Well it’s here. After months of competition, a couple weeks of reruns and recaps, endless drama and some of the best/worst drag I’ve seen on tv we have a winner for the 5th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Before we get to the winner let’s recap a bit or the reunion shall we?
As is tradition we have a reunion episode where we get one last moment to see our Season 5 queens on the tube before they disappear into reality TV history (except for Alyssa, who is getting her own spinoff ALLEGEDLY!). I have to tell you I actually completely forgot that half of those queens were even on the show. But I guess that’s what happens when you get eliminated at the beginning.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 comes to a close tonight. Who will take it all? Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon or Roxxy Andrews? Before RuPaul crowns “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and “Miss Congeniality,” all fourteen queens sit down to rehash all the drama served throughout the season. And there was plenty of it.
With regards to any reality show, it’s all about the reunion shows. After seeing all the confessionals, I’m sure all the queens will have plenty to say. The reunion special where the winner was announced taped on May 1. All the Season 5 contestants along with fan favorites from previous years donned their fiercest outfits on the red carpet. I personally liked Detox’s look the best. I literally had to do a double take when I saw her monochromatic makeup. I thought it was due to some black and white Photoshop magic. Alas it was all her. Check out all the looks below from this season’s crop and cast your vote on who werked it out the best.
It’s so funny how one week someone can be on top, and the next week they can just drive me crazy again. Last week, I mentioned how amazing Coco Montrese was, and this week she’s just a big whiney baby wahh wahh Alyssa is mad at me. Honestly she needs to get over it, but I guess it’s keeping us all talking about her which equals screen time. Hmmmm….
After Serena’s elimination last week our girls all came back into the workroom and we FINALLY started to get some history with Alyssa and Coco. Of course it had something to do with a pageant, in fact it was Coco who was Alyssa’s first alternate. So after Alyssa got dethroned, Coco got the crown. Drama? Not really -it’s kind of the rules, but you know queens and a crown right?
This week’s mini challenge was great, it was a Junior Drag pageant. The girls had to team up and make up a dummy to look like a junior drag queen. The winning team was Lil Pound Cake done up by Lineysha and Alaska. It was the best one for sure no complaints there. As the winners, they were made captains of two teams, where they had to create a children’s show. I’m kind of over the group challenges and I really want to see the bitches shine on their own, but I digress.
I need to preface this by saying a few things. When I went to interview the producers of Drag Race a month ago, they told me that this was the best season of Drag Race. I have to say that already in Episode 2, this season SLAYS! The queens are SO good (except for Serena) and the challenges are already awesome. Tonight’s main challenge was FIERCE and so funny. Also, Miss COCO MONTRESE TURNED ME OUT this episode. I know I put her in my bottom girls last week and while I still don’t think she can win, she was giving me LIFE this week. She is SO funny and her shade is perfection. Ok, let’s get to it.
The episode started off completely differently this week. The first scene was when the queens walked back into the workroom after elimination. It was such a refreshing way to start the show. We got to see their feelings immediately after the elimination. So great. Serena blah blah was safe and people were not having it, especially Detox who was already missing Penny. When they got back the next day it was time for a mini challenge, a lip sync challenge. They had to lip sync one of RuPaul’s songs behind a giant RuPaul face with only their lips showing. I KNEW Detox would be one of the winners her lip sync is always perfect. The other winners were Ivy Winters and Serena blah blah. Those three became captains and had to choose teams to compete in the lip sync main challenge: Recreating a famous scene from Untucked from the past seasons. Genius.
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.
Well, is it already time for the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 cast?
Over the past few days there was a scavenger hunt over the web to find the new queens, totally a cute idea. It was over RPDR, Logo, NewNowNext Facebook pages, Tumblrs, Twitters and Instagrams. I just waiting for one of my FB friends to upload them all and voila (THANKS LOUIE!)
The styling theme for this season was Greek goddesses, or deities. It worked for some but not for other. One thing I am happy about is that there is a contestant from SEATTLE! Finally someone from the Pacific Northwest There were some surprises, some not so surprises and a few people left out who I thought were for sure on it (Mayhem? Rhea?) Do you want the list? Here it is!