Billy Eichner's Plus One to the 'Bros' Premiere? Elena

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Thursday September 22, 2022

Billy Eichner and Elena in "Billy on the Street"
Billy Eichner and Elena in "Billy on the Street"  (Source:Screencap/Billy on the Street/YouTube)

Who did Billy Eichner bring as his plus one to the premiere of his gay rom-com "Bros?" His legendary "Billy on the Street" guest star, Elena. Surprise!

Eichner tweeted about his date for the premiere, Entertainmnet Weekly noted.


"Elena first rose to prominence in 2015 as a recurring personality on Eichner's 'Billy on the Street' comedy series, which saw him bombarding innocent New Yorkers with a camera and a microphone to ask them hilarious, impromptu questions," EW recounted.

"Across her subsequent appearances on the show through 2017, Elena attempted to milk a cow, served fashion via her 'old Mexican jacket,' and famously proclaimed that she has a stalker named Tapioca."

She also has an admirer named Billy Eichner, who declared Elena to be an "icon" in a subsequent Twitter post.


As previously reported, Eichner dropped a brand new clip of "Billy on the Street" on his Twitter feed on Sept. 20. In the clip, Eichner, Paul Rudd, and "a pack of wild lesbians" adopt the comic's in-your-face style in promoting the film to passers-by.


"Bros" premieres in theaters Sept. 30.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.