RuPaul’s Drag Race icons Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova have shared their stand-out moments from the ongoing 13th season ahead of this weekend’s long-awaited final.
The stars, whose web series UNHhhh is now entering its sixth season, are best known for competing on series seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race and later All Stars, with Katya placing second in season two and Trixie winning season three.
In an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com, the web show hosts broke down their favourite moments from the current series. Katya cited Kandy Muse’s answer to RuPaul asking who should go home during episode 10’s Freaky Friday challenge as her season highlight.
“I liked when Kandy Muse popped off on the runway at the judges and said, ‘Y’all skinny b****es have no excuse. I’m a fat b***h right here and I’m turning it,’ whatever she said, something to that effect.
“I thought it was really fun and not like, you know, a lot of times when you pop off at the judges in such a way that it just shows your a** in a really unflattering light. I think that was a really fun, great TV moment when she did that.”
Kandy Muse gave the impassioned speech after Denali said she would send her home, telling RuPaul when it was her time to answer, “Me and Gottmik had the hardest challenge in this entire group because I’m big, she’s little and yet we still made it work. All these b*****s have the same size so there’s no excuse why they should look as weak and Olivia and Denali seem like the weakest out of everyone on the stage. Just my opinion.”
As for Trixie’s favourite moment from the season, the Pit Stop host said that thinks about episode 12’s Nice Queens Roast “all the time”.
“Lest we forget, the iconic roast episode. For absolute certain for me, one of the highest point of the series was the roast, how poorly it went and the discourse afterwards. The world exploding that someone made a fat joke at a roast. That I love. Loved it. Some people want to see the world burn, and I’m one of those people,” she laughs.
When Katya reveals that she hasn’t yet seen the roast episode, in which the remaining six queens had to perform a roast of the previous Miss Congeniality winners, Trixie adds: “It’s Michael Scott, like it’s fierce. I think about it all the time. It’s so fierce, it’s Christopher Guest or something. It’s that level.”
The sixth season of Katya and Trixie’s web series UNHhhh is arriving on WOW Presents Plus this week, with Katya promising that the editors “do not disappoint” in the upcoming episodes.
“They’re just so insane. They go the extra mile all the time and they’re doing that again this season,” she added.
“It’s really wonderful to see our style journeys evolve because they do a little thing in the first episode where they bring up two images of us in the first episode of the series and man, it is a real– (laughs),” she said, before Trixie adds: “No, no, no, no – we’ve not giving somebody here enough credit. I actually think for that long ago, you kind of look great in the first episodes.”
On whether they knew UNHhhh would go on to be such a success, Trixie said: “I knew it was funny but I didn’t know that the people who liked it would do as much sharing and clipping and watching it every week and subscribing to it. That was a nice surprise, but I knew it was hilarious.”
UNHhhh series six will premiere exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the UK from 21st April. For more information on the streamer of all things drag, visit: https://uk.wowpresentsplus.com/.
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