WATCH: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Disqualifies Willam Belli
Last night RuPaul took a page from Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model when she unexpectedly disqualified contestant Willam Belli from week eight of her Logo series, RuPaul's Drag Race.
Only two contestants — Sharon Needles and Phi Phi O'Hara — were up for elimination this week, since Willam and Latrice Royale had won the most recent "Frenemy" challenge. But then something unprecedented on RuPaul's Drag Race happened.
"Willam, you won tonight because you are a beautiful and talented queen, but it has come to my attention that you have broken the rules," said RuPaul, leaving the other queens shocked as they watched the drama play out. "You leave me no choice. Willam, I have to ask you to leave the competition immediately." And then the unmistakable command, "Sashay. Away."
Willam's sudden and unexplained dismissal has fans wondering if the unforeseen decision has to do with an incident in which Willam threw up in front of everyone else on the show. Perhaps her illness was related to drugs, an eating disorder, or female hormones, people are suggesting, according to the Huffington Post. Others have implied that the move might be a conveniently timed publicity stunt for the release of her new satirical "Chick-Fil-A" music video.
Whatever the cause, no one is revealing — not even Willam, who gave an evasive and "cryptic" interview about the incident to EW. "I wasn't caught doing anything. Everything that I did, I admitted and I brought to everyone's attention," Willam said. But that doesn't mean it wasn't about publicity for Willam, who has previously had acting roles in American Wedding, Big Top, Nip/Tuck, and the HBO film, Cinema Verite. "I want people to keep tuning in. Maybe watch me at the reunion … or maybe everyone should write into the network and say, 'We want Willam — give him his own show!' Or some bulls— like that, 'Put him on DragU!' That kind of crap."
See who will win this season of RuPaul's Drag Race by tuning in Mondays at 10 p.m. on Logo.
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