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Monet X Change’s mother just discovered RuPaul’s Drag Race and her reaction was beautiful

Amy West June 28, 2018

Halleloo! Monét X Change’s mother has finally worked out what RuPaul’s Drag Race is all about and her heartfelt reaction to her child’s drag career was beautiful.

The New York-based queen took to her Facebook page on Thursday (June 28) to share that she had just had an incoming call from her mum. She went on to write: “Apparently from the many times I tried to explain to her what Drag Race was… she never really understood on the phone.”

The 28-year-old continued to detail how her parent “doesn’t do technology,” only watches Lifetime and HGTV and doesn’t even have the American satellite channel VH1, which RuPaul’s Drag Race now airs on.

(L-R) Kameron Michaels, Aquaria, Eureka O’Hara, Asia O’Hara and Monet X Change were all contestants on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Theo Wargo/Getty)

Monét went on to say that she had created a video with The Root, a US-based online magazine that concentrates on black pop culture news, about her family and being West Indian and gay. She also revealed that the video seems to have been circling around the small Caribbean island of St Lucia, where she was born.

“My mom finally saw it, and I guess it all clicked. She went online, researched the show, and all about who Monét X Change is.

“This is what she had to say about me, ‘Sweetheart… you know I love you, and I’m proud of you. I love you.’ Getting that love and acceptance from your mommy is unquantifiable… and not something I knew I needed, until I just got it.”

Before she was forced to sashay away during the show’s tenth season, Monét was very vocal about how her family didn’t really seem to understand what RuPaul’s Drag Race was.

She also spoke about how challenging it could be growing up gay in St Lucia due to its lack of LGBTQ representation.

Monet X Change was eliminated during the season’s tenth episode

She touched on that same subject in the video she made with The Root, saying: “The only aspect of that I ever saw was when I used to go to St. Lucia Carnival every summer. There was this one tall gay dude, his name was Sharmark. He was like 6’5” and he would be in like a woman’s garment with like the bra and the panties and the thong, and like living his dreams, living his truth.

“But I remember feeling such an affinity and feeling inspired by this person that I had never known, that I still don’t know, but there was something about him being so un-apologetically himself. I was like, “Oh, this **** is fierce!

More recently, Monét – who has a degree in opera – opened up to Bustle about her relationship with her family and how much their acceptance of her chosen career as a performer means to her.

“[They] helped me go to school, they co-signed my loans … and when I strayed away from that, they were really concerned,” she explained. “So the fact that I got to RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the fact that I did a good job, and they saw that yeah, drag is a real career thing and I’m really good at it, it was really cool for me. On top of everything else, [that] was the icing on the cake.

More: Drag Race, Kevin Bertin, Monet X Change, RuPaul's Drag Race, St Lucia, US

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