Who is Trinity K Bonet? RPDR's lip-sync assassin braved HIV+ diagnosis
The lip sync assasin of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 6, Trinity K Bonet, is back again and ready to slay it on the runway
For Trinity K Bonet, Season 6 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' was not easy on account of the fact that she was dealing with multiple personal issues at the time. But it didn't stop her from leaving her mark on the show and conquering fans' hearts. Now, Bonet is back to show the audience just how much she's grown on 'All Stars' Season 6.
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Who is Trinity K Bonet?
Trinity Kardashian Bonet is the stage name of Joshua Jamal Jones, a drag queen, performer, celebrity impersonator, actor and singer. Jones started doing drag at 15.
Lip-sync assassin of her season
Although she brought some stunning looks to the runway, Bonet's claim to fame on her season was the fact that she was one of the best in lip-syncing on the show. She is often referred to as the lip-sync assassin of her season.
She has worked with Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's 'You Need To Calm Down' is iconic in its own right and rich in representation. Swift features drag queens in the music video, all of whom are dressed as famous singers. Bonet was a part of this music video, where she portrayed Cardi B. She even spoke about what it was like working with Swift.
"I've been on a lot of productions, but this was one of the easiest I've been a part of because they made us feel so comfortable," she said, while talking to Showbiz Cheatsheet. "Just a really comfortable, casual day. Taylor was there with us the whole time, drinking champagne with us and taking pictures, walking around with no security or anything. Talking to her was like talking to a friend." she added.
She opened up about being HIV+ on the show
During her time on Season 6 of 'Drag Race', Bonet came off as moody and often stated that the challenges were out of her comfort zone. However, she later revealed that she was HIV+. Her fellow contestants were supportive of her, seeing that her withdrawn behavior resulted from having to keep this a secret. Bonet later spoke about her decision and why she used the show as a platform to come out about her status.
"It was scary, but I wasn't 'boo-hoo, feel sorry for me' about it. I felt like, in a way, it was God's way of telling me I'm in control of my future. I made some bad decisions but now I have the control to take care of myself. Learning I had HIV just put a fire under my a** to accomplish things. And I'm in great health. There's people living with much worse," she told Logo New Now Next, recounting the time she found out that she was HIV positive.
"It was really so that I could help someone else going through the same thing. And I wanted my fans to understand that their idols aren't superheroes. You can go through what I'm going through and not be scared." she added, talking about her decision to be open about her status on national TV. "It needed to be talked about, because there's too many people living on this earth who are dealing with the situation and not having the guts to speak about it. If they don't come up with a reason to be honest with themselves, they never will! I thought it was important for me to be the voice for them and, whether it helps or not, it was said," she explained while talking to Advocate.
'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 6 premieres on Paramount+ on June 24, 2021.