RuPaul’s Drag U Faculty Spotlight – Ongina

With his bald head, gender-bending look and penchant for wild hats, Ongina (real name Ryan Ong Palao) won our hearts on season one of RuPaul’s Drag Race. On the eve of the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag U, we were able to catch up with one of America’s favorite drag queens, now a professor of all things fierce on Drag U. Ongina talks to us about his rise to fabulousness, gives a little behind the scenes dish on Drag U and his fellow professors as well as updates us on his work with HIV and AIDS organizations – and explains why you’ll never see drag queens at a rodeo! All this and his idea for a new series with a fellow Drag U queen that could be the biggest thing since Pink Lady and Jeff ! Class is in session!