Crystal Methyd is the next Season 12 queen to bear her soul on Friday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1, 8/7c). As the nine remaining contestants prepare themselves for this week’s maxi challenge, a production of Madonna: The Unauthorized Rusical, Crystal takes a moment to discuss where she comes from — and the people that are always on her heart.
She talks about her parents back in Missouri, specifically her father, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago. “Every time I leave the house, I usually drive away crying,” she says in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek above.
Crystal opening about her family’s struggles triggers a change of heart in Gigi Goode, who still feels badly about what she said during last week’s Untucked.
“It’s been such a short amount of time since we’ve all been together, but we’ve built a family,” Gigi tells the cameras. “Families fight, and families get over it. I hope that people can forgive and forget, because for as long as we do have each other, we are all that we have.”
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