Tens, tens, tens, across the board! The slogan for Rupaul’s Drag Race Season…You guessed it 10!
Last night on March 22nd we were introduced the season 10 queens. And can I just say, the competition this year is FIRE!!
For those of you who missed the episode or can’t really watch it, I’m here to give you a breakdown of Episode 1: Tens across the board.
Alright, let’s get to WERK Henny:
For starters, we can notice a complete change in the workroom, the walls are now pink and updated with anew pictures of the woman herself, RuPaul. After getting over this glorious introduction, let’s meet the queens:
Now usually I’m like so-so with the entrances made by each queen but every queen was on point this season, we had dad jokes, we had one liners, we really got to see their personality shine through on this first episode, which I believe is different than other seasons.
Moving on, After all the queens arrived they are thrust into their first mini challenge, which consists of past queens from earlier seasons, Detox, Jinx, Cameron McMichaes, Katya, and amny more were at the stage for the challenge. Now what was the challenge? Once Eureka O’Hara steps out we find the answer. The new set of queens must perform on the runway in front of the past queens, basically the point was to stand out, which I think is a great icebreaker for the new queens. Each of the season 10 girls perform and the winner is Chosen: Monet X Change. I thought she was good, but not the best. Though she does give me a Bob the Drag Queen vibe. One I’ll be keeping my eye on this season.
Now it’t time to de-drag, and what do you know, but everyone is thirsting over Kameron Michaels. I mean I can’t really blame them, form the neck tattoo to the six-pack abs, he isn’t bad to look at all, but, I digress.
Continuing on after everyone fantasized about Kameron, the girls were assigned with their maxi-challenge. Which is Drag on a dime. Sound familiar? That’s because it is! It’s a throwback to the very first episode ever filmed. The point of the challenge is to make an outfit, out of junk bought from the 99 cent store. Now sure it may seem easy at first but getting the right materials may be hard.
Getting ready for the challenge, we can see that Aquaria and Miz Cracker, have some beef, mainly because they look so similar, and it doesn’t help that they are drawing on the same brows…DUN DUN DUN! Do we think there will be another blow out this season between the two queens?? I quite frankly Like them both, and don’t see a problem, If they ever have to do a twinning challenge, hopefully they get paired together.
Now it’s time to take it to the runway. To the runway. Holy crap, all of these outfits look amazing, well all but three of them. But, it’s the first episode and not everyone is great at sewing or creating.
Let’s get to the bottoms and tops of the week. The six queens who chosen were Miz Cracker, Blair St. Clair, and Mayhem Miller (Tops) and the bottoms, Dust Bottoms, Kalorie, and Vanessa. After carefully deliberating with the judges on the panel Ru chose Mayhem Miller as the winner of the challenge. (I kind of disagree but, it’s not my show.” Anyways, then the bottom two were picked to lip sync for their lives. The bottom two queens were, Kalorie and Vanessa. Which I completely agree with. Both outfits looked cheap and monotone. (I do give them credit though, because I couldn’t do what they can do.)
The song they lip synced to tonight was “Ain’t no other man” performed by none other than Christina Aguilera, who came out as a special guest judge, when Ru said, I’m bringing back another queen. Shocker!
So the song was sung and the queens performed, and one clearly out did the other, and when I say that I mean Kalorie, outshone Vanessa which meant that Vanessa was the first to Sashay away.
My thoughts on the episode, and the queens. I think these are my favorite queens to step into the limelight, and I believe they each have a special talent. My favorite queen of this episode would have to be Miz Cracker. She was my top pick of the week.
Let me know what you think about the show so far, and who you want to win!!