Previously on RuPaul’s Drag U: WILLAM!
Hey, girl. HEE-EEY!
This week, Ru’s brought three nerds deep in the Lake Titicaca valley to get some well-earned (and needed) instruction on how to get out of their heads and into their body-ody-odies. They can still geek out over the randomest of things, just not use it as their calling cards. This should be fun.
Kristy is a theater geek who knows every single musical. She came to Drag U to regain the confidence to keep auditioning so she can give up being a flight attendant and be the Broadway Baby she was meant to be.
Dylan’s a 22-year-old zombie fan who was kicked out of her mother’s house when she dropped out of college two years earlier. She came to Drag U because she feels like her life’s a failure (SHE’S ONLY 22!) and wants a drag queen to kick her ass back into gear.
Shante is a comic book nerd and really tall. She also gained a lot of weight and doesn’t think she’s a hot mama anymore. (But those cheekbones.) She wants Drag U to teach her to accept the size she is and “embrace [her] lady lumps.” Well, a good start would be not to quote Fergie.
By the way, I just wanted to share this shot of Shante:
Rose tint my world.
It’s like she wandered into the Rocky Horror Picture Show and found her calling. And O.M.G. I hadn’t noticed on first viewing but in addition to her elastic suspenders Shante is wearing a belt with her high water jeans. Somewhere in LA Robert Carradine lets out a honk in solidarity.
Ru welcomes them and says some “meanies” may call them nerds (It’s a badge of honor now, Ru.) but he sees three beautiful women who are just passionate about their interests. They all smile and nod because it’s true then Ru tells them the rules of the competition and about their fabulous prizes, including a cash prize of $3,166.54. Ooh, where to spend that extra thirty-nine cents. So can he get a “Ru HA!”
They take the tour of the drag lab and Dylan’s tasked with summing it up, saying it looks like Cirque de Soleil threw up on Lady Gaga’s house and it’s time for Ru to bring in their professors.
Kristy’s working with Pandora Boxx who says she is UP! for this challenge. Dylan’s with Delta Work who thinks Dylan’s the prettiest and Ru assigned her to Delta because “birds of a feather” are all Heathers, but she left that last part out because she’s tired of being chased by rabid Shangela fans. Which leaves Shante for Jujubee. Boston-raised Jujubee goes all Southern Gran and says “It’s gonna take some work…but it’s gonna happen.” Has she always sounded like she carried around a pitcher of mint juleps?