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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Bosco Just Came Out As Transgender

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By Favour Adegoke on February 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM EST

Bosco from "RuPaul's Drag Race" was revealed as one of the contestants on season 14 of the show. After months of casting and preparation, the newest season kicked off in early January. However, the cast was revealed last year in a special "RuVeal" show.

Bosco was introduced with the rest of the cast and won the fans over with her quick wit and bottomless well of snarky comebacks. The drag queen is the first contestant from Montana and apparently named herself after her deceased family dog, Bosco.

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The 28-year-old took to social media recently to talk about her new transgender status and her previous struggles with the choice. She said she wanted to make a move a decade ago but stopped because she didn't want to be treated differently. Here are all the details.

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Bosco Came Out As A Transgender Woman

Bosco recently came out as a transgender woman. The "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant opened up about her journey via Instagram and said she was "the happiest I've ever been." Bosco revealed that she considered making the transition years ago but was afraid of the reactions she would get.

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Via Instagram, she wrote, "I'm by default a very private person, but it would feel very silly to not talk about this while I have a platform. After filming wrapped this summer, I began focusing on figuring out what medical transitioning would look like for me."

The drag performer mentioned that she started hormone replacement therapy after the drag race. She also revealed that surgical options are also something she plans on looking into as time goes on.

Bosco Said She Was Terrified Of Being Treated Differently

The 28-year-old said she pondered on starting the transition a while ago but was worried about the reactions. Bosco wrote, "This is something that's been on my mind for over a decade now. I've spent my adult life working in the food industry and have never felt financially secure enough to start this process."

"Honestly, I was also just flat out terrified of how I'd be treated. I still am," she continued. "I'm now in a place where I'm surrounded by love and support. Love from my heaven-sent boyfriend, stunning peers, and incredible friends."

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Bosco concluded by saying that while she wasn't where she wanted to be yet, much progress was made. She signed off by declaring that she was trans, her pronouns were she/they, and she was pleased with herself. The Instagram post was captioned, "I'm straight too."

Fellow Contestants Supported Bosco

Bosco received a lot of loving and supportive comments from her fellow season 14 contestants and previous stars on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Jorgeous commented, "Happy For You My Angel !!! So Excited For You."

Orion Story also commented on the post, saying she was proud of the 28-year-old for her bravery and talked about her "beautiful soul." Bosco is this third queen from season 14 alone to come out as trans. Kerri Colby and Kornbread 'The Snack' Jeté previously announced they were trans.

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The first trans contestant on the show, Gottmik from season 13, showed his support. Laganja Estranja from season six came out as trans last year and was one of the people to show support to the drag contestant by commenting, "Love you, babe."

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 14 Premiered January 7

Season 14 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was announced as far back as November 23, 2020, albeit unofficially. The casting period was announced and slated to end on January 15, 2021. The production began in full swing in May 2021, and filming continued until late June.

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The queens were posted on social media on July 2, 2021. In a special RuVeal on December 2, 2021, hosted by the winner from the previous season, the cast of the newest season was officially announced. The show aired on VH1, and Candy Land was the promo theme.

The RuVeal theme of the season was Arcade. On the same show, the premiere date of season 14 was revealed to be January 7, 2022. So far, this season has the most transgender contestants, with Bosco, Kerri Colby, and Kornbread 'The Snack' Jeté in tow.

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