Phi Phi O’Hara Assembles All-Star Cast for Puerto Rico Relief Benefit
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Phi Phi O’Hara is producing a benefit to raise funds for the people of Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the small island. Many Puerto Ricans still lack access to power, water and food.
The show, titled “Queens United/Reinas Unidas,” will take place Nov. 6 in Minneapolis. The show will feature a star-studded cast of Drag Race royalty:
Acid Betty, Alexis Michelle, Chad Michaels, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Darienne Lake, Farrah Moan, Ginger Minj, Jade Jolie, Jade Sotomayor, Jessica Wild, Jiggly Caliente, Kimora Blac, Naysha Lopez, Nicole Paige Brooks, Madame LaQueer, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Mystique Summers, Ongina, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’Hara, Trinity Taylor and Yara Sofia are all promised to perform, however the lineup is subject to change.
“It doesn’t take money to show compassion and empathy for people who are struggling in Puerto Rico,” Phi Phi O’Hara told Billboard. “What it does take is a leader to help rebuild and show the people of Puerto Rico that they matter and we as humans, no matter race, sex, gender, religious background, see someone struggle, you put out a hand to lift them up.”
“My husband is Puerto Rican and has family members still on the island that he has yet to hear from so this hits close to home,” O’Hara explains. “In addition, I have been lucky to be apart of RuPaul’s Drag Race where our very own alumni are currently stuck on the island with no help.”
All proceeds from the show will go to Somos Una Voz, a relief initiative started by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. You can donate to a crowdfunding page now to help Phi Phi O’Hara.
Other celebrities who have pitched in money and work to help the people of Puerto Rico include singer Ricky Martin and Real Housewives of New York socialite Bethenny Frankel.
Martin visited the island on Monday when he arrived with Luis Fonsi, Emilio, Chayanne and Gloria Estefan to distribute water and supplies.
Frankel so far has chartered seven planes, which she’s packed with aid including supplies from nonprofit partners like City Harvest, to the hardest-hit areas. She has been on the ground herself, unloading trucks, scouring Costco and distributing aid to the desperate people of Puerto Rico.