As fans await the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race, one of the previous winners explained what draws people into the shadiness and color.
In an interview with Independent on Monday, Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio mentioned that there's a lot in drag performing that the series explores.
"I think it shows another side of our [drag performers'] world," Del Rio said. "It shows all sides of [drag], it's not just black or white."
As the show moves into the eighth season, one of the things that viewers have probably noticed is how there is so much more to a drag queen than when they put on makeup. There are also potential mistakes people make about who these performers are and how they truly identify themselves.
"When you're filming the show for 70 percent of it you're out of drag, so they [viewers] see you as a person and they realize where you come from," Del Rio said. "There's so many misconceptions of it. People automatically think you want to be a girl, but it's not the case. Being transgender is completely different."
The Season 6 winner also pointed out how doing drag is just part of the person's life and isn't necessarily the same as identifying with a different gender.
"The struggle is a little more personal, whereas drag is just being accepted for 'hey this is my job, this is what I do,'" Del Rio explained. "I think that at any time it's out there and any time there's any discussion of it, it's a good thing."
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 is expected to premiere this spring on Logo TV.