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Yuhua Hamasaki talks to us about not getting ugly in the "Drag Race" Werk Room

Yuhua Hamasaki didn't get ugly enough in this week's episode.
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The workroom got a bit heated in this week’s episode of Drag Race. The queens had to team up and create a new dating app commercial which gave way to some creative differences during the backstage beating process.

Team MadamButtrFace, headed by Monet X Change, was one of the three groups and Yuhua Hamasaki had her own ideas about makeup despite some of Monet’s creative suggestions.

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Ultimately the judges were not impressed with Yuhua’s performance both in the commercial and on the runway and Mama Ru sent her sashaying away.

Yuhua took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News about her time on the show and what happened backstage.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News: How does it feel to be a part of the historic Drag Race season 10?

Yuhua Hamasaki: It feels amazing because I feel like I got the stamp of approval from RuPaul!

Who were you most surprised to see coming into the Werk Room this year?

Nobody I think. Everybody I was meeting for the first time except for Eureka and the New York City girls, so no one was a surprise. I knew Eureka was going to be there and the New York girls are all so talented so that didn’t shock me.

Did you really feel attacked in the werk room?

Somewhat. But again, we’re under pressure to create something under a time limit. So of course some ideas clashed which is normal, but outside of the workroom we’re all close and loving drag sisters. At the end of the day we all hug and love each other.

What difficulty did you have with the Maxi challenge? Did you think you made yourself look ugly enough?

I could have made myself look more ugly if I used the prosthetics. I tried to be a good team player, and listen to what they wanted me to do so I didn’t use them.

If I were to look at your phone what dating apps would I find?

Just Grindr cause I’m simple!

What criticism from the judges do you not agree with? What do you agree with?

I agree with everything that’s positive and disagree with everything that’s negative!

How did it feel to meet Courtney Love?

It feels surreal. It feels weird but amazing at the same time. Weird because I can’t believe it but amazing because I had the opportunity to meet her. It felt proud.

Of all the queens this year, who makes you gag the most?

Nobody because I seriously love them all! Haha

If you had made it to Snatch Game, which celebrity would you have done?

Surprisingly I was going to do Christina Aguilera! So I was so shocked when she was the first guest judge.

What are you working on now? 

I’m working on just traveling and showing people more of me in real life than what they saw on TV. Keep an eye out, because I’m also working on some surprises!

Are you coming to San Diego soon?

It’s in the works!