RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Reveal Spawns OG Queer Eye Reunion For Carson Kressley
If you thought RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race couldn’t be more gay, the last episode of season 2 just welcomed an adorable OG weird eye meeting.
Friday night’s episode revealed the secret identity of Judge Carson Kressley Queer Eye for the Straight Guy costar Thom Filicia as Jackie Will, the latest celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the ongoing competition. And the couple’s sweet exchange on stage was nothing short of a fabulous affair.
“Wait a minute, I know this Thom Filicia!” Kressley opened up about his co-star on the makeover show, which aired on Bravo from 2003 to 2007. “But, honestly, the first week I forgot my glasses, so I was a little sleazy, and then I I was like, wait a minute. I had no idea it was you until you started talking. I was like, I know regional, central New York, Finger Lakes accent!”
He finished: “You are one of my favorite men in the whole world, and now you are also one of my favorite women.”
VH1/Wonderland (2) Carson Kressley reacts to Jackie Would’s ‘Secret Celebrity Drag Race’ reveal.
Mentored by drag race season 2, All stars 1, Drag U, All stars 5, UK against the worldand queen of the universe alum Jujubee, Filicia’s episode 3 performance as Jackie Will in the drag competition series brought him to the bottom against Donna Bellissima, and they lip-synced for life with “Ain’t Nothin ‘Goin’ on but the Rent’ by Gwen Guthrie, with Filicia finally getting the boot.
RuPaul concluded the episode by donating $5,000 to Filicia’s charity of choice, the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation. Filicia explained that he chose the organization after donating marrow to his brother, who he revealed was now “healthy and alive and doing very well”.
VH1/Wonderland; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Thom Filicia as Jackie Will in “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” Season 2.
Other Celebrity Secret Drag Race stars eliminated prior to Filicia’s reveal include actress Loretta Devine and “Love Will Lead You Back” singer Taylor Dayne.
“I felt like I had a lot to do, [Monét X Change is] one of the fiercest queens in the franchise and it was a lot of pressure. I was nervous,” a mystery celebrity previously told EW of being framed by the All Stars 7 House of X Change from the finalist in the show. “Most queens, you’ll watch the show and get to know us as our queen character and not outside of that, so it’s interesting because most queens that come into the franchise already have a character and introduce him to Mama Ru, but we “We’re the children of the RuPaul household, because RuPaul has given us his best queens, his best hairstylists, his best makeup, his best costumers and choreographers — all the people that she uses. She helped name us and create us. So, we’re all RuPaul’s daughters.”
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