All The Tea From RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race has now been on the air for more than a decade, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. The show was the first mainstream television show to bring drag culture to a broader American audience. It combines the fashion of Project Runway with the modeling aspect of America’s Next Top Model and combines them with both the fun and serious side of drag.

But just like any reality TV show, Drag Race comes with controversy and behind the scenes secrets. Would you believe one of the most infamous scandals might have been a set-up? Start your engine and cruise through these secrets from the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

There Have Been Two Very Successful Celebrity Impersonators

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Drag queens usually craft their own personality and image, but two very successful queens have appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race that are pop star impersonators. Chad Michaels, a Cher impersonator, ended as the runner-up in season four. Derrick Barry, a Britney Spears impersonator, ended up winning season eight of the show.

Not only were the two successful on the show and in life, but they also have a lifelong friendship. Derrick met Chad when he was only 20 years old, and refers to Chad as her “fairy drag mother.”