Although Alaska and Sharon Needles decided to end their relationship, they’re still one of the most beloved couples within the Drag Race fandom.
VH1’s ultra-successful reality competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, introduced the world to many exciting queens and couples, but perhaps none more lovable than Sharon Needles and Alaska. The show has proven to be one of the most endearing on TV, garnering many Emmy awards and community recognition. But while the competition element certainly draws in viewers, fans end up attached to the stars that float across the TV screens.
Although each drag queen is only on for a season or two, half the fun of watching Drag Race is following the personal lives of stars like Sharon Needles and Alaska. The two queens met in Pittsburgh and soon began a noise band called Haus of Haunt. Haus eventually shifted to a drag family known for a punk/spook aesthetic that the world would quickly fell in love with. When Sharon joined season four of Drag Race, Alaska could not help but be jealous. But she had a choice: support her partner, or leave.
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Alaska chose to support Sharon and even showed up for the finale to watch Sharon win. Alaska went on to join the cast of season five and became a runner-up before winning All-Stars 2. Despite being known as a power couple of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Alaska and Sharon announced their split in 2013. Although they broke up, they remain best friends. They are better apart than they are together. The relationship had two stars, and it was difficult for them to balance the attention with their personal lives. Despite their best efforts, it was time to call it quits and move on.
After Alaska’s win on All-Stars 2, she joined a drag super group called the AAA Girls, which included other Drag Race alums Willam (season four) and Courtney Act (season six). Alaska has also had a very successful music career and co-hosts a podcast with Willam called Race Chaser. Sharon Needles went on to focus on music. She has come out with several albums, including Taxidermy (2015), Battle Axe (2017), and an LP called Spoopy (2019).
Alaska and Sharon Needles might not be together anymore, but they remain good friends and never speak ill of each other. Both queens have so much more to offer, and their journeys are unique. Super couples are nothing new to the entertainment world, and fans will just have to keep watching RuPaul’s Drag Race to see if any new ones emerge.
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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 airs Fridays at 8 pm EST on VH1.
Sources: Cinemaholic, Alaska/Youtube
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