The Bachelor Australia 2019: Who Is Art Simone, The Drag Queen That Stole The Show?
Thursday's episode of 'The Bachelor Australia' proved that not all group dates have to be a drag, but this one definiely was.
The group date saw the bachelorettes and Matt tasked with painting a self-portrait, but one that forced them to discover their "inner drag queen". Thankfully, they had a bit of help from the fabulous Art Simone.
Acting as a sort of artistic spirit-guide for the bachelorettes and our Bachelor, Art was there to give some helpful tips, dole out some much-needed shade, and deliver some truly iconic facial reactions.
But it was when Chelsie began to struggle with putting herself onto the canvas when Art really stole the show.
Taking Chelsie aside for a chat, Art was the wise queen we truly all need in our lives.
"I don't think I've seen you comfortable once this entire time," Art told Chelsie. "Confidence is sexy and owning something, whether it's a piece of poo or a Picasso, you've just got to own it."
This wasn't just about painting. Chelsie admitted she was struggling with self-doubt in her relationship with Matt also.
"Look at that woman," Art demanded of Chelsie as they both sat in front of a mirror.
"She's gorgeous, she's strong, she loves a good boogie! You need to look at her," she continued. "Be proud. You're gorgeous, you're strong."
It was such a gorgeous moment, with Chelsie breaking down some of her own barriers and admitting to herself that she can have more confidence in herself if she's able to let the past go.
"There's a reason that you're not with that person anymore. There's a reason that you're here," Art said, "Go with it! Embrace it!
"I think Matt deserves to see a beautiful, gorgeous, confident woman. It comes from within and that's what today is all about."
But Art isn't just a queen to help you sort through your issues -- she's a celebrated drag queen and is the current reigning Drag Performer of the Year and Queen of Australia (you also might recognise her from the iconic AAMI ad).
Art is also one hell of a make-up... artist.
Her Instagram is chock-full of some incredible, outrageous and downright brilliant looks ranging from fiercely feathery:
To downright glamorous:
Check out more of Art's looks on her Instagram (you won't be sorry) and in the meantime, please re-live the life-changing moment Art responded to Abbie's self-portrait.
'The Bachelor Australia' Airs on Wednesdays And Thursdays At 7.30pm on 10, 10 play and WIN Network.
Featured image: Network 10.