I think what Raja's doing to reach out to the LGBT community is great too, but they're not the only ones I think she's reached out to. I'm straight and female, and I guess what you could call average, but watching Raja inspired me to be more confident too, and do things that I used to think I wasn't even worth doing. For example, I want to walk in my school's fashion show next year. I certainly don't have Raja's long, incredible legs, but if I can get her fierce walk down, I think it could be fantastic.
That’s beautiful!!! And yes, I totally agree; I’m a straight female myself and well… Actually, Raja makes me feel bad that I’m a female because I know she will never want to marry me :(
No but in all seriousness, all she says about empowerment, and seeing someone be so successful in things that are unique (i mean who else is as successful a makeup artist/drag queen/model/etc etc as Raja?!) and that they really, really love inspires me, and I’m sure many others, so much. You’re so right though; her fierce “it’s okay to say fuck you and model through it” attitude makes us love her so much more!
I'm a huge Raja fan and I'm so glad she won. But I just wanted to say that what really got me about Raja was her personality. If she was just as stunningly attractive as she is but wasn't funny, smart, and quirky like she also is, I probably wouldn't have been rooting for her as much. I just wanted to point out and emphasize that that's what really makes her an amazing person. Though being stunningly attractive certainly helps. ;D
Yes yes yes yes!!! I love running this blog because I meet so many people who are all obsessed with Queen Raja. Hehe. It’s really weird to me when people talk about how she has a terrible personality… Personally, I found her to be incredibly charismatic, funny, and sweet. What made me love her so much more on and off the show is all of the things she says about wanting to set an example for troubled youths and actually showing so much interest in helping. She’s been to shelters to talk to LGBT youths at my city and I know she’s done it at NYC too, as well as donating her own art to charities. I think it’s really admirable to see her using the drag superstar title to reach out and help people.
“Femininity is just something that comes from within. It doesn’t necessarily have to present itself in the physical or tangible sort of way, but I think it’s something that you feel and is innate within you. I really celebrate femininity in its provocative sense.”—Sutan Amrull, aka Raja
“So many thanx to my amazingly beautiful ENTOURAJA. It means the world to me to have received all the loving support throughout these last months. Keep art alive in your lives and tell fear to f&@k off! Blessed and humbled, Sutan.”—Sutan Amrull aka Raja, via Facebook
sorry but what will you post since the series is over
When season 3 is done airing, I will convert this blog into a campaigning blog to get Shangela back on season 4.
Just kidding. Raja is a drag superstar, more than half of the content I have been posting are from Raja’s past and present performances from off the show; there are plenty of things to post, not to mention interviews, possible songs, etc
Editor’s Note: Thank you so much for your submission omg, I agree so much!!! Personally, I really do love all the queens; as RuPaul once said, anyone who steps out of the house in high heels and a wig is my hero. But yes, our queen Raja definitely deserved to win, and this is worth a read!
I just thought I’d share my thoughts on Raja’s win, and Season 3.
I think each and every winner of every reality show is going to get attacked and the show accused of being “rigged.” People tend to find negative remarks more easy to produce than positive ones. But being positive is, I think, one of the reasons why Raja won.
Yes, everybody on the show talked trash. But Raja was the least malicious. And that’s not the only area in which she shows balance and maturity.
“This is finally my chance and my opportunity, through the show and through the process of a competition, to greatly showcase what I do as an artist. It’s my proud moment, and if anyone has any problems with it, they’re just gonna have to deal with me.”—Raja, on her win
All the haters can call Raja, Manja all they want, that's not going to take her crown away. Also, her androgynous approach to drag is refreshing and I love it.
Exactly. Don’t bother, haters, this isn’t going to go away.
And while they’re sitting on their computer writing hate mail, Raja is out performing and traveling to go speak to children and teenagers at LGBT centers. (and just being generally fabulous and beautiful as a man and a woman~!) So they can do whatever they want as long as they know they’re wasting their time.
Honestly, I thought the final episode was completely fair (and I don't understand people saying it wasn't on other sites and blogs >.<). All three had won three different challenges (isn't that what Ru said during judging?), so it's not like one had a major winning lead over the others.
Now, for my personal opinion, Raja deserved to win it. Alexis was just too "pagenty" for my tastes and I feel that's all she ever brought. Manila was absolutely wonderful, but I feel that she needed a bit more confidence in her performances to really shine through. Raja had the look down perfectly and always performed to the best of her ability! Plus she had the courage and confidence to back it up.
I would have been happy if Manila or Raja won, but Raja was just an inch higher on my list! :)
I agree with everything! Except no matter how much I love Manila, Raja was always miles above everyone, to me~
A lot of the other blogs/people in general are saying that it’s unfair because Raja has more experience, or knew Ru beforehand, and personally, I think that’s total bullshit. If she has a lot of experience and skill, than shouldn’t she deserve recognition for it? This isn’t RuPaul’s School For Girls, after all. And regarding Raja knowing Ru before the show, I know for a fact that some of the other queens had known RuPaul previously too. I have SO MUCH respect for RuPaul as an entertainer and a person, and I would never believe that she would rig the show like that. Raja won the title rightfully because of her drag skills, regardless of whether she knew RuPaul or not. Sorry for answering your ask with this rant haha, I just wanted a chance to get that out.
I MEAN REALLY- how did you not know Raja would win this season? It was so obvious it was almost unfair to the others.
SORRY BOUT IT.
It was obvious in a way that Raja is so clearly more flawless and amazing than all the other queens (the other queens are still flawless and amazing! I just love Raja more!), but I love her so much that I started psyching myself out by thinking about what would happen if she didn’t win. Ha… I don’t know.
I did feel a bit bad for all the others, especially Manila during her exit interview… (I had to watch it over because the first time, I was still screaming about Raja’s win) I love Manila SO MUCH along with a lot of the other queens so I did feel bad for them, but Raja deserved it the most out of all of them, in my opinion.