House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will appear in drag queen show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” according to a Paramount+ announcement Friday.
The show premiers on May 20, and follows previous drag competition winners in a “tournament of champions,” The Hill reported Friday. Pelosi appeared in a commercial for the show for only a few seconds where she is seen asking “Can I get an amen?” which is one of the host’s iconic lines.
It won’t be the first appearance for Pelosi on the show. She was also on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2018. “This idea of people believing in themselves, being themselves, taking pride in themselves, is not just a lesson for politicians but for everyone in the country. And that’s why I was so excited and couldn’t resist being on the show,” Pelosi told The Hollywood Reporter after her first appearance.
“You’re an inspiration ― I hope you know ― because you really know your power,” Pelosi told the drag queens on the show, according to Huffington Post. “It’s about taking pride. And that’s what you do ― take pride in yourselves.”
The 82-year-old House speaker also tweeted about her cameo on the show in 2018, writing, “All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens.”
Some considered Pelosi’s 2018 appearance on the show to be a publicity stunt.
At the time of her first appearance on the drag queen show, Pelosi was asked what her drag name would be, but she said she hadn’t considered it, The Hill reported.
Politicians appear on TV shows often, but Pelosi’s drag show cameo is a different strategy than what most politicians use to get on TV.
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