RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s first eliminated queen Faúx Fúr for season two, has revealed that the contestants made a secret pact about how they planned to approach the fierce competition.
Speaking exclusively to So Dramatic!, Faúx Fúr explained that the queens were like “sisters to each other”, and that they all promised to “be there” for one another.
“My relationship with the other girls — we’re tight-knit. I’m very close with all of them, they’re very close to me as well [sic],” she said.
“The pact was to make sure that we go and make sure we enjoy this crazy ride together and if any of us falls or breaks, that we would be there for each other [sic].”
Faúx Fúr admitted that the drag scene could be “so catty”, “vicious” and “competitive”, but that didn’t have to be the norm.
“The season two queens want to shift that [perception],” Faúx said, explaining the queens “wanted to show that we don’t always have to be mean to each other or cut each other down [sic].”
She continued: “We want to share that we have each other’s backs and give everyone joy, sparkle, stars, sunshine, flowers and daisies because that’s who we are as a group of girls. We love each other so dearly [sic].”
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s Faúx Fúr Shares Her Take on the Sewing Versus Hot Glue Debate
During the first episode, the queens were challenged to create a costume out of natural and recyclable materials.
Faúx Fúr used buckwheat leaves to fashion together a stunning mini-dress. However, she was sent home after failing to notice that her black “granny panties” could be seen in the back of her look.
But while two of the youngest queens – Beverly Kills and Aubrey Haive – were shocked that many of the competitors weren’t sewing their creations, Faúx Fúr believed that it didn’t matter “as long as it looked good”.
“I don’t care if you can sew or can’t sew,” she said.
“Yes, it’s a skill that a lot of us girls had to pick up and everything, but you don’t need to have it all to look the best.”
“Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of having a sewing machine and stuff like that, so as long as it looks good! I’m happy; there’s no debate.”
Faúx Fúr went on to admit that she glued her outfit together because “it was buckwheat, it was a plant”. Fair call!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s Faúx Fúr Addresses Concerns About a POC Queen Being Eliminated First
Faúx Fúr is Vietnamese and recalled being “the only Asian drag queen at the time [in Sydney]” during the first “four years” of her career.
But RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under fans on Twitter were quick to suggest the judging was “unfair”, with some pointing out their concerns that the first eliminated contestant was POC [a person of colour].
While she was proud to “take the crown” and “represent Asian people”, she conceded that RuPaul’s Drag Race was a competition.
“Somebody had to go home,” she admitted. “Look, it’s a competition, guys!”
“The commentary on that – yes, the POC debacle is out there, but you have to realise this is a TV show and it’s a competition,” she told So Dramatic!.
“Whether I am POC, whether I am caucasian, that’s the rules. It sucks because I’m the first one eliminated but you got there on your talents. Talent doesn’t have any colour, gender or boundaries.”
She went on to praise the remaining contestants, explaining that the “girls are all talented in their own ways”.
“To be amongst that and then to compete with such talented girls, it was going to be hard. They were nitpicking at this point. Had I known to focus on those little details, I would have been safe,” she said.
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