‘Drag Race’ Finalist Ra’Jah O’Hara Only Spent $600 on ‘All Stars’ Looks
Last week, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 came to its epic conclusion. Kylie Sonique Love was crowned champion out of the remaining queens: Eureka, Ginger Minj, and Ra’jah O’Hara. As fans of the show are aware, All Stars is the big leagues of drag. Any look less than fabulous simply won’t cut it by Ru’s standard’s on the runway. But apparently, Ra’Jah O’Hara finessed her fashion skills this season and only spent $600 on her All Stars season 6 looks.
The resourceful finalist became known for her sewing skills during her time on Drag Race. For a queen, this is probably one of the best talents to have, considering how much Ru despises off-the-rack fashion on the runway. Let’s not forget the epic meltdown during last season of Drag Race UK.
“I don’t want to see any f*cking H&M!” Ru famously yelled during that episode. Luckily, The Drag Race creator had no worries when it came to the self-sufficient Ra’Jah O’Hara.
How Ra’Jah O’Hara Finessed the Runway
As Drag Race All Stars 6 was filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ra’Jah was forced to work with limited resources.
“I had to take a piece of this costume or a piece of that outfit and throw something with that,” the queen said in an interview. “I had to be very resourceful first off because we were in the middle of a pandemic working with limited time and resources, but also because I didn’t actually have the connections. A lot of girls leave Drag Race and they are so beloved by the world that the world opens up and unveils themselves to these queens so that they have a lot more opportunities to be seen and recognized by designers.”
She went on to explain that leaving season 11 as the villain didn’t give her much opportunity to collaborate with new stylists.
“The fact that I absolutely sew, that I know how to sew and that I’m comfortable sewing as well. So I knew that I had to use what I had and all I had at the time was $600,” she continued in the interview. “Because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to take out a $20,000 loan like some people do. I feel like if I can’t make it with what I got, it ain’t for me. And luckily I was able to make everything that you saw.”
After All Stars, Ra’Jah collaborated with fabric.com to re-create the winning “Eye See You Queen” look from episode nine. In a DIY tutorial, the queen show fans step by step how she designed her look from the “Drag Tots” challenge. Fabric.com also includes all the materials used by Ra’Jah in the video. At Fabric.com fans can shop all the essentials used by queens in the “Werk Room” to create their own legendary looks.