It's hard to imagine RuPaul's Drag Race without long-standing main judge Carson Kressley, especially since he's been on the beloved, Emmy-winning reality drag competition for so many seasons, but there was, indeed, a time when the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy host was just a fan, hoping to one day make an impact when helping to find some of America's next drag superstars...
Kressley, who joined the prestigious Drag Race judging panel full-time back in 2015 during season 7 alongside funnyman Ross Mathews, is currently competing on the third season the American version of CBS's Celebrity Big Brother, and in a moment that was caught on the show's after-hours live stream over the weekend, he opened up about how fate lead him to the Drag Race runway to become one of the show's judges!
"This is a great showbiz story," Kressley opened up when asked by fellow CBB competitor and Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu about how he was cast on Drag Race. "The mantra is to say 'yes' to some things, even if people say you shouldn't do it."
He then opened up about how he and Ru connected on the set of Rebecca Romijn's body painting-themed reality competition Skin Wars, and how although he was a little skeptical of taking on that gig as a guest judge, something made him say yes to it, and we're so glad he did!
"I went, I loved Rebecca because I worked with her on something else," Kressley recalled. "I always wanted to meet Ru, so I was just like, 'I'll go do this.' And on that set he said, 'Why aren't you doing my show?' and I was like, 'I don't know, did you guys ask? I would love to,' and then he called me on my cell phone and I still have the message and that was eight years ago."
Talk about being at the right place at the right time!
Celebrity Big Brother is currently airing multiple nights on CBS...
...and new episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 air Friday nights on VH1!
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