With summer winding down, kids are getting ready to go back to school. So we thought we’d ask the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars what they were like back in high school.
What cliques did they hang out with? Who was Miss Popularity and who was the Class Clown? Find out below.
“I was in Rolaskatox, We’ve been doing that for years,” reveals the Season 5 star. “Just kidding! I didn’t really have a clique, but if it was Mean Girls and they were going around the map of the cafeteria, I would be with the art weirdos.”
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“I was a choir kid and theater kid,” reveals the Season 4 finalist. “My style was very gay. I lived in Texas—I would wear sparkly shirts or super-fitted stuff, so I definitely stood out. Since I live in New York now, though, everything has gotten baggier and black.”
“My clique was myself,” declares the mother of the Haus of Edwards. “I had 10 people in my head and those were my friends.”
She says having her cousins in school with her was a lifesaver, as was her one special girlfriend.
“I will never forget her. Patricia loved me so much and she got me, she understood me. I’m very thankful because she was my only friend like that.”
Alyssa’s biggest secret may be that, as a kid, she was painfully shy.
“Drag changed me. This character changed me as a person. I know it’s hard to believe I was shy! Can you imagine?”
“When I was in high school I didn’t really have a clique—I was friends with a whole bunch of different people,” says the Season Two queen. “I was in high school from 2002 to 2006—that’s when baggy jeans, Ecco, Sean Jean track jackets and everything was in style. It was cute!”
Back then, Tatianna didn’t sport her signature sleek, straight black hair.
“I had cornrows. That was a choice—they did not last very long!”
“I hung out with other girls from the drama department and dated the football players,” teases the Season 5 star. “Everyday in school was a fashion show for me—I always dressed up. I’m a label whore. I love labels! Everything’s labels!”
Where would you find Miss Thick & Juicy in high school? Two words: “Drama club.”
“I was the thespian president and drama club president,” Roxxxy reveals. “I love theater, I love acting.”
Her style, though, was surprisingly preppy: “I worked at Abercrombie, so I wore a lot of their clothes.”
“Our clique didn’t really have a name, but we never went to the bathroom,” says Season 7’s Miss Congeniality. “It was like ’Urinary Protestors.’ I swear to God, I never went to the bathroom once in high school. I had two other friends and they were part of this club I created.”
Was Katya rocking babushkas and eye-patches back in the day?
“My style was all black all the time. It was ’gutter goth’—really cheap, but really goth-y. We drank blood and sat in the dark. I’m not joking, we drank each other’s blood. No lights, no peeing. Just blood and sadness.”
Sounds like a really bad episode of Untucked.
“I didn’t really have a clique because I was home schooled,” says the Glamour Toad. “So I got along with everybody in my class. And I was valedictorian!”
As for her style, it was waaay casual: “I wore pajamas all day long. I think they were Ninja Turtles—probably still are.”