The Emmy Awards took an electrifying turn last night, captivating viewers’ attention as they laid eyes on an unexpected, enigmatic guest amidst the glitz and glamour. With green skin, an unconventional appearance, long claw-like nails, and a stunning emerald gown, this striking figure set tongues wagging across social media platforms.

Taking to the internet, people quickly shared their bewilderment, with one person inquiring, “Does anyone have any intel about the enigmatic presence at the Emmys?” The celeb-focused page, Pop Base, tweeted, “A green creature has been spotted at the #EMMYs,” while another startled viewer posed the question, “WHO THE HELL IS THAT?”

However, the mystery didn’t linger for long, as internet sleuths soon unveiled the iconic guest’s true identity – reality TV sensation Princess Poppy, renowned for her appearance on season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Amidst a sea of glamorous outfits, Princess Poppy’s unconventional choice left viewers both in awe and perplexed.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly on the red carpet, Poppy shed light on her audacious outfit selection, explaining, “I aimed to defy convention and turn the expected norms on their head. I wanted to embody the essence of a troll-slash-hag, aiming to shock in the most unforgettable way possible.”

And for those who wondered what Princess Poppy looks like out of drag:

Despite the over-the-top nature of her ensemble, Princess Poppy’s attire resonated with the moment. RuPaul’s Drag Race continued its reign in the reality television category, securing the coveted Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.

During his acceptance speech, RuPaul leveraged the platform to issue a compelling call to action, emphasizing the significance of embracing drag queens and rallying against recent bans on drag shows, including library readings. His impassioned plea echoed loudly: “If a drag queen wants to read you a story at a library, listen to her because knowledge is power. When someone tries to restrict your access to power, they are attempting to intimidate you. So, listen to a drag queen!”

X praised RuPaul’s speech, with the Human Rights Campaign commending him for highlighting “the importance of safeguarding our power as LGBTQ+ individuals in the face of anti-drag attacks.”

Notably, singer Lizzo joined the protest against a recent law limiting drag shows in Tennessee. The ‘About Damn Time’ singer invited 20 drag queens, including RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Aquaria, Kandy Muse, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, to join her on stage during a show in Knoxville.

RuPaul’s profound influence on mainstream culture and LGBTQ+ acceptance remains remarkable, yet he remains cautiously optimistic. In a 2020 interview with CBS Mornings, he questioned the extent of LGBTQ+ acceptance in society, remarking, “I don’t know how accepted it is… We’re more polarized in our country than I think I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.”

Princess Poppy’s audacious appearance at the Emmy Awards served as a resounding reminder of the power of individuality and self-expression in the entertainment industry, where creativity knows no bounds.

The Emmy Awards unfolded into a night of surprises, where unexpected guests and impassioned speeches took center stage, leaving viewers both captivated and inspired.