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Sasha – Ying To Victory

FOR A WHILE, VALENTINA SEEMED DESTINED TO WIN SEASON NINE OF RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. THEN CAME HER INFAMOUS LIP SYNC, AND 30 -YEAR-OLD NEW YORKER SASHA VELOUR SNATCHED THE CROWN

Sasha Velour is the drag alter ego of Alexandra “Sasha” Steinberg from Brooklyn, New York, named after Russian revolutionary and feminist Alexandra Kollontai. Sasha decided to go bald after her now deceased mother started losing her hair as a side effect of cancer treatment.

Sasha won two challenges during her run on Drag Race; both were shared wins with Shea Couleé. She joins a select group of queens who made it to the finale of Drag Race without ever being in the bottom two, which includes other drag race winners Violet Chachki, Bianca Del Rio and Tyra Sanchez.

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About Attitude

TO THE EXTREME Adventurer and extreme athlete Gavan Hennigan is at ease with himself. But that wasn’t always the case as cripplingly low self-esteem and a struggle to accept both his sexuality and his sexual preference, led him down a path of almost fatal self-destruction.