Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté Leaves ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Due to Injury
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Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race were shocked to see all of the queens together without Kornbread Jeté in the most recent episode. Kornbread has left the competition due to an ankle injury. In the episode, the queen shared that her injury recovery time is six to eight weeks.
Fans were shocked to hear that Kornbread withdrew from the competition due to an unexpected injury. RuPaul gathered the queens to share the game-changing news. Kornbread didn’t leave without a goodbye, she recorded a video for her competitors in a hotel room. Within the video she shared that she had rolled her ankle the week prior in the acting challenge, tried to walk it off, but woke up with it swollen.
Kornbread was defintely aware that many fans predicted her as the winner of the season. At the end of her goodbye, she joked and said the other queens have a chance at winning now.
“#WheresKornbread Dear Season 14. Thank you for everything. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life and nothing can change it,” Kornbread wrote on Instagram. “This was a rough episode for me but the love and support from everyone has been tremendous. Is you HUNGRY?! Cuz bitch I’m BAKED.”
Kornbread is not the first RuPaul’s Drag Race queen to withdraw from their season due to injury. Eureka O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race U.S.), Victoria Scone (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK), and Océane Aqua-Black (Canada’s Drag Race) left their seasons due to injuries. After tearing their ACL in RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine, Eureka was invited by RuPaul to join season ten. Many fans are hoping that Kornbread will be given the same opportunity.
This Isn’t The End of Kornbread Jeté
Even though she has officially exited season 14, this isn’t the end of her. Even though she doesn’t know if she’ll return for season 15, she’s staying positive. At this time, she’s unsure if she’ll be returning for season 15.
“It was a process, it was a journey, but I’ve had time to gather my thoughts on everything and figure out my next steps,” Kornbread said. “I want to do more TV and movie appearances … I ain’t stopping here; I’m going to still act a fool on Twitter. I got nothing but time, now!”
It’s been reported that her ankle did take the entire eight weeks to heal and is still weak today. Kornbread is able to walk and perform but she wears a compression sock to be in less pain. She’s now performing in shows again while continuing her journey into transitioning.