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Interview: RuPaul’s Drag Race – Thorgy Thor

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In the wake of Robbie Turner’s elimination during the makeover challenge, the queens returned to the workroom to learn about their next task on the road to winning RuPaul’s Drag Race.  With this week’s task requiring them to create political smear campaigns as they hypothetically ran for president, they were paired off and left to write hilariously shady material about each other before taking it to the cameras and filming their propaganda. With two big comedy queens still in the competition at this point, all eyes were on Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor to pull out all the stops and vie for first place once again.

While Bob and Derrick Barry pulled out a performance worthy of winning the episode, Thorgy unfortunately found herself and her partner Chi Chi DeVayne lip syncing for their right to remain in the competition. With Jennifer Holliday’s iconic performance of And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going being their soundtrack, Chi Chi’s pure passion and timely accessory accidents found her staying after one of the show’s most iconic lip sync performances to date. As one of the season’s biggest fan favourites, there are surely many fans left disappointed, angry and unsatisfied with Thorgy’s portrayal on the show. However, her infectious personality and hilarious performances will ensure that she remains one of New York’s most beloved drag queens, if not the world’s. We had the chance to ask her about her time on the show and her experiences during this challenge.

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Michael Smith: How was your time on RuPaul’s Drag Race? Are you happy with how you were presented on the show?

Thorgy Thor: Fun, creative, dramatic, and fast-paced! I am happy that my creative side was reflected strongly on the show.

MS: For being a comedy queen, you unfortunately managed to trip up on a comedy challenge. What do you think caused this to happen?

TT: I went the route of a more in depth character, and it seems that simple one-liners won the challenge.

MS: Your biggest competition in all of your best performances always seemed to be Bob. Why do you think you kept coming up short?

TT: I love Bob! We knew each other before the show and I think we came off as competitors because I love her, but sometimes I just want her to shut up! Especially when it’s joke joke joke… I would always say “Bob look at me, you know I love you, but shut up!” She has great drag, and I guess it resonated more with the judges.

MS: A lot of people were rooting for an NYC top 3 before Acid Betty left the show. What were your expectations?

TT: That would have been amazing! I got that a lot too. I knew the whole time that I didn’t win, but this whole time people have said to me ‘you’re in the top three’ and it was hard not to say anything.

MS: How has your career been going since the show started? Has the show had the kind of effect on your career that you expected or wanted?

TT: Yes, and I’ve just been busy since the show. Right after being on Drag Race there are so many bookings all around the place because people want to get you while it’s your big season. And you have to do them all before season nine comes around and there are new girls!

Tune into RuPaul’s Drag Race next Monday at 9/8c on Logo!

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