The Truth About Kylie Sonique Love From RuPauls Drag Race

If there were ever a time to get into “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, it’s definitely this June. Not just because it’s Pride Month, but also because a brand new season of “All-Stars” is about to start. For those who haven’t tuned in (and absolutely should), “Drag Race” is a competition reality show to find the best drag queen. Think “America’s Next Top Model ” but with drag queens. Get it!? 

Anyway, “All-Stars” Season 6 (which sees queens from regular seasons return for a “best-of” brawl) is shaping up to be the best one yet, if the trailer is any indication. It’s got everything we’ve come to expect from RuPaul – drama, dancing, and immaculate makeup. All the anticipation has got us thinking about some of our favorite queens from past seasons, especially Sonique. Sonique appeared in Season 2 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, and made history as the first contestant in the show to come out as a trans woman.

There’s a lot more to her than that, though. It’s also the perfect time to revisit Sonique because she will be appearing on this year’s cast of “Rupaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars.” So, without further adu, here’s what you need to know (but maybe didn’t) about Sonique.

Sonique is a singer/songwriter

You may remember her from “Rupaul’s Drag Race” as Sonique — where she’s made a mark as a talented performer — but to those who really know her, Kylie Sonique Love is also a gifted songwriter and artist. “I remember I was about seventeen when I first started writing, and then I kind of put it away and got back into my gymnastics and then started doing my shows,” she explained in 2019 to Drag it Up. “Then when I got on ‘Drag Race,’ it was a way for me to deal with things without having to go to social media so I just started writing and then I would take the stuff that I wrote and I would turn it into a song.”

Her first single, aptly titled “Hey Hater,” came out in 2019. “Hey Hater” came around by accident, as Love originally set out to write an “uplifting” song for pride. However, a trollish comment on a YouTube video inspired her to change direction. “Like, who is literally following me, waiting until I post something just to thumbs down it?” she told the blog. “So I said ‘f*** the other song’ and fifteen minutes later, ‘Hey Hater’ was written. It literally took me fifteen minutes to write the song.”

What about an album? As of 2019, Love claimed to have one in the works, but then again, it’s been a pretty busy few years. Here’s hoping it drops soon!

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