Drag Race star Heidi N Closet has shared shocking new details about her dramatic All Stars 8 departure.
Earlier this year, the 29-year-old returned to the franchise after being crowned Miss Congeniality on season 12, where she finished in sixth place.
While her time on All Stars 8 seemed promising, she ultimately left during the fifth episode following an argument with Kandy Muse – who accused her of telling the other queens that she would eliminate Jimbo.
Alexis Michelle proceeded to agree that she had heard Kandy say this before backtracking and then stating that she hadn’t.
The argument resulted in Heidi leaving the werkroom for good, telling her sisters that she loved them as she did so.
Following her appearance on All Stars 8, the beloved talent has remained relatively mum on the situation… until now.
During a recent interview with Exposed With Joseph Shepherd, Heidi revealed new details behind her self-elimination and the breakdown of her alliance with Kandy.
“Kandy [Muse] kept poking at me and kept trying to bring up. Me and Kandy had our own conversation off the TV and stuff. When we talked, she was like, ‘You told the girls what I said? You told Jimbo what I said?’ I was like, ‘Well, it’s the same thing that you did to me when you told Kahanna [Montrese] what I said,” she explained.
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Heidi then revealed that producers found out she wanted to quit due to Kandy’s conversation with Kahanna during episode three of Untucked.
“If you go back and watch the Untucked, where I’m talking about leaving for the first time, look at the wide shot. Everyone else around us is talking to each other. It’s just me and Kandy talking to each other,” she explained.
“They had to blow that audio up so you could hear it because I was whispering to Kandy in that instance. But what they don’t show is that Kandy tries to get me to go over to the side and talk about it.
“And I was like, ‘I don’t wanna talk about it right now.’ So, instead of just leaving it, she grabs Kahanna, goes across the room, and tells Kahanna everything I just said on camera.”
Toward the end of her interview, Heidi dropped one final behind-the-scenes detail, stating that other queens – like Kandy, Alexis, LaLa Ri, Kahanna, and Jaymes Mansfield – allegedly wanted to quit the same day she left.
“Honestly, I wish the other girls would’ve walked out right behind me too, because they wanted to [quit] just as bad. As you saw, Kahanna wanted to leave two weeks later,” she said.
“A lot of the other girls wanted to leave that same day. Most of them, actually. All but two… Jimbo and Jessica, they didn’t wanna go. Everyone else wanted to quit.”
Check out Heidi’s full interview here or below.