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Here's why 'Drag Race' fans think Amanda Tori Meating is the REAL trade of the season

Amanda Tori Meating on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16; via YouTube
Amanda Tori Meating on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16; via YouTube


Wowzers!

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Editor’s update: This story was published prior to Amanda Tori Meating disclosing that she’s a trans woman. For the most updated coverage on Amanda’s coming out story, click here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race fans are losing their minds and deeply thirsting over certain pictures and videos of Amanda Tori Meating that have been circulating on social media as of late.

According to a report from the Dayton Daily News, Amanda is a 2014 Stivers School for the Arts graduate and a 2018 Wright State University musical theatre graduate who started doing drag a few years later in 2021.

Amanda’s “drag trajectory can be traced back to being cast in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots while a senior at Wright State,” the report reads. “But before that opportunity arose, there was an underlying feeling drag would only be a secondary outlet, especially since auditions for The Book of Mormon, A Chorus Line, and similar shows revealed a more traditional, post-collegiate path.”

Now, fans are discovering these photos, clips, and reels from out-of-drag Amanda in college and sharing them on social media.

Scroll through to see how fans reacted to college pictures and videos of Amanda Tori Meating in college — and tune in for new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 every Friday on MTV.

We agree, Nico!

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Yes, and?

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This video of Amanda singing ‘State Road 21’ from ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ musical.

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Amanda’s musical theatre reel…

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Philip Stock Musical Theatre/Acting Reel

…as well as an acting/musical theatre reel!

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Philip Stock Acting/Musical Theatre Reel

But above all, we love and stan Amanda in her current era even more!

Amanda Tori Meating on RuPaul's Drag Race season 16
Amanda Tori Meating on RuPaul's Drag Race season 16

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