Alaska is another iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race winner who wasn’t asked to be part of the franchise’s first ever winners’ season.
As one of the most popular contestants of all time and the winner of (arguably) Drag Race’s most revered season, All Stars 2, it seemed inevitable that Alaska would sashay back into the werkroom to compete for a second crown.
However, the star recently revealed on an episode of her podcast, Race Chaser, which she hosts with season four’s Willam, that she was “apprehensive” about watching All Stars 7 because she was snubbed by the producers. “When I wasn’t asked to be on it, I was very, very emotional and I was very, very hurt and sad by that,” she revealed. “I was like, ‘Is this going to be too hard?
Is it going to be really difficult for me to even watch and talk about it?’ And I just have to say that it’s really so incredible, and I’m so glad that this is happening. “I’m so glad that this is happening with these girls. [With] the energy of nobody is going home, everyone is just [delivering] fucking home run after home run.” Willam, who expressed interest in returning for All Stars last year, then shared the following theory as to why Alaska wasn’t contacted for the season… “They want you competing against Sharon Needles, and Sharon Needles is not allowed on TV right now because people would scream and protest,” she replied, alluding to the season four winner’s various controversies. “Once she is allowed on TV again, maybe in a few years, you’ll be back to compete with her.