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Drag Race star Bosco thanks fellow queens for helping her on her trans journey

Nola Ojomu February 18, 2022
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RuPaul's Drag Race stars Bosco and Kornbread

RuPaul's Drag Race stars Bosco and Kornbread (Instagram)

Drag Race star Bosco has revealed how her fellow trans queens Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté and Kerri Colby helped their decision to come out as trans.

The 28-year-old, who competes in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14, detailed their ongoing journey in a heartfelt Instagram post on 11 February.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bosco revealed she was “grateful” to have received such positive feedback after “taking the plunge” and coming out to the world.

The TV star explained that she had been out since last summer and reflected on how her fellow contestants Kornbread and Kerri Colby helped support her during the start of her transition journey.

“Kornbread and I both knew we planned to come out as trans within a year of finishing the season, because we didn’t come out during the season,” Bosco explained. “We were on the brink, so we had a bond. I felt so much clarity being around them this summer, being able to talk to them and see how they approached things and moved through life.”

The reality star explained that Kerri and Kornbread’s presence helped to “centre” her during that time as she continued: “They’re really cool people. I love that this sisterhood is now a trio on season 14. The more the merrier.

“It’s like The Ring, but with transitioning. You meet [Kerri] and seven days later you get a call saying that you’re going to have to start HRT. The power that woman has is insane.”

Opening up about how her journey began, Bosco stated: “I’ve always been a gender fluid person. I grew up doing competitive dance, so it was already obvious that I was queer at a young age.

“By the time I moved out, it made the most sense for me to be gender fluid or non-binary. I was afraid of my family’s reaction if I wanted to pursue things further.”

RuPaul's Drag Race star Kerri Colby
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kerri Colby (Getty/Jon Kopaloff)

She explained how financial constraints played a part in her decision as the drag queen recalled: “I was also a poor food industry worker that didn’t have financial security to go into things. I’m also 6’1 with a deeper voice.

“There’s not a world where I pass particularly easily, even after I’d go down the road of major surgical intervention. That weighed on my mind. Now that we have so much trans visibility and I’ve been so well received by the show and the fans, it’s like, I can do this.”

Indeed, Bosco confirmed their pronouns are “she/they” while opening up about their gender identity in a candid post earlier in the month.

“I’m by default a very private person but it would feel silly to not talk about this while I have this platform,” she began. “After filming [on Drag Race] wrapped this summer, I began focusing on figuring out what medical transitioning would look like for me.”

Bosco explained that they had begun hormone therapy replacement after Drag Race, and plans “to start exploring some surgical options in the near future”.

“This is something that’s been on my mind for over a decade now,” she continued. “I’ve spent my adult life working in the food industry and have never felt financially secure enough to start this process.”

Bosco added that she was “honestly… also just flat out terrified of how I’d be treated. I still am”.

“I’m now in a place where I’m surrounded by love and support,” they said. “Love from my heaven-sent boyfriend, stunning peers and incredible friends.”

The drag queen concluded: “I’m not quite where I want to be yet, but I’m starting to see her peek through more and more.

“I’m trans, my pronouns out of drag are she/they. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Love, Bosco and her AAA sized titties.”

Other notable trans queens that have previously appeared on the iconic reality series include Laganja Estranja, Monica Beverly Hillz and Peppermint.

More: Bosco, Drag Race, Kerri Colby, Kornbread, RuPaul's Drag Race

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