Age has been one of the biggest talking points of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, but Molly Poppinz found herself in a unique position amid the Werk Room drama.
The 31-year-old Queen was the third oldest competitor in the second season, following Spankie Jackson, 37, and Minnie Cooper, 50.
But she was surprisingly lumped in with the younger queens, a perspective that allowed her to see both sides of the (seemingly never-ending) argument. Meanwhile, 30-year-old Kween Kong took her seat at the adult table.
“When it was the old girls versus the younger girls, I could definitely respect both sides. I feel no respect is a two-way street. So you can’t get respect if you’re not showing the other respect as well,” Molly told So Dramatic!
But being smack-bang in the middle of Drag Race Down Under’s age demographic wasn’t the only reason Molly’s remained relatively unscathed.
“I’m just so damn loveable; I guess,” Molly joked before adding: “I’m a Pisces. I hate confrontation. So I did try to avoid it as much as I could.”
However, she didn’t go into the competition with rose-coloured glasses; instead, she relied on a mindset about reality TV drama that not many have.
“We’re in Drag Race. If it happens, it happens. And if it happens, we’re gonna make good TV,” Molly said.
Molly Poppinz Isn’t Always the Confident Queen that We Saw on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under
Although she didn’t show it, Molly admitted that she was “really overwhelmed” while filming the show.
“I thought the edit was going to come across with me freaking out more and self-doubting myself,” she said.
Molly revealed that while she did her best to “play it really cool” around the other Queens, it certainly wasn’t what she felt like IRL.
“On the inside, internally, I was screaming and freaking out the whole time,” Molly said.
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