Naomi Smalls on her relationship with Manila Luzon: "We're not best friends"

While we're ready for a brand new queen to wear the crown, most of us that rooted for Manila Luzon to win in ‘RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4’ are not over her untimely elimination


                            Naomi Smalls on her relationship with Manila Luzon: "We're not best friends"

Most ‘Drag Race’ fans are completely enamored by the talent and beauty presented by the women in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11. While we are all ready for a brand new queen to wear the crown, most of us that rooted for Manila Luzon to win in ‘All Stars 4’ are not over her untimely elimination.

As heartbreaking as it was to watch, you have to admit it was one of the greatest twists in ‘Drag Race’ history and we have no one but Naomi Smalls to thank for it. Naomi, who chose to keep Latrice Royale in the game, and give Manila the chop, was on the receiving end of severe fan hate.

Naomi and Manila also had a huge falling out online, after which, the skinny queen best known for her long, long legs went on to call Manila unprofessional and unfollowed her on Twitter. When we asked her about their relationship now, Naomi told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) she thought of Manila as a friend and would welcome the opportunity to work with her.

“At the end of the day, we are friends. We’re not best friends but we’re friends. I don’t think being on a television show together means you have to be BFFs but we’re cool with each other. I respect her and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again,” she elaborated.

Naomi, who wanted to shed the “young kid” image she had on season 8 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ also revealed, her biggest goal while appearing on ‘All Stars 4’ was to show everyone how much she has “evolved and grown.”

Naomi Smalls reveals while she is not best friends with Manila Luzon, she is open to working with the seasoned Drag Queen again. Credit: Brandon Voss (Voss Events)
Naomi Smalls reveals while she is not best friends with Manila Luzon, she is open to working with the seasoned Drag Queen again. Credit: Brandon Voss (Voss Events)

With regards to the new set of queens who debuted on season 11, Naomi said its way too soon for her to tell. “I have to reserve my judgement… for now,” she said. Naomi, along with her close friend Kim Chi, Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Detox, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki, is embarking on the 'Werq the World Tour', in which the queens are on a mission to the sun to save our solar system from a dark entity intent on harnessing its power, along with mission leader Michelle Visage.