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Nancy Pelosi to be a guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

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RuPaul is the host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race. Winner of the 2016 Emmy for best reality TV show host, RuPaul is up for the award again this year.
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In this June 26, 2017 file photo, Carmen Carrera attends the premiere of 'Blind' in New York. Carrera was a former contestant on'RuPaul's Drag Race.'
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has taped a guest shot on 'RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars'
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She might be more familiar with democracy, but top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is soon going to show her expertise on a certain kind of monarchy: The California congresswoman is slated to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s drag-queen competition show “Drag Race All Stars.”

Yep, the former House speaker will be sizing up the runway action as Mama Ru’s bewigged ladies strut their stuff in search of the coveted crown. Sure, a pol like Pelosi might be an unconventional choice of judge for the VH1 show (other celebs guest-judging the upcoming season include “High School Musical” actress Vanessa Hudgens, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess, and Broadway icon Kristin Chenoweth).

But, hey, she does know a thing or two about getting stuff done in high heels (the peripatetic congresswoman is rarely seen without a pair of pumps). And Pelosi, whose district includes San Francisco, has been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community. A Pelosi rep tells us it’s the latter factor that prompted her to sign on to the gig, to show solidarity in the face of what she calls attacks against LGBT people by the Trump administration.

Pelosi has been a fan of the show, we’re told, and its credo of being proud of who you are.

Her appearance has already taped, but we couldn’t pry any spoilers out of her about what to expect when the series begins Jan. 25. Just this one from her spokesman: “She had a ‘fabulous’ time.”

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