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What happens to Drag Queens after RPDR?

Do they become more successful? Alcoholics? I feel like the expectations becomes really high for their fans and then they must disappoint. Also, where is there to go for a DQ after Drag Race?

by Anonymousreply 26Last Thursday at 9:08 PM

They go to the North Pole, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 104/03/2021

Like any poor, deluded animal after being visited by straight people at the circus, they get put to sleep because no-one actually wants to take them home.

by Anonymousreply 204/03/2021

They do well on the Drag Queen circuit—yes there is one

RPDR has actually dominated the circuit to the point that drag queens who have not appeared on RPDR complain that no one wants to book them

by Anonymousreply 304/03/2021

Mrs. Kasha Davis (S7) was recently the subject of a documentary that captures the post-DR reality for early-out/filler queens. Post-season she found that she wasn't in nearly as much demand as the top queens, and she developed a drinking problem as she tried to deal with the disappointment. It also touches on how queens who haven't gotten on the show are kind of invisible.

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by Anonymousreply 404/03/2021

They go back to where they came from with a feather in their cap.

by Anonymousreply 504/03/2021

Jonny McGovern gets on my nerves, but [italic]Hey Qween[/italic] is great to watch if you want to find out about the queens' lives after the show. The Ginger Minj interview is especially worth watching.

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by Anonymousreply 604/03/2021

They marry Trumps.

by Anonymousreply 704/03/2021

The ones that do the best are the ones that hover near the top in their season or on All Stars, but don’t actually win., and earn some notoriety with their behavior.

That way they aren’t trapped in indentured servitude to World of Wonder for life.

I wonder about a couple of the queens who got very far on their season, but you never hear from them again. What happened to Josslyn Fox, Dida Ritz and Ivy Winters, for example ? They all made it to the second half of their seasons but you never hear from them.

by Anonymousreply 804/03/2021

I never hear from any of them.

by Anonymousreply 904/03/2021

They become really bitter and overly cunty about everything in life like most on the Inland Empire, Ca queens. God damn! There so much bitterness from them on their social media. Most especially Mayham, and Morgen. Mayham is non stop bitter and cunt on her IG live. It's fucking exhausting! I really do think there's something in the IE that makes these queen so much more bitter and angry compared to the rest of them. Maybe is an age thing because most a way older dolls.

by Anonymousreply 1004/03/2021

What happened to Robbie Turner. Did he go on trial for murdering the Uber driver yet?

by Anonymousreply 1104/03/2021

He murdered a driver?

by Anonymousreply 1204/03/2021

I think Robbie rightly realized that it will be a long time, if ever, if she can come back from that. Plus she got exposed not only as a pathological liar but sketchy in other ways (like skipping out on bills).

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by Anonymousreply 1304/03/2021

[quote]I wonder about a couple of the queens who got very far on their season, but you never hear from them again. What happened to Josslyn Fox, Dida Ritz and Ivy Winters, for example? They all made it to the second half of their seasons but you never hear from them.

Joslyn and Dida are still involved in their local drag scenes (Worcester, MA, and Chicago); Joslyn also DJs.

Joslyn had a bad DR experience—she says she doesn't watch the show anymore or have any desire to be cast on All Stars. She spoke out about production concocting a fake feud between her and Courtney, and she says she got a lot of hate online post-season despite doing well and getting Miss Congeniality.

Dida has said she'd like to be on All Stars. She's a cast member with The Vixen's Black Girl Magic revue in Chicago.

Ivy Winters doesn't do drag much anymore, just occasional gigs and tours. She lives in rural Michigan, away from the scene, and prioritizes her marriage and home life. Alaska confirmed on [italic]Race Chaser[/italic] that she turned down All Stars.

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by Anonymousreply 1404/03/2021

Joslyn didn't win Miss C on her season, although IMO she should have. Bendela won, but I think it was more due to the fans' disagreeing with her elimination.

I have NO idea why anyone would send Joslyn online hate messages, but nothing about the RPDR fanbase surprises me anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1504/03/2021

^ Oops, that's right—I forgot about DeLa.

by Anonymousreply 1604/03/2021

To the glue factory, Rose!

There’s a lot of glue in this current group.

by Anonymousreply 1704/03/2021

Venus D-Lite, the first out from S3, stands out as a queen who didn't do well and was forgotten yet thirsts for fame in the most cringeworthy of ways.

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by Anonymousreply 1804/03/2021

Wow! She's something, r18.

by Anonymousreply 1904/03/2021

Venus D-Lite is cute as a boy.

by Anonymousreply 2004/03/2021

She was in an Adam Bartha "project" called The Plastics with the guy who wanted to be Justin Bieber and a girl who had surgery to look like Jennifer Lawrence but looks nothing like her.

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by Anonymousreply 2104/03/2021

They were touring the club circuit, back in the days when we had live clubs.

by Anonymousreply 2204/03/2021

In the early seasons, when social media had yet to reach its peak, there wasn't really a sense that an early-out queen could monetize having been on the show—except for meme queens like Porkchop, most just went home and faded into obscurity.

Akashia from S1 went back to being a manager at Starbucks.

Alisa Summers and Penny Tration, the first-outs from S4 and S5, went back to their day jobs and weekend club gigs. Somebody on Reddit says Penny waited on him a couple of years ago at Olive Garden.

Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay, the show's first double sashay (S5), have stopped performing. Honey got into local politics; she works as an aide to a San Francisco city supervisor and is a member of her local Democratic committee.

Vivienne (formerly of the Haus of Edwards) started a wig-making business catering to actresses who perform as Disney princesses at birthday parties. She was publicly excoriated by a group of princesses who said her wigs were shit and that she was personally shady as hell. The Reddit thread about this, "Vivienne Pinay's Wig Meltdown," is a classic.

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Thursday at 11:02 AM

Venus D-Lite's peak act of cringe was doing a YouTube reaction video for WOW after Bianca Del Rio roasted her on an episode of her "Really Queen?" series. It's hard to believe WOW signed off on this "clapback."

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by Anonymousreply 24Last Thursday at 11:20 AM

Some of them, like Trixie Mattel, make A LOT of money.

But there are been so many seasons, it's easy to forget most of them.

Although "From RPDR" on a flyer will get people in the door.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Thursday at 11:30 AM

They all perform in Ptown

by Anonymousreply 26Last Thursday at 9:08 PM
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