How Jujubee from ‘Drag Race’ infused her Laotian culture into her persona and onto the screen

Jujubee of Rupaul’s Drag Race represents her Laotian culture in her drag. Her drag has always been an amalgamation of all the women in her life: grandmother, aunts and sisters. “I wanted Jujubee to be this super woman, this person who just spreads love.”

Juju, along with season one’s Ongina and season three’s Manila Luzon and Raja, paved the way for other Asian American queens and queens of Asian descent on television.

“When I watched season one of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ when Ongina popped up on the screen, my heart melted and I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, there’s a space for me.’ The representation is incredible. I’m very honored to even be considered at the same level. I just do what I love. So when somebody sees that I’m this Laotian drag queen and I’m proud of it and it’s inspiring to other Asian queens, I’m just very humbled by that,” she said.

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