MEET THE QUEENS
It’s become an established trope that the Queens “present” themselves when they enter the workroom for the first time, saying or doing something to make themselves stand out and introduce their drag personas.
Miss Fame: “Greetings, earth Queens, I come in peace.” Dressed like a purple, spiney alien. Gorgeous makeup. Fashion Queen. Very handsome boy,too.
Ginger Minj: “Hi fellas.” Plus size Queen. Retro fashion
Jaidynn Diore Fierce: “How y’all doin?” 2nd plus size Queen. Sassy but wearing a bad tutu.
Violet Chachki: “Ooh la la, la la.” Purple hair and purple dress (a nod to her name). Fashion Queen. Biggest competition for Miss Fame in looks & style.
Max: Walks in reading a newspaper (so her face is hidden). Headline says: Max has arrived. “Well, it’s about time!” Retro fashion Queen. Has an unusual made-up accent.
Katya: “C’mon season seven,” in Russian. Dressed all in red with Russian hat. Glamour/comedy Queen.
Jasmine Masters: “I’m here! We made it, bitches!” Baring her midriff. Looks like she should be an Atlanta housewife. Maybe a pageant Queen
Mrs. Kasha Davis: “Hiya my honeys, I’m hooome! Are there any other Queens here? Oh, just me, I guess.” Comedy Queen. Retro style
Trixie Mattel: Walks in holding a map hiding her face. “This isn’t Maury” Povich!” Comedy Queen. She doesn’t paint for the back row. She paints for the check cashing place down the street.
strong>Candy Ho: “I hope you girls got a sweet tooth because Candy’s in the m*********ing house!” Puerto Rican Queen. Pageant Queen
Pearl: “S’up?” Fashion Queen. Has a painted on chin strap. C’mon, chin strap
Kennedy Davenport: “Well, hello.” Pageant/dancer Queen. Jasmine Masters is fangirling over her (it’s cute).
Sasha Belle: “Hey, it’s me! Say hello to my little friends!” Shoots off plastic machine guns. Retro style. She’s done her homework, studying Drag Race hard. Maybe a comedy Queen
Tempest DuJour: “Who’s ready for some hot tuna casserole, because Mama’s home?” Opens her legs and a baby doll drops out. Comedy Queen. Maybe the oldest contestant.
The first mini-challenge is traditionally a photo shoot. This time they’re doing a runway photoshoot. Two of their looks, one from Spring and one from Fall.</
Judges: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Alaska as Anna Wintour and makeup artist Mathu Andersen. RuPaul is wearing a suit with white sandals. You go, girl
The Queens are stressing about doing two looks. The fashion Queens are killing it, as you would expect. Jasmine Masters is showing her midriff again. Miss Fame has an amazing fascinator. Violet Chachki wears a black ensemble that turns into a tartan jumpsuit. Two looks in one. They don’t announce a winner or loser.
The Pit Crew enter the workroom naked. This challenge is based on the well-known RuPaul quote: You’re born naked and the rest is drag. The Queens are challenged to walk the runway naked. Well, not really. They’re asked to create a resort wear look that tears away to reveal a nude illusion.
Candy Ho can’t sew (they have one every year). Tempest DuJour used to be 400 pounds. Lost weight for her kids. Jasmine Masters is blathering something about a cocoon and a butterfly. Ru seems skeptical. Trixie Mattel wears scary blue contacts
Katya is in a red cape with long blond hair. She leans down to pick something up, mooning the judges. Mrs. Kasha Davis has a muumuu. Sasha Belle doesn’t look like nude illusion, just a beige bathing suit with a big black bra. Odd. Miss Fame has an amazing body. Kennedy Davenport sports a gold circus tent, revealing body jewelry and wings. Tempest DuJour in a nice resort robe thing but her nude illusion is pretty bad (the golden crabs covering her hoohaw don’t help). Trixie Mattel has a pink dress with a matching cape. Her nude illusion has articulated hinges like a Barbie doll. Pearl made a pretty nice red muumuu. Max created a diamond pattern top & skirt and used arm crutches. “Nothing says resort like polio.” Ginger Minj made a cute, retro dress. Jasmine Masters came out in a multi-colored tube (the cocoon?) and dropped it to reveal her nude illusion covered by lots of purple fringe. Candy Ho made a very short muumuu but her body is fierce. Jaidynn Diore Fierce wore a pink animal print muumuu (it is resort wear, after all). I think Violet Chachki is actually naked
Even though this is nude illusion (panty hose and makeup) they still have to blur the privates. Silliness.
Max is happy to be safe. Trixie is annoyed (she thought she would be in the top).
They’re judging the Queens on their looks from the runway and the runway mini-challenge
Top Queens: Miss Fame, Kennedy Davenport, Violet Chachki
Bottom Queens: Sasha Belle, Tempest DuJour, Jasmine Masters, Candy Ho
Violet Chachki is the winner. Miss Fame is pissed she didn’t win.
LIPSYNC FOR YOUR LIFE
The two Queens up for elimination are Tempest DuJour and Candy Ho. They perform to Geronimo by RuPaul. Ru is the queen of self-promotion.
Candy Ho is an amazing performer and she is seriously lip-syncing for her life. Tempest DuJour, a comedy Queen, is a mess. She gave up pretty early.
Even though I prefer Tempest DuJour’s personality, Candy Ho deserved to shantay, you stay. Sashay away, Tempest DuJour, sashay away. I wish I could have seen more from you.
Next week: Lipsync-a-palooza!