Larry King and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner, Trixie Mattel, Bonded Over Their Love for 1 Vegetable
She’s a skinny legend, Barbara. She even shared her love for Wisconsin and corn on the cob while doing an interview with Larry King. It quickly became a meme-worthy moment, with the late host of Larry King Now joking about it on social media.
Here’s more on the conversation between King and Trixie Mattel, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 3.
Trixie Mattel competed on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 7
Oh, honey, she’s much more than just a competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7. After competing in the reality series, Trixie Mattel returned for the spinoff, titled RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 3.
Prior to her win on All-Stars 3, Trixie Mattel appeared in the YouTube series UNHhhh and released original folk music, earning thousands of streams on Spotify. To promote The Trixie and Katya Show, as well as her other ventures outside of the reality competition series, Trixie Mattel appeared on Larry King Now.
Larry King interviewed the legend, icon, and star
Aside from her appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Trixie and Katya Show, Trixie Mattel did an interview on Larry King Now. Although King didn’t know much about drag, this legend, icon, and star was quick to answer any questions with a joke.
The performer discussed everything from tucking to King’s drag name, to which Trixie Mattel was quick to respond “Larry Queen.” She also discussed where she’s from and where she hopes to be in 10 years.
“I sort of think if everything was hunky-dory, what I do wouldn’t seem so interesting,” Mattel said. “Part of what makes drag cool is the edge and the ‘other’ factor. And with our show, The Trixie and Katya Show, because everything right now is so (gasp), people want to turn on their TV and see a couple idiots in chicken suits and lipstick, talking about whatever they want.”
Trixie Mattel and Larry King talked about their love of corn
During her interview with Larry King, the drag performer discussed her impact on the drag scene. She ranked herself about 12th in terms of the world’s biggest drag queens and RuPaul number one. Then, the conversation took a turn.
“RuPaul, sort of like on Drag Race, RuPaul takes his megastardom and… he doesn’t just give you the corn, he teaches you to grow the corn and it’s up to you to grow the corn,” Trixie Mattel said of the reality competition series. “Do you like corn?”
“Yeah, on the cob?” Larry King responded.
“Totally,” Trixie Mattel said. “Oh, yeah.”
Following the interview, Larry King tweeted, “I have a sudden hankering for a side of corn at dinner tonight,” tagging the drag performer. The post to social media earned several thousand likes from fans of the former Drag Race contestant and the talk show host.
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