Sasha Velour reveals if she’ll ever return as a competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Tanner Abel

“They’re not beating down the door to ask me to return, I’ll tell you that.”

Sasha Velour has revealed if she’ll ever return to RuPaul’s Drag Race as a competitor.

In 2017, the legendary performer won the ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning reality series, beating out competition from queens such as Shea Coulee, Trinity the Tuck, Peppermint, Valentina, Alexis Michelle and Nina Bo’nina Brown.

One year later on All Stars 3, Bebe Zahara Benet made HERstory as the first crowned queen to return to Drag Race as a contestant. Ever since, fans have campaigned for former winners to throw their hat into the ring for a winner’s season.

We asked Sasha if she’d ever embrace her inner Bebe for a gag-worthy comeback, to which she responded: “I don’t know! I don’t know if they want me back, to be honest. They’re not beating down the door to ask me to return, I’ll tell you that.”

Although Sasha “loves being on television” she admitted to not being a “huge believer in the value of competition”.

She continued further: “There’s no reason to return to competitions when you’ve already won your crown. But I also, philosophically, think it’s better to talk about everyone’s strengths than to pick a single winner.

“I say that as someone who has gone through it, but also someone who has experienced what it’s like to compete against artists that I really care about and respect. It’s not my favourite situation, necessarily. “

Sasha is about to embark on another tour in the United Kingdom for her one-queen lip-sync extravaganza, Smoke and Mirrors, which received praise from stars such as Troye Sivan, Allie X, Peppermint, Shea Coulee and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

And later this year, Sasha is bringing their high-concept show Nightgowns to the upcoming short-form digital service Quibi.

The eight-episode docu-series, which is directed by the incomparable Sophie Muller, will follow Sasha and the members of their team as they craft a legendary lip-sync performance, all while we go behind-the-scenes of their creative process.

Read our full interview here with Sasha for the T on Smoke & Mirrors, Nightgowns and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Sasha Velour will return to the UK with Smoke & Mirrors from 2 March until 25 March – you can purchase tickets here.

Related: Here’s your guide to all things RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2020.

Comments

More

Anonymous Premier League star pens letter saying he’s gay but “too afraid” to come out

UNI release perfect music video for the times with new song, Debris

Andrea Di Giovanni and GESS release their new collaboration, Miracle

Elton John, Stephen Fry and Dua Lipa among the celebrities calling for a ban on ‘conversion therapy’

This might’ve been one of the most emotional Drag Race All Stars episodes ever

Lil Nas X responds to online troll calling him a “one hit wonder” in the best way

Courtney Act shares incredible story behind new pop anthem Heteroflexible

Canada’s Drag Race judge Brooke Lynn Hytes reveals if she’ll ever return as a contestant

Press enter to search