'RuPaul's Drag Race' Exclusive: Meet season 2's first queen, Jessica Wild
EW is pleased to introduce the first contestant who’ll be sashaying your way on season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Meet Jessica Wild. The raven-haired beauty (pictured at left in a bustier and door-knocker-sized earrings) is actually the choice of the people — that is, fans chose her from the slew of wannabes who submitted profiles on RuPaulCasting.com. (The rest of the cast will consist of producer-chosen contestants.) As I’m sure Drag Race fans will remember, last year’s fan-voted contestant was none other than delicious runner-up Nina Flowers. So Jessica has a lot to live up to in the show’s second season, which is set to debut in early 2010.
From the initial information LOGO has provided — and the blog posts and videos Jessica posted on her LOGO profile — here’s what we know: Jessica’s real name is David. He’s a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, but recently moved to Miami, and is a dancer, make-up artist, and choreographer by day. (Are you shocked?!?) “Jessica is a creative character, full of energy, very sensual and unique,” David says in a video designed to show off his personality. He then goes on to cite inspirations from Madonna to Nina Flowers herself. How cute is he?
Here, in a somewhat hilarious — and exclusive to EW.com — video, Jessica makes the big announcement herself:More Gay & Lesbian Video At LogoOnline.com
One thing: Girl needs to get a little better at working the camera — the multiple takes are funny, but that ain’t gonna cut it on the actual show! If it continues, she’ll be “lip syncing for her life” before we know it. Actually, from the videos posted on her profile page, it’s seems Jessica is a versatile — and rather physical — performer. Perhaps the following performance video better shows off Jessica’s talents:
What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you convinced that Jessica Wild should be on RuPaul’s Drag Race? Are you pumped for season 2?
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