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Drag Race UK's Asttina Mandella fights back tears in powerful lip-sync to Pose's 'Home'

The east London queen serves both Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez for Attitude's Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby.

2021-06-24

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two queen Asttina Mandella is giving us all the feels with a touching and emotional performance of Pose cast’s take on ‘Home’ from the musical, The Wiz.

The Drag Race UK star is technically delivering not one, but two performances for Attitude's Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby.

Asttina recreates the unforgettable moment from the first season of the hit TV show where Mj Rodriguez's Blance and Billy Porter's Pray Tell sing the song as part of a cabaret for an Aids ward at a hospital in New York.

Initially appearing dressed in white as Blanca, Asttina then appears dressed in a black ensemble complete with a sequined jacket and a hat we’re sure Pray Tell would approve of.

It’s a powerful performance in the show and just as powerful here, with the emotional toll of the lyrics leaving Asttina in tears: "Home. Home is family. Home is friends. Home is a place, Home is Love, Home is a community."

Also taking part in the Superdrag series is drag artist Chiyo, RuPaul’s Drag Race series 13 alum La La Ri, RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars Baga Chipz, as well as ShayShay, Cheddar Gorgeous, and Barbs.

Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby, is part of Attitude Pride at Home, in association with Klarna, that runs from 17-27 June at attitude.co.uk, youtube.com/attitudemag and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@attitudemag).

Attitude Pride at Home, in association with Klarna, is to benefit the Attitude Magazine Foundation for LGBT causes – this year supporting ten amazing organisations including AKT, Black Trans Foundation, Curly’s Legacy, Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Food Chain, Kaleidoscope Trust, LGBT Youth Scotland, Mermaids, Stonewall UK and Switchboard LGBT.

Each will receive at least £1000 courtesy of our sponsors Klarna, Bentley, Clifford Chance, Slingsby, Swatch and Taimi and individual supporters.

To donate £5 please text ATHOME5 to 70480 or see our Virgin Money Giving link here. Visit attitudemagazinefoundation.com for more details.