RuPaul's Drag Race News: Shangela, Sasha Velour, And Alaska Are Taking Over
Here is the latest from RuPaul's most sought after girls.
November 15, 2019 12:37pm
“You better work!”…. and that’s just what these queens are doing!
Let’s start with the Queen doing big things on the small screen, Shangela. As if appearing in the five star film, A Star Is Born, as well as tv’s Glee and The X-Files wasn’t impressive enough, Shangela just got booked for another hot gig.
The former dragtestant will be appearing on the CW‘s upcoming Riverdale spin-off, Katy Keene as a drag queen named Devereaux. Devereaux is the pageant rival of Ginger Lopez/Jorge, played by Jonny Beauchamp, and is set to appear in one episode of the series. Don’t be disappointed, though- it’s being teased that Shangela may come back for more appearances in the future as well.
Sasha Velour’s news made me fangirl so hard! Politician and activist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, attended the Washington, D.C. performance of Sasha’s live theater production, Smoke & Mirrors. The Congresswoman and the Queen had the chance to meet backstage! The divas shot a quick video together in which the representative gushed about the show.
— Pink Tall Person (@sasha_velour) November 12, 2019
“I thought it was amazing, it was incredible, it was fabulous,” AOC gushed. “I’m like that Lady Gaga moment where she’s like, ‘stunning, amazing, impeccable, genius.’” Sasha was similarly shook, calling Alexandria “the revolutionary of our time.”
According to Sasha’s tweet, the Smoke & Mirrors audience even gave the representative a standing ovation, as they should. I think it’s a safe bet that no other politicians are as well versed in drag herstory as AOC!
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Surprise! Now announcing the ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ North American Tour! ✨ Tickets are available for pre-sale now to mailing list subscribers and go on general sale tomorrow morning at 10am! I am so excited to take this show to 23 theaters across the US and Canada this fall. An early 2020 UK and Europe tour is to be announced later. Visit smokeandmirrorslive.com for more information! Photo @tannerabelofficial
Wrapping up this week’s wins from the drag world are three angels: Nina West, Peppermint, and Alaska. RuPaul’s girls double as Charlie’s Angels in this digital short. Watch as the Queens respond to a code red she-mergency.
“Your reign of hair-or stops here,” Alaska quips before the trio disarms the weave-snatching Katya. Leave it to Ru’s girls to save the day, and slay while doing so!
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