• Drag queen Kandy Zyanide set her skirt on fire. (Screenshot, YouTube)Source: Screenshot, YouTube
She won the episode, but also caused herself some harm.
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

21 Mar 2019 - 10:36 AM  UPDATED 21 Mar 2019 - 10:47 AM

We've heard of bringing fire looks to the runway.

Just not... quite so literally. 

Drag Race Thailand contestant Kandy Zyanide has stunned viewers around the world by setting herself on fire during one of the show's runways - burning a flammable skirt to reveal a second look.

Talk about a reveal.

You can catch the full gag at the 4 minutes and 14 seconds mark below:

Drag Race Thailand co-host Pangina Heals said that while the stunt was impressive , queens shouldn't have to put their safety at risk to impress the judges.

"Drag is not all about death-drops and a split… yes I can do that shit but I do not HAVE to that to be a fierce drag queen," she said.

"What happened to the days when a queen is appreciated for expressing the emotions and the meaning of the song instead of killing themselves on the stage?"

While Zyanide did end up winning the challenge, she had to apply burn cream to her face throughout the critiques - and a photograph circulating on social media showed the contestant with her face bandaged.

Gagworthy? Yes.

Still, we're thinking the queens could use an OHS refresher.

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