Tag: <span>World of Wonder</span>

26 Feb

Drag Race Unveils Untucked Moving To WOW Presents YouTube Channel

In yet another unexpected twist, World of Wonder dropped the bomb that the behind the scenes spin-off series to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race would be moved from airing on Logo immediately following Drag Race to its YouTube channel WOW Presents the morning after.

10941032_10152670174057828_4638529254836414034_nSome responses we’ve seen have been negative, others positive. The negative arguments, “I don’t want to wait until the next morning to watch online.” And while the scheduled release will be 9 PM EST, that means for the west coast viewers, who already have the 3 hour wait on Monday night, it evens the playing field. That is if you want to be up at 6 AM PST after you’ve probably been out watching the show with your favorite drag pals and dancing afterward at the club. Heck, maybe you’ll still be up from the turn up. While the west coast has to wake up early to get that worm, it means that those on the east coast who start work at 8 AM will have to sneak their online usage to watch the show. Or if you have the self control or don’t need to see Untucked as it “airs” one click and you can watch away.

The positive comments have been, “great because I don’t have Logo.” This gives the international and non-cable or “selective providers” that don’t have Logo as part of their lineup a chance to watch what happens without having to illegally obtain the feed. It also gives you the opportunity to hear what happens without any censors or commercials. “This is the viewer’s chance to see what really goes on behind-the-scenes at RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s not just untucked – it’s uncensored, unhinged, and unapologetic, bitch. Just like Madonna,” said World of Wonder founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato⇑.

One thing is for sure, RuPaul and the World of Wonder folks are not going to miss one single opportunity to tease the hell out of this season. From the Snapchat clues of the cast, to the change in the scheduled release of the season premiere date, this season is definitely full of twists and turns and it hasn’t even started. But get this, by our calculations, the newly announced Drag Con, the first ever Drag Convention being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 16-17, should be the weekend before the announcement of Season 7’s winner. If that’s not brilliant… it’s brilliant, the end.

Tune in Monday, March 2 at 9/8 CT on Logo to watch the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race then check out WOW Presents on Tuesday morning at 9 EST for Untucked in a new format. Let us know what you think, there are so many changes so far, how do you like it?

22 Feb

RuPaul’s Makes That Money Money Money Money Money

RPDRs7-premiere_partyTake a good look at what’s happening these next couple of weeks. While the UK is Ru-watching Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix, Mama Ru is taking her queens from Season 7 around the United States, while her former cast is Battling it out on Battle Of The Seasons. Meanwhile, Logo is pumping advertisement after advertisement that Season 7 starts in just over a week. As if that weren’t enough, World of Wonder announced that they would be hosting the first ever Drag RuPauls BOTS 2015Convention in Los Angeles, California in May, right about the time when we’ll find out who the top 3 or 4 are being revealed or possibly even the next drag superstar is crowned.

Let’s not forget, Covergurlz 2 released a couple weeks ago and we’re already getting “New York City Beat” crammed into our heads by watching the tons of WOW Presents webseries “Alyssa’s Secret,” “Bro’Laska,” “Really Queen?,” “Dirty Dish,” “Fashion Photo RuView,” “Ring My Bell,” “Raja Drawja,” “Cher Tweets,” “Transformations,” “Living For The Lipsync,” “Milk’s LegenDAIRY Looks,” and Delta’s new show “Dear Delta.” Obviously, RuPaul is among the best marketing packages in the world. She’s among the likes of Disney, let’s see a Ru World please. Those would be some Extra special rides and some fierce entertainment with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.


Thank you RuPaul (if you ever see this), you made this thing called drag a more respected and accepted form of art. You’ve given those who didn’t know what to do with this overwhelming feeling of dressing up in a way that is counter to what society calls normal absolutely fabulous and sought after. You’ve set a great example of what you can do despite struggle and not fitting the mold of what success looks like.

Get your tickets to any of the events mentioned, by clicking on the links provided above and be sure to keep up on all the WOW Presents fun with the queens or RuPaul’s Drag Race Past.

13 Dec

The Can Do Style Of Cupcake Canne

IMG_515520963447695You may have seen a Buzz Feed video of some straight guys who call themselves the The Try Guys trying drag for the first time. Whether you knew it or not, one of the “Drag Mothers” was none other than the beautiful and talented Cupcake Canne. We asked Cupcake to speak with us and she was kind enough to take a little time out of her busy schedule.

Cupcake and Ethylina Canne

Originally born a California “girl,” Cupcake grew up in Los Angeles (and Orange County) where she credits her dance schooling and interest in the arts. Her mother enrolled her in a dance class because she was a chubby kid due to the sedentary life she was living after moving around. So at 9 years old little Cupcake was learning to dance her heart out.

She told us she always loved performing and the way she got into drag about a year and a half ago was because of her love for performing. Cupcake realized as a dancer as much as she wanted to go on forever, her body would probably not allow her to do so and decided, with a little help from her drag mother Ethylina Canne, that she’d perform as a drag queen.

We asked Cupcake how she got her cute name and she shared with us the family name “Canne” was from her drag mother while her first name came from the time she was asked by Ethylina to assist her at a show for Valentine’s Day. Cupcake was adamant about not wanting to get into drag or perform, so Ethylina agreed and made her wear a image4Cupcake hat on her head the entire time and people started calling her “Cupcake.” When she finally did get into drag, that name would stick with her forever.

Cupcake opened up to us, admitting she did have a bit of a rough patch when she got into a bit of a spiral with methamphetamine use. Fortunately, this only lasted three years and she wised up and has been sober since. Her life experience and the fact she started drag in her 30’s rather than her 20’s gives her the ability to stay humble and grounded in a world where egos run rampant. She takes nothing for granted and has excelled at her look.

But Cupcake is not just a beautiful face, she makes sure her audience doesn’t see the same performance week in and week out. She recently walked the Walter Mendez fashion show and showed off her ballet skills and runway skills image5combined by stomping down the runway on her toes and dropping into the splits! We saw her live performing a “dick medley” for one set, joining some of the rest of the cast of The Backwoods Barbie the show for a Spice Girls number then going into Diana Ross.

We touched a little on her dear friend Killer and the loss of her friend in September, she said she’d never had a connection like she did with Killer (aka Ryan Rorie) and doubts she ever will. While she misses Killer every day, she has found ways to push through and continue despite her loss. She said she will never find another person like her, Killer was just so kindred to her. Here’s Cupcake’s performance during the memorial put together to raise money and memorialize Killer.

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Cupcake was most recently spotted on the red (black) carpet being interviewed at the World of Wonder Drag Ball and photographed with some of Los Angeles’ drag royalty. While the world has not yet seen its share of Cupcake, we’re excited we have had the wonderful chance to share our love for her with you. Sitting and talking with Cupcake is like talking with someone you’ve known your whole life. She’s very honest and open and sweet as her name. But don’t mistake her sweetness for weakness, she has a strong head on her shoulders and is driven to be the best she can be.

Be sure to follow Cupcake on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest on this beautiful being.


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