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'Drag Race' Stars Yvie Oddly & Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Team Up for 'Hype' - Watch the Video!

Yvie Oddly and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo are teaming up!

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 winner premiered her new single and video, “Hype,” featuring fan favorite Miss Vanjie on Thursday (June 18).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Yvie Oddly

“This is just an upbeat jam about the nights of going out clubbing. Fun and energetic, I wanted ‘Hype’ to encourage the listener to turn up the tunes and twerk away their troubles,” Yvie says of the track.

“When I heard the song, it surpassed my expectations. Me and Yvie always talked about wanting to do something that’s not– You know, there’s nothing wrong with this, but they’ll be coming out with music and it’ll be references to Drag Race and little quotes that happened on the show. So I was gagged with the song,” Vanjie said.

The accompanying music video features fellow season stars Brooke Lynn Hytes, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Soju.

If you missed it, find out how Drag Race Season 12 ended in quarantine!

VH1 Announces 'RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race'!

RuPaul’s Drag Race is expanding!

VH1 announced on Friday (April 10) that a brand new, star-filled celebrity edition of the long-running drag reality TV competition series will debut later this month.

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race will launch on April 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET on VH1.

“Each episode in the four-part event series will feature a trio of celebrities opening up their hearts and minds to the transformative power of drag. After getting some help from beloved past contestants — deemed ‘Queen Supremes’ — Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, the celebrity contestants will compete in fan-favorite challenges and step onto the runway in their new looks,” Variety reports.

Each episode, one of the three celebrities will win the title of America’s Next Celebrity Drag Race Superstar. as well as prize money for a charity of their choice.

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is a blast. We put these celebrities through it! Because no matter how famous your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent is, you still put your pantyhose on one leg at a time,” RuPaul said in a statement.

This Drag Race event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

Aquaria & Monét X Change Hit Carpet at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Finale Taping!

Aquaria strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Finale Taping held at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday (May 13) in Los Angeles.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 winner was joined at the big event by RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars winner Monét X Change, as well as judges Ross Mathews, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley.

Also in attendance were the current top five contestants of season ten A’Keria C Davenport, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Yvie Oddly, as well as the eliminated contestants Nina West, Shuga Cain, Plastique Tiara, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Scarlet Envy, Ariel Versace, Soju, Honey Davenport, Mercedes Iman Diamond and Kahanna Montrese.

To see who makes it to the finale of the series make sure to tune into VH1 on Thursday (May 16)!

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Jovani dress.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Miss Vanjie Covers 'Gay Times Magazine'!

Miss Vanjie – AKA Vanessa Vanjie Mateo – graces the cover of Gay Times Magazine‘s September 2018 issue, available now for pre-order.

Here’s what the 26-year-old RuPaul’s Drag Race breakout star had to say…

On the one thing she wouldn’t want to encounter in the bedroom: “I would not want somebody saying the ‘Vanjie’ bulls–t in the middle of intercourse. Fans love to send me videos of them being in an intimate setting with somebody else, and then say my name in the middle of them having sex. It’s so weird. It’s the freakiest f–king thing. For me, I would automatically get turned off and get really soft, so I don’t get why saying my name during the session became a thing.”

On being an inspiration to LGBTQ youth: “If I’m able to make people relate and express themselves, and I inspire them to do whatever they might want to do – even if it’s Barbie or flowers on a corset – I think it’s great. Growing up, I had Britney Spears…so for them to have RuPaul’s Drag Race is great as we can show them that you get to be yourself. There’s always hope when you get to grow up, you get to dress and up and do whatever you want to do. You don’t have someone telling you what to do.”

For more from Vanjie, visit GayTimes.co.uk.

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Nico Tortorella & Gus Kenworthy Join Season 10 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens at NYC Premiere!

Nico Tortorella rocks a fierce drag-inspired look while posing for photographs at RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10 Meet The Queens Celebration held at the TRL Studios on Wednesday evening (March 21) in New York City.

The 29-year-old Younger star was joined at the event by Olympian Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas.

Also in attendance were the 14 queens who will compete on the 10th season: Asia O’Hara, Aquaria, Blair St. Clair, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Eureka O’Hara, Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams, Kameron Michaels, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, The Vixen, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Yuhua Hamasaki.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 premieres tonight (March 22) at 8 p.m. ET on VH1 with Christina Aguilera as the first guest judge – Watch the trailer below!


RuPaul’s Drag Race | Season 10 Official Trailer
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