Drag Race Season 12 Winner Jaida Essence Hall Visits the Current Queens to Share Her Regrets

RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall has some important words of wisdom for the season 13 queens as they compete for the crown.

By Lauren Piester Mar 19, 2021 5:13 PMTags
Watch: "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 13: Meet the Queens

There may be a pandemic going on, but that's not stopping the Drag Race queens from getting some valuable insight from the current reigning champ. 

During the March 19 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, Jaida Essence Hall pays a visit to the workroom via video chat to offer the season 13 contestants some advice from someone who knows a thing or two. Jaida took home the crown in season 12, during a fully virtual finale that had her performing from her apartment. She staged a full Ciara music video in her living room—without even a backdrop!—for her final lip sync and won it all. 

Tonight, she's got some words of wisdom for the season 13 queens, who seem thrilled to see her. She says the challenges she did the best at were the ones she also had the most fun with, and she knows exactly what went wrong whenever something didn't go her way: she got too in her head. 

Perhaps her advice could apply to life, as well as Drag Race

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"You have to remember that like you are responsible 100 percent for your journey on Drag Race," she advised. "Every single moment that I did not enjoy myself, those literally were the moments that I did the worst. If you internalize and tell yourself that you will do bad, then you will do bad in the competition." 

Watch her appearance in the exclusive clip below!

Jaida advises the queens to "literally just do the work" and ends her appearance with a Jaida Essence Hall classic. Look over there! 

RuPaul's Drag Race airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on VH1.