Asia O'Hara on Werq the World: 'It's a spectacle. It's colourful. It's fabulous. It's art'
- Arusa Qureshi
- 18 April 2019
Michelle Visage hosts Drag Race favourites on this intergalactic adventure
In the brand new Werq the World show, Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Naomi Smalls and Violet Chachki are sent to the sun, with mission leader Michelle Visage guiding the audience through the universe and its many wondrous forces. The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race may be tasked with saving the universe via this intergalactic mission but their real-world influence and the wider power of drag should never be underestimated.
'I am forever evolving,' Texas queen Asia O'Hara explains. 'I believe every queen on this tour is. We're artists and our looks reflect what is going on in our worlds at that exact moment.'
O'Hara's background in pageants prepared her well for the competitive nature of the show, but her optimism and kindness towards her fellow drag sisters made her a clear fan favourite from the start of her season. 'I loved every second of my time on Drag Race!' she says. 'Well, okay, the finale with the butterflies wasn't my finest moment. But overall, the experience was more than I could have imagined it would be. It's led to so much … a music single, countless photo shoots, and shows around the world.'
The butterfly stunt in the finale may have knocked her out of the running for the season 10 crown, but multiple memes and social media jokes around the incident later, O'Hara remains a firm pillar of the drag community with her big-hearted personality continuing to shine through.