By David Vandygriff
RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Alyssa Edwards and Shangela have performed together all over the world, but this week, they slayed in their most surprising venue yet: a U.S. military base in Amman, Jordan.
The Texas sisters landed in the capital city earlier this week to entertain troops stationed at the base.
“Just arrived in Amman, Jordan for a very special private performance tomorrow,” wrote Shangela on Instagram. “So very thankful to take drag around the world, even into regions where it may not be fully accepted. Representing love and peace and all things Fabulous!”
While it’s not uncommon for American performers to visit soldiers in Amman, even Shangie and Alyssa were surprised to find that they had such die-hard fans in the Armed Forces.
“Halleloo pool view in Amman!!! Taking a moment today to relax before private show tonight,” wrote Shangela. “Sending love to all our fans here. We had no idea we have so many Drag Race lovers in Amman!?!”
“Sending u lots and lots of LOVE. Due to our tight schedule (and of course in respect to the observance of Ramadan) we won’t be able to do a public meet-up, however please know that we LOVE you and hope to come back again. Stay Fabulous!!”
One would say ‘DRAG’ has arrived mainstream. Many thanks to Iconic Emmy Award Winning RuPaul. It is a great time to be gay.