What can you say about Miley Cyrus' closing number at the 2015 Video Music Awards? There was a ridiculous death drop (thank you Laganja Estranja). There was a kiss with reigning “RuPaul's Drag Race” champion Violet Chachki. Oh, and yes, Ms. Vivacious looked a week bit tired, but chances are unless you're a fan of the only hit show on the Logo TV network you likely had no idea who those drag queens dancing around Ms. Cyrus were.
Let us enlighten you.
It turns out Cyrus is such a big fan of “Drag Race” and drag in general that she sat through taping of the season 7 finale this past May. She smartly put some of the better dancers around her on the front part of the stage including the previously mentioned Estranja, Alyssa Edwards (whose audio can be heard in Cyrus' new song “Dooo It!”) and Shangela (a trio who tour together under the moniker Haus of Edwards) as well as Gia Gunn and legendary New York City club kid Vivacious. Some of the other big names included Miss Fame, Pearl, Courtney Act and, arguably the most well known drag queen on the stage, Willam.
Now, if you watch “Drag Race” regularly you may be wondering, “Why wasn't Alaska 5000, Katya, Adore Delano or Detox there?” Well, it's entirely possible they are sequestered shooting the highly anticipated second season of “All Stars,” but don't take my word for it. Just check out what the Nancy Drews on reddit have dug up.
To find out more about some of the other famous queens who took the stage with Miley check out the embedded gallery below. But before then, enjoy that death drop one more time…
– Vine (@vine) August 31, 2015