Are you ready kids?!
As we all know by now, on August 21 RuPaul's Drag Race will return — well that is if you're not already watching the Canadian version that's currently airing. But now, instead of a competition that pits the queens against one another for a title (whether earnestly as in Drag Race and All Stars, or as a bit of a joke as with the holiday specials) the queens are working together to make an impression on the Vegas strip. Well sort of.
In a new preview of the show's first episode, there seems to be a little conflict in the ranks.
"What we are doing with RuPaul's Drag Race: Live is we are bringing the television to the stage," Asia O'Hara explains in the new clip. And it's true, the Vegas show was set up as a live episode of the much-watched series with O'Hara as the RuPaul stand-in — and she did a pretty amazing job. But as with anything, there's drama involved.
The new clip alludes to some tension backstage between the performers. There are tears (that could have honestly been caused by something unrelated), and even a glimpse of Derrick Barry and his triad. We honestly love to see it! There's tears. And then of course there's that kiss.
Teased prominently in the initial trailer, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Kameron Michaels share a kiss — and we aren't talking about some peck, it's a nice one. Given Vanjie's penchant for a kai kai, there are questions of whether this could be another budding Drag Race romance. But more than likely, it was some sort of "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" dare. But who knows.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue will premiere on Friday, August 21 at 8 pm on VH1 featuring Vanjie, Barry, Michaels, O'Hara, and Yvie Oddly.