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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 – Episode 1 RuCap

Welcome back racers!!! I know that I owe you all a ton of Black History Facts, but I will get those to you.  However, our lives has been lacking in sparkle and fabulous since we last saw the ladies of Drag Race. Our long national nightmare has ended with the premiere of Season Seven last night.  Let’s dive on in and see what this set of queens are serving this season.

Miss Fame walks in serving alien goddess. Her face is pretty flawless and she seems confident and put together. She’s the queen that I’m most familiar with through her makeup tutorials.

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Ginger Minj is a tiny plus size queen serving up Oralndo Housewife with her opening look.  I’m interested to see if she can bring it.

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Jaidynn Diore Fierce speaks in fluent catchphrase but is one of the few queens who seems truly lively.  She was one of my favorite in the meet the queens videos by virtue of being one of the few who was memorable in any way.

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Violet Chachki…is super tiny in the waist and is clearly pretty.  That said, she is incredibly shady.  A lot of it seems to be coming for a young, dumb place.

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Max is adorable.  She’s like Milk and Sharon Needles had a baby. I really love her aesthetic.

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Miss Fame is already shady for no reason with some blotting joke related to the newspaper. It’s not that serious, ladies. You just got there.

Katya! I adore her.  She’s from Boston.  She’s the funniest so far. I did really did enjoy her “Come On Muscular Dystrophy!” from the Meet The Queens video because C’mon ____ never gets old.

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That said, I know that we all love Laganja.  It’s so fun to yell “C’mon _______!” But seriously queens, stop it. Everyone can’t c’mon in this 5 minutes span.

Jasmine Masters is so fun to listen to.  But so hard to look at.

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Mrs. Kasha Davis is old school fun. She came across fun in the interview but her look is a bland.

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I have no time for Violet and her constant preening.

Trixie Mattel has such a distinct look.  It’s ugly, but distinct.  I like it.

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Kandy Ho’ has a shit ton of attitude and is mostly boring. She looks like Aubrey O’Day from afar and Serena ChaCha up close.  I don’t see it for her.

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I fucking hate Pearl.  Pearl is a cute enough boy, but I just want him to stop talking. Credit where it’s due, the deep voice “Sup?” was funny.

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Trixie decides she wants to jump on the C’mon Chinstrap! bandwagon.

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Kennedy Davenport can dance her ass off.  She seemed a skosh bland but after getting the Alyssa Edwards seal of approval, I hope that she brings it.

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Sasha Belle is probably the least interesting queen of the bunch.  That wig isn’t working for me, for you, or for her.

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Tempest DuJour’s intro is pretty great.  I wish they hadn’t spoiled the baby dropping bit. I love her campy style.  Kandy Ho tries to throw age shade.  I’m actually tired of her already.

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Let’s talk about how age/weight shade is so tired.  It doesn’t require any creativity or wit.  Bye Kandy.

Ru talks via a creepy baby image but yells ‘Balenciaga!” Ru enters and announces that the first challenge is a fashion week extravaganza.  The ladies will have to showcase two of their best looks, one from the spring collection and one from the fall collection. Jaidynn declares it #TooMuch.

Time for a runway show!

Ginger opens in a magenta sparkly frock.  Very pretty. Her fall look is fabulous.  Leopard and neon is so drag but excecuted well.

Kandy Ho looks dull in yellow lace that doesn’t fit her skin tone. Her fall look with the fur is a good look though.

Max is super campy but pretty. The spring look isn’t fashion forward enough. But then Max SLAYS the winter look.  She also shows off a pretty fabulous runway walk too, which I don’t think anyone would have expected.

Jaidynn looks good, but not in a fashion way.  She wears two jumpsuits ignoring the fall and winter look dictates. Ehhh.

Katya is stunning.  The full fur look is amazing for winter shits all over Kandy No.  Both of her looks do a great job of blending campy while meeting the glamour standards that the show reuqires.  ME thinks she’s a threat.

Miss Kasha is true to her housewife character and has a very drag walk.  Both looks are bland and don’t stand out in any way.

Trixie’s dresses are both super cute.  I didn’t realize how curvy she was. I genuinely like the sequined dress for winter though I don’t think she’ll be winning any awards for her work.

Pearl is obnoxious. Her winter look is actually a great look.  Well executed. Fur for spring is stupid though.  Shut up, Pearl.

Tempest has a sexy gypsy thing going on. I love the quilted poncho for her winter look, but the wig is horrendous.

Miss Fame looks incredible.  Love the red outfit. That gold look with the fascinator? Flawless.

Jasmine is very banjee realness for spring. She has a fondness for showing her abs but I’m not sure it’s coming across feminine. Jasmine is serving purple trenchcoat for winter. It’s…cheap looking.  Like it was made of curtain fabric.

Violet’s look is really creative and good.  Hate that. The tartan look is pretty fabulous though.

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Kennedy looks like Niecy Nash (a point that is brought up by Carson). Her looks are bland but pretty. I love the hair on the winter look but the actual look itself is still not enough to impress.

Sasha…does not have great style instincts. Her “lobster” dress is pretty awful.

Did I mention Alaska was here to give us her Anna Wintour impression? It’s flawless.

“It’s hideous.  I think I’ll put it on the cover.”

The new Pit Crew comes in nude.  Hot redheads are great fun.  Jason and Miles are back looking goodt.

Ru then announces that the queens will need to create a resort wear look that tears away to reveal a nude illusion.  (Shoutout to Carmen Carrera and Trinity K. Bonet!) Jasmine then gives us a great quip with “No Tea, No Shade, No Pink Lemonade!” and tells us Ru wouldn’t like to see some of these ladies naked.  She’s right.

After the break, Trixie makes a good point where she mentions that her look uses none of her natural features in her drag.  Miss Fame gives us another brand lecture.  (My friend is watching live with Katya and she says that you should drink each time she says brand. Don’t die!)

We learn about Tempest’s kids and husband, as well as her weight loss! Aww that’s nice.  Kandy Ho doesn’t know how to sew.  It’s Season 7.  Just lie.

Jasmine has sewn some peacock fabric to two hula hoops and then proceeds to tell us about cocoons and butterflies for approximately 5 minutes.  It’s probably her nerves, but she has to learn to stop talking.  Ru is not impressed.

Trixie then tells us about how her boyfriend’s family doesn’t like drag.  We’ve already gotten way too many sob stories.  Stop it.  Violet and Kandy are really tapping on my nerves.

Katya tells us that she has the body of a 50-year Irish Rock Climber.  My love for her could not be any greater.

Runway Time! (For the third time)

Ru floats down the runway in turquoise (tur-kwazz) peekaboo look and looks incredible.  Michelle visage is back and dressed like an ice skater.  Carson Kressly is here and I love him.  Ross Matthews is here also.

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Kathy Griffin is here with bad makeup and fur.  Love her!

NOW SISSY THAT WALK!

Katya scomes out in all red fringe.  Her idea to use the hair is a great job.  Flashing her asshole, may work. May not. I’m going to guess not.

Kasha Davis does a great job of portraying confidence.  There’s a lot of shade from the judges.

Sasha Belle flops with a the black bra instead of nude.  The look is tacky and bland. Think Jinxx on a very bad day.

Miss Fame looks great in turquoise and her body looks spectacular.

Kennedy Davenport does a great job selling a mediocre outfit.  Love those wings.

Tempest’s look is so so bad.  The crab belt is bad. The makeup is also bad. When I watched this on my phone, I didn’t think it was so bad, but on my TV? No gawd.

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Trixie’s tennis outfit is odd. But the outlines of her outfit fir her Barbie brand. Pearl has such a good look but her walk and attitude suck.  Her tuck needs some work as well. Max! I love the crutches. She’s putting on too much of a show, but I like where her mind is. Ginger is great fun.  I like her in yellow and I think that she really has the skills.  She’s a front runner.

Jasmine…has hula hoops.  I like the longer hair and actually like the fringe outfit.  Her makeup is also better than in previous runways. Kandy has a good body and bad contouring. Jaidynn’s outfit is fabulous and a much better showing that the runway challenge.  Love her! Show us how sexy you is! Violet has the skills and the dress is a fun nod to Southern dressing.  Padding really does help.  Skinny isn’t exactly feminine.

Judging time!

Our safe queens: Ginger, Jaidynn, Pearl, Kasha, Katya, Max, and Trixie.  No surprises here.

Sasha is not polished.  She’s saying she confused the assignment.  But really it just wasn’t put together well. Tempest looks so so bad on the runway.

That wig.

Those wrinkles.

Jasmine gets mixed reviews but it’s clear the judges like her.  The fringe and her purple raincoat are read. Poor thing. Michelle calls out Kandy’s contour and I’m so glad we’re on the same page.  Bye ashy! Her ugly tunic thing is also a tragedy.

Miss Fame is going to suffer from high expectations. But her work was superb this week. Kennedy is in the top! Her presentation definitely saved her look. Violet killed it with the fall look.  Michelle and I continue to be on the same page by saying that we don’t see it for Violet’s boy body. Kathy Griffin disagrees and it’s clear that Michelle isn’t featuring it.

Oh shit! We have some shady shade right now.  Ru asks who is least impressive amongst the queens.

Sasha – Pearl

Fame – Jaidynn

Kennedy – Trixie

Tempest – Ginger

Jasmine – Sasha

Kandy – Tempest

Violet – Sasha

Tempest calls out Kandy for calling her old.  Kandy looks like Elmer Fudd from the side. Sasha is pissed that people think she is sloppy as her cheap nylon wig looms at us menacingly.

The judges love Miss Fame and Kennedy.  Costumey is thrown around and I can see that. Violet has the fashion edge that is going to appeal, but showing boy body is always no no.  Courtney got that critique and Violet is no Courtney.

Tempest looked awful.  Her being a costumer is brought up.  Jasmine has this great energy but not enough fabulousness. Kandy is ugly and her spirit is ugly.  Sasha is read for being sloppy and all around raggedy. I still don’t really see it for Ross Matthews, but I will give him the beard joke.

Ru calls Kennedy safe. Violet Chachki wins the first challenge! Werq Atlanta!  Miss Fame and Michelle Visage are livid, but she’s safe. Sasha is somehow safe? I didn’t expect this.

Tempest is in the bottom two which makes sense.  Kandy is boring and has awful makeup.  Jasmine is great fun to talk to and hard to look at.  Jasmine is safe! Kandy is in the bottom.

The two rivals lip sync to “Geronimo,” one of Ru’s lesser songs.  Both of these queens are so so mediocre.  Tempest is…doing the noodle apparently.  Kandy gives us some krumping and due to having a modicum of energy, saves herself.  This is really bad in so many ways.  Do these ladies not prepare?

Katya wins the lip sync when she tells us “I don’t know what that Miss Crab Lady is doing, but all I know is the bearded ho is TURNING IT!” I LOVE HER!

Tempest…to paraphrase Gia Gunn “dances like a man.” This is Honey Mahogany/Vivienne Pinay level terrible.,

Tempest sadly leaves us looking the hottest of messes. Wait they have to hold a Ru doll when they leave. Clever marketing though!

So what did you all think?  Any favorites yet?  If you can’t tell, I’m living for Katya.  This set seems especially shady and fashion heavy.  It’s my hope that the season gives us all that we need.  I would recap Untucked but shit, it’s on YouTube. Watch it below!

RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep12 Recap

Trash is back, y’all!  Sorry about the lack of detailed recap last week. Let’s get into it.

The top 3 and freaking Darienne Lake return after Dela was so rudely sent home.

Bianca applauds Adore’s victory while Courtney serves up shade.  She didn’t see it for Adore’s looks or Bianca’s silhouette sameness.  I can’t disagree with her here, but she wasn’t any better.

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Bianca: “Not today, Satan! Not today!” 

We’re back in the workroom with the top 4 and Ru tells them to Sissy That Walk!  Michelle Visage enters and calls herself Ben DelaCreme.  Too soon.  Too soon.  We’re making a music video and there’s “sissy-ography” and acting.  Let’s hurry up and get to the taping.

Choreographer Jamaal Sims walks in to help them learn to bodyroll and Darienne gives us a fantastic Wendy Williams impression.  Well done!

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Courtney kills it.  Adore is okay.  Bianca is not in touch with her body rolls.  Come on, bitch!  Darienne’s dance moves have not improved from Shade the Rusical or the Oh No, She Better Don’t video.

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During Ru’s chats, she encourages Courtney to be more human and “realistic”.  Ru talks to Darienne about getting kicked out of her house and learning to love herself.  Ru praises Bianca for being prepared for the show.  It’s obvious that Ru adores Bianca.  Finally, Adore and Ru discuss her mother.  Ru also mentions the lack of relationship with his father.  Adore discusses the insecurities that arise from that and Ru serves all of the encouragement.  This is a lovely segment but I don’t watch the show for loveliness.

Back in the workroom, Courtney doesn’t seem to get that she needs to appear rattled.  I mentioned this is my how to win at reality shows post.  Bianca and Courtney contemplate final runway attire while Adore defends her lack of style.

Sissy-ography time!  Adore and Darienne flop in the group filming.  Courtney and Adore are way better on the treadmill.  Cut to Adore: “BITCH JUST STOLE MY MFING MOVE!!!!!” It didn’t merit that much of reaction.

Acting with Mathu! Everyone does fine.  It’s not as funny as they thought this would be.  It’s all a little meh… Adore looks disturbingly like Jessica Wild in the dramatic scene.

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“I…love… this drink!” 

Runway prep! Courtney reveals that she didn’t like Adore at the beginning.  Darienne “knew of” Courtney but now she things that she is sweet.  Bianca didn’t see it for Adore when she was associated with Laganja.  But she revealed herself to be sharper than realized and now they get along.  Courtney calls Bianca out for joking around.  It’s all very sweet and blah…

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We’re finally on to the runway!  Maybe something interesting will happen.  I do love when Michelle wears her hair down.

Adore looks okay.  And cheap.  And she’s not cinched and after weeks of wearing  Bianca’s corset, it shows.  While she looks better than she did in the earlier episodes, it shows that her style is limited.  Bianca Del Rio still looks gorgeous.  The gown fits well and has lovely accents.  But the timing after the sapphire challenge takes some of the effect away.  I think she should have gone with the hooded look we saw in the workroom.  Courtney looks stunning.  Being absolutely gorgeous always helps.  I can’t help but think this is surprisingly standard.  Darienne looks great.  I’m come to the conclusion that she’s never going to get the length right but she looks beautiful from wig to shin.

I feel like I wanted to see a bit more from these queens.  Although thinking back on the past finales, only Bebe Zahara Benet and Roxxxy Andrews’ (vomit) looks struck me as their best drag.

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(Source: Tom And Lorenzo)

Adore: Santino praises her dress and makeup.  Michelle likes her acting and dancing.

Bianca: Michelle loves her being a little sexy and rocked every aspect of the video.  She loves the color of the runway gown.

Courtney: Michelle loves the choreography and her runway looks.  Santino didn’t like the props in the emotional scene.

Darienne: Santino loves the lip sync and Michelle loves her look tonight.  The acting is praised outside of a “flatline” in the emotional scene.

Notice that their names are the first 4 letters of the alphabet??  #Conspiracy

We hear about why each girl thinks they should win.  Adore is genuine and bratty.  Bianca peels back a few layers of the onion and makes everyone smile and laugh.  Courtney talks polish and her journey from Australia.  Darienne remembers how Alaska read her competition last season and how well it went over.  She does a good job selling herself and getting in some good-natured reads.

The judges deliberate and they like everyone.  There are minor critiques for each girl but it’s clear that we are not supposed to know who is going home.

A four-way lip sync to Sissy That Walk.  Seems like too many people on the stage, but let’s see.  Lip Sync Death Match! You really can’t see much but they all seem to bring it.

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Darienne Lake is sent home without much fanfare.

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So our final three are Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, and Courtney Act!  This episode was super meh but it’s a strong, quality top group.  But we all know that this is Bianca Del Rio’s to win.

Share your thoughts in the comments and I can’t wait until the finale/reunion!

 

 

Class Has a Question for Rupaul.

Well….Trash is le tired and I don’t have the time to go in depth about the episode but what I want to know is…

HOW THE F*CK IS DARIENNE LAKE STILL ON THIS SHOW?!

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Listen she has walked on that stage every damn week in her finest Lane Bryant, Cato, and Ross Dress for Less fashions. TRANSLATION, SHE LOOKED BASIC AS HECK week after WEEK! To top it off she had the NERVE to walk out there in her final runway look, lookin like a sparkly turd. Ma’am, Latrice would NEVER! And she keeps clomping down the runway in orthopedic looking heels. #BYE

BenDeLaCreme is polished and the only one that could keep up with Queen Bianca Del Rio. Unfortunately, the final lip sync left much to be desired from both. I hope Kelly Clarkson never catches wind of this lip sync cause…. ::yawn::

SO the top 3….IN ORDER will HAVE to be:

1) Queen Bianca (if she doesn’t win, i’m not watching the show again.)

2) Courtney Act (She may not be the best but at least she’s pretty and consistant)

3) Adore damn Delano (This should have been Trinity, Joslyn, or DELA’s spot)

RuPaul…I never disagree with you but…you f*cked this one all the way up. If Darienne doesn’t roll on home next week, I don’t know what I will do…

Class has spoken.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep 10 Recap

Better late than never, y’all!

The ladies are back in the workroom and Adore discusses how disappointed she is in her performance in the talk show challenge.  Courtney is bringing a bit of shade to the proceedings but it’s clear that she and Bianca are friendly.  Competitive but friendly.

The next day, Darienne makes a quip about leaving banana peels to slip up the competitors.  The Not-Shemail is all about weddings.  Ru enters and the mini-challenge is a “body art painting challenge” with a theme of marriage equality.  This is really just an excuse for RuPaul to pun it up.  I approve.

The art doesn’t matter and Bianca wins! “Ooh, very Andy Whore-hol!” As you know, Bianca can do no wrong for me.  So yay!

After a shower, Ru announces that we have company coming.  Ru announces that she’s an ordained minister and will be marrying 6 couples on the runway.  Bianca pairs up the queens with the ladies. Ru is looking for a strong family resemblance and the queens will serve as the mother of the brides.  The grooms enter and Ru announces that the queens are dragging up their husbands-to-be!  This twist showed up on a season of Project Runway and it’s still good.

Adore is nervous as she should be.  Lest we forget that Honey Boo Boo mess she put together in Episode 1.

When we return from the commercial, Bianca bonds well with her couple.  Joslyn loves weddings.  Brandon is acting like he didn’t know he was signing up for RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Good Night Nurse.  It is Season 6.  RuPaul walked you into the room.  WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

Dela gets a zinger in with Courtney.  “Courtney might have trouble transforming a manly man, since she only uses Chapstick and mascara!”

Ru comes in to grab the biological ladies.  Bianca and her groom bond a bit.  Bianca: “Look, I actually made a friend.  Me!” Love her.

Joslyn and Ru doing her foxy honk which is completely adorable.

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She says that she’s going demure.  Brandon still hasn’t figured out what he’s doing here.  Whatever.  Darienne appears to be doing a much better job with the design this time but Ru is skeptical of their goth wedding.  Bianca’s gown is pretty much done and it is flawless.  She banters with Ru because she is seriously the best.  We don’t see any of Ben, Courtney, or Adore.  We’ll see how that plays out.

After Ru’s exit, Bianca offers a bit of advice to Adore as she works on her hideous gown.  Again, it’s Season 6, boo.  No sympathy from this corner.

We reenter the Werq room and Adore’s bride reads the shit on her wig.  Courtney comes for her and her bride in a way that’s hilarious but a little mean.  Oh well!  A reference to Honey Mahogany! Queen of muu-muus!  She is reason behind one of my favorite RuPaul runway quips.  “Very Bed, Bath, and Beyoncé!” Here’s her awful song.

Brandon talks about how his teammates are going to talk about him in drag or something.  His insecurity about that is not interesting but it does give us a chance to hear wise words from Courtney and Joslyn on the issue.  Worrying about gay dudes in the locker room is like waiting for Bigfoot to walk out of your closet.  While people may sneak a glance, you are not so attractive that we’re going to push you into a locker.

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Everyone is serving “Hog Body” shade at Adore and her daughter.  Because it’s funny.

But then! Bianca swoops in the snatch the best confessional line award which I just invented.

“After the makeover, Joslyn’s drag daughter looks like that one girl gremlin in Gremlins 2!”

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Seriously.  Cackling.

It’s time to Sissy That Walk!  Ru continues to make everyone look like the amateurs they are in a blue sequined checkered gown. Neil Patrick Harris is here to be great and his husband is here.  Umm, hi David?  Is it just me or is it weird to see Michelle and Santino sitting next to each other?  Michelle looks so good toned down.  Love this trend boo!

Anyways! Let’s critique.

Joslyn actually looks pretty for my eyes.  But DAT MAKEUP on Brandon.  No. God.  However, it’s overall a much better effort than her previous sewing challenge.

Courtney did a lovely job on the face but she seriously made her daughter look 60 years older. The gown looks a bit retro slip cover, but it’s not the worst.  She really did make herself look young and perky and a nude dress with butterflies misses the mark on “mother of the bride” although she looks smashing.

Bianca looks great.  Her clownish makeup helps to sell her look but the real star is the trim on the veil.  So well done and a lovely way to call back to her own drag.  She also sells it on the runway with her “tears.

Darienne actually kills it on the runway for her daughter.  The goth look works really well and actually looks well put together.  I also like the spraypaint bit.  However, her own look is terrible! She looks almost exactly like she did in the first challenge except she didn’t add that trash-ass seam down the front of her skirt.  And DAT WIG! NO NO NO.

Adore…

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I don’t know what to say. This is honestly one of the worst runway showings I’ve ever seen.  Like worse that Vivacious’ cartoon dinosaur realness.  Worse that Rebecca Glasscock’s Ace Frehley realness.  Worse than almost anything Tatianna wore.  Worse than Shangela’s Christmas Coutorture.  Worse than Stacy Layne’s red velvet jumpsuit.  Worse than Jinkx reindeer candy cane thing.

Pause, can you think of any runway look worse than this??  The only one I can think of is Tatianna’s look for the Season 2 Ball Challenge.  Serena Cha Cha’s “soft sculpture” lederhosen of yore.

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This is so off the mark.  Adore looks like the daughter and a terrible looking one.  Her bride looks like something from your nightmares with a ragged wig, makeup that makes her face look bloated, and I don’t even know what’s happening with the gown.  The leather jacket is literally the only nice thing about this look.

Dela definitely did a great job.  I love the look and her face is great.  I love her pink look and the cardigan/flower combination is super smart and nails that challenge theme.

The vow ceremony is sweet but blah.  The goth couple was great though.  Brandon still sounds like he hasn’t passed 2nd grade English.  Dela’s dress is even better in the close-up.  That’s enough of this.  Time to read these ugly wimmens.

Brandon’s face is trash.  She looks undead.  But Joslyn definitely looks the best she has in weeks.  Michelle is right on with the metallic face.  The wedding dress isn’t strong though and the bodice is actually the exact same as her party look.  Brandon is “struggling with his manlihood.”

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The judges laugh at him and then he serves us yesterday’s craft services.

Rein Act looks like Tori Spelling.  The length is very Adore and David calls out what I mentioned earlier about Rein Act looking like Courtney’s mother.  Courtney tries to sell a cougar narrative, but she simply looks too good in comparison to her daughter.  This was an opportunity for her to really step out of her box.

Bianca nails the family resemblance and I love the yellow trim.  Bianca continues to quip her way to the top.

Darienne’s makeup skills continue to be off the charts.  Her groom has a lot of personality and that’s super helpful in challenges like this.  Darienne’s look is bad.  Neil calls it out for being not goth.  That wig is so horrendous.

Dela seriously killed it.  Santino actually gives a valid tip in that the sharp-winged eye that Dela does would have added more resemblance. The gown though is fabulous and she really embraced the challenge.

Adore…Adore…Adore.  Santino calls out the execution.  There are no compliments as there shouldn’t be.  It’s just terrible.  The wig looks even worse in the close up.

The judges reiterate what they’ve said already.  I’ll use this moment to talk about how dour and humorless Neil and David are.  Like even worse that Chaz Bono.  You would think they would be funny and upbeat, but it is such a downer to hear them talk.  Blah.

RuPaul: “Oh you’re such a whore.  We should, totally, go somewhere together…”

Back from commercials, Dela is safe while QUEEN BIANCA SNATCHES ANOTHER WIN!!!! GET INTO HER BEAT AND HER BANG!!!! 

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Adore is in the bottom for what has to be the single worst makeover ever.  Courtney and Darienne are safe, leaving the Foxy Joslyn in the bottom two.

Joslyn and Adore lip sync to “Think” by Aretha Franklin.  If only Latrice Royale was here!

Adore is super high energy but there’s this manic intensity that just doesn’t fit the song.  I actually hate this performance although her face play is still good.  Joslyn is good (not great), but having to lip sync is so much fabric seems foreign to her as she holds up the front of her gown for the entirety of the performance.  It’s awkward and holds her back, but her performance works better for me.

But alas, it is Adore who is saved and we have to say goodbye to my lovemuffin Joslyn.  😦 😦 :(. Her exit speech is so mature and gracious.  I just love her.

Now do I think it was Joslyn’s time?  Yes.  She is a great queen, but she needs a few more years to up her style game but she is a charismatic performer with tons of potential.  I fully expect her to make a run on All-Stars 2 with increased funds and better style because she’s way stronger than I think anyone realized.

This is also the point where Adore is either going to have to rise to the occasion or get out.  The rest of the season (barring the finale) is look-based challenges.  If she doesn’t figure out how to present herself, she really should not be in the top 3, despite having fantastic charisma and performance skills.  My gut tells me that Ru is going to keep her until the finale because of that star power, but her road is going to be much more difficult now.

I’d peg Bianca and Dela as finalists as of now, with Courtney and Adore battling for the third spot. Darienne has performed admirably. If you can ignore her bitchiness, she’s done a great job on the show. But she’s out of her depths at this point.  Bianca and Ben are funnier with better style. Adore has way more natural charisma.  Courtney has so much star power but she needs to push herself if she’s going to knock out Adore.  What she has in style and confidence, she lacks in natural spark.

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Every one is super sweet and supportive.  Blah blah blah…

Let me talk about how Darienne’s daughter is READING.

::props head on chin:: “That doesn’t mean it’s fashionable!”

Girl, I fell out. 

On Adore talking about how she can’t sew: “You gotta get your skills up!”

::Laganja voice:: COME ON, GOTH BRIDE!

We “complete” Brandon’s story line as he accepts the gays in the locker room or whatever.

In the Gold Bar, we get a message from Adore’s mom and is it’s all super sweet.  Love her! Bianca continues to be just the best at everything.  I want to be her best friend.

And that’s about it. What are your thoughts, dear readers?  Do you agree with the elimination?  Who is your winner (Bianca is the only answer).  Have a great day!

She TRIED that.

Dear Drag Ladies.

We have GOT to stop putting out music. Let just stop.

Now I am a Phi Phi O’hara fan. I am one of ….well I might be the only one. Take a look at her highlight reel.

 

 

Back to the point. While I support Phi Phi and her rudeness (Trash says I would be like her on the show…thats a lie. I’m ACTUALLY a sweet person) I can NOT AND WILL NOT STAND FOR HER MUSIC CAREER.

I can’t believe she got studio time. I can’t believe they gave her a bigger music video budget than Ciara has. I can’t believe she thinks singing is for her. AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE KICKER IS?! She has more money, fame, and success than I do. Girl lets have a sing off. RIGHT. NOW. Time to get my drag together cause this basic bitch life ain’t for me.

So on this here Wednesday, I‘m going to tell Miss Phi Phi to hang up her microphone next to Ashanti’s, Nina Sky, Blu Cantrell, and Lumidee. We are TIRED.


That is all.

 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep9 Recap

Hello, hello, helloooooooooo!

It’s time for another episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

The ladies re-enter to Laganja’s brief message.  Adore and Courtney discuss how awkward her exit and Trinity blames Bianca.  Joslyn lightens the mood by blaming Bianca for winning the challenge.  Courtney then calls Joslyn out for being the “Dida Ritz” of season 6, just floating by.  Dela calls her out for being less polished than the rest of the competition.  To the theme song!

Once we re-enter the work room, the girls get a She-mail message from Ru

Let’s pause here for a moment.  There was a lot of uproar after the Female or She-Male mini-challenge from Episode 4. This has led Logo to cut that episode from its broadcast lineup and remove the title She-mail from Ru’s opening challenge hints.  The argument being that since She-Male is a derogatory term for the trans community, its use was offensive and hurtful to their cause.  While I’m obviously not trans, I thought that game was innocent enough, used only drag queens instead actual trans women, and was named more for the rhyme rather than an out and out exercise in rudeness.  I guess in my mind, this wasn’t an intent to be offensive.  It simply was meant to be cheeky and silly.  I don’t mean that people shouldn’t be offended, but I simply think this is an overreaction on Logo’s part.  Am I being insensitive?  Let me know in the comments.

Anyway, RuPaul makes references to late-night talk shows but it is now time for the mini-challenge.  The Pit Crew comes out with 6 extra menses to play “Hung-Man!” Ru asks questions and the men slowly turn around to reveal their butts adorned with letters.   The only notable “answer” is Bianca’s response to “What Lady Bunny Has.” The challenge answers mostly had “ass” in them.  How fun!  Ben DelaCreme takes the win!

Ru then announces that the ladies need to “sissy that talk” in a talk show challenge!  The dolls are challenged to interview Chaz Bono and Georgia Holt.  Courtney’s excitement over being one degree of separation from Cher.  Joslyn tries to choose her outfit so that she isn’t read on the runway.  Let’s let Bianca tell it.

“So I notice that everyone in the room is working on their research, and I see Joslyn across the room picking out 3 ugly dresses.  Really? I thought for sure she would have worn one of her nine bikinis! This is a special event.”

Bianca >>>>>>>>

Ru enters the workroom and we see Joslyn’s opening line with far too many references to vagina (a direct call out of Alaska’s excitement from last season).

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Courtney’s question about what the judges are looking for from her.  Trinity is encouraged and excited which is so nice for her.  Ru also encourages Adore to be more prepared for challenges.  Courtney is really perceptive in how Adore shuts down when she’s not confident.

Paula Abdul is the other guest judge! Let’s skip to the actual challenge.  There’s a hint of lip sync and intro.

Adore is not good.  You can tell she’s nervous and she really doesn’t seem to be listening to any of Georgia’s answers.  “Party” is not a great response to being told about the Depression.  She also makes the same mistake she made in the comedy challenge, where she verbalizes her excuse instead of focusing on getting through it.

Bianca does a really good job utilizing her research but it comes across very short and like she’s not really listening to Chaz’s responses.  She also ran out of time before getting to ask Georgia any questions.

You can tell that Trinity is really trying to be upbeat and pull through, but she is derailed when she calls Chaz “Chad” throughout the entire interview.  She looks good though and you can tell that she’s trying to keep it light and fun.

Courtney is a rock star. She manages to make Georgia and Chaz both smile and laugh.  She also ask serious questions and manages to come across professional.  Her hair is not great.

Darienne’s interview is uncomfortable. She is trying her best to come across fun, but between the jewelry falling off, her tragic Cher impression, and her lack of chemistry with the interviewees just ruins the moment.

Dela is really good!  She puts them on the spot in a charming way and comes across prepared and likable.  Her look is a fun throwback to 70’s talk shows like the Dinah Shore Show.

Joslyn looks a little cheap and that wig is a no.  Her intro still doesn’t work although she edited it so that she doesn’t actually say vagina.  Her joke about not remembering is really good and makes Georgia and Chaz giggle.  She loses the plot with a question about Georgia going to the abortion clinic.

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Now, in Joslyn’s defense, Georgia speaks about the decision to keep Cher in her documentary and comes across relatively open about the topic.  My guess is that Joslyn thought this would be an opportunity to get to “know” Georgia and humanize the interview but it reads as tone deaf.

We skip the runway prep as RuPaul slinks down the a black gown with what appears to be a bedazzled breast cancer ribbon.  Her face is beat for Zeus though.  Ru tells Paula that she is most lip-synced artist in the herstory of the show.  The theme of the runway is “Animal Couture.”

Darienne’s dress is a completely clever take on the elephant.  I love the earrings and how the design mimics a trunk. But there is still something off about the fit on her. Beautiful makeup though.

Adore looks a mess.  Her pleather bodysuit and mask don’t fit the theme at all and her wig is not great either.

Ben DelaCreme’s fly outfit and walk is fantastic. The look is so creative and well executed.  I’m so glad she recovered.

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Bianca’s cheetah gown is really enhanced by her body paint.  It’s still the same silhouette girl, but she looks gorgeous as per usual.

Joslyn looks terrible again.  You all know that I love her but she misses the entire theme.  I’m not sure what this has to do with animals and it doesn’t stand on its own as a good costumen.

Trinity has some of the best runway work of the season.  Her bird look is serving Carnivale-realness.  I don’t love her face this time as much but it’s still a great look.

Courtney Act. 

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Back on top like a boss.  I can’t take how fabulous she is right there.  WERQ!

In the critiques, Michelle calls out Darienne’s nipples.  Adore is called out for her runway look (a panther though?) and her nerves during the challenge.  Dela gets the praise she deserves and I’m so glad she impressed Michelle.  Bianca continues to be flawless but this is the first challenge where she hasn’t really brought it.  Joslyn calls herself a “glamazonian warrior princess” which is so off-base.  She tries to cover it with a Diane Sawyer joke, but you can tell it falls flat too.  Santino actually gives a solid critique.  Michelle lets Joslyn know that her question was really uncomfortable and ill-timed.

That said, Joslyn genuinely apologizes and is praised by Georgia for the rest of her interview.  Courtney makes them laugh with a joke about handcuffs and continues to dominate this challenge.  Trinity is praised for her look but getting Chaz’s name wrong really is a huge error.

The judges deliberate and call out Darienne’s crappy Cher impression.  There’s a ton of praise for Dela and Courtney, although Michelle feels that Courtney’s energy dropped.  Chaz and Georgia disagree and are team Courtney.  The judges actually note that Bianca was professional and smart, but wasn’t able to translate her skill to the daytime TV format.  Michelle calls out Joslyn’s meaty tuck, but Paula praises her genuine apology for her misstep.

We return to the runway where Bianca and Dela are sent to safety.  Courtney Act wins! Totally deserved.  Darienne is sent to safety.  Adore is put into the bottom two.  Trinity’s runway is praised but her talk show dismissed.  Joslyn looked terrible on the runway but put her foot in her mouth during the interview.  She is sent to safety leaving Trinity in the bottom two.

Adore and Trinity lip sync to Vibeology by Paula Abdul.  Trinity is completely sensual and hits every beat.  Adore is high energy and really animates her face.  Loved her cartwheel and that random butt slam move.  When the girl start to interact, the lip sync heats up and it really is a toss up between the girls.  I love their salsa.  Such a good lip sync.

Adore is saved over Trinity, most likely since this was her first lipsync.  Ru also obviously wants to see more of her.Trinity gives a genuine, heart warming speech that is so mature and professional.  She is awesome.  I’m glad that she got to go out on such a positive note.

Now I know that Class and a lot of other people thought Joslyn should have been in the bottom and sent home.  While I think it was neck and neck between her, Adore, and Trinity, from the editing of the show you can tell that Georgia actually liked her up until the needle scratch moment.  That plus her apology seem to have saved her.  And obviously Adore was going to have to lip sync in front of her former American Idol judge.  That said, there’s definitely a target on Joslyn’s back now.

In Untucked, Joslyn talks about her mistake.  Darienne is finally called out for being an evil bitch.  Adore is nervous.  Not too eventful, but entertaining.

What did you all think?  Did Ru make the right decision sending Trinity home?  How much did Courtney Act slay?  Who are your top 3??  Leave us a comment!

 

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep8 Recap

Just a warning, this post is about how much I love Bianca del Rio.  If you don’t agree, stay mad!

When we return to the workroom after the non-elimination, Dela is crying with happiness that she survived the lip sync.  Ooh, Courtney straight up says she would have rioted if she was sent home.  SO WOULD I!  Back on the Courtney train.

Laganja looks for congratulations.  Whatever girl.  Laganja then tries to read Adore’s outfit as though her shitty lingerie, long crotch panties and bulky shoes are the reason they won.

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Darienne checks in with Joslyn, who is really hurt by Courtney’s comments.  Courtney comes over and apologizes but Joslyn explains herself well.  Courtney is unable to be genuine in her offer to help but that’s mostly because of the position she’s in.  Take the help, Foxy!  You can do it!

We’re back and Bianca is so over Laganja (like we all are!).

 

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And that Non-Smoking sign headpiece is stupid.

SheMail has a reference to “Doing You” and not being funny.  Ru comes in and has the queens lip sync and lying on their back with drag on their chins!  That’s funny!

Adore’s eye falls off much to my delight.  Joslyn then says that Trinity’s chin looks like Vivacious because she’s hilarious.  She then wins the challenge!!!

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From the brief clips we saw, she did really well. So happy for her!

The main challenge is a comedy show!  #DragQueensOfComedy.  This is the same challenge from Season 3 where Shangela debuted Laquifa.  Joslyn’s advantage is to order the queens.  Let’s just get to the part where Bianca is better than everyone!

Bianca is beaming, you can tell she’s ready to slay.  She then calls our Courtney for being the shady bitch she is.  Oh no, she better don’t!

Dela is talking to herself and it’s a little strange.  Darienne continues to be bitchy and unpleasant.

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Joslyn is funny but she’s not exactly great at canned humor.  I’m worried since her Jumbo Shrimp line doesn’t land at all.  There is a lot more reading of Laganja as she randomly sits under the table to prepare her routine.

Ru is hear to stress the queens out give advice. Bianca continues to be the greatest. I present her interaction with Ru in full.

Ru: In the past, you’ve actually helped a lot of the queens in this competition.  Who’s helping you out here?

Bianca: Well, they are all helping me out by being horrible and making me look better. And I’m not just a nasty bitch, I will help you pack to go home!  I mean you don’t even have to fold some of the shit they’re wearing

!  You just toss it in Bag #5 and go, bitch!

::Ru & Trash double over with laughter::

BIANCA DEL SLAYO IS FLAWLESS.

Trinity is nervous because she doesn’t have any jokes.  She doesn’t seem to be able to show her chops until the spotlight is on.  You can tell that Ru really sees potential in her.

Ru then announces that a senior citizens group is going to be front and center.  Keep it classy, yall!

Joslyn announces the order as such:

Darienne Lake
Courtney Act
Adore Delano
Ben Delacreme
Laganja Estranga
Trinity K Bonet
Joslyn Fox
Bianca Del Rio.

Oops, should have kept your mouth shut Courtney!  We learn a bit more about Joslyn’s grandfather and her life.  Awww!  I love her and you can see that Courtney is trying to mend fences.

Bianca on Darienne: My worst nightmare is sitting next to you!

Adore then calls her evil nice which is why she’s the greatest.  Time for some comedy!

Ru looks fabulous but I liked the look from the other episode more.  Our guest judges are Bruce Vilanch (yay!) and Kinston’s very own Jamie Pressly!!! Love it!

Darienne is tasked with opening the show and lands a joke about being single.  She’s great and kills it with a Hoarders joke.

Her best line: At the gym, I’m like a ninja.  You will never see me there!

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Werq Darienne!  If she would just stop acting out towards Dela, we can get this relationship back on course.

Courtney Act gets a good joke in about Idaho and twists shrimp on the barby into a great gag.

Best Line: I want to look fishy, not smell fishy!

The song doesn’t work as much as she wants though.

Adore Delano is here and has a tiny sombrero.  I can’t resist tiny hats so she’s already ahead.

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She curses a bit too much and when jokes miss, she doesn’t know how to recover.

Best Line: She has a fake ass and a fake hip.  But I’m sure the ass came first and broke the hip!

Ben DelaCreme is doing her best but doesn’t tell any real jokes.  They cut to a lady who continues her knitting.

Dave from last season’s makeover challenge (Oh I see you!  You can’t fool me, show!) is there and heckles poor Dela.  I get that this is a live audience challenge, but damn!  That’s cold blooded.  Poor thing, you can tell she’s hurt by it immediately and cuts her act short.

Best Line: It is a moist area, but it’s my moist area.

Laganja Estranga is there and makes jokes about being gay in Texas.  She then does an entire routine about weed and says that Valencia is dry like a vagina.

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Best Line: I’m Laganja…

Eek.  That was so uncomfortable.

Trinity is here!  And she starts out well.  She makes a joke about being black and already having stolen their purses.

Best Line: Oh, how I got full many nights from the roast beef on page 27!  But something really unfortunate happened, my sister caught an ear infection and starved to death.

Come on Trinity!!!!  She did so well!  I actually laughed.  And she brought it! She then gives us a wig snatch!

Joslyn Fox makes an ADHD joke and looks beautiful.  She tries to make a joke about Ru being the same person which misses.  Poor thing.

Best Line: Ooh, a rhinestone!

And now!!!!!

Bianca Del Rio is here to be flawless and amazing.  She seriously brings the house down.

She opens with a slew of old people jokes calling them the cast of Cocoon and trying to get a ladies attention, blaming it on Pearl Harbor.

Best Line: My mother is Cuban and my father is Honduran, so I have a large dick, no credit, and tendency to take things that don’t belong to me!

She then shits on Adore’s Mexican jokes saying that her first words, “Housekeeping!” She then calls out someone in the audience (Dave from last season again) for wearing horizontal stripes.

Best Line: “Not a good look in your third trimester!”

She then transitions to the judges saying the line we’ve heard all season.

Best Line: I will show versatility when Santino wins a sewing competition and Visage wears a turtleneck!  You hear me?!

She wraps up saying she’s going to put fresh tennis balls on every walker in the place!

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We return to the judges critiques.  I’ll include my assessment of their looks here since there was no real runway.

Darienne Lake killed it and she knows it.  Her dress is pretty-ish but we’ve seen that wig before and it’s not styled so hot here.

Courtney Act is told that she did just okay.  Michelle agrees with me that the song wasn’t great. Bruce notices that it was a canny move since she’s not a comedian.  I like the look, pretty but with a bit of edge.

Adore Delano is praised for her character and charm.  But Michelle didn’t like the cursing which is something I noticed it.  Ru reminds her that she has talent and that charm isn’t bad.  She looks ridiculous, but again there’s a tiny hat so I’m okay with it.  The wig is trash.

Santino is bored with Dela’s costumes and Michelle tells her that it was not how she wanted her to respond to the criticism.  Jamie tells her that the jokes were intelligent but she didn’t give the audience a chance to laugh.

Laganja is straight up told she’s not funny.  Michelle then actually gets it right, saying that Laganja needs to drop the “Okaaaaays” and relax.  Laganja then attempts to defend her look and performance.  Ru then sets her straight and lets her know that she is not going to steer her wrong.  And I quote, “Not for no G*d damned tv show!”

LET. HER. KNOW. RU!

Anyways, Laganja looks like a gay clown.  It’s not cute.

Trinity is praised.  You can see how proud Michelle, Ru, and Bianca are.  Ru calls her out for having that defeated energy but talks about talking herself off that ledge.  Trinity then accepts the compliment and you can tell she genuinely feels proud of her accomplishment.  She looks amazing in a fitted cheongsam style dress.

Joslyn Fox is critiqued for placing herself right before  Bianca.  Michelle calls her a comedy terrorist.  They rightly praise her ADD joke which was really good.  I love her look tonight.  It’s naked without being as obvious.

Bianca is so clearly the winner.  They praise her timing, her comedy, her skills, her everything! Love the 60’s throwback look and the ponytail.

During judging, it clearly shakes out like this:

Top: Bianca, Darienne, Trinity
Safe: Courtney, Adore
Bottom: Dela, Laganja, Joslyn

Jamie talks about how she wants Bianca to rip on her.  I do too!!!!

::pulls on Team Bianca tshirt::

When we come back, Darienne and Trinity are sent to safety.  Bianca wins!!!!!!

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I mean, duh!  Who else?

Courtney, Adore, and Dela are sent to safety.

Laganja and Joslyn fall into the bottom two.  OH NOOOOOOOOOOO!  I need her to bring it so we can send Laganja home.

The song is Stupid Girls by Pink who you all know I love since I posted this.  Laganja rips off her wig because she’s dumb.  Joslyn SLAYS IT.  KILLS IT.  NAILS IT TO THE WALL.

She even matches Laganja’s split and serves up all the sass a Pink song requires!

YES! MA’AM!

Joslyn is sent to safety because she’s spectacular!  Laganja is told to own her star power, but she has to go.

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Don’t let the door hit ya!

Now onto Untucked!

Umm…not going to detail this one.  Laganja is obnoxious.  And the girls seem to offer genuine critique.  Trinity and Joslyn definitely get in effective and friendly advice.  Even Darienne acts in a humane way.

Joslyn gets a message from her boo-thing and puppy!  Aww so sweet!

Adore makes excuses, which we all know.  Bianca comes a bit out of pocket when she calls out Laganja for her tears and whatnot.  She’s saying that Laganja is acting and not being herself.  Ooh, Bianca you should have let that one stay inside.  Not because she’s wrong, but because this is not the time for that.

Oh well, Laganja is all “people are evil” and “you all hate my guts” and blah blah blah…

No one cares and we all know how it ended.

Bye girl!

Anyways, I’m excited for next week.  The comedy show was better than the cosmetic ads and I want all these girls to step it up!

How do you all feel about this episode?  Who do you want to see in the top three?  Let us know on Twitter or down in the comments.  Love ya!