Monét X Change, a former contestant on the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, is the host of a new talk show on vegan lifestyle. The Plant-Based Way With Monét is a term used to describe a lifestyle that is based on plants, the program premieres today on YouTube with guest celebrity and vegan chef Charity Morgan, who will talk about veganism and her new plant-based cookbook, Unbelievably Vegan.
During a conversation with Morgan, Monét remarked, “A lot of people say that when you make the transition to plant-based eating, you feel better, your body feels better, like your skin gets poppin’.”
Monét will talk about all things plant-based food, health, and wellness with new celebrity guests every episode, including American model and fashion designer Isis King, who is best known for her role on reality television show America’s Next Top Model; drag queen Alaska Thunderf*ck, also known as Justin Andrew Honard; and drag queen Jackie Beat, who is the drag persona of actor and singer Kent Fuher.
When Monét asked Alaska Thunderf*ck how long she’d been vegetarian, she said, “I dabbled in vegetarianism in college, experimented, and then I was like, ‘Oh my God, like, I love this.” Fans may also witness Monét and her guests prepare vegan burritos and plant-based chicken wings on the show. “It tastes like chicken. It’s one of those ones for, like, dad … Fool your father,” stated Alaska Thunderf*ck enjoying vegan chicken burrito with Monét.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Monét X Change is the stage name of Kevin Bertin, a non-binary artist from Brooklyn, New York, who participated on Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was chosen Miss Congeniality, a distinction conferred solely to the queens who are the show’s friendliest and most helpful participants.
Monét returned the next season to participate on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, where she won alongside drag queen Trinity The Tuck in the series’ first-ever double triumph. She was the first Miss Congeniality and the first black drag queen to win a season of All Stars and be inducted into the RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Vegans and Monét X Change fans can watch The Plant-Based Way With Monét on vegan company Alpha Foods’ YouTube channel starting today. Alpha Foods’ latest effort to promote plant-based eating and living includes a YouTube series. Previous campaigns included a fictional lawsuit in which an “anonymous” Colonel Sanders of KFC restaurants, Ronald McDonald of the McDonald’s empire, and Wendy of burger chain Wendy’s alleged Alpha Foods products turned them vegan.
Vegan Drag Queens
In the name of animals, a number of drag queens, including other participants from RuPaul’s Drag Race’s 14 seasons, have given up meat. Last year, on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, participant Bimini Bon-Boulash introduced herself with the statement, “I’m vegan, haha!… I’m East London’s plant-based princess… I’m, like, the most famous vegan in East London. Because I don’t stop going on about it.”
Courtney Act, a Season 6 graduate of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and vocal animal activist Honey LaBronx of New York City are two more notable vegan drag queens.
Source: “‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ ALUM MONET X CHANGE GETS HER OWN VEGAN TALK SHOW” by VegNews