FOF #2701 – Jade Sotomayor, Ten Years a RuGirl

Feb 6, 2019 · 2058 views

Jade used to be called “And Jade” because she was so often paired with just about every touring drag queen. Photos: Drag Files.

It’s the 10 year anniversary of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a show, which along with the Internet, has introduced drag queens to audiences that would have never ventured into a bar to see a drag show.

The first contestant from the series to come on this podcast was Jade Sotomayor, the Chicago Puerto Rican queen who captured the hearts of viewers with her fierce dance moves, gorgeous looks and meaty tuck.

For gals like Jade from season one of Drag Race, it’s not always been so easy to make a name for themselves, since their season was locked away in Ru’s vault for quite some time.

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Back when Drag Race’s future was uncertain, we saw the show’s potential to discover superstars. Marc Felion, Jade, Fausto Fernós and Bebe Zahara Benet taping our first podcast together in 2009. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Mama serves the coffee nice and hot! Jade Sotomayor serves Marc Felion a hot cup of Puerto Rican coffee. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Two Puerto Rican queens: Jade Sotomayor & Fausto Fernós. Photo: Marc Felion.

The first drag queen to do the splits on our kitchen counter, now star of Cooking with Drag Queens: Jade Sotomayor. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Today Jade Sotomayor, RuPaul’s Drag Race #originalfish joins us to take a look at how the show has changed society. Will everyone be a drag queen in the future?

Listen as Jade talks about her struggles overcoming depression, her friendships with other Rugirls and her upcoming appearance on Cooking with Drag Queens.


  1. muffy fishbasket says:

    Season 1 is the ONLY season

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