RuPaul’s Drag Race made Emmys history as the first show to take awards for outstanding reality competition and outstanding reality host in the same year last night (Sept. 17). RuPaul and his infamous squirrel friends Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley were on hand to accept the outstanding reality competition award during the telecast.
The drag icon accepted the Emmy with his signature catchphrase, dedicated to “all the dreamers” watching: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?! Can I get an amen?!”
But Mama Ru wasn’t the only star from the show to react to the historic win; several of the show’s former competitors took to social media to react to the exciting news. Check out their reactions below.
This is for every queen who has hit that main stage, for every kid who felt they never belonged anywhere, for every child who has been thrown out of their home for being LGBTQIA+, for… https://t.co/QzRHn0h7n8
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) September 18, 2018
We won an Emmy??…Where’s my check!?
— Monét X Change (@monetxchange) September 18, 2018
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) September 17, 2018
— Kameron Michaels (@KameronMichaels) September 18, 2018
— jujubee (@jujuboston) September 18, 2018
— Blair St. Clair (@BlairStClair) September 18, 2018
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) September 18, 2018
Yasssssssss We won!!! Best Reality Series!!!! Aghhhhh So amazing and proud and Happy for all the work that goes into this show!!! @RuPaulsDragRace @WorldOfWonder @VH1 @LogoTV @RuPaul pic.twitter.com/K61LkigGLj
— Eureka! The —- (@eurekaohara) September 18, 2018
Yayyyy!!! ???? https://t.co/1WoMtnBhPX
— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) September 18, 2018
— Derrick Barry (@DerrickBarry) September 18, 2018
Congratulations to Mama @RuPaul and all of the stunning @WorldOfWonder and @RuPaulsDragRace cast and crew on the five emmys wins tonight! So proud to be apart of this family. #FactsAreFacts pic.twitter.com/Sxj4kIRVJD
— Monique Heart (@IAmMoniqueHeart) September 18, 2018
— Jiggly Caliente (@JigglyCaliente) September 18, 2018
— Sasha Velour (@sasha_velour) September 18, 2018
— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) September 18, 2018
— BeBe Zahara Benet (@BeBeZaharaBenet) September 18, 2018
— Leslie Jones — (@Lesdoggg) September 18, 2018