Let’s Discuss Tonight’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Finale
Hey squirrelfriends! It’s time for that moment we’ve all been waiting for: the season finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” What started with 14 queens has been whittled down via fierce competition and lip syncs to the top three. And tonight, Ru will crown either Violet Chachki, Ginger Minj, or Pearl as America’s Next Drag Superstar.
And to be honest, the title can go to any of them. Yet only one, will reign supreme. But first, let’s take a look back at some of the standout challenges.
For those not in the know, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” works like pretty much any reality TV competition show. Start with a gaggle of glam gals, put them through the wringer via wild and fabulous challenges, require them to don amazing costumes and drag for a weekly runway show, and then make the bottom two queens lip sync for their lives before one of them gets sent home. Each season Ru comes up with some pretty incredible challenges for her girls and season seven was no exception. A standout challenge for me was the John Waters one, where the queens had to recreate famous scenes from iconic John Waters’ films with the added bonus of turning them into musical bits. John Waters himself was one of the judges and all the queens pretty much bowed down before him, as they should.
The Cha Cha Heels skit was one of my favs, and shows just why queen Katya should have found her way to the top 3. Alas, she was cut way too early in my opinion.
The other standout was the Prancing Queens challenge, where the queens dressed up in half-woman, half-man drag and danced to a mashup of musical genres with a partner. Again, Katya killed it (with some help by Violet Chachki), and yet still she didn’t even make it to the top four. Can you sense my bitterness?
Since Katya’s no longer in the running, let’s take a look at who the top three are, and see which one has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.
Violet Chachki: This queen has a cinched waist that will make you pass out (18-19″!!), has never been in the bottom two, and gave us all a gag worthy moment during the first challenge when she whipped out this:
However, despite her high fashion and glamour, Violet is young, and it shows. She came off a bit shady at the start, and only really warmed up to the other girls toward the end of the season. The 22-year-old also isn’t well versed (yet!) when it comes to acting or comedy challenges. Violet’s strengths are her ability to put together a fierce look, but in a competition that celebrates queens that can put on a show, is that enough to win it all?
Ginger Minj: Once Katya said dosvedanya, I became all about #TeamGinger. Ginger is a classic queen, able to bring glamour, attitude, and comedy all in one petite package. The self-proclaimed “glamour toad” also has a razor sharp tongue and read the other queens every chance she got.
Some might call her a bit too competitive, but it’s a freaking competition, what do they expect? Ginger has won a bunch of challenges and is hungry for the crown, but will her experience and desire see her through to become top toad?
Pearl: Pearl wins just for coming up with the term “Flazéda,” when she was trying to describe the laidback attitude she has. But it’s that same attitude that almost got her sent packing more than once.
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It’s a good thing she makes such a cute boy, because I don’t know of anyone else who could talk back like that to Mama Ru and get away with it. With her laidback Janice the Muppet attitude (and eyes), Pearl might just slip through to calmly be crowned the queen.
In the end, for me, it’s #TeamGinger all the way. Girl slayed most of the challenges, is super consistent and hilarious, and can read you like the last book in the library. Who do you think will win? #Team Ginger? #Team Violet? #TeamPearl?
Tune in to LogoTV tonight at 9 p.m. EST to find out!