The Week in Drag: Ariel Versace Talks Hair, Kim Chi Talks Ghosts, Miss Coco Peru Graced Will & Grace & More!

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The latest from the season 11 queens and favorites including Eureka O’Hara, Kim Chi, Pandora Boxx and Morgan McMichaels!

Well, it’s been another exciting week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Check out our recap of the Draglympics and listen to our favorite Drag Race podcasts, “What the Tuck” and “Race Chaser” to relive the best from Tuckpantistan and Glamazonia!

If you want to see the season 11 queens lip sync for their lives in person, you’re in luck! The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour launches Sunday, May 26th in Los Angeles, during the official RuPaul’s DragCon LA after party, and will stop 16 cities across the US and Canada.  All 15 queens will be there and season 10 finalist Asia O’Hara will host, with Michelle Visage taking over for the Los Angeles and New York tour stops. Tickets are on sale now, so visit for all the details.

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Raja and Aquaria review the 33 runway looks from episode 5's Monster Ball in a super-sized episode of “Fashion Photo Ruview.” Raja is a living toot, but the skull top she is wearing this week is giving me life. Whose scary lewks got the boot? Tune in and find out!

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Drag Race alum Jiggly Caliente, who is currently part of the ensemble cast of Ryan Murphy‘s amazing series, Pose, joins Manila Luzon to dish about the spooky shenanigans from last week's episode on “The Pit Stop”.

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Michelle Visage chats with the pride of Cherry Hill, NJ, Ariel Versace, and checks out the looks she didn’t get to bring to the runway on “Whatcha Packin.'”

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Ariel talked with Entertainment Weekly about the runway fall that helped send her home. She recalled, “I was so nervous to be lip-syncing in that outfit because of that train, and all I kept thinking was, “Do not slip on this train!” And then the second I felt my balance lost, I was like, [sings] “Oh my God!” I felt like it was going to happen. I think I jinxed myself.”

One of the criticisms Ariel constantly received was that her looks were all very similar. According to our fallen queen, it was a conscious decision, meant to promote her brand – and her business Drag by Chariel. Ariel and her partner, Ricardo, design costumes and hair for queens including Trixie Mattel. Ariel told Out Magazine that “If I always wear big hair all the time, and I’m sitting here trying to promote the fact that I have a hair business and I love big hair, I don’t know why there would be any point to me going down the runway with slicked down hair.” You gotta love an enterprising queen!

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The self-proclaimed “Elephant Queen”, Eureka O'Hara, shares tales from the couch on the latest episode of “Hey Qween.” Check out part one, part two and part three on YouTube!

Drag Race season eight favorite Kim Chi is on the guest on this week’s episode of the “Ghosted” podcast. Kim chats with the wonderful Roz Drezfalez (best drag name ever) about Korean folklore, what kind of ghost she’d be and how she’d react to being face-to-face with a paranormal being. It’s a fun listen, so check it out!

Things on this week’s ‘UNHhhh' with Trixie and Katya get criminal, as the queens talk about crime, “accidental theft” and getting pulled over. Check out a sneak peek here and watch all of the season 4 episodes on WOW Presents.

If you can't get enough RuPaul in your life (and who can, really?) Mama Ru's new talk show is headed your way. According to Entertainment Weekly, the new show, currently only slated for a three-week run, debuts on local FOX stations across the country on Wednesday, June 10. The show promises a “modern take on the talk format” with celebrity gossip, interviews and style features. I'm in.

By now, you've surely seen Shangela‘s tribute to Beyoncé at the GLAAD Media Awards. The TRUE star of A Star is Born performed a seven-minute medley of Queen Bey's hits in a performance that got Queen Bey and Jay Z to their feet. Talk about an all-star. 

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Did you see drag royalty Miss Coco Peru on the season finale of Will and Grace? She reprised her role as nightclub impresario Coco and in an email to fans, said, “I had such a great time being on the show and everyone is at the top of their game and so kind. It was a pleasure to be on the show twice this season and I’m hoping that I’m fortunate enough to be invited back to play again with this wonderful cast and crew!”

Speaking of Will and Grace, Sean Hayes and Brian Jordan Alvarez (the happy couple!) play a game of “Tops or Bottoms” with Socialite Life favorites Pandora Boxx and Morgan McMichaels, courtesy of Queerty. Give these queens their own show!

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It’s been a busy week for our queens and there’s lots more news to come! Until next week, everybody say LOVE!

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