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Willow Pill’s ‘Drag Race’ journey was one for the history books

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A post shared by Willow Pill (@willowpillqueen)From the moment Willow Pill walked into the werkroom on season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we all knew we were watching something special.

The Denver queen was rocking platform flip-flops, a white miniskirt and a crop top reading “ANGLE” in glittery pink letters. “Where am I?” she asked, and we were instantly obsessed.Four months and 16 episodes later, Willow was crowned the winner of the season, taking home $150,000 dollars and the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

But it was Willow’s journey, not her destination, that made the oddball queen so remarkable. A post shared by Willow Pill (@willowpillqueen)Like her sister Yvie Oddly before her, Willow brought much-needed visibility for chronically ill people on TV.

Willow has cystinosis, a genetic disorder that causes tissue and organ damage throughout the body, and she never shied away from sharing her experience with the disease.​​”This season broke so many boundaries and had so many firsts,” Willow said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “What’s important to me is that I’m representing people who are disabled and chronically ill.

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