Seattle, WA — Tyra Sanchez, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 and Queen of controversy, has been making waves in social media lately due to a string of arguments with some fellow Drag Race alumnae, which precipitated from a “snarky” fan question during the Q&A portion of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 reunion panel at RuPaul’s DragCon held in Los Angeles last May. It led her to create an audioblog entitled “Dear Drag Race Fans“, and published on her SoundCloud channel, which she use to directly address issues thrown at her.
RuPauls Drag Race Season 2 Untucked, 2017
There’s so much drama between some Drag Race fans, who doesn’t like her, and a handful of RuPaul’s Drag Race queens involved, that it’s pulling away the spotlight from the current Drag Race season. It’s a game of tit-for-tat, which, in the long run, drives publicity for herself and her season… and the Drag Race queens who got involved.
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Her incident in Seattle, WA last night will surely add to the ever growing controversies around her. She flew into Emerald City Saturday afternoon to headline Stripper Circus at Neighbours Nightclub. She was booked to perform two numbers and do a meet and greet after. For the first set of performances, James Majesty and Sasha LaGarce each did a solo number, followed by Tyra Sanchez. After her amazing performance, she returned backstage, plopped herself down on the chair next to her dressing area, exhausted and sweating profusely. She said she was feeling very hot from her blow-up costume and from the warm dressing room. Victoria St. James, one of the performer, was fanning her. Still feeling exhausted and warm, one of the staff turned on a fan that was laying on the floor and directed it at her. Feeling a bit better, she changed and freshen up for her second number.
For the second set of performances, Victoria St. James and Kaleena Markos each did a solo number ahead of her. Then finally, it was time for her closing act. She did splits and squats, like her first number. She was amazing, working the audience. Then as soon as her number was over, and walked behind the ribbon-covered railings, she stooped and puked on the floor… a lot. Out of respect, in such a vulnerable moment, I refrained from further taking photographs of the situation. Instead, I turned off my cameras and grabbed a glass of water and handed it to her. The second emcee, James Majesty, was with her when it happened. In situations like this, I would err on the side of caution, just in case if it turns into an emergency. Fortunately, it did not. She felt better after, but left a nasty stinky puddle of puke on the stage. The audience couldn’t see it, but they sure can smell it. She made her way backstage, with some assistance, regained her composure… apologetic, and was later laughing at what happened. I took photo of the bits she left after she went backstage, for posterity.
I was concerned then relieved to learn she was feeling better. She freshened up, went out for some fresh air with some of the performers, and returned later for the meet and greet… looking fabulous… and well. Since the audience were also drinking, and visibly intoxicated, they probably won’t remember it … unless someone recorded a video. This is nothing like Willam vomiting on the main stage, this was unexpected and worrisome. She’s fine and off to Los Angeles she flies for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 finale taping.
Health scare aside, it did made her Seattle stop memorable. I’m sure she can explain herself better and accurately in her audioblog. Take care Tyra Sanchez!