Congrats, Sharon Needles!
The news that Sharon Needles made it onto Season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been making its rounds today on the Facebooks. We’d been hearing this rumor for weeks now, but it wasn’t confirmed until today when some promotional items made their way onto the web. For those of you out of the loop, Sharon Needles is one of Pittsburgh’s most notorious drag queens. A self-proclaimed “punk rock sex clown” according to Facebook, Needles will grace the TV sets of millions alongside twelve others to compete for the title of “America’s next drag superstar”. Competition in seasons past has been fierce, and given the nature of the program, we wouldn’t expect anything less this year!
RuPaul’s Drag Race is hosted by none other than RuPaul, who serves as the inspiration behind this series as well as a mentor to those selected to participate each season. The show won a GLAAD Media Award in 2010 for “Outstanding Reality Program”. We mentioned the show in a recent interview with Alaska Thunderfuck, one of Sharon Needles’ BFFs. More about the show and this season can be learned here. Be sure to check out Ms. Needles’ interview for the show here.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs on Logo and season four premieres in January.
Good luck, Sharon!