After the big cheerleading battle last week and the elimination of Jaymes Mansfield, this week on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” the contestants visit the magical queendom when they enter the world of fairy tales.
In her video message RuPaul tells the queens that in order to be the next drag superstar a queen has to try on a lot of glass slippers and kiss a lot of frogs but don’t be an evil queen.
On display in the workroom with the queens is a wax figure of RuPaul.
Once in the workroom she reveals that this week’s challenge it to create an original fairy tale princess. The queens must create a mythological background for the princess and create a sassy sidekick whom they will also portray.
Having to create an original costume, this is a sewing challenge and some of the queens do not know how to sew which increases the challenge for them.
Grammar is also a challenge for a few of the queens.
RuPaul visits the workroom and talks with the queens about their princess creations.
All while she is working on her costume, Farrah whines and complains about not knowing what she is doing.
While getting dressed for the runway, the queens discuss the tragic event at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Trinity had performed there the week before and Cynthia was scheduled to perform that night; they both knew people who were at the club and died in the shooting.
The queens talked about how they must continue and not be afraid; adding that drag was therapy and a good place to work through their feelings.
Joining RuPaul at the judge’s table this week are regulars Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley and guest judges Todrick Hall and Cheyenne Jackson.
RuPaul announced that Cynthia, Charlie, Eureka, Alexis, Sasha, Nina, and Shea were all safe this week with the remaining queens the beauties and the beasts this week.
In speaking with each of the queens…
The judges liked the details of Peppermint’s dress; adding that she took a bad memory and turned it into a plus.
Farrah’s skirst looked like it was just a piece of fabric wrapped around her waist and her sidekick was a let down. The judges called her creations a giant mess.
Kimora’s look didn’t say princess and her sidekick looked robotic. It appeared that she couldn’t wait for it to be over and it was hard to watch. Kimora blame things on the fact that she felt uncomfortable not wearing padding.
Valentina had a gorgeous outfit and a shady sidekick that made for some stunning characters.
As Princess Disasta, Aja was aptly named. The judges had no idea what was going on; calling it an epic proportion earthquake and a hot lava mess.
As Princess Aquapusy, Trinity had a name that the judges loved; adding that from a fashion standpoint she was fun. Michelle noted that the comedy was a good road for Trinity to follow.
After deliberations RuPaul announced that Peppermint, Valentina, and Farrah were all safe with Trinity the winner of the challenge; but Aja and for the second week in a row Kimora were up for elimination and would have to lip sync for their lives.
This week’s lip sync song was “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler.
At the end of the performance RuPaul told Aja chantay you stay but for Kimora it was time to sashay away.
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