Hold on to your wigs hunties, the best reality show on television is back! Who will have the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent to take home this season’s top prize? Time to check out this year’s queens:
The ladies, in order of workroom appearance, with my brief thoughts on their debut outfits.
Detox. Love her bumblebee corset look and feathered headpiece.
Roxxy Andrews. Pageant queen.
Jade Jolie (FROM GAINESVILLE, GO GATORS!!!). I want to like her but she’s looking a little cray. She looks and sounds like a lady out of drag too, which is a bit disorienting.
Serena ChaCha (from Tallahassee iiiiicccck). Self-described “Fine Art Drag”
Alyssa Edwards. Self-described “The Vanessa Williams of Drag.”
Jinx Monsoon. This season’s Tammi Brown, no question.
Penny Tration. Token big girl–and the People’s Choice Winner in the online voting.
Vivienne Penay, Dita von Teese drag. Also a little Jujube. Love her look though.
Alaska. Sharon Needles’ boyfriend, yeah! She came in wearing a horse mask, also, and is wearing trashbag couture.
Honey Mahogany. Busted.
Ivy Winters. Wearing garbage. Used to work as a clown. Still does.
Monica Beverly Hills. Dita Ritz? Is that you?
Lineysha Sparx. A PR queen, wearing a goooorgeous yellow sculptural thingamajigger.
Coco Montrese. In leopard print. She and Alyssa Edwards have some history involving not speaking in two years, a pageant tore their friendship apart. This is going to be fantastic.
Fourteen girls enter, only one will win. I can’t wait!
Mike Ruiz is on hand for the girls’ first photoshoot–an underwater glamour shot. Serve fish, Mike says. So clever. The girls have to look glam and fab as the water destroys their wigs, this is joyful. Jade Jolie says she was giving Helen Keller drowning realness. Detox gets a GREAT shot. Jinx Monsoon can’t swim, loses her contacts. These photoshoots are engineered for maximum queen humiliation and this one, of course, does not disappoint. Also, Alaska quits the photoshoot? Whoa. I figured a theme this season would be: “Can Alaska fill Sharon’s giant shoes?” I just figured that it would develop a bit later on, not this early in the show.
Hahaha, Jinx just described herself as Seattle’s premiere Jewish narcoleptic drag queen, oh she’s going to be entertaining. Anyways, Detox wins the photoshoot challenge–unsurprising, her photo was great! Drowning bumblebee in paradise!