RuPaul Dedicates Emmy Win to Chi Chi DeVayne

Written by | The Lens

RuPaul is making Emmy herstory by taking home a fifth consecutive win for outstanding host in a reality or competition program category. The Drag Superstar’s well deserved win comes shortly after the passing of Drag contestant Chi Chi DeVayne. The lovable performer competed on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

“I’d like to dedicate this Emmy to one of my girls. Chi Chi DeVayne, may you rest in power and perfection.” The heartfelt dedication and acceptance speech also entailed words of advice from Mama Ru, urging everyone to “Vote for your life”.

RuPaul also thanked the academy with these words “I’ve always said, every time I bat my false eyelashes, I’m making a political statement. Well, tonight, the only political statement I want to make is this: Love.”

“Love for our LGBT brothers and sisters, love for Black queens and brown queens, and love for the United States of America, where a little gay boy with nothing more than a pussycat wig and a dream can build an international platform that celebrates sweet, sensitive souls everywhere.”

Photo: Television Academy/YouTube

Last modified: September 20, 2020