Hey party people! Welcome back to the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s poor relation, Drag U! Ru promised a fresher look but I see that Raven’s Joker face is still on the faculty so it’s not THAT refreshed.
First change is that the winner gets a year’s supply of cosmetics from a company called “Cinema Secrets” so I’m totally sure it will look completely natural in broad daylight and a $1,000 gift certificate from Overstock.com plus the regular cash prize of $3,166.32. Subject to change on a weekly basis.
Other changes? The “word from our President,” is now a pop quiz, contestants need to put together a “daytime drag” look which just means they run around picking out a frock, wig and shoes to meet Ru at the Dragulator, the Lady Lessons are less about humiliating the contestant by making them fake phone sex so they can land on the word mangina and more about actual usable lessons, like how to apply a smoky eye. And still humiliate the contestants when they all hit on the makeup artist who is a low rent version of Nick Verreos.
Like if Nick and Jersey Shore Ronnie had a baby.
So this week’s theme was “Real Divorcees of LA County,” and they featured Hilary who lost 165 pounds and her husband to a “fat chick,” Faith who gave up everything to take care of her family and then got left raising her sons alone, and Shana who in an effort to stop making poor romantic decisions decided to up and marry some guy she barely knew.
Hilary is paired with Jujubee and has to transform into Tatiana D’Amore, Faith is paired with Latrice and becomes Elantra Sizzle, and Shana works with Manila, who makes the bold choice to dress like a McDonaldland hooker, to change into Callie Tropicale. There’s bad dancing, breakthroughs, tears and Manila wears a car on her head.
Donna Mills is this week’s visiting professor and like with most nighttime soap stars from the 80s looks fantastic and like she was frozen in amber when Knots Landing went off the air because why mess with a good thing. All three women look great and have a good time but one has to win…and it’s not at all obvious because she’s the youngest, thinnest and prettiest or anything.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on last season here.
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