Did you catch the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5? Wasn’t it everything? I have to tell you after the mess that was All Stars it was so refreshing to be able to go back to a brand new season with brand new contestants that we can get to know and love (or hate!) all over again. After watching the first episode I have already picked my Top 6, and have picked my Bottom 3. The rest are somewhere in the middle which is never a good thing. Now before I reveal who I think can go all the way, let’s do a lil review of what happened during the premiere episode shall we?
In customary form all the queens started to enter the work room, I can’t really judge who has IT right off the bat because everyone is super nice and dressed to the nines, but I can tell you that Detox, Roxxxy and Honey definitely shined for me, as I’m sure they did for most of you. We learned that Detox and Roxxxy have known each other for a long time, and we learned that Alaska has finally made it onto Drag Race after many years of trying. Their first challenge was an underwater photo shoot in their looks. HELLO TOP MODEL MUCH?!? Season two when April (my fave) STOLE the photo shoot. For our girls though it was a bit of a mess. Most couldn’t get down enough, some floundered and Alaska just gave up. Which was really surprising to me considering she has wanted the opportunity to be on the show for long. Yes this is a point that many are going to bring up, and yes I’m sure she has left an odd taste in people’s mouths after that but what are you gonna do? It’s episode one but right now she hasn’t really made an impact.
After the photoshoot and Detox’s deserved win, it was time for the main challenge but not before a really cheesy green screen double decker bus interlude. So silly. Once they got off the bus is was off to “Beverly Hills“. I saw that in quotations because Marco Marco is in Hollywood. Sorry totally destroyed some TV magic there. OOPS! The main challenge was to dumpster dive for fabric and supplies and make a red carpet couture look. Always with the couture, I guess we’re going to see a lot of shoulder pieces again!
In the workroom we start getting to know everyone, and now I’m starting to see who I like and who I just am not featuring. Right of the back is Miss ROXXXY ANDREWS with her makeup dress that is just killing me. I love her. She’s perfect, she funny, a GREAT queen and you know what, I think we’re ready for someone juicy to take the crown right? The pieces are coming together and it’s time to get ready for the runway. Right away Serena blah blah is just flapping her gums like it’s going out of style. We are over her before she even started hunty! She needs to calm down and take a pill. Kudos to Vivienne for putting her in her place. Somebody needed too.
On the runway Ru was joined by Michelle Visage, Santino, Mike Ruiz and Camille Grammar. After the awkward judges introductions (I hate those) they queens started coming down the runway. Who stood out was Roxxy & Lynesha for me. Definitely the best. Serena, Penny Tration and Jade Jolie were definitely the worst. I also was not really into Alyssa Edwards at all. She kept opening and closing her mouth like a fish gasping for air. It was so strange, I hope that’s not a thing for her this season.
Roxxxy Andrews was crowned the winner (DESERVED) and the bottom two this week were Penny Tration and Serena blah blah. During the lip sync Penny just didn’t know her words and Serena was definitely going to win this one. Which she did, blah blah. I am so over Serena she needs to go. As we say goodbye to Penny I have made my list of who I think the best queens are this season, are you ready?
My queen to win is obviously ROXXXY ANDREWS. She’s perfection.
Detox, Honey, Lynesha, Ivy & Jinkx are in the top end of my list.
The bottom have to be Serena, Alyssa and Coco. I just don’t get Coco, she looks like Flava Flav. And her eyes freak me out with those contacts. Not for me that.
The rest are somewhere in the middle I can’t really even remember who they are. I’m looking forward to seeing what else they’ve got in store and like everyone I’m dying to know the drama between Coco and Alyssa. However I think they are just going to keep dragging that out until the reunion episode.
So that’s it for this week, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @TommyD and we can dish about all the Drag Race secretssssss.