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  • 'RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2' Winner Alaska - Crown Firmly Placed: She’s Not Looking Back and Serving a Big Slice of 'Poundcake'

    From the moment she strutted into the workroom on Season Five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with her signature “Hieeeeeee!” we kind of had a feeling that Alaska was going to be a superstar.

  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Says Farewell to Trinity K. Bonet

    Trinity K. Bonet

    Trinity K. Bonet was the heart of this year's roster of divas on "RuPaul's Drag Race.”

  • ’Drag Race’ Comes Under Fire for Transphobia, RuPaul Responds

    A recent challenge titled "Female or She-Male" on an episode of Logo’s popular reality competition series "RuPaul’s Drag Race" has some crying "transphobia." In response to the criticism, RuPaul Charles and members of the production company World of Wonder issued a statement,Slate reports.

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Dax Exclamationpoint, was the second girl to be eliminated from the show, and the first of the night’s double elimination.

    Q: You were the “Queen of Cosplay” for this season on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. Right off the bat, who is your favorite superhero? 

    A: Oh Storm from “X-Men” of course! 

    Q: Your lip synch with Laila McQueen is going to go down in history as only the second double elimination in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” history. What do you think really happened to end up having you “sashay away” so early in the season? 

    A: Neither Laila or I are girls that do disco songs, I mean, “I Wil Survive” is definitely not one of my go-to tracks. Everyone knows that song and it’s so iconic and classic, but I don't think I would ever do that song in a performance, I mean it’s such a classic! I was in a dress that I really didn’t like, and I’m performing a song I didn’t really like, in front of a bunch of people that I really respected, as well as cameras. I think it was a whole bunch of things that just really made it not my night. I mean, we all have bad days, but mine happened to be on camera. You’re welcome!

    Q: Were you surprised that it was actually a double elimination? 

    A: I was, very surprised actually! I was hoping that I was going to at least go back to the workroom, take the critiques to heart, learn from them, things like that. But that was not the way it was meant to be. 

    Q: Now that the whole “Drag Race” experience is in the rearview mirror, what do you think was your favorite part of the entire time you were on the show? 

    A: I think looking back, meeting the girls was the best part definitely. I loved the “Hello Kitty” challenge, I’m glad I got to do that at least. I was really looking forward to design challenges, where I could really make something and things like that. I kind of looked at it more as a chance to do the best work that I could for the time that I was there and I t don’t think I got the chance to really do that or show that. I don't think I got the chance to really show the best work that I could. 

    Q: What do you think was the hardest part of the experience was? 

    A: I definitely think the “Bitch Perfect” choreography challenge was the toughest part. If I had more time, maybe it would have been. The whole process is really fast paced and stressful; they give you your task and you have to immediately go and do it, so it’s really tough. For example, I made the “Hello Kitty” dress in seven hours. That’s seven hours for both the dress and then do my makeup and prepare for the runway. It’s a tight schedule for sure. There are always hiccups while we were there also, I mean, the power went out for three hours while we were on the set on our first day. It has to be fast paced though, you know? Same thing with the critiques we get on the runway, if they have a lot to say, it can go on for quite a while, And let me tell you, those critiques go in! That’s what keeps the show dramatic though. 

    Q: You’ve worked closely with your fellow queens, so at this point, who do you think has the chance to go all the way? 

    A: It could really be anybody. It’s so up in the air, and all of the girls are really talented in their own way. It’s only been two episodes, so it’s really hard to tell right now. Obviously, Kim Chi is absolutely stunning to look at, her creativity is ridiculous. I just want to get up inside her brain and peek around for a while. I mean her performances-- her on stage is so much fun to watch. Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor are hilarious, Naomi (Smalls) is gorgeous and amazing too. Everyone is so different and there are no two girls that are alike. 

    Q: Who were you going to do for “Snatch Game”? 

    A: Scary Spice. I was looking so forward to it, you have no idea! 

    Q: What do you think the love affair between gay men and superheroes stems from? 

    A: I that there is always something weird, sad, or wrong with them. They have secret powers that they have, and no one can ever know! I think all of those parallels all come into play. 

    Q: Now that you have national exposure, where do you think you want to go in the next five years? 

    A: I really want to bridge the gap between drag and cosplay, go to conventions-- really create art. I’m working on a graphic novel right now, hopefully it will be ready soon, once I have time to finish it up. I really just want to concentrate on my art in general. 

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Announced

    In season six, after a tense competition between the top three competitors: Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano and Courtney Act, a winner was announced.

  • 12-Year-Old Boy Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Trans Woman

    A 12-year-old boy was arrested in Orlando, Fla. Thursday after allegedly shooting at a transgender woman, who was not hit, according to local news station News 13.

  • A&E: Todrick Hall Will Headline Second ‘Our Night Out’

    Singer, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall will headline “Our Night Out,” an interactive evening of the arts, on Friday, June 14, organizers announced last week.

  • Activists Urge RuPaul to Dethrone 'Drag Race' Winner Over Suicide Tweets

    A group of angry activists is hoping "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez will sashay away forever. They are calling on RuPaul to revoke her crown and title over comments she made via social media about suicide.

  • 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.

  • All Stars 4 All Stars Drag Race Stunner: Monet X Change

    Monet x Change may have strutted into the Drag Race workroom on Season 10, broom in hand ready to sweep up the competition, but it was during this past season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars that the fans really got to see what our favorite Sponge Queen could do. 

  • All Stars 4 All Stars Drag Race Stunner: Trinity The Tuck

    As one of only two co-winners in the history of RuPaul's Drag Race, Trinity The Tuck has come full circle. After coming close to snatching the crown during Season Nine, she came back with the intention to prove naysayers wrong, and she made good on that promise.

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Farrah Moan

    Vegas showgirl and consistently sparkling, Farrah Moan came floating back into the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 workroom with something to prove.
  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Gia Gunn

    To say Gia Gunn's time on RuPaul's Drag Race was "polarizing" is putting it mildly.

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Jasmine Masters

    "Demure" is not the word many would use to describe the California dynamo known as Jasmine Masters. From Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race to her gone too soon departure on this season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4", Masters is known for her off stage straight talk almost as much as her on stage scorching performances.

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Latrice Royale

    It’s not often you see almost an entire workroom upset to see a fellow competitor go home on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, but that is exactly what you saw when the much beloved and den mother extraordinaire Latrice Royale was eliminated during the most recent episode of All Stars.

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Manila Luzon

    It should be no surprise to any of us that Manila Luzon (along with fellow All Stars 1contestant and Latrila teammate Latrice Royale) is the first contestant to appear on two cycles of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars; she has been taking her stiletto and kicking down barriers as long as she has been in the game.
  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Monique Heart

    Monique Heart came to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 with something to prove. After her Season 10 ended, Monique regrouped and prepared for her “Ru-demption” on All Stars 4; and that is exactly what she got.

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Naomi Smalls

    From the moment Naomi Smalls took to the runway on Season Eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this high fashion queen showed that she was a force to be reckoned with. From a Top 3 showing on Season 8 to a Top 4 showing on All Stars 4, Smalls was stealth about her ascent up the ladder, but had no problem taking out fan favorites like Manila Luzon and making no apologies. 

  • All Stars 4 Eliminated Contestant: Valentina

    Valentina Talks Her Elimination and “Ru-demption”, Inhabiting Angel for "Rent Live”,and Why Coming Out As Gender Non-Binary Was Her Most Important Coming Out Yet.
  • Alyssa Edwards is the Third All-Star to be Eliminated from RuPaul’s 2nd All-Star Season

    While Alyssa Edwards may call herself a “lovely fifth alternative,” she is by far, one of the most popular queens to ever hit the main stage on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. It was no surprise that fans were thrilled to see her name on the list of queens returning for redemption when “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” was announced, and during her time on the show, she did not disappoint. Sadly, Edwards was eliminated on last week’s show...or was she? The final scene showed all eliminated queens (including Edwards) returning for another possible shot at the crown. I sat down for a chat with Alyssa to talk about her “All Stars 2” experience, her dance company Beyond Belief and what she thinks “Drag Race” has done for the community.