We all want to stand out in the crowd every once in a while, but there are a few people in the world that do it successfully. Juno Birch is one of them.
Juno describes herself as a glamorous alien woman who crash-landed on earth in the ’60s and has been trying to fit in. She paints her face in shades of blue and purple with large, shiny lips, wears huge blond wigs and will not be caught dead without her signature, 60’s style shades.
In real life, Juno is a trans woman who’s in love with drag, dressing up, and 60s fashion. She loves to exaggerate makeup and clothes since she was young, and her first big inspiration was the Joker, the comic book villain with the blue complexion and big, terrifying smile.
One day, she decided to dress up as the Joker for the party, and while her costume wasn’t very good, it was her first time trying to paint her skin blue. She loved it so much, that she’s been painting it blue or purple ever since.
Juno has been living as an alien woman from the sixties ever since. She’s also a performance artist and a sculptor, who makes tiny sculptures of herself in Fimo clay. But her alien persona isn’t just a joke. She walks around in her high heels and blue face to celebrate being different, and to show that you don’t have to look like everybody else to be beautiful.