Drag Race's Laganja Estranja on why she won't be back for All Stars season

RuPaul's Drag Race star Laganja Estranga made quite the impact back when she competed on season 6, entering with a now-iconic split.

She upped her game when she appeared on All Stars 6 as a lip-sync assassin, leaping in from a platform.

But despite her appearance quickly becoming legendary, Laganga said she isn't ready to appear on a full All Stars series just yet.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Laganja, who came out as a transgender woman in 2021, said: "It's still something I mull over from time to time.... maybe, when I'm further along in my transition, a small percentage [of me] might entertain it."

She also spoke about the work that went on behind the scenes for her All Stars appearance. After being announced as the week's lip-sync assassin, an empty stage was revealed, with Laganja suddenly dropping from a height into a split.

"I told them that one of the only ways I'd do it is if I could do the big entrance I'd planned for years," she said. "I wanted to do something that would top what I'd done before, and I also wanted to pay homage to Tandi Iman Dupree's ceiling drop.

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"I asked production if they could build a platform or a ladder or suspend me somehow, so that I could drop from the ceiling."

"When I got to the Werk Room, the platform was on the left side of the stage, and I'm a left-splitter, so we had to move the platform to the other side of the stage so I could do my split. It required the whole crew to drill up this platform and move it. It was definitely an orchestration."

RuPaul's Drag Race US airs on MTV in the US and WOW Presents Plus in the UK.

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