#BTS: Asia O’Hara (@asiaoharaland) Spills The Tea Behind The Facade; #DragRace

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 top four, Asia O’Hara, reveals the hard truth behind a wonderful photograph of her performing during Pride in DC, right on the heels of her season's finale. Recall the fans' uproar over the aftermath of her butterfly finale lip sync disaster — where some of the butterflies, kept in containers that were attached to her costume, she intended to release at some point during the performance, turned out dead and/or didn't fly. The backlash was over the top, and frankly it was unnecessary, because humans kill insects and bugs all the time. Do some people give butterflies preferential treatment because pretty? Yes. What about bees, ants, roaches,… would they have the same reaction? Probably not. The “backlash” was silly and uncalled for. A few butterflies accidentally killed on set won't hurt their species, but I digress. The situation shook her down to her core. In this post, she tells all. It tells a story about professionalism and perseverance.

“With the finale of season 11 fast approaching, I feel compelled to tell the TRUTH behind this photo. Immediately after my epic fail at the season 10 finale taping, I took a red eye flight to our nation’s capital to perform at DC pride. That is where this photo was taken. I was in one of the worst mental states of my life. I wanted to cancel the gig so badly. But I didnt want to let anyone know how broken I was. And I didn’t want to let anyone down (again). I was a mess. Secretly sobbing uncontrollably in my dressing room between sets. But I kept telling myself “You have to pull through this!” So I forced a smile for the thousands of people chanting my name. And none of these people knew that the night before, I had just embarrassed myself in front of the world, and lost the most important competition of my career. The entire time I was wondering “would these people still love me if they knew what just happened?” This photo is so important to me because as a look back at it, I know that the smile was real. I know that the outcome of a competition will never define who I am. I am honored every time I step on stage, with the opportunity to entertain an audience. I truly am living a dream, and I am grateful for the love of every single person reading this post. <3 #smile” — Asia O’Hara

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With the finale of season 11 fast approaching, I feel compelled to tell the TRUTH behind this photo. Immediately after my epic fail at the season 10 finale taping, I took a red eye flight to our nation’s capital to perform at DC pride. That is where this photo was taken. I was in one of the worst mental states of my life. I wanted to cancel the gig so badly. But I didnt want to let anyone know how broken I was. And I didn’t want to let anyone down (again). I was a mess. Secretly sobbing uncontrollably in my dressing room between sets. But I kept telling myself “You have to pull through this!” So I forced a smile for the thousands of people chanting my name. And none of these people knew that the night before, I had just embarrassed myself in front of the world, and lost the most important competition of my career. The entire time I was wondering “would these people still love me if they knew what just happened?” This photo is so important to me because as a look back at it, I know that the smile was real. I know that the outcome of a competition will never define who I am. I am honored every time I step on stage, with the opportunity to entertain an audience. I truly am living a dream, and I am grateful for the love of every single person reading this post. ❤️🦋 #smile . . . . 📸 @absolutelypodcast

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