During tonight's Drag Race season 10 finaleAsia O'Hara started off her first lip sync of the night in a colorful butterfly-inspired costume, complete with two giant bra-esque cones over her chest. Pretty soon into the song Janet Jackson 's "Nasty"she started opening up a contraption on her wrist, then one of her chest cones, then the other chest cone, and while she had yet to open up the piece on the other wrist, it was clear that whatever was supposed to be happening was not happening. Apparently, live butterflies were supposed to fly out, sort of emulating and topping Sasha Velour 's winning performance last year, when she filled her costume and wig with rose petals that flew out dramatically.
With the same name it is very fair to wonder whether RuPaul stars Eureka and Asia are in the same drag family. However, the similarity is nothing but a coincidence. Eureka and Asia are not from the same drag fam.
By Dawn M. The format of the "Grand Finale" was deceptively simple. Head drag queen in charge RuPaul sat down to chat with each of the remaining four contestants, before engaging them in combat, er, lip syncing.
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As part of her act in the lip sync finale, Asia had planned to release butterflies from her costume, but the creatures failed to take flight upon their release. Acknowledging the on-stage mishap and the implications born of using animals for entertainment purposes, Asia issued an apology to anyone who was distressed by the outcome of her performance. Asia sought to quash any suggestion that she does not feel remorse over the outcome of her performance.
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The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race may be tasked with saving the universe via this intergalactic mission but their real-world influence and the wider power of drag should never be underestimated. We're artists and our looks reflect what is going on in our worlds at that exact moment. O'Hara's background in pageants prepared her well for the competitive nature of the show, but her optimism and kindness towards her fellow drag sisters made her a clear fan favourite from the start of her season.
When Asia O'Hara took to the stage to deliver her final lip-sync battle on the Season 10 finale of RuPaul's Drag Race on Thursday, she was prepared to give an inspiring performance that would shock the judges, audience and the VH1 network. Her performance featured a grandiose and colorful butterfly-inspired costume, which included two bra-like cones and a wristlet filled with live butterflies. At various moments during her lip-sync cover to Janet Jackson's "Nasty," O'Hara attempted to open up each "cocoon" and release the butterflies, in hopes of leaving viewers in amazement. That didn't happen, and instead, the Texas queen's botched performance resulted in the death of 20 Painted Lady Butterflies, all of whom suffocated while awaiting their release.
But one thing almost every queen from the show also receives is a significant amount of online hate. The Texas-based drag star, whose boy name is Antwan Mason Lee, took to Twitter on Tuesday night June 19 to share a personal story from her childhood, where she said a group of neighborhood kids attempted to set her on fire when she was 11 years old because of being gay. The queen finished out her post by adding that social media simply reveals the true nature of people, be that good or bad, and thanked her fans for their support.