And with that written on a mirror, we have the 2nd season’s Drag Race winner. Drumroll please…or rather barf bag please.
The rumors were all true, the winner is Tyra Sanchez, who I will from now on call Dirty Sanchez.
AS you all know, Dirty, Raven, and Jujubee were the top three. Their challenge this week (like last year) was to film a spot in RuPaul’s new music for the less than thrilling song “Jealous of my Boogie”, which compared to last year’s “Covergirl”, just doesn’t measure up. Funny how pretty much everything from season 2 just didn’t measure up to the first year. Yes I know I have been very bitter Betty about this second season since about halfway through, but it really REALLY didn’t. The winner, yet again, is completely the wrong queen. RuPaul is CLEARLY our of touch with what everyone wants, and I have pretty much figured out that RuPaul’s Drag Race is more a vehicle for RuPaul, then it is to find the next drag superstar. I feel like RuPaul is also choosing the winners based on who she thinks is like a baby Ru. Look at Bebe, and also Tyra. Both tall black queens, who are both fishy (look like real girls) but neither of them kind of has the actual star potential to be the next drag superstar.
As opposed to last year’s runner up Nina Flowers, and this year’s breakout Pandora Boxx who’s popularity has already outshone that of RuPaul’s. I bring up those two because they were also both voted Miss Congeniality, which is voted by the people…curious no? I find it extremely interesting the the winner Ru chooses is never the obvious one the crowd loves.
But I digress.
So they had to all appear in RuPaul’s video, shoot a Dynasty style scene with RuPaul and act all over the top and get fake slapped, then the third part was they had a fake fight on the runway as part of the video. Wigs were flying, queens were falling, it was funny I’ll give them that. After the shoot, it was time for panel, and only Ru, Santino and Merle were there to help Ru make her decision. They were chopped off in the order I thought they would be. Juju first, Raven runner up and Dirty the winner. I will say this, Dirty was smart in the final lip sync and wen right up to the judges table so they couldn’t pay any attention to Raven. That was very well played. So Tyra won, and hyperventilated, and fucked up her makeup, it was funny. Then Raven wrote on the mirror, “Keep reaching for the star, because you’ll never be one” AMEN!
After that was the reunion show, which was the most entertaining thing ever. Ru was lazy and showed up as a boy, lamesauce. And Pandora Boxx was name by a landslide this year’s Miss Congeniality…and well deserved!
That’s it for season 2. Season 3 apparently starts in the fall, and let’s hope that Ru ads some spice to the selection for season 3 because if they keep going this way the show will lose steam halfway through the next season as well. I have faith, let’s hope they get it right.
See you next season!