Irene ‘The Alien’ Dubois, beloved contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15, has surprised fans with a hilarious parody of a viral Irish dancing video trend. The queen showcased her comedic genius posting a TikTok video on September 2, in which she recreated the popular Instagram reels from Eire Designs Gavin Doherty.
The original videos the Belfast costume maker featured Irish dancers introducing themselves, before dramatically unveiling their new dresses removing a cloak. While numerous videos followed this format, one in particular went viral, amassing over 450,000 views on Instagram. Orla Mowatt of the Sharon Taylor Academy dazzled viewers with her gold and red sparkling “new Gavin”, blowing a kiss to the camera to end the video.
Inspired this trend, Irene Dubois created her own costume reveal. Starting off in a silver cloak, she introduced herself as Irene Dubois from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 and expressed her excitement to show off her new Gavin. With a twirl, she shed her cover-up to unveil a fabulous ensemble consisting of knee-high boots, a synching corsage, and a bony bralette. Just like in the Irish dancing videos, Irene did a four point turn and concluded the video thanking Gavin and his team, declaring her love for her outfit.
The costume, however, did not come from Eire Designs but rather from Lyraphic, as mentioned on Irene Dubois’ Instagram.
Fans familiar with the viral trend were ecstatic, leaving comments such as “This is the most glorious nice content. Officially obsessed.” and “THIS IS EVERYTHINGGGGGG! The Eire Designs team killed this one.” However, there were some viewers who had not encountered the Irish dancing custom reveal videos and expressed confusion or concern, with one commenter jokingly asking Irene to blink twice if she needed help.
Nevertheless, Irene Dubois and all the Eire Design Irish dancing queens are slaying the game, and fans hope to see more drag artists showcasing their new Gavins in the near future.
Source: GCN (Gay Community News)