Together again

Valentina distances herself from her bullying fans, and the queens aren’t having it

Valentina made a name for herself on season nine of RuPaul‘s Drag Race with flawless looks, an upbeat attitude, and a refusal to get down in the trenches and start slinging dirt at her fellow competitors when tensions got high.

Which makes it all the more strange that many of her fans online have apparently harassed some of the other season nine queens.

In the below preview of the reunion episode airing June 16th (one week ahead of the June 23rd finale), RuPaul asks Valentina to speak about this contradiction.

“Why do you think your fans came for the girls so strongly?” Ru asks.

“My following is very underrepresented in the media. I represent something similar to what Selena represented in the ’90s… they’re overprotective of that,” Valentina replies. “I don’t agree with that kind of behavior because that’s not the kind of person that I am.”

“Why didn’t you say that on the media?” Peppermint reasonably asks.

“You never told them to stop,” Alexis Michelle chimes in. “I called you. I FaceTimed you in tears because of people telling me I should go kill myself because I’m so ugly and so fat, and I should have volunteered to eliminate myself over your elimination.”

“I’m really bad with social media,” Valentina says. “I kind of just love to live my everyday life. And I don’t really like to be involved with what people think or what people are saying.”

“Girl, you can say you’re not on social media, but when we were in Montreal, you were on that phone checking every like, every follow, every single thing. Whether you were reading the comments, verbatim, or not, you knew what was going on,” clocks Shea Couleé.

“Also, when we were shooting the promo for this show, you said to me, ‘Shea, I just want to say, if anyone comes for Nina, I told her that I will stand up for her. I will address my fans, and I will make it all right.’ I’m confused.”

“You don’t need to be confused, but you have lots of opinions about me tonight, Shea,” replies a shaken Valentina doing her best not to appear shaken.

Watch below (head here to view the clip if the video isn’t showing up):

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  • Xzamilloh

    That reunion was better than the whole damn season and the first half of Season 8

  • ggore

    That reunion episode was indeed the best of all seasons, Ru just let the girls go wherever they wanted to and watched what happened. It was tasteful with a few moments of shade, not surprising since all these girls knew each other before they came on the show.

  • DCguy

    This was the best reunion I can remember.

    The two things that changed, I used to like Valentina but found her really off-putting and would not want to see her perform. She sounds like the person that purposely starts a fight between two other people in a bar and then pretends to not have anything to do with it.

    Secondly, Farrah was hilarious, I would definitely go see a show with her in it.

    Oh, and calling out Alexis Michelle’s hypocrisy was hilarious!

  • steve_michaels

    Could you imagine if everyone with a large ‘fan’ base actually told their ‘fans’ they didn’t approve of harassment and crazy extremists?? Hmmm, sounds like Valentina has something in common with the president of the United States…. “Hey everyone, I do not approve of these tactics….” yadda yadda yadda — That’s something I’m ready to see from everyone with a social media following….

  • dramaqueen

    I was a Valentina fan, and I started unliking her instagram, facebook, twitter and other social media accounts after this episode.

  • spiffy

    She was acting as if she was the first Latin queen to ever be on Drag Race — under represented? Hardly. As influential as Selena? Someone was thinking very highly of herself…

    I’d be very curious if Valentina would still be voted as Miss Congeniality, I meant fan favorite, if the voting took place after the reunion show.

    I could have watched a two-hour unedited version of this episode!

  • Ewenanne

    Oh Valentina… you’re just not that beautiful any longer. This reunion was fantastic but it was also a disaster for Ms. V. “Underrepresented”? Girl? “I just don’t know social media.” GIRL!? “Influential as Selena” GIRL. PLEASE?!?! Lost me completely. I really admire the other Queens calling her out. After that deliberate lipsynch, she’s just not a Queen of integrity. (My opinion)

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