“Whatcha Packin'”: Michelle Visage Sits Down With This Week’s Eliminated Queen

"Bitch, I’m a whale in a puddle."

Let the healing begin!


In the latest episode of Whatcha Packin’, judge Michelle Visage chews the fat with this week’s chopped RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, Eureka, to chat about his season 9 journey—and that time he fished his phone out of the toilet.

Eureka also opens up about growing up in a small town. “I’ve always just been really big, really loud, over-the-top, too much for my area,” he says. “People say, like, ‘a big fish in a small pond,’ and I’m like, ‘Bitch, I’m a whale in a puddle.’”

Michelle Visage and Eureka

How’d he keep his cool when he got the knee injury that ultimately led to his early elimination? “Honestly, I wasn’t gonna flop in front of Michelle Visage, RuPaul, and the B-52’s,” he recalls. “I was like, ‘Bitch, you better get your life and keep it together.’”

But don’t cry, big girls, because Eureka’s got an open invitation to return next season, and Michelle predicts he’ll “come back like the Bionic Man—bigger, faster, harder, stronger.”

Watch the full interview below.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.

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