The RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up ditched the drag to dance as Shane Jenek, marking the first time that two people presenting as men have competed together on an English-speaking edition of the franchise.
Act shared a video fo the performance on Instagram, where she wrote: “Two boys dancing together on Dancing With The Stars. First time in the Anglosphere!”
After topping the leaderboard with a near-perfect 29 out of 30, Act and her partner Joshua Keefe will now appear in the final on Monday (April 22). Throughout the competition the pair have topped the leaderboard, and are favourites to win.
Since starring in season six of Drag Race, Act has become a reality TV fixture. In 2018 she competed in—and won—Celebrity Big Brother, beating runner-up Ann Widdecombe.
Throughout the series Act won praise for her delicate handling of gender and sexuality with other housemates, including trans. Later that year she was signed up as the host of The Bi Life, and in February made a bid to represent Australia in Eurovision 2019.
Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s version of DWTS, is yet to feature a same-sex couple.
Professional Oti Mabuse recently told Metro that she believes that it could happen this year, as the show has a new series producer.
“You never know,” she told Metro. “You never know what could happen. I don’t wanna say anything and jinx it and then people get excited.”
In Italy, two men reached the series final of it’s version, Ballando con le Stelle, in 2018.
Source: Pink News UK