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Widow Von'Du is the stage name of Ray Fry,[1] a drag performer from Kansas City, Missouri and one of the thirteen contestants on Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Name Origin

One day she was watching a nature channel and something came on about black widow spiders saying how they are black and dangerous, and it stuck. Von'Du comes from Kat Von D and Erykah Badu.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Widow Von'Du
Statistics Season 12
Ranking: 7th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 1)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 8, 9)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 9

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12

  • "Relax your throat bitches, 'cause you're gagging." (entrance quote)
  • "For those who don't know me, I'm the nastiest bitch in Kansas City, and for the ones who do know me, you're fucking welcome."
  • "Weighing in at 290, serving Aphrodite. KC, MO is where you can find me. I wouldn't try me, low-key or high-key. Widow Von'Du? Yes, bitch, I might be! The baddest bitch alive, ain't no surprise. Girls get mad when they look at these thighs, as they rub together like they harmonize. And I'm still serving looks while I'm eating these fries!" (verse in "I'm That Bitch")
  • "...and this...is barbecue sauce!"
  • "I had to use sticks as tampons."
  • "These fuckin' bitches..."
  • "WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?" (in Gay's Anatomy)
  • "Once again, you can just (pause) taste the fakeness in the air. Er'rybody wants to act like they actually gave a shit about Aiden. You all wanted her gone."
  • "I hate a backtrackin' ass bitch, I really do. Because now they're trying to apolo-lie for what they said." (about Jackie Cox).
  • "Just like the almighty black widow spider, she sneaks up on em' bitch, next thing you know...you're dead.......and now i'm laying eggs in you bitch, no. *laughs*" (in her confessional)
  • "Jackie? Karma's a bitch, ain't it?" (laughs) (about Jackie Cox because of a shady comment)
  • "Let it go..." (To Heidi saying that she'd love to win the Snatch Game by improving her makeup)
  • "Apolo-lie." (a fake apology)
  • "Just like the almighty black widow spider, she sneaks up on a bitch. Next thing you know, you're dead. And now, I'm laying eggs in the bitch." (laughs)
  • "If she cannot win the war against her beard, how can she win the war that we might have to fight for America?" (During the debate, referring to Jackie Cox)
  • ''I'm taking my bear and I'm leaving!'' (during the reunion when everyone is fighting)
  • "My fellow Americans, I want to leave you with this: always let your thighs rub together like they harmonize." (exit quote)
  • ''Crystal Methyd, you are the prettiest girl on the planet....of the apes.'' (in the Reading challenge at the reunion)
  • ''Gigi Goode, I bet R. Kelly wouldn't even piss on you.'' (in the Reading challenge at the reunion)

Trivia

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  • Widow is the third queen from the state of Missouri to compete on Drag Race, after Monique Heart and fellow Season 12 queen Crystal Methyd.
  • Widow is a huge Chaka Khan fan.
    • Coincidentally, she won a lip-sync while Chaka Khan was a guest judge.
  • On August 31, 2020, Widow tweeted about bullying from the toxic fandom of the show and said she "didn't want to do this anymore", likely referring to being a big name drag queen.
  • Widow is the drag sister of Season 10 and All Stars 4 contestant Mo Heart.[citation needed]
  • Widow is the first queen to ever receive a cash tip for her lip-sync performance and maxi challenge win on a non All-Star Season.
  • Widow is the first queen to portray a couple and both a living and deceased celebrity (at time of recording) in the same Snatch Game (Ike and Tina Turner).
  • Widow revealed on Episode 6 that she was in abusive relationships when she was younger.
    • This was the reason for her choosing Tina Turner as her Snatch Game character.
  • Widow is the third queen to do two characters in Snatch Game, after Bob The Drag Queen and Nina West.
  • Widow is the first queen to portray a male celebrity (not drag queen) on Snatch Game and place safe, and the fourth overall, following Kennedy Davenport in Season 7, Thorgy Thor in Season 8, and BenDeLaCreme in All Stars 3. She was followed by Shea Couleé in All Stars 5.
    • She is the only contestant to portray two characters in Snatch Game and not be placed in the top.
  • Widow is the lowest placing challenge winner of Season 12.
  • Widow is the only Drag Race contestant to have lip synced twice to a song whose singer was a celebrity guest judge that episode and win each time (Nicki Minaj in Episode 1 and Chaka Khan in Episode 8).
  • Widow is one of the two Drag Race contestants (with Jaidynn Diore Fierce) that spent the most consecutive episodes without receiving critiques on the main stage, with five. She was declared safe and sent to Untucked right away on episodes 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Season 12.

Gallery

Season 12 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 12

Web Series

Discography

Albums

· THE (2020)

Singles

  • Yes Bitch! She Might Be (2020)
  • Keep That Same Energy ft. Shilow (2020)

Appearances

  • "Im That Bitch" by RuPaul ft. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast (2020)

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