Last Words With RuPaul's All Stars' Jujubee

On the eve of the RuPaul's All Stars season finale, fan favorite Jujubee gets us revved up.



Last week’s episode of RuPaul’s All Stars was a veritable pearl-clutcher. Team Rujubee went wig-to-wig with Team Shad on the basketball court and emerged victorious. But it was Team Shad that won the main challenge, creating a superhero and villain that soared above their competitors. As a result, Raven and Jujubee were forced to lip-sync against one another, an emotional scene that persuaded RuPaul to say, “Chantay, you both stay.” The Advocate spoke with Jujubee about the dramatic lip-sync, dominating on the court, and the (super)power of drag.

The Advocate: How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
Jujubee: I went over to [boyfriend] Chris’s parents. We’ve been doing it for years, so it’s kind of a tradition now. 
How long have you and Chris been dating?
It’s going to be seven years, this year. That’s a really long time, right? I’ve been with him since I was 21.
What was it like to get a surprise semi-marriage proposal on television?
I always thought it was coming anyway. It doesn’t bother me whether or not I’m married to him because I know I’m going to be with him forever. But I’m totally excited about this ring. I can’t wait to get it!
Have you made any plans? Is marriage definitely happening?
We’ve been talking a little more about it. I definitely think it will be happen in the future, but it’s not a priority of mine. And it’s not a priority of his either. But it would totally be really cool. 
How did it feel to get a second chance at Drag Race?
In my head, I was like, when I go back there I’m going to have to pack this and this… Raven is amazing. If I lose to anybody, Raven’s the one where I would be, alright, I get it. But I’m in the company of Shannel, Raven, and Chad. That’s amazing on its own. I see them as idols. I see them as amazing performers and really honest, great people.
How did you prepare? Did you prepare differently from season 2?
[Before being accepted for season 2], I was ready to stop doing drag. It got really old for me at that point. There was nothing that was interesting for me anymore. And now, with RuPaul kicking drag into the scene again, I think it’s amazing that so many people know about it. So the preparation for the second competition was about the same. I thought I knew what to expect, but when we got there, it was crazier than ever.
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