Alaska better make some room in the Drag Race Hall of Fame now that All Stars is back for another season.
But for the queen from planet Glamtr0n it wasn’t an easy journey to the Drag Race Hall of Fame, as she explains in the new Logo video, Sincerely, Alaska.
On a recent rainy day in New York, Alaska sat down to talk about a variety of topics, from her relationship with Sharon Needles to how she knew she wasn’t going to win RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Five, even before she walked into the workroom.
“Sharon had just won,” Alaska recalls. “So I was like: ’There’s no way a queen from Pittsburgh is going to win two years in a row. It’s not going to happen.'”
“So it sort of absolved me of any notion that I could win the show,” she explains, noting that her season was Jinkx Monsoon’s to lose.
Then Alaska admits that she thought the exact opposite when returning for All Stars Season 2, but confesses that the difference between winning and losing really isn’t that difference.
“At the time, going into All Stars 2, I was the pick to win. I felt an immense amount of pressure so I put an immense amount of pressure on myself.”
A pressure that got to her if you remember her breakdown from that season.
“You have emotions and they are coming out, and you can’t stop it,” she says in the video. “But it was real, and good drag is something real happening.”
Watch Alaska’s full conversation in the exclusive video below.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 premieres Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c on VH1.