Dahlia Sin, 'Petty Queen' And Broccoli Hater, On Her Angry Drag Race Exit

The first queen off Season 12 never guessed she'd dress as a vegetable: 'I thought I would be a giant strawberry!'

By Christopher Rudolph

No queen wants to be the first one sent packin’ from Ru's workroom, but that’s what happened to Los Angeles’s Dahlia Sin when she followed in the footsteps of other RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants like Porkchop and Vanjie Mateo.

Unlike previous season first-outs, Dahlia got some extra time on the Drag Race main stage, since the season premiere was split into two episodes with no contestant eliminations. She not only got to stomp down the runway in some fierce fashions, she also performed a Fosse dance number in front of "Konichiwa" queen, Robyn. But it was this week’s group challenge, for which she had to dress up as a stalk of broccoli, that landed her in the bottom two. After a close lip sync battle to Parisian fashionista Nicky Doll, Dahlia was on her way home.

Dahlia spoke with MTV News about her time on the show, what advice her drag mother Aja — a contestant on the show’s ninth season and the third season of All Stars — gave her, and if the thought of eating broccoli makes her gag.

MTV News: When you were cast on Drag Race did you ever imagine you would end up being dressed as a giant stalk of broccoli?

Dahlia Sin: Oh, hell no. I thought I would be a giant strawberry!

MTV News: Do you wish you had done what Rock M. Sakura did, and tried to switch fruit roles? Or were you happy with your broccoli role?

Dahlia Sin: No, I was not happy. I wish I would've done what Rock did, and I almost did but the girls were already so into their character. I just didn’t want to be that girl giving that moment.

MTV News: What was the best piece of advice your drag mother, Aja, gave you about competing on the show?

Dahlia Sin: Don’t go home first.

MTV News: You mentioned your brother wants to do drag. Are you going to help him get on Drag Race?

Dahlia Sin: I don't know about Drag Race but I will help him start drag. I am excited to help him out.

MTV News: Who did you see as your biggest competition on the show?

Dahlia Sin: Aside from myself? I would say my biggest competition was Jaida.

MTV News: You were one of the first girls to walk in the workroom. What was going through your mind when you walked in and saw an almost empty workroom?

Dahlia Sin: I was like, "Damn, second one in." Then I realized there were already girls there.

MTV News: You call yourself a “petty queen” did that side of you come out when you were sent home?

Dahlia Sin: It definitely did with how I exited. You saw my pettiness in the beginning when I was talking to Rock.

MTV News: You said you perform Ariana Grande songs all of the time. If you had your pick, which Ariana song would you have lip synced for your life to?

Dahlia Sin: "Dangerous Woman!"

MTV News: Has your opinion on broccoli changed since being on the show? Can you still eat it now?

Dahlia Sin: No. I still hate broccoli.