Over the years, it seems to be common for queens who are injured while competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race to return in subsequent seasons for another chance to win the crown. However, Season 14 fan-favorite Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté will not be joining the list of queens who leave the competition and later return for a second chance.
On March 18, Kornbread took to Twitter to announce that she will not compete in Season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race after having to bow out of the current season due to an ankle injury.
“My run on season 14 was nothing short of AMAZING,” Kornbread tweeted. “Unfortunately I will not be returning to Season 15 of RuPauls Drag Race. Great things ahead! I love and appreciate you all for the support! Let’s make magic!”
And no I’m not on anybodys all stars.
Wasn’t my decision 🙂
— Kornbread “Conspiracy Queen” Jeté (@kornbreadTMFS) March 18, 2022
Kornbread's injury occurred early on in the season
Last month, Shadow and Act spoke with Kornbread in an exit interview about her ankle injury and she shared what exactly caused the affliction and how to she came to the conclusion that her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race was over.
“It was during the beginning of the ‘Supertease’ challenge,” Kornbread began. “I twisted my ankle and I ignored the little mini pain that was there and I kept on with this activity throughout the day. I kept going over and over and overdoing all this stuff, the rolling around the table and jumping around the running during the challenges and stuff. And I was just ignoring it because I didn’t want to put a damper on the group. I didn’t want to add anything extra to it. And then putting your drag on and then walking the runway and standing there for critiques and stuff was just adding more and more pressure. I got out of drag, put on my regular clothes, adrenaline is gone and all that cute stuff, and my ankles swelled up so bad that I couldn’t get my Croc off.”
“I was stuck in my shoe. And Jorgeous and Diabetica [Daya Betty] were like, ‘Girl, you need to get this checked out. This is bad.’ …I was like, ‘Yeah, this has gotten to a point where I need to put some ice on it and let somebody see it,’ thinking they’re [going to say], ‘Get off of it for a few hours and you’ll be fine,'” she continued. “The doctor told me to be off of my ankle for six to eight weeks, which is way too long to be in a competition where there’s physical activity and I can’t do anything. So from that moment, that’s when I knew I wasn’t able to compete.”
Kornbread told S&A she is focusing on acting
Although many were hoping that she would return to RuPaul’s Drag Race to once again showcase her undeniable charm and incredible wit, Kornbread has her sights set on bigger and better things.
While speaking with us, Kornbread shared that she’s currently focused on herself while working to further her acting career.
“I want to focus on acting. I want to do more on-camera things. I love that. Who doesn’t love a camera? I love a good camera moment,” she said. “And then I also just want to dive physically into taking care of my transition and making sure I’m okay, Both physically and mental with everything or that. So I’m just all around taking care of myself.”
Luckily for Kornbread, she didn’t have to wait long for her big acting break!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the drag superstar has joined the Hocus Pocus sequel cast alongside fellow queen Kahmora Hall. Kornbread will play the drag version of Mary Sanderson while Kahmora will appear as ditzy sister Sarah Sanderson.
This news a few days after it was confirmed that fellow Drag Race alum Ginger Minj will star as the drag version of Bette Midler’s Winifred Sanderson, the leader of the witchy sisters who return to Salem 29 years after the first film.
Hocus Pocus 2 is set for release on Disney+ this fall.