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RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bob the Drag Queen on Pride, Being Confident and Staying Strong After Orlando

Originally posted 06/17/2016 04:15PM

"It's okay to say you're doing well in the time of tragedy."

That's the advice from Bob the Drag Queen – the season 8 winner of Logo's popular RuPaul's Drag Race, in the wake of Sunday's Orlando shooting that left 49 dead and injured 53.

"It was horrible and terrifying," Bob tells PEOPLE of the massacre, which occurred at gay nightclub Pulse. "It was a blatant and hateful attack on our community, and I refuse to let terror win."

Still, despite the horrors, the 29-year-old thinks the LGBTQ community can find a way to stay strong after the tragedy. "It's okay to pay reverence to the people who lost their lives and still enjoy yourself," he says. "What were the people doing when they were at this gay bar? They were having fun. They were out living their lives."

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Filed Under: Drag Race, TV News, Rupaul

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RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race Season 2 Cast Revealed!

Originally posted 06/17/2016 02:30PM

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Back in 2009, you'd be hard-pressed to find an average American who knew the definition of a death drop or how to read a queen for filth. That all changed with RuPaul's Drag Race, the must-see competition series returning this summer with its second All Stars season on Logo. And it promises to be bitchier and funnier than ever.

"The girls dropped whatever they were doing to do this," RuPaul says. "We've got a hundred girls now, so we could pretty much do All Stars forever."

So who's going to lip-sync for their life this time around?

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Couples Therapy's Carmen Carrera Weds Partner of 10 Years

Originally posted 12/02/2015 01:55PM

Carmen Carrera was not your typical nervous bride.

"I was so eager for the ceremony," says the RuPaul's Drag Race alum, whose wedding photo debuted exclusively in the current issue of PEOPLE. "Honestly, knowing that I was going home a married woman gave me a sense of peace."

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Filed Under: Weddings, Drag Race, TV News
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Queens from RuPaul's Drag Race to Release a Holiday Album: Hear One of the Tracks

Queens from RuPaul's Drag Race to Release a Holiday Album: Hear One of the Tracks

Originally posted 10/26/2015 11:00AM

The phrase "yas, queen!" has never been more appropriate: Stars from RuPaul's Drag Race have recorded a holiday album.

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UpdatePosted 09/05/2015 03:15PM

Go Inside the VMAs with Miley Cyrus' Dancer, Drag Queen Shangela: 'When We Hit That Final Pose, It Was Epic'

Originally posted 09/04/2015 02:15PM

Miley Cyrus delivered a show for every sense imaginable when she hit the MTV VMAs stage to belt out "Dooo It!" on Sunday.

The high-octane performance was an orchestrated surprise that Cyrus and her dancers – a group of drag queens and trans activists – spent a week perfecting.

Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race may have recognized Shangela, aka D.J. Pierce, on Cyrus' left side throughout the number. In the midst of the excitement, she captured the group's experience in her YouTube series Living with Shangela. Keep reading for the behind-the-scenes video and what she told PEOPLE about Cyrus' wild night.

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Kym Johnson on Her Drag Race Guest Gig and That Sizzling DWTS Chemistry with Robert Herjavec

Originally posted 05/04/2015 03:25PM

From the ballroom to the workroom, Kym Johnson is stopping by RuPaul's Drag Race on Monday.

PEOPLE has an exclusive clip of the Dancing with the Stars pro and her good pal Carson Kressley (also a DWTS alum) as they prep Drag Race's remaining season 7 queens for an unusual challenge.

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Friday's 'Bye Felicia' and 10 Other Phrases You Didn't Know Came From Pop Culture

Friday Hit Theaters 20 Years Ago – And Gave Us 'Bye, Felicia'

Originally posted 04/26/2015 12:45PM

Twenty years ago, the Ice Cube comedy Friday hit theaters. And while fans can quote the script verbatim, a certain two-word phrase spoken in the film has surpassed every other line: "Bye, Felicia." Twenty years later, it's never been more popular, to the point that it gets used by people who have never seen Friday.

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RuPaul Plays 5 Truths & 1 Lie with PEOPLE

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RuPaul Plays 5 Truths & 1 Lie with PEOPLE

Originally posted 03/16/2015 06:50PM

RuPaul has some stories to tell – but they're not all true.

The creator and host of RuPaul's Drag Race, which is in the midst of its seventh season, talked to PEOPLE about some of his most random (and mostly real) memories.

Read on to find out some little-known details about the "Supermodel" singer, 54 – but keep in mind that one of the items below is as false as a Drag Race contestant's eyelashes.

Can you spot the fake?

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Filed Under: , Drag Race, TV News, Rupaul
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RuPaul's Drag Race's Sharon Needles and Alaska Split

Sharon Needles and Alaska Split

Originally posted 12/18/2013 07:00PM

RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles and her partner of four years, Alaska, have split.

Needles (real name Aaron Coady), who won season 4 of the show, and Alaska, who was a runner up the following season, announced their breakup "on good terms" in a tongue-in-cheek press release, and included their wish "to clarify their intentions to admirers who may question the reason behind this mutual decision not to continue their relationship."

"The survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word 'boy' in boyfriend to 'best,'" Needles says. "And because of my severe vanity, I'd like to keep my social media as a place dedicated to my art, and not a place to talk about my personal life."

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Filed Under: Breakups, Drag Race, Rupaul
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RuPaul's Drag Race Crowns a Winner – in Style!

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RuPaul's Drag Race Crowns a Winner – in Style!

Originally posted 05/07/2013 10:45AM

After a season filled with drama, fighting and so much shade, RuPaul's Drag Race crowned a winner Monday night in New York City.

Well-heeled contestants (seriously, these heels were amazing) stepped out to toast the three finalists – hilarious Alaska, glamorous Roxxxy Andrews and quirky Jinkx Monsoon – at the bash, which featured a live performance by season 4 winner Sharon Needles and N.Y.C. nightlife icon Amanda Lepore. But the big moment of the night came when RuPaul announced that crowd favorite Jinkx Monsoon (in her "Glinda the Good Witch" ensemble) was the winner. "It's Monsoon season!" she told the crowd after getting crowned.

She also told PEOPLE what being the Next Drag Superstar means after 10 years of performing in drag. "I want people to see that you don't have to be catty and mean to be a superstar," Jinkx said. "I want to be a role model and an advocate for social change."

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Filed Under: TV News, Drag Race, Rupaul
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