Princess Poppy From ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Explains Why She Attended the Emmys Dressed as a Goblin

Meet Princess Poppy, the 26-year-old sensation from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15, who decided to grace the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards with a fashion choice that had everyone questioning if goblins had infiltrated Hollywood.

Sporting an ensemble that screamed “green demon meets goblin with a dash of gremlin,” Princess Poppy’s outfit caused a social media uproar on Monday at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Move over, red carpets—green is the new black!

In an exclusive chat with EW, Poppy spilled the tea on her avant-garde fashion decision, saying, “I wanted to do the exact opposite of what’s expected at these fancy shindigs. I aimed to take decorum and give it a spin, a pirouette, maybe even a twerk.”

Why the green monstrosity, you ask? Princess Poppy, the fashion maverick, explained, “Mainly, I wanted to be a troll-slash-hag. I was on a mission to be so shocking that people had no choice but to do a double take—in the worst way possible. Move aside, subtle elegance—I’m here to troll the red carpet!”

And did she succeed? Well, let’s just say that even the Hollywood A-listers were momentarily distracted from their acceptance speeches as they turned to look at Poppy, who proudly embraced her role as the disruptor of awards show etiquette.

In a twist of fate, RuPaul’s Drag Race snagged the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program during the telecast. Looks like Princess Poppy’s fashion statement wasn’t the only thing turning heads that night—maybe goblin chic is the next big trend? Stay tuned for the green carpet revolution!

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