RuPaul's Drag Race

  • 'Drag Race All Stars 3' to Debut in Early 2018 on VH1

    (EDGE) The third season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" has been confirmed and is set to debut on VH1 in early 2018, Variety reports.

  • 'Drag Race' Winner Raja Marries Partner in Surprise Wedding

    (EDGE) Condragulations to the happy couple!

  • 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour to Headline Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

    (EDGE) "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 9 winner Sasha Velour and 30 iconic drag queens and kings will be on hand to perform for an evening benefiting the homeless LGBTQ youth of the Ali Forney Center.

  • 'Rupaul’s Drag Race’ Exit Interview: Aja

     Aja may have been eliminated from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” after a scorching lip synch with Nina Bonina Brown, but she shows no signs of slowing down. From her single “C.L.A.T.” with her fellow season nine New York sisters to her world travels promoting both her drag and her brand, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of Aja. I sat down with her and we went deep on the political movement that exists within drag and what it takes to make it as a drag queen in today’s world. 

  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Exit interview: Alexis Michelle

     

    No one was eagerly anticipating her entrance into the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” workroom than Alexis Michelle. As someone who has tried out, literally, for every single season of the show, this New York born, Broadway baby was ready for the spotlight. While she fell short as an illustrious member of this season’s Top Five, she is only just getting started. Alexis sat down with us to chat about her sometimes-controversial time on the show, what she has planned for her post “Drag Race” career, and why she thinks this year’s Pride events may be one of the most important ones yet.

  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Has Highest Viewership in Show’s History

    (WB) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” wrapped up season nine with a record-breaking finale that made the season the most watched in the show’s history.

  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens Coming to South Florida

    Start your engines! Get ready for a night of reads, stingers and zingers only a queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” can dish out. Some of the show’s top divas are starring in Murray & Peter’s second annual “Haters Roast: The Shady Tour,” which kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave.

  • After Backlash from Fans & 'Drag Race' Stars, RuPaul Rupologizes for Transgender Comments

    (EDGE) RuPaul is apologizing for comments he made in a new interview with the Guardian, in which she said he'd "probably" not allow a transitioning drag queen to compete on "RuPaul's Drag Race," which sparked an online backlash from fans and the show's stars alike.

  • Design Your Drag Room

    Are you a drag queen with needs? You deserve your very own room to perfect your look. Be the queen of the castle with these must-have drag essentials.

  • Emmy-Winning RuPaul’s Drag Race Abruptly Moves to Mainstream Channel

    RuPaul’s Drag Race is being moved from LGBT-centric LogoTV to cable channel VH1. Logo will air exclusive content, including a ‘Race to the Nines’ series marathon on March 19 which includes previously-unseen bonus content.

  • Exit Interview, Kimora Blac, 2nd Girl Out of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9

     

    Kimora Blac was looked at as one of the “body” girls on this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and was poised to give some of the other “fishy” gals like Trinity Taylor and Farrah Moan a true run for their money. Sadly, a princess challenge and a sidekick in the form of a monkey sidelined her race to the finish line and she was sent home. I sat down for a chat with this Las Vegas showstopper, and we talked about everything for her adoration for the business sense of one miss Kim K, what Kimora learned from her time on “Drag Race” and what Kimora Blac is all about behind the makeup.

  • Exit Interview: Charlie Hides, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9

     Already well known for her side-splitting videos impersonating gay icons like Madonna and Lady Gaga, many eyes were on Charlie Hides as one of the ones to watch on this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. While she may have “sashayed away” during any anticlimactic Britney Spears lip sync, my chat with her showed me that the “Transatlantic Dame” is only just beginning her reign. From her new single “The Dame” to why she ended up going home this early in the season to why she felt it was important to speak about the H.I.V./A.I.D.S. crisis during her time on the show, my talk with Charlie Hides shows that she is in it for the long haul!

  • Exit Interview: Eureka O'Hara 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9

     

    Eureka O’Hara may have clashed with several of her co-stars on this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” but the audience had nothing but love for this Johnson City, TN native. As the season progressed, this seasoned and hilarious queen started to look like one of the ones to beat for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Sadly, an injury incurred during the second week challenge caused her to ultimately have to “sashay away” much earlier. I sat down to chat with Eureka on her early elimination, her clashes with fellow contestants, and what it was like to get to have a truly personal moment with Mother Monster herself. 

  • Exit Interview: Farrah Moan, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9

     

    From the moment, the spitfire that is Farrah Moan slinked into the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” workroom, we knew that she would be causing a stir. This Las Vegas showgirl stormed the runway in authentic Lady Gaga “Judas” realness, and showed some real heart in challenges that truly had her going out of her comfort zone. I sat down to chat with Farrah about what she’s learned from her fellow contestants, what she thinks her responsibility is with the platform she now has, and what she wants everyone to know about Farrah Moan.

  • Multitalented ‘Drag Race: All Stars’ Winner Brings New Show to Broward

    When 28-year-old Brian Michael Firkus dons pumps and a wig, he transforms into the outrageous, life-sized Barbie doll Trixie Mattel, the winner of season 3 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.” But, behind the make-up, the thoughtful Wisconsin native is a talented performer, musician and songwriter who can imagine life after drag. “Trixie” is currently on a victory tour of the country with her new show “Trixie Mattel: Now with Moving Parts” and she/he took a few minutes recently to discuss “their” careers and future ambitions:

  • Next Mr. and Miss Pride South Florida to be crowned March 19

    It’s time to crown the next Mr. and Miss Pride South Florida. 

  • RuPaul Joins Hollywood Walk of Fame

    The 2018 class for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was announced this week and the host of the hit reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul Charles, is getting his own star.

  • RuPaul: I 'Probably' Wouldn't Allow Transitioning Queen on 'Drag Race'

    (EDGE) In a recent interview with the Guardian, RuPaul said he wasn't sure if he would cast a transgender drag queen who has fully transitioned on his popular Emmy Award-winning reality show, "RuPaul's Drag Race."

  • RuPaul's Drag Race Exit Interview: Blair St Claire

    You would be hard-pressed to find a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race that simply did not adore Blair St. Clair. This plucky Midwestern gal hit the Drag Race workroom and with a boatload of talent and heart to match. While she came short of snagging the crown, she managed to grab the heartstrings of every single viewer with her raw talent and an even rawer emotional story from her past. I caught up with Blair to talk about how her fellow Hoosier queens feel about her time on Drag Race, what her honesty about her past has brought to her life today, and how her new single (and video) Now Or Never has more meaning than we may have realized. 

  • RuPaul's Drag Race Exit Interview: Dusty Ray Bottoms

    Dusty Ray Bottoms embodies everything a true New York queen should be: fierce looks, intense talent and a catalog of performances that anyone would be hard to match!


    Now, while the three divine looks she put together may not have gotten her through to next week on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, we were all sad to see her go. And while her time in the competition has ended, we’re just gearing up to see more of this multi-faceted performer.

    I chatted with Dusty Ray Bottoms post-elimination, and we spoke about competing with her fellow New York queens, progress with her family after she bravely spoke about her experiences with conversion therapy and which New York City queen she would love to see represent the Big Apple on Season 11!

     

    With your RuPaul’s Drag Race experience in the rearview mirror, how does it feel to be an official “Ru Girl,” Dusty Ray Bottoms?

    It feels absolutely amazing. The fact that I was chosen out of all of these people who wanted this opportunity is so humbling. I am so proud of what I did, and I feel just so accomplished about everything that I presented. I could not be more proud.

     

    Much was said about there being five ladies from New York City, and that it may have been too much representation from one area. What did you think?

    I didn’t think it was too much representation from New York City at all! I actually think it was a great representation for everything that New York has to offer in terms of drag. Each and every one of us have amazing things to offer to New York, and we do that. It was great to be able to show that and share the experience with my New York City sisters.

     

    It seems like you and Miz Cracker had some issues with fellow NYC sister Aquaria. Was it helpful to get that all out in the open?

    You know, it was great to be able to iron the issues out as we did. The thing is this: we are all Season 10 sisters. No one else knows about what went on or what the experience was like but me and my fellow competitors. We have to rely and lean on each other and hold each other up.

     

    What is one thing that surprised you once you got to the show?

    So much! Definitely the magic of television and editing! For example, we stand on the runway for what’s close to two and a half hours. On television it’s narrowed down to about two minutes. It’s stressful, your feet hurt and it’s more silent than you would think. Television makes it look much more conversational. You’re up there being judged; that is exactly what is happening.

     

    You were brave about coming forward concerning your past with conversion therapy and issues with your family, which is ultra conservative and extremely religious. What has their reaction been?

    I am beyond happy with the reaction I have gotten, and that is exactly why I did it — because I knew there would be a young person who would be going through or had gone through the exact same thing. During the audition process for Drag Race, you have sort of therapy moments, and it did come up then. I made the decision that it would be something that I would talk about publicly and try to help people with my experience. The response has been truly overwhelming, and I am touched.

     

    You mentioned during the show that your family didn’t know you were even on the show. Has that changed?

    It actually has. They know that I was there, kind of, I guess you could say. I definitely don’t think they saw that episode where I spoke about it, though. Right now we are trying to talk a little, and I do talk to my mom. I can definitely say that it’s a work in progress with my family.

     

    Season 9 alum Alexis Michelle rallied to have you cast and is a dear friend, I know. In terms of paying it forward, what New York City girl do you think would be great for Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race?

    Let me tell you, I think Miss Shuga Cain would be a fabulous addition to the Season 11 cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race! That bitch makes all of her own stuff and is an amazing performer. She would be not just a fabulous representation from New York but a fabulous representation for the Latina community as well.

     

    Speaking of New York queens, having to lip sync against your fellow NYC sister Monet X Change last night was ironic, especially considering the exact same kind of lip sync happened during Season 9 when Alexis Michelle went up against fellow NYC sister Peppermint. These NYC head-to-heads are nerve-wracking!

    I completely agree. Monet is a fierce competitor and my sister. Nicki Minaj is definitely not something my crazy self-performs regularly, and that is definitely Monet’s thing. I really wanted to put 100% into it, and I think I did. I am proud of that lip sync.

     

    The world is at your feet now, Dusty Ray Bottoms. What’s next for you post-Drag Race?

    Well, I have my new single “Neva Lavd Yah” that just dropped, and that is my anthem! As for Broadway, I would love to be onstage as Dusty or as Dustin — either way would be fine. I want to just keep performing and keep creating. That is what I truly love to do.