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Bianca del Rio: Gia Gunn’s life has changed since she was on Drag Race

Bianca del Rio: Gia Gunn’s life has changed since she was on Drag Race

Bianca del Rio and Gia Gunn

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar, Bianca del Rio, has spoken out about how she thinks her season six co-star, Gia Gunn will fare in the upcoming All Stars 4.

Speaking to Digital Spy, del Rio said Gunn’s life has changed dramatically since the end of season six. Gunn revealed she was a trans woman in 2017 and had begun transitioning.

She was also recently announced on the cast of the upcoming fourth season of RuPaul’s All Stars.

‘Her life has changed immensely since the show, going through all different ups and downs with the business side of it and also transitioning and realising it was the life she wanted to live,’ del Rio said.

‘For most of us, when the show starts airing, you get the show and it’s exciting and you go on the show and it’s overwhelming, and then you’re done with the show and it’s this lull time before it airs. You have a couple of months of plotting and planning and getting your life together, not knowing the demons that are about to be unleashed when you’re about to be exposed to the world.

‘Then it airs, and maybe you’re not favourable or maybe it’s not your proudest moments, or you didn’t do as well as you wanted to, or you’re finally hearing what everyone else says about you and that can start fucking with your head.’

It’s good to go back

Del Rio admitted she struggled to keep up with the new seasons of Drag Race. But she thought it would be good for Gunn to return to the show.

‘I don’t always advise going straight on after your season but she’s had time, and I think she’s in a much better place mentally. After knowing what you’ve been through on the show, I think a better perspective,’ she said.

‘It’s always good to go back. Anyone who didn’t get to go all the way to the end, go back and do it. It doesn’t get easier, it’s probably harder the second time around.’

Gunn will become the first openly trans person to compete on Drag Race. Monica Beverly Hillz and Peppermint revealed their trans identities during their season, but RuPaul controversially once said trans women would not be able to compete on the show.