There have been a lot of permutations of RuPaul's Drag Race over the years, with more on the way. That said, they have all looked back to RuPaul, the self-proclaimed, and appropriately titled Queen of Drag. Well, one of the show's long running permanent judges is up for a version that addresses a large pain point that many have with the show: Welcome to Michelle Visage's Drag Race.
In a new interview, the Strictly Dancing star admitted that she would love to have a go at hosting the gig herself.
“I would love it. I would actually love to host my own version – with bio queens and trans women," she told The Guardian. The admission came in the midst of a conversation about Ru's own statements about whether he would have bio queens (performers who were assigned female at birth) or trans women on the show. In that 2018 interview, Ru said "probably not" but has since apologized, and had Gia Gunn compete on a season of All Stars. Many have pointed out that Gunn has said she postponed surgery to qualify for the series.
And as for bio queens?
“I mean, I am one, so technically we are on the show,” Visage said. “Everybody’s welcome to audition – we just don’t get a lot of bio queens.” But wait, I know we've all joked that Michelle Visage was a drag queen, but is that like a real thing? Apparently so.
“I’m going to yank my drawers down," she told The Guardian in the interview. When they came down, she reveals a "drag queen" tattoo on her thigh. “Because that’s who I am and that’s what I identify as.” Well! Learn something new every day.
“Ru said it best – that you’re born naked and the rest is drag," Visage continued. "It’s true. We become somebody else when we get done. This is my shield, my superhero costume. When I put on my makeup, my drag, I feel like I can take on the world.”