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Ra'Jah O'Hara Calls Out Favoritism on Drag Race Canada vs the World

Ra'Jah O'Hara Calls Out Favoritism on Drag Race Canada vs the World

Ra’Jah O’Hara
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The queen got candid during a viewing party at Roscoe’s Tavern in Chicago.

Editor's note: this article has been updated to include timestamps of when statements were given out during this interview at Roscoe's Tavern.

RuPaul's Drag Race alum Ra'Jah O'Hara knows how to keep it real and has no problem speaking her mind. Currently, O'Hara is one of the top four queens on Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs the Worldafter initially appearing on the main stage for season 11 and returning for All Stars 6 of the American series.

Recently, O'Hara joined the most recently eliminated queen, Vanity Milan, at Roscoe's Tavern - an LGBTQ+ bar in Chicago that hosts regular Drag Race viewing parties with high-profile drag performers.

The host of the party, Drag Race season eight alum Naysha Lopez, asked in the video (timestamp: 12:09), "Did you guys at all feel there was any favoritism? We discussed this with Icesis [Couture] and she did. She said she felt there was, and that it really f*cked with her."

"I don't want to say that they were playing favoritism," O'Hara explained (timestamp: 12:52), "but there was a little bit of favoritism happening in the room. One time I actually had to speak out about it. It made me feel really uncomfortable." She added, "I can't get into all of the details, but there was a little bit of favoritism happening. But I wouldn't say it was favoritism for anybody on this stage."

Even though she is unable to disclose any further information - likely due to NDAs the queens have to sign prior to competing - O'Hara did elude that the scales were tipped to favor of Canadian queens.

Later, Milan had already discussed the possibility of favoritism in the season. The Drag Race UK queen noted (timestamp: 13:51):

"I understood it was a TV show. I was there for me and me only. My redemption from season three into Canada vs the World was more important to me, and showing the world that I had something to prove. I am not that shy person that you saw on season three. We see favoritism and I have to push past that because I'm here for myself."

Couture, who left on her own for mental health reasons, said the week prior at Roscoe's Tavern that production had allegedly asked her to join the cast to "help... keep the title in Canada," despite her doctor saying she shouldn't compete.

Tune in to the grand finale of Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs the World this Friday, December 23 on WOW Presents Plus.

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