Drag Race star Irene Dubois is standing behind her infamous talent show performance. In the Ariana Grande-assisted premiere of season 15, the cast were tasked with flexing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent for the “One Night Only” talent show, with a majority of the contestants choosing to lip-sync – and walking that fucking duck! – to original songs.
Irene, however, made a glass of ice-cold water. After receiving harsh critiques from the panel, Irene faced elimination, where she was defeated by Amethyst to the beat of Ariana’s number-one smasher 7 Rings.
Although the routine ended Irene’s time on the series, it went viral and spawned meme after meme. She addressed the hilarity of the situation as she joked in a tweet: “I went on the biggest drag stage in the world and… made a glass of water.
I’m sorry that’s so funny to me.” Speaking with GAY TIMES, Irene admits that she’s “actually very proud” of the performance and “its critical reception”. “Drag Race is both a reality TV show and a drag competition.