Even a queen pandemic cannot hold down a good slump. After months of anticipation, the next set of contestants entered the Werk Chamber, but not without a turn from RuPaul and the judging panel. Here is our Ru-cap of the latest episode of Drag race.
[This article contains major spoilers from the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13. Read at your own risk!]
Fans meet Kandy Muse and Joey Jay
This is a new time for this fact series. The first queen to walk into the Werk Chamber is Kandy Muse, who was a member of Haus of Aja in New York City and there are no doubts about pouring the family tea. Afterwards, Joey Jay, a part-time sled player for full-time “lip-sync assassin” sashays, entered the room.
The two get to know each other but the sound of “e-mail” stops them. It can’t be time to get to the mainstream already … can it? RuPaul welcomes them to the runway and then splits the twist for this season, they do lip-syncing in pairs before the start of the first challenge, causing some of the competitors going away.
As Kandy Muse says – she just met the judges and this is crazy. Both queens are very active in their lip syncs to “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, but in the end, Joey Jay gets “the Pork.” ”
Are the ‘pork’ queens cut off?
Denali is frozen, spicy, and a little dicey, walking into the Werk Room with ice skates on it. LaLa Ri is next, glamorous, but Denali thinks her looks are kind of basic. The duo go to the runway and lipync to “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls, Denali continues to wear her ice skates throughout the performance. The winner is LaLa Ri.
When Denali leaves the runway, she sees Joey Jay sitting in the Uninspected space, surrounded by portraits of the originally deposed queens. They still don’t know what’s going on, but they’ll find out later, they lead.
Symone walks into the next object, covered in polaroids and exploded with confidence, followed by Tamisha Iman. Tamisha shares that she is a pageant queen and a mother of drag descendants. Both are called mainstream. After Tamisha opened up about colon cancer, she and Symone lipsync to “The Pleasure Principle” with Janet Jackson.
Symone gets the “shante” and Tamisha joins the other exiled queens. Denali says she doesn’t think it’s the end. Joey Jay agrees, saying no RuPaul Draw Race without twist. Tamisha is still very brash. They were deleted for a reason!
Gottmik enters the Werk Room, saying she is inspired by artists and shares her love for proper drawing before she loses a shoe. (She’s also a transgender man, first come first served Drag race herstory.)
Utica Queen enters the Werk Chamber next, announcing that she is ready to be a strange and funny queen. They’re going mainstream and lip-sync to “Rumors” by Lindsay Lohan. Gottmik wins the lipync, meaning Utica gets the “Pork Chop.”
Fans meet more ‘Drag Race’ competitors
Rosé enters the Werk Room with a “missing” tooth, declaring that she is an actress, singer and dancer. Olivia Lux enters, lighting up the room as soon as she walks inside. The two know each other from New York, but Rosé is surprised that Olivia is there. she is just began to draw.
Both lipync to “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Ellie King and after being “one with the music,” the winner is Olivia Lux. Rosé sashays away and is very upset while doing so. The spectators then return to the Werk Room, where Tina Burner displays a firefighter-inspired costume. She’s a dress queen, she’s big and in charge, and she’s ready to set the tournament on fire.
Kahmora Hall, the self-published Barbie doll of the season enters, followed by “The Housewife with Mystery,” Elliott with 2 Ts. Kahmora casts a little shadow over their suits when the “email” stops them.
The trio introduce themselves to the judges and then lip-sync with the Moulin Rouge version of “Lady Marmalade.” Tina Burner gets the “shante.” That means Kahmora and Elliott going back on stage and meeting the other “pork” queens, who wonder what the winning queens are doing.
They all hang out in the Werk Room, celebrating with drinks. The queens of New York are shocked to hear that Rosé is here and has lost lipync. Well, they have no clue if she is still here.
The “pork” queens then receive a message from RuPaul. She wishes them safe travel. In fact, RuPaul will bring it back. They only have a chance to return to the competition if they vote to give the cop to one queen.
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