The five dancers from "RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE" seen on "RuPaul's Drag Race" on March 29, 2024 Source: Instagram

Who's That Hunk Walking the Runway? 'Drag Race Vegas' Dancers Get Drag Makeovers


"RuPaul's Drag Race" is a fun-house mirror of cross-promotion, so it shouldn't have surprised anyone that this season's makeover challenge episode would feature a franchise from the Runiverse. In this case it is "RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE," the long-running Las Vegas revue that has its hunky dancers perform with "Drag Race" stars. On the episode, the five remaining queens were paired with dancers from the show to create drag looks that show a "drag family resemblance," as well as appear in a dance number that showcased each pair's dancing skills.

When surveying the five dancers, shirtless and in jeans, Plane Jane wondered how she was going to turn a macho man into a dainty, feminine woman; that is, turn their bulky frames into fetching silhouettes. And she found a way, winning the challenge by dressing her partner – ginger Nick Lemmer – in a near-identical outfit (they looked like avant-garde yellowjackets – and by bonding with him about coming out while in the Werk Room. It was also a chance for Lemmer – the least demonstrative of the dancers – to take a walk on the wild side on the runway and impressed the judges.

But even before the runway Lemmer made a considerable impression on Ru when told his drag name – Lazy Susan. In that moment, Ru succumbed to the mother of all laughs in what has to be considered an iconic Werk Room moment. For those keeping score, Plane Jane's win tied her with Saphirra with four wins and puts her in good position as the competition heads to its Final Four: Jane, Nymphia, Q and Sapphira after Morphine's elimination this week.

Watch the dancers from "RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE" pair off with contestants from Season 16 of "RuPaul's Drag Race"

But who are these the five dancers? And how did they look in drag?

Sebastian Gonzalez Molina

Q and partner Sebastian Gonzalez Molina impressed the judges dressed in white face and dressed in bold, op-art inspired outfits. Perhaps the business of what they wore obscured Q's dancing in musical number.

Sebastian started professional training at the School for the Performing Arts in Puerto Rico at the age of 15. In 2011, reads his IMDBPro page. He moved to Chicago and Los Angeles before settling in Las Vegas where he joined the original cast of "Magic Mike Live." He has toured with danced for Jennifer Hudson and Todrick Hall, and performed for companies like Reebok and Oakley. He also appeared as a dancer on an episode of "This is Us," and bartended for Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" on Bravo. He is currently appearing in "RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE."

For more on Sebastian Gonzalez Molina, visit his Instagram page.

Nick Lemmer

In the competition, Plane Jane and Nick Lemmer wowed the judges with their look and sassy attitude; plus Nick's dancing skills added much to their skilled runway performance. That they looked like a gay couple dressed as abstracted yellowjackets in nearly identical outfits should have given the judges pause; but it didn't. (In other words, duplication is not the same as resemblance.) That Nick and Plane Jane bonded talking about their coming out process in the Werk Room also added to their charisma and charm.

Nick calls himself a I'm a multidisciplinary artist based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a passion for performing, photography, music, and nature. He describes his art as "an exploration of human existence; a subject that both perplexes and fascinates me. I'm in constant pursuit of finding inspiration in the mundane, beauty in the ordinary, exploring my queerness, feeling every emotion to its fullest, and romanticizing the hell out of my life in the process." When not performing, he's likely on a road trip, which he calls "are opportunities to search for inspiration, connection, and discovery. For me, experiencing life and documenting it in the process is what it's all about."

For more on Nick Lemmer, Visit his Instagram page.

Miguel Rivera Laureano

When picking her partner for the competition, RuPaul said that Morphine "mandated" her choice (in Ru's word) of Miguel Rivera Laureano, with whom she said she had a crush on. Morphine said she looked forward to the challenge because she is the best make-up artist of the bunch, but dressed in revealing, shimmering dresses, the pair got the worst marks from the judges, which placed Morphine in the bottom.

In addition to being a dancer in "RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE," Miguel is a content creator and professional model. Of the four, he has the most suggestive social media account, with his soft-core pics on X hinting of finding more on his OnlyFans.

For more on Miguel Rivera Laureano, Visit his Instagram page.

Mark Romain

Sapphira Cristál's fate on the episode seemed doomed from the first when she learned this would be a dance challenge and she had prepared costumes too heavy to move in for herself and Mark Romain. The dancer said he wanted to pay homage to the drag classic "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," but Sapphira came up with was more like outtakes from a production of "Chicago" – basic show girl looks. This led to the seemingly invincible (with four wins) Sapphira in the bottom for the first time, but she prevailed, sending Morphine home and making to the Final Four. But was this misstep the beginning of the end? Stay tuned.

This "Drag Race" appearance wasn't the first time Mark has been on the show – he appeared as a dancer on the Season 14 finale and as part of the Rusical, Mark Romain (Sapphira Cristál's makeover partner). He has also appeared as a dancer on "This Is Us" and "Lucifer." In his personal life, Romain is married to another Vegas performer, Brett Hamby. (Visit Hanby's Instagram at this link.)

For more on Mark Romain, // his Instagram page.

Jonathan Claudio

Though disappointed that her partner Jonathan was the only straight dancer amongst the five, Nymphia Wind did what she did best – create a pair of matching outfits that combined her design skills and her wacky sense of humor. The pair had great presence on the runway dressed as a pair of glamorous birds that they camped up to the hilt. Nymphia always casts herself as an underdog, but is clearly one to beat in the upcoming weeks.

Prior to joining the cast of "RuPaul's Drag Race Live!," Jonathan was a cast member of the
Spice Girls tribute show "Spice Wannabe" in Las Vegas. He is also a choreographer.

For more on Jonathan Claudio, Visit his Instagram page.

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