Pelosi to Appear on ‘Drag Race’ Reality Show as Guest Judge

Pelosi: 'You betta werk!'

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is set to appear as a guest judge on the VH1 drag queen reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."

Pelosi is a long-time fan of  the reality show competition, which is hosted and produced by drag queen RuPaul Andre Charles, the Washington Post reported.  

Pelosi’s district includes San Francisco, which has been a long time "safe place" for members of the LGBT community. A spokesperson for Pelosi said that fact contributed to the congresswoman's decision to sign on to be a guest judge.

The Pelosi representative also said her appearance will be a sign of solidarity with those individuals who she described as being under attack by the Trump administration.

After Pelosi was revealed as one of the season's guest judges, she responded on Twitter by wishing the contestants luck and saying she had a "fabulous time."

Pelosi’s appearance has already been taped and will premiere on Jan. 25.

Other guest judges this season will include actress Vanessa Hudgens, actor Tituss Burgess, and broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.

UPDATE 3:33 p.m.: This piece was updated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi's response on Twitter to the annoucement.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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