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Raja Talks 10 Years of ‘Fashion Photo RuView,’ Best and Worst Dressed From ‘Drag Race’ and Walking During Paris Fashion Week

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A different cycle of “Fashion Photo RuView” ends on Tuesday with drag queens Raja and Raven giving their verdict about the looks from the last runway of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” time 16, which aired on April 19 with Nymphia Wind getting crowned America’s Up coming Drag Superstar. The WOW Provides In addition unique sequence, which was established as a parody of Joan Rivers’ “Fashion Police” to recapitulate the very best and worst fashion moments from the “Drag Race” franchise, done 10 yrs in 2024.

Raja, a previous head makeup artist on Tyra Banks’ “America’s Upcoming Leading Model,” whose been executing drag given that 1990, rose to fame as the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” year three in 2011. Because then, she has returned to the levels of competition for “All Stars” season 7 and hosted a total of 28 seasons of “Fashion Picture RuView,” exactly where she chooses the “toots” and “boots” from the “RPDR” runway, also identified as the most effective and worst appears to be.

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“Honestly, 10 years back, Raven and I hardly took it everywhere in close proximity to very seriously. YouTube was continue to a factor to navigate that we didn’t really very recognize and we have been just like, ‘OK, whatsoever you fellas want’,” Raja instructed WWD, adding that a decade afterwards, she is “very proud” and “very shocked” to be aspect of a task like “Fashion Image RuView.” “We are only carrying out the very same point that any viewer would and we’re just putting out our unsolicited but pleasurable viewpoints,” she reported.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: Raja attends RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 Saks Fifth Avenue window display Ruveal and red carpet at Saks Fifth Avenue on May 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for VH1/Paramount +)

Above the a long time, her views on the contestants’ outfits have encountered some resistance from heated lover bases on-line. “The world wide web has changed. Individuals have critical viewpoints and remarks that they’re having it considerably a lot more severely than they genuinely will need to simply because it is a show that’s just intended for exciting,” she stated.

But that doesn’t end Raja from remaining passionate about her opinions.

In a 2016 episode of “Fashion Photo RuView,” she expressed her disappointment with the appears on “RPDR” season eight’s “Night of 1,000 Madonnas” runway. “I was so severely insulted that no one could use a single of her 1,000s references, and instead they all just made use of 1 kimono [a reference to Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier kimono on ‘Nothing Really Matters’ music video],” she reported.

For Raja, Sasha Velour, Violet Chachki, Crystal Methyd, Utica and Willow Capsule are some of the most effective dressed queens of all time in “RPDR” historical past. “I’m generally going to be the huge admirer and winner for the queens who can make some thing out of very little,” she claimed. On the other aspect, LaLa Ri, who famously crafted a bodysuit out of paper luggage in season 13, usually takes the title for the worst seem. “But it is also 1 of my favorites because that s–tty seem has made her so iconic in a feeling, the hilarity of all of it.”

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Sutan "Raja" Amrull walks the runway during the LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi Menswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Raja on the runway for the duration of the LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi menswear slide 2024 exhibit as part of Paris Fashion Week on Jan. 17.

Viewed as the 1st trend queen of the RuPaul Charles-designed franchise, Raja has also starred in a Diesel marketing campaign directed by David LaChapelle, toured the entire world with her drag displays and not long ago walked the runway for Louis Gabriel Nouchi’s menswear drop 2024 display for the duration of Paris Vogue Week.

“I was certainly honored and I felt like I was in a put that I must have been in a extended, extensive time in the past,” Raja commented about her runway minute. “And I really hope that you know that I get to do a lot more of it.”

“Fashion Image RuView” is available to stream on WOW Presents Plus, as effectively as the WOW Presents YouTube channel.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29:  Bebe Zahara Benet attends RuPaul's DragCon NYC 2018 at Javits Center on September 29, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Bebe Zahara Benet attends RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2018 at Javits Heart on September 29, 2018 in New York Town. (Image by Santiago Felipe/Getty Illustrations or photos)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06:  Drag queen Tyra Sanchez arrives at the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Opening Night Gala of "God's Own Country" at the Orpheum Theatre on July 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 06: Drag queen Tyra Sanchez comes at the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Movie Competition Opening Night Gala of “God’s Own Place” at the Orpheum Theatre on July 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Sutan "Raja" Amrull walks the runway during the LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi Menswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For Non-Editorial use make sure you search for approval from Style Dwelling) Sutan “Raja” Amrull walks the runway throughout the LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi Menswear Slide/Winter 2024-2025 demonstrate as aspect of Paris Style 7 days on January 17, 2024 in Paris, France. (Image by Francois Durand/Getty Photographs)

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