Drag Race season 11 queens debate: Should Trixie Mattel get bangs?
We may never get the answers to such mysteries of life, but with a little help from former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, we’re getting a little perspective on more important issues, like: Should All-Stars 3 champion Trixie Mattel get bangs?
EW’s exclusive video above sees the newest batch of Drag Race contestants — currently preparing to make their runway debut when season 11 premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 — answering a trio of fun questions from their wigged-and-fabulous foremothers, and their responses might shock you (but then again, is it really a surprise when a drag queen admits her favorite food is a specific part of the male anatomy?).
Watch EW’s hilarious video above, and read on for a full breakdown of the queens’ answers.
All-Stars 3 champion Trixie Mattel wants to know: Should should she get bangs?
“To frame that face? Probably.” – Nina West
“Or a burqa.” – Brooke Lynn Hytes
“We all know my bang game is real good, so I would say yes, Miss Trixie.” – Shuga Cain
Season 9 winner Sasha Velour asks: Which traditions of drag do you want to break from and which traditions do you want to continue into the future?
“I want to break tucking. I mean, why not. You have girls who walk bald-headed, with no body, no tits… why can’t I let it hang?” – A’Keria Chanel Davenport
“I hope to continue in the activism that drag has always meant for our community. Drag queens have always been shape-shifters for the world. We really come in and cultivate change like nobody else has. I hope these 14 other girls and me are people who carry that torch to the next level.” – Honey Davenport
“I hope it becomes the new norm for the world to know that just because we do drag, we’re not different. We’re the same, just like any other hard-working person in America. We’re just pretty when we do it.” – A’Keria Chanel Davenport
“I would like to personally ex-out the stereotypes of drag. Drag queens are doctors, lawyers, professors, pastors. We truly are all those things, but I think we just see one side, and people think this is what we do, but we’re more than just drag queens. We are activists and the ones continuing the legacy of activism, involvement, and progression…. if it wasn’t for drag queens doing that, we wouldn’t be closer and closer to a thing like a cure for AIDS. So, those things are important!” – Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Eureka O’Hara — season 10 runner-up — asks: What’s your favorite food?
“Penis.” – A’Keria Chanel Davenport
“Bitch, you stole my answer!” – Honey Davenport
“Fried chicken!” – Soju
“Crab legs.” – Kahanna Montrese
“Goat!” – Mercedes Iman Diamond
“I like greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, lambs, hams, hogs, dogs, chicken, turkey — you name it!” – Silky Nutmeg Ganache & A’Keria Chanel Davenport, singing
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on VH1. Watch the queens discuss questions from past contestants above, and the cast reads photos of their first time in drag in this EW exclusive video here.
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