What Happened To Bianca Del Rio After RuPaul's Drag Race?

Bianca Del Rio owned it from the moment she first sashayed her way onto TV screens during "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6. The divalicious Del Rio, also known professionally as Roy Haylock, was an instant fan-favorite with her sharp wit and straight-talking, sardonic one-liners, such as "Somebody has to go home, and you know what? If it's you, I'll help you pack, b***h." And "In the words of Judge Judy, baloney b***h!" Then there was the iconic and unforgettable "Not today, Satan. Not today" that's crossed over into the mainstream and become fixed in pop-culture history.

Despite her acerbic comebacks, Del Rio still managed to tug at the heartstrings occasionally, showing her softer side. Like when she read a letter from her hometown's bestie's young daughter. She refers to the New Orleans queen as "Roy" when he's dressed in men's clothing and "Roy Lady" when she's in drag. The little girl told Roy Lady to stop doubting and putting herself down and to believe in her talents. "You can do anything. You're the man, and sometimes the lady," the child wrote. There wasn't a mascara streak-free face in the drag queen room.

It was little surprise when the glamorous goddess teetered off with her silver glitter trophy clasped in her perfectly manicured hands. "As a 30-year-old man in a wig, never give up," she said in her acceptance speech. "Never give up!" So, what happened to Bianca Del Rio after "RuPaul's Drag Race"?

Bianca Del Rio has been a busy drag queen since her RuPaul days

Bianca Del Rio hasn't come up for air since winning Season 6 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." The "clown in a gown" has hardly had a moment to slip off her lucite heels. Del Rio is currently embarking on her worldwide sell-out "Unsanitized" tour. She regularly posts photos and promos to her 2.5 million Instagram fans. She also launched a spirits line Holy Vodka, a podcast, and a Vimeo show, "Hateful Hags," that she hosts with Lady Bunny.

Del Rio launched a range of merchandise and penned a book, "Blame It on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything." Then, there's the TV work flooding in. She scored a show on Apple TV+ in 2016, "Not Today Bianca," that followed her comical attempts to make it in Hollywood. She landed an Australian series, "Blame it on Bianca Del Rio," in 2017.

"G'day, mates! I hope you're ready for some filthy, nasty, hateful humor because I'm coming down under with a brand-new comedy show," Del Rio announced (via Broadway World). Oh, and she's made two "Hurricane Bianca" movies, and a follow-up, "from Russia with Hate," per IMDb. Lesser mortals would be exhausted by it all. But, Del Rio thrives on hard work and is just grateful for all the opportunities she's been given. "It's better than the alternative," she told the Houston Chronicle. "Sitting at home crying that no one wants to hire you."

Bianca Del Rio is conquering the world after RuPaul's Drag Race

The contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race" definitely don't make bank during the show's filming. However, the opportunities available afterward can be hugely lucrative if they make it big. Reality Blurred obtained one of the cast contracts for the show. According to the documents, they're paid a paltry $400 per episode, with a 5% increase for future appearances.

Celebrity Net Worth reports Bianca Del Rio is worth an impressive $4 million. Girlfriend knows how to hustle, but that's always been her way. "For many years while I was doing drag, I also worked in the costume department [for Broadway], so I would do that during the day and drag during the night," Del Rio told Vice. She believes having more than one income stream and following your passions in life is essential.

It's difficult for most gay kids growing up anywhere, but it's much harder doing so in Louisiana — or so you would think. Del Rio talked about her childhood experiences in an interview with Kevin Durham. "[Being gay] was never a problem for me," she said. "I think that you know, also I'm one of these people — I'm 42 years old — it's like if something happened in my childhood, I don't care, you know." She said that when gay people are traumatized by their childhood experience of bullying, she has the attitude of "I call it high school" and moves forward.