an ITV News series where we invite people to share their life experiences and what they've learned from them.
Cookie MonStar, a drag queen of 22 years, explains how Richard, the man behind the character, has grown as a person since discovering drag as an unhappy 27 year old.
Richard Rhodes, 47, talks through the highs and lows of a lifetime in drag, revealing funny stories including how he told his parents he was a drag queen and how watching a megastar's performance changed the course of his life.
He also has a message for anyone thinking of becoming a drag queen.
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