Rebecca Glasscock was the “villain” of Season 1 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” per Screen Rant, #4 on their list of “worst losers” on the show. The site even stated that the other girls didn’t think she deserved to rank as high as they did. But like most reality TV shows, behind all the makeup, glamour, and hair, there was a real person.
“People who know me know that I’m very generous, very down to earth and very approachable and overall very nice,” the Queen told Misty Eyez in 2009. “It’s a TV personality and I look forward to what the future holds for me.”
According to Just Jared, the finalist retired from drag and decided to go by his real name, Javier Rivera. The ex-drag queen, who placed third on the show, pursued an acting and modeling career after starring in RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Rebecca Glassock helps Javier Rivera shine in the spotlight
Javier Rivera has amassed a massive following on social media since being crowned the second runner-up of season one of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He has almost 22,000 followers on Instagram. According to TV Guide, he appeared in Men in Black 3 and Snow (2013) before finally leaving drag behind.
“I had a lot of fun being Rebecca for many years,” Rivera told Instinct in 2021. “She gave me the confidence I didn’t have as a young gay man and she allowed me to express myself artistically and to have many different talents.” to use . I have traveled everywhere and met many wonderful people along the way. In 2016 I reached a point in my life where Rebecca had to step aside to allow Javier to grow and flourish.”
Rivera has also started a career as a model. He has dabbled in male pageant participation, being crowned Mr. Stonewall in 2021 and Mr. Noche Latina in 2022, according to Out magazine. It seems Rivera has made a name for herself that isn’t just known as Rebecca Glasscock.
Javier Rivera still loves drag
Javier Rivera has no uncomfortable feelings about how he was formed as RuPaul’s Drag Race’s first villain. Although he has moved away from his own drag queen days, he is always supportive of his fellow drag queens. His Instagram is full of photos of him going to drag queen shows, as well as little mentions here and there of Rebecca Glasscock.
“What are you doing in Canada?” Javier captioned an Instagram post from 2021. “Eat pizza, watch TV and play with makeup. Thanks to my Irish sister @tinadparton.21 for letting me do her makeup. I haven’t done makeup on anyone for 3 years. She was a good athlete… and of course, once the makeup was done, the wig came on and it was photoshoot time! He kind of reminds me of someone….lol. 😜”
According to Screen Rant, Rebecca came back for a reunion episode in 2018 to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary.