The second episode of the four-part RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race special was one for the history books. Sure it may have not been historic per se, but with three beloved celebrity contestants, an iconic cameo, and a pretty amazing Rusical, it was an hour and a half of quality television! And while we will get to recapping it all later, we do want to take a second to recognize a few sexy men first.
As Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez point out in their book Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life, you can find the various aspects of queer culture embedded in the various tentpoles of Drag Race. The feeling of community in the Werk Room, shade and reading in Untucked or the reading challenge, and the longrunning "beefcake" aesthetic as exemplified by the show's Pit Crew as well as backup dancers for various numbers. Well, Secret Celebrity Drag Race pulls that over into its format.
On last night's episode, during the Twerkin 5 to 9 performance choreographed by creative director and Drag Race mainstay Jamal Sims, fans were treated to an eyeful of abs during Loni Love's performance. While in character as Mary J. Ross -- who was, in turn, playing the character Lily -- Love took to the stage with two shirtless dancers who gave her a little bump and grind action we are a little jealous of. Introducing to some and re-introducing to others Ektor Silva and Michael Silas.
Hardcore fans of the show will recognize both of the dancers as they've performed on Drag Race before. And more than just on the show -- Silas was one of the pit crew members in RuPaul's Drag Race Live in Vegas.
But it's not just Drag Race that keeps these MSA Agency dancers working. Between the two of them, they've worked for Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and more. Yeah: RESUMES!
Hopefully, we get to see a lot more of them! Until then, at least we have their Instagram accounts.
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