UPDATE (4/16/2020): This ain't no fly-by-night venture; Valentina is here to say! After causing a considerable amount of conversation on RuPaul's Drag Race season 9, and getting a rightfully deserved redemption arc on All Stars season 4, Valentina is plunging ahead. In 2019 she played Angel in Rent: Live and earlier this month she revealed she had a role in Netflix's popular Spanish-language show La Casa De Las Flores. Now, she clarifies that this isn't just a cameo.
"I was asked to be in it by Manolo Caro [creator of the series] and I will be on many episodes fully in drag the entire time," Valentina told Billboard of the appearance. "I am really excited and it's an important moment for me because it's an opportunity given to a queer, drag artist in a mainstream series on Netflix. I'm not just making a quick appearance on something; I'm making history by being able to part of La Casa de las Flores. I get to live my telenovela fantasy that I've always wanted to live."
The third and final season of the show will release April 15.
ORIGINAL (4/3/2020): RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 fan favorite Valentina announced she will appear in Season 3 of the Netflix hit series La Casa De Las Flores. The Latinx drag queen updated fans with the news in an Instagram post.
"It's is my honor to announce my participation in my favorite @Netflix show LA CASA DE LAS FLORES, I'm on season 3!" Valentina posted to her Instagram. "So if you haven't watch season 1 and 2, get into it!
The series, translated to The House of Flowers in English, is the brainchild of Mexican director Manalo Caro and revolves around a prestigious flower shop and the dysfunctional family that owns it. The Spanish-language black comedy has been heralded for its satiric take on the hugely popular telenova genre as well as its quality writing and LGBTQ+ characters. No wonder Valentina is excited about the opportunity.
"I went crazy for the show when it first came out and thought 'I HAVE TO BE ON THIS SHOW,'" Valentina continued in a later post.
She also made sure to credit director Manolo Caro in the same post. "Manolo Caro is a Gem to Mexico and the entire world. Thanks for believing in me, I love you friend."
The news isn't the only way that the star has pushed into the mainstream since her stints on Drag Race and All Stars; she notably was a part of Rent: Live and has been named as a muse to Wes Gordon, the designer behind Carolina Herrera.
"I honestly got to live my fantasy as a telenovela actress and made many new friends along the way."
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