Gia Gunn

Episode three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 4 brought the much loved Snatch Game, but this time there was a twist: it was called Snatch Game of Love, and two teams of four would be competing for a bachelor ala the Dating Game style.

The first group, who were competing for Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy, included

Trinity – Caitlyn Jenner

Monet – Whitney Houston

Naomi – Wendy Williams

Valentina – Eartha Kitt

The second bachelor was actor Keiynan Lonsdale and the group competing were:

Latrice – Della Reese

Gia – Jenny Bui (Cardi B’s nail technician)

Monique – Tiffany Haddish

Manilla – Barbra Streisand

The runway look was Boots the House Down. In the end the top two were Trinity and Manilla and the bottom two were Valentina and Gia. Manilla won the Lip Synch for Your Legacy and sent Gia home.

It was a pleasure to sit down with Gia for this exclusive Hotspots interview:

How has your life changed since you were on Drag Race?

It has allowed me to go on this huge journey of self-discovery and blossom in to the Trans woman I am today, and live my truth. I am also happy to inspire people to be who they are. 

Where have been some of your favorite places to visit as a RuPaul Alumni? 

I love Australia, South America, Tokyo Japan, and Mexico. The truth is anywhere international I loved, because I love experiencing different cultures. 

How exciting was it to get called back for All-Stars? Did you consider not coming back, and if so what made you come back?   

When I first got the call I was very unsure—it’s not an easy decision to make. When I realized it was not so much about me, but instead giving back to the Trans community by giving them visibility, I realized it was my duty to fulfill this role.

I was super honored to be the first Trans woman invited to be on Drag Race. I never expected it, but I felt blessed. 

How did you prepare differently for All-Stars than you did the first time you were on the show? 

Well the budget has definitely increased, so I was able to prepare more especially with the clothing. Mentally, I was much more prepared since I knew what to expect. 

You were accused of stirring the pot by a few of the girls. Was that true? 

I went there to create good reality television and that’s what I did. I fulfilled my duty as a TV personality.

Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win? 

I would love to see Trinity the Tuck win because she is a very strong well rounded queen. Not only in her talent, but her looks as well. I can honor any queen that is fierce and speaks their truth. 

What’s ahead for Gia? 

In 2019 I plan on capitalizing on my fame by diving into more activism and collaborating with brands that support transgender individuals. I am also going on a one woman tour called the “This Is Me Tour,” so check it out when it gets to your city.

For more information on Gia Gunn, go to her website: