The Boricua drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race came together this weekend for a Latinx drag experience. Alexis Mateo, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, and Jessica Wild debuted their own Spanish-language special Dragueando.
Following a call for the Latinx drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race to unite on something for the fans, Mateo made that happen by producing and starring in Dragueando. In time for Latinx Heritage Month, she debuted the special on her YouTube channel with fellow fan favorites Fontaine and Wild.
Mateo is known as a top finalist on season three of Drag Race and this year she returned to the spotlight as a competitor on the spinoff series Drag Race All-Stars 5. She made quite an impression during the “Snatch Game” episode where she impersonated astrology icon Walter Mercado. She brings him back for Dragueando, where he opens the show and offers some hilarious astrology readings at the end.
Fontaine, the self-proclaimed queen of “cucu” and the Miss Congeniality of Drag Race season eight, hosts the “Leida Educacional” section. For this first installment, she breaks down the history of five Latin American countries that celebrate their independence near Sept. 15: Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Fontaine does this all while throwing a little shade at British drag queen Charlie Hides.
Wild, who was voted onto season two of Drag Race by massive fan demand, hosted the “Dandolo Todo” section. And she gave her all in learning a dance routine with Puerto Rican choreographers Prodigy Duo. They’ve previously worked with Mariah Carey, Cher, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Tove Lo, and other pop stars.
Mateo later congratulated the recent winners of the Drag Race series and spin-offs: Jaida Essence Hall, Shea Couleé, and Priyanka. She also paid tribute to season eight icon Chi Chi Devayne, who sadly passed away last month.
On Mateo’s YouTube channel, episode one of Dragueando is also titled “pilot,” so let’s hope there will be more where that came from. Maybe next time more of our favorite Latinx drag queens from Drag Race will be able to stop by.