‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Maddy Morphosis Sold Her Dogecoin To Pay For Her Runway Looks
Maddy Morphosis fully embraces her role as RuPaul’s Drag Race’s first straight male cisgender contestant. The drag queen even tweeted about selling her dogecoin to pay for her appearance on the reality competition series.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ released the season 14 cast list
Start your engines, Kitty Girls — a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres in January 2022. The season 14 contestants include Alyssa Hunter, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, Deja Syke, Jasmine Kennedie, Jorgeous, June Jambalaya, Kerri Colby, Kornbread “TheSnack” Jeté, Lady Camden, Maddy Morphosis, Orion Story, and Willow Pill.
Each queen has a chance to showcase their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent and earn the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” This season has several “firsts” for the Drag Race franchise. That includes the show’s first cisgender heterosexual male contestant named Maddy Morphosis.
Maddy Morphosis sold her Dogecoin to pay for her appearance on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Some contestants offered insight into their preparation process before entering the bubblegum pink walls of the Werk Room. That includes Maddy Morphosis, who shared that she sold some of her cryptocurrency stock.
“Not to be too hetero on main, but I literally sold my Dogecoin to pay for part of my Drag Race package,” the drag contestant wrote on Twitter. Another contestant on the series commented, that she’s still waiting to go on a date to the Super Bowl with Maddy Morphosis, to which she replied, “when I get the $100,000 I’m gonna take you somewhere real nice, like the Red Lobster.”
Several RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni commented on the costs of competing on the series. The late Chi Chi Devayne shared that she had to use duct tape as part of her outfits because she couldn’t afford to same couture worn by other queens on the runway.
Maddy Morphosis received backlash for being the first cisgender straight male on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
As the show’s first cisgender straight drag queen, Maddy Morphsis’ inclusion in season 14 was met with criticism from many Drag Race fans. Some pointed to RuPaul’s previous verbiage toward transgender contestants who underwent gender affirmation surgery, saying, “you can take performance-enhancing drugs and still be an athlete, just not in the Olympics.”
The host later apologized for the statement, adding Jiggly Caliente to the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars and Gottmik (the show’s first transgender man) to RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13. Some RuPaul’s Drag Race fans also point to the underrepresentation of drag kings in the reality series.
“I think one of the best things to come out of my casting is that it’s kicking up a lot more talk about representation in the drag scene,” Maddy Morphosis noted in a Twitter statement. “And I hope that it helps lead to more marginalized groups being showcased and represented.”