On last evening’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ru had America on the brain! With Delta Work’s timely departure last week the Heathers were very sad, especially BFF Raja who was really torn over Delta not Working out last Main Stage Challenge in the previous episode. Good riddence. Just saw her at local drag palace Toucan’s and what you see is what you get. Same gold stretch leggings and souvenir bikini t-shirt worn on RDR. Yawn. Sorry, I’m sure she is lovely and all… But she is not America’s Next Top Drag Superstar so move along and leave room for what the show can offer as “The Top Children… in the United States of America.” RuPaul’s words. Not mine.
The Mini Challenge had the girls turning an ordinary bra into “something glamorific” using beads, stones and the like. Some were cute. I liked Carmen’s the best. Some others were not so cute. Shangela. Um, no girl. Didn’t work this time, boo. Raja name-checked Samantha Fox and received an extra point or two from me for that. Manilla Luzon won the challenge and the Dolls were off to work on their Public Service Announcements for our troops fighting for our country. What would have happened if one of the girls had really popped into military registration or on base dressed like that?! I Do Ask that you Don’t Tell Me how it went. Get my point?! Exactly, but whatever…
On the main stage we see each contestant’s PSA and their I HEART AMERICA runway realness. Drag Queen Ice Princess Johnny Weir and model Cheryl Tiegs were added as judges next to Santino Rice in some wicked bicentenial drag and Michelle Visage’s pouring-over ta-tas. They were milkiest. The PSA rundown trickles as follows: Shangela was funny but was clocked for being slightly canned with what she was doing. Carmen was painted, as usual, but acted really crazy stripper in a blue bodysuit who couldn’t find her pole. Yara Sofia did some scattered dialogue that didn’t go far. Manilla did comedy in a fried blonde wig that looked like frayed yellow yarn and ran her mouth about different cultural foods. Raja didn’t do much other than look stunning in her pin-up drag and smile a lot. Alexis had the most heartfelt challenge during it all as she shared her longing love of someone that had to leave to go fight the war. “BAM! BAM! BAM!” she called out in-between a series of posing for your nerves and her wishing that her soldier come home safely and soon.
When it was all said and done, Alexis definitely had won the challenge. Chick can paint a mug. Always in her look. After being clowned on for looking bored (dead-on complacency) Carmen slipped into the bottom two with Yara who looked lovely on the runway but as mentioned before her PSA was a hot mess. The girls lip-synced for their lives and were both safe since America is the land of second chances and opportunities. In this judge’s opinion, Carmen won that challenge pumps down. A Spanish version of “Mickey” was the tune and even though they both turned it out, I believed Yara to be departing. But alas, she was saved.
During Untucked, Alexis clowned on Raja and her “crooked-looking eye” (her dish, not mine) and Shangela clocked Manilla was holding a dog during her PSA talking about Chinese food. “Ho was holding a dog!” she snapped. In the Interior Illusions Lounge it looked like Yara was trying to squeeze into the Heathers’ clique by sharing dish and tea on Shangela. As we see on next week’s preview, it may be that the Heathers’ demise may be sooner than one planned. Ascension within the ranks is abound and we’ll be watching.