One of the former contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race opened up on her struggling connection with the series ever since a certain controversy took place.
Carmen Carrera was one of the participating talents in the competition during Season 3. She is now known as a transgender model being featured on VH1's Couples Therapy. As her life continued since her RuPaul days, she had a relationship with the show that seemed a little back and forth.
"I love the talent and I will stick to that forever," Carrera said in Wednesday's report from Wetpaint. "Giving opportunities to young gay men to showpiece their art- amazing. Hands down. But I felt like I was given the cold shoulder."
During the sixth season, there was a 'Shemale Female' game when the queens had to look at womens' body parts and decide if it was a woman or a man dressing as a woman. This caused a lot of controversy and Carrera explained why she didn't like this.
"It wasn't about the 'shemale,' it was never a 'shemale' issue as far as like 'you've got shemale,'" she said. "It was more about the shamale female game, which I felt at that point in time, it was just not cool to show that and teach that because the show does have a huge heterosexual cisgender following."
As for where her relationship with the show currently stands, it's not in the best light, but it may not stay that way forever.
"As far as the show, I can't really support it right now," Carrera said. "But you know, things change. We'll see."
This might be something worth keeping in mind for future contestants on how being a part of the series will shape them.
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 is expected to premiere in spring 2016 on Logo TV.