The bar Velour appeared at regularly asks queens on stage to read one fellow contestant from their season – and the audience chose Valentina for Velour to read.
“Let’s talk about Valentina,” Velour begins.
“OK, props to her she obviously has the most interest from the fans both good and bad,” she admits. “Mostly bad. She is the Selena of drag. And she may have the same fate.”
Velour continues: “Valentina’s face is beautiful. Both of them.”
“Valentina definitely thinks of herself as a beautiful princess. And just like a princess her kingdom is full of trolls.”
“The thing that I love about Valentina is that behind her drag there is something even, even more beautiful: her boyfriend’s credit card.”
Is this Bianca Del Rio we’re watching or Sasha Velour?
While the video just surfaced, this was probably filmed before Velour was crowned the queen of season 9. We’re only saying this because after that reunion and now as a winner, we doubt Velour would joke so savagely about a fellow sister. But it’s also all in good fun anyways, as reading is part of the drag community. Right, Alexis Michelle?
Speaking of the reunion, in a recent interview with Vice, Velour reflects on the negativity that was shown when the queens all got back together.
“I don’t think it felt very dark in person,” Velour responds. “We all have a relationship with each other, and drag queens love to speak very openly with each other. That’s why people love watching them interact.”
Drag Race winner Velour continues:
“I think it was important to hold each other accountable because the fan response this season had taken such a dark turn. The scale of the show keeps getting larger, and the scale of the darkness and the violence in the language fans were using went to unprecedented levels. It became clear that we weren’t on the same page about some things, and that’s why tensions arose. I think it was one of the most real and emotionally honest moments of the season. There were a lot of hurt feelings, but I think it was healing for us. I think our relationships improved.”
When asked about some of the queens being fake on camera, Velour responds, “It’s hard to say. I can only speak for myself and my intentions, and I just wanted to have real conversations with the queens that weren’t about producing a narrative for a television show.”
“I don’t think everyone was completely honest about who they were during the season, and we needed to work that out.”
Team Velour or Team Valentina, both queens are fabulous and we can’t wait to see what’s next… for both of them.