TS Madison has revealed that RuPaul fought for her to be a guest judge on season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
After first rising to fame on video-sharing app Vine, Madison has seen success as a YouTuber, actress and television host.
Throughout her career, she has been no stranger to discrimination from those in the entertainment industry.
Speaking on an episode of the LGBTQ&A podcast, she says: “They’d call me into the HR office and tell me to stop wearing fitting dresses because I was confusing the men.
“I was like, ‘I don’t got nothing to do with those men being confused, bitch!’ I came here to come to work!”
The LGBTQ+ activist made her Drag Race debut as a guest judge on two episodes of season 13, becoming an instant fan favourite.
Despite this, Madison says RuPaul was the main reason she got the opportunity at all.
“RuPaul was like, ‘I want her on my show, I want her in this space, I don’t care whatever pushback that you think you want to give me, this is my show and I want her here,’ and RuPaul got it,” the 43-year-old shares.
She goes on to say “it is important when you occupy positions of power in places of power that you reach into your community and you give opportunities to the girls who they will not give those opportunities to, because sometimes you’re missing out on a gem.”
Madison was recently cast in Billy Eichner’s Bros, the first gay romantic comedy to be released by a major studio.
It is set to be the first gay romantic comedy released by a major studio, with Eichner making history as the first openly gay man to co-write and appear in one.
The film will focus on two gay men, played by Eichner and Luke Macfarlane, who, according to Universal, “maybe, possibly, probably stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”
All of the principal heterosexual roles will be played by openly LGBTQ+ actors and actresses in what is set to become an instant queer classic.
Bros is currently scheduled for an August 12, 2022 release by Universal Pictures.