By Amber Goodhand – Radar News Editor
Nobody knows talent like a drag queen!
“Let me see now, isn’t she…let me think. That’s the singer? No wait,” RuPaul joked when asked about the TLC star at the premiere of his RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars party on Tuesday night at The Abbey in West Hollywood.
“Are you kidding, I’m obsessed with her. You know, I lived in Georgia for 11 years. I love the love. She is pure love. I’m afraid that if I were ever around her, I would probably hug her to death!
“Probably, so it’s probably not a good idea for me to meet her! I just love her, love her so much.”
Diving into his fifth season of the hit LOGO show, the 51-year-old model and actor said he’s expecting high drama in their first ever All Stars run.
“We chose the girls who were going to work well together. It’s like putting the ingredients to a gorgeous meal together. We know the girls, we know their energy, we know what they bring,” RuPaul explained.
“We’re just concerned with not canceling one girl out with the energy of another, so it has to be perfectly measured. There’s always drama! It’s inherent in drag queens. These are kids who come from real hard backgrounds, so there’s always drama.”
Earlier this month the Drag Race community was hit with tragedy when season two star Sahara Davenport, real name Antoine Ashley, was found dead at the age of 27 from heart failure — but RuPaul says her legacy will live on.
“Everyone’s in shock. No one expected it. But the truth is her legacy lives on through her family and friends, and honestly, through our show, which is seen in 25 countries around the world,” Ru said.
“So she lives on, and we’re sad but her energy and her beauty lives on.”
Check out the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on Monday, October 22.