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Who knew RuPaul was an ordained minister? The drag queen and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race revealed another one of her tricks tucked into her weave when she announced that she would be marrying six couples on the runway.
“It was incredible,” says Amy Carter and Ryan Dalimonte, who were assigned to fan favorite, Adore Delano. “We were so proud to do it,” adds Dalimonte.
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However, the challenge was not to make over the brides. While the ladies ended up wearing suits, it was the men who had to learn how to sissy that walk while being transformed into queens for a day. So what did Carter think of her man when he appeared on the runway?
“I almost stopped production to say ‘That’s not my husband,’ ” she laughs.
While Dalimonte and Delano ended up in the bottom two, it wasn’t for lack of trying.
“I practiced walking in my heels more than anyone,” Dalimonte says of his runway walk. But he admits it was a big challenge.
Though he does admit to being disappointed his drag mother didn’t put him in a shorter dress. “I had to shave my legs for it … I wanted to show off some skin.”
As for judging, the critiques definitely upset Dalimonte, who took guest judges, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s comments to heart.
“I really don’t like Neil Patrick Harris after that,” Dalimonte quips. He adds that Burtka had a crush on him, which may have resulted in Harris’s harsh feedback.
“He was really scary in his drag,” laughs Carter, who quickly refutes Dalimonte’s theory.
In the end, everything turned out to be fine. The two got to celebrate their love of six years onstage in front a room full of queens—and Delano managed to lip-sync her way out of elimination.
While Dalimonte admits to not tucking—clearly something that shouldn’t be done by mere amateurs—he does have newfound respect for his wife and drag queens.
“I have a new respect for women (or anyone) who wears high heels.”