EXCLUSIVE: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Debuts Beards on the Runway

by Stacy Lambe 7:20 AM PDT, March 13, 2015
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America’s Next Bearded Lady?

In a RuPaul’s Drag Race first, the queens are tasked with donning beards on the runway. A play on the bearded lady -- a style of drag made popular by Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst -- the challenge is an unexpected move for the show that has increasingly become about serving fish (aka looking as feminine as possible).

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While the challenge is a bold move that surely will get fans talking, it’s not the first time a beard has walked the runway. During season six, Milk caused a stir when she sported silver, wizardly facial hair. (Though, the drag queen also donned a pregnancy belly and a Pinocchio nose.) “It’s also about being remembered,” Milk told about the eccentric looks he wore on the show.

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There’s no doubt that fans will not forget this challenge anytime soon. The episode is something of a Shakespearean feat with the queens getting their “Globe Theatre acting” on and some using the playwright to inspire their final looks.

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Get your exclusive preview of three of the bearded queens below:

Mrs. Kasha Davis

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Violet Chachki

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RuPaul's Drag Race airs Mondays at 9 p.m. only on Logo.