Rosé reveals a dance with Denali led to her RuPaul's Drag Race finale ankle injury
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Rosé's confidence never snapped across RuPaul's Drag Race season 13, but the Scottish lass' dainty, delicate ankles that carried her through to the finale ultimately buckled after a spin with Denali.
"It was over three months ago, now. I was actually dancing with Denali, and I tripped and landed on my foot the wrong way. It really f---ed me!" Rosé says in the latest episode of EW's BINGE podcast (below, and on Spotify now) about the final lip-sync against Kandy Muse that sent her home. "My physical therapist and I thought it was going to be a couple of weeks, but the injury just never got better because it was sprained in a stiletto, and the position of being in high heels is just really traumatic."
The New York City queen first revealed the injury in a discussion with RuPaul on Friday's season 13 closer, but competed against Kandy in a Britney Spears-themed lip-sync smackdown despite the pain after telling the Emmy-winning host that "nothing" could stop her from vying for the crown.
She was ultimately sent home as a runner-up, and says her foot still hasn't fully healed.
"I'm almost better, but that finale was the first time that I was able to get on a real pair of heels. My looks for the ball, we were constantly redesigning, stressing out if I could wear heels at all," she explains. "It was stressful and I definitely think it impacted my journey. To be honest, when RuPaul was like, 'Rosé, this is not your time,' I was like, 'No s---, bitch!'" This has been f---ing crazy! I had to learn how to walk again! But, I'm so proud of what happened and I wouldn't change it. It's all good."
Kandy admits that going up against such a seasoned competitor was no easy task: "I don't think she would've beat me with a good ankle or not," Kandy says with a laugh, "but, she was putting up a fight!"
Hear the full EW's BINGE podcast recap of RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 with Gottmik, Rosé, Kandy Muse, and Symone above and on Spotify below.
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