Pit Crew member Jesse James Pattison has addressed his eye-opening appearance on Drag Race season 16

Spoilers ahead 

For this week’s maxi-challenge, the six remaining queens – Dawn, Morphine Love Dion, Nymphia Wind, Jane, Q, and Sapphira Cristál – were tasked with decorating a bathroom for the “hot new design show” Bathroom Hunties.

“Now you’ll all be working for the same client: an eclectic couple opening a nightclub. They want their powder room to be over the top, filled with unexpected features and amenities,” Ru explained. 

“This restroom shouldn’t be a good place to go. It should also be a fun place to stay.” 

Like last week’s challenge, the queens were split into pairs, with Plane and Sapphira making up Team 1, Morphine and Q as Team 2, and Dawn and Nymphia rounding out Team 3. 

After constructing their respective powder rooms and sharing a handful of heartfelt workroom moments, the queens headed to the main stage to make their Bathroom Hunties debut. 

Throughout the challenge – which featured Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley as German couple Didi and Dada – the ladies immersed themselves in their respective concepts, delivering hilarious jokes and unique ideas. 

However, one aspect of the Bathroom Hunties challenge that stood out to Drag Race viewers was Pit Crew member Jesse, who made a cameo in Morphine and Q’s Naughty Potty bathroom. 

Toward the end of their tour, the two queens introduced the dreamy actor as a “naughty demon” who was cursed to undergo tickle torture. 

While Jesse is no stranger to wearing underwear on the show, his tight red speedo attire ended up leaving little to the imagination.

Shortly after the episode aired, fans flocked to social media to share their reactions to the steamy moment.

One person on X, formerly known as Twitter, wrote: “IS THAT PIT CREW HARD???”

Another fan tweeted: “The Pit Crew in Morphine’s and Q’s bathroom… good lord he was UP.” 

A third viewer added: “The Pit Crew are the true stars of this episode. They’re really “packing” the entertainment.”  

In response to the positive feedback, Jesse took to Instagram to open up about the viral scene. 

“If this is hell, sign me up. Getting to play all these characters with my favourite people is a dream,” he wrote alongside snapshots from the episode. 

“Thank you, y’all, for tuning in last night and showing love. Working with the queens this season, Ru and the team is always a gift.” 

Towards the end of his statement, Jesse praised the fans for inspiring him to reach one of his biggest physical transformations. 

Since 2009, the handsome Pit Crew members have remained a staple among the various iterations of Drag Race, often appearing during mini-challenges and maxi-challenges.

Other famous Pit Crew faces include Bruno Alcantara, Bryce Eilenberg and Laith Ashley. 

On next week’s episode of Drag Race season 16, the five remaining contestants will be tasked with making over dancers from RuPaul’s Drag Race Live into “devastating” drag queens. 

Country music star Kelsea Ballerini will be stepping in as guest judge. 

Drag Race season 16 is available to stream on WOW Presents Plus and MTV.