In news that we definitely never expected, Nancy Pelosi, yes, the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, will be a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
Let that sink in for a second.
Historically, guest judges are very much in line with Emmy winner RuPaul’s DNA. They’re flashy personalities. They’re gay and proud. They’re gutsy entertainers. They’re Lady Gaga, Tamar Braxton, Demi Lovato—not politicians. This upcoming season’s lineup of judges includes Vanessa Hudgens and Tituss Burgess.
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So where is this coming from?
According to The Washington Post, Nancy lives for this kind of thing. Her representative said she chose to participate to show her support for the LGBTQ community following attacks toward it from the Trump administration. The district she represents includes San Francisco (a very gay-friendly city), and as the Post points out, Pelosi always marches around D.C. in heels. Fair enough, Nancy—we’re fully on board.
The Post also reports that Pelosi is a fan of the show and its message, which can be summed up with RuPaul’s slogan: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen?”
Her spokesman added that “she had a ‘fabulous’ time.’”
In case you weren't so well versed in celebrity fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Laverne Cox, Kate McKinnon, and Miley Cyrus are among them as are Rupert Grint, Chris Pine, and John Oliver. Surprised? Pelosi, however, still takes the cake.
Season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars premieres on VH1 on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.