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Drag Race Winner Violet Chachki Wants More Queer Visibility in Mainstream Fashion

Violet Chachki—burlesque bombshell, corset queen and champion of Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race—has one thing to say about the fashion industry and its long-held conviction of gender binary representation: the LGBTQ+ community should also be visible.

In today’s society where the straights are slowly becoming the minority as people are beginning to realize that gender is a fluid concept, mainstream fashion has a lot of reorienting to do given its ingrained beliefs on sexuality and attraction. Chachki, who recently starred in Prada’s Neon Dream ad campaign, says it is important, if not imperative, for big brands to allow queer artists space in the mainstream sphere.

“It’s really great to see that brands are recognizing what it means to be a queer artist these days, how that looks politically, [and letting me] take up space as a queer person. Especially now, it’s more important to have visibility in mainstream brands and marketing,” she told Out magazine.

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Chachki has also modeled and walked for Moschino this year in Milan, sporting a “tandem tux” by Jeremy Scott. In an interview with Vogue, Chachki shared similar sentiments on queer visibility in the fashion industry and what it was like to walk for Moschino. “To me that’s what the show was—strength! It’s very important to have visual representation, to show that queers are important, queers are powerful, queers are beautiful, queers are valid, and you can’t erase us,” she said.

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‘Drag Race’ Finale: A Queen Is Crowned After One Finalist’s Epic Fail

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the finale episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

After a season of Vanjie chants and Vixen rants, the historic 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has officially come to an end. And in an edge-of-your-seat finale, RuPaul crowned New York queen Aquaria as America’s Next Drag Superstar.

The final episode used the same format that Ru originated in Season 9, which found the final four contestants lip-syncing against each other in one final showdown for the crown.

Asia, Aquaria, Eureka, and Kameron came out in new costumes to spin the wheel to decide who would perform first, and one thing was suddenly certain — these queens had some reveals planned. (Aquaria was literally in a giant silver bag with no arms showing, so no extra points for surprising us.)

The first queens to face off were Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara, performing to Janet Jackson’s “Nasty.” While Kameron’s reveal involved taking off her robe to show off a skimpy bodysuit, Asia put in a little more creativity. The queen had butterflies hidden in her outfit, unleashing them throughout the song. Unfortunately, it went terribly, terribly wrong.

Every time she took off a piece of her outfit to set the butterflies free, they didn’t fly away. Instead, they simply fell to the ground. And the audience noticed. A shot of Monique Heart staring at the stage in horror said it all.

At that moment, Asia’s dreams of becoming the winner of Season 10 crashed to the ground harder than those butterflies. And that meant Kameron Michaels continued to be the surprise lip-sync assassin of the season, as she moved to the finale.

Next, we had Aquaria and Eureka lip syncing to Janet Jackson’s “If.” Aquaria’s reveal came immediately, when she took off her silver pouch and revealed a bodysuit made of spikes. Not sure what the point of the reveal was since it happened so instantly, was so obviously going to happen, and nothing exciting appeared. But, okay!

Meanwhile, Eureka took off her wig and had two different costumes underneath her original outfit. It was all fun, but the sad thing is, none of the reveals or performances came close to the shock and awe of  Sasha Velour‘s rose petal reveal from last season, except for Asia’s butterfly concept. Except it didn’t work.

As for their performance, Aquaria and Eureka both equally turned the party, so it was completely unclear who the winner would be. But Ru clearly agreed, announcing, “Shantay, you both stay!” They both deserved it, but this must have made things sting even more for Asia.

Before the final lip sync, Ru announced that it was time to reveal the winner of Miss Congeniality. But because of some hacker interference in the fan voting process, she decided to have the other queens of Season 10 vote instead. I was just telling everyone who would listen that this is the way it should be done because it’s the only way to avoid a “fan favorite” winner, and only the queens really know who was the most congenial behind the scenes.

Luckily, Ru listened to my thoughts and announced that the queens voted for Monét X Change to be crowned Miss Congeniality. This was no surprise to me, as every queen I asked on the red carpet said Monét deserved the title. Congrats, Sponge Queen!

But the good cheer quickly dissipated and things got serious as it became time for the final three-way lip sync, set to the sounds of Jessie J’s “Bang, Bang.”

Aquaria instantly set off sparklers as the song began (she clearly has a hard time building up to a surprise), and the rest was a chaotic scene of splits and death drops. But it was clear that all the girls brought everything they had.

But only one could walk away with the crown. And so, RuPaul announced that Aquaria was the official winner of Season 10. Which means Eureka and Kameron were runners-up, and Asia was left behind in fourth place.

With All Stars 3 leading right into Season 10 earlier this year, we’ve spent a lot of time together over the last few months discussing our Drag Race obsession. But all good things must come to an end. Don’t worry, though, we’ll be here next year when Season 11 debuts (hopefully with Miss Vanjie as a contestant). But for now, are you happy with the results of tonight’s finale? Sound off on Twitter and let us know!

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale: FANDOM Staff Predict the Winner

The time has come … to crown a winner for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10.

Four queens remain: Kameron Michaels, the bodybuilder Barbie doll; Eureka O’Hara, the comeback contestant; Aquaria, the fierce young fashionista; and Asia O’Hara, the pageant pro.

Four FANDOM editorial staffers (and self-proclaimed Drag Race superfans) offer up their predictions ahead of Thursday’s Season 10 finale. We predict who we think will win and who we think should win!

Adam Salandra, Entertainment Editor


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

Who I want to win: Eureka

Critics of Eureka complain that she’s too loud and in your face, but that’s exactly why the Elephant Queen gets my vote for the winner of Season 10. I want to crown a contestant who can be an ambassador for the Drag Race brand, and Eureka is smart and articulate enough to handle the task. I was a big fan when she first appeared on Season 9, but it’s when I saw her at DragCon in 2017 that I fully realized the power of her charisma. Eureka was in a panel called Drag in the Time of Trump with Alaska and Bob the Drag Queen, two previous Drag Race winners who truly know how to command a stage. But Eureka didn’t fade into the background, nor did she stream roll the conversation. Instead, she spoke at the right times, infusing her talking points with the perfect blend of intelligence and humor. This was further confirmed for me after having the opportunity to interview the final four Season 10 queens at the finale red carpet. While each contestant was interesting to talk to, it was Eureka who brought the most life to the room. Her personality is fun, she brings awareness to body positivity, she can act, dance, perform, and turn out “proportionized” looks. And that’s why I support the #DoubleChinForTheWin.

Who Will Win: Aquaria

Aquaria has had a steady upward rise throughout Season 10, showcasing more and more talents as each episode progressed. She’s the queen with the most main-challenge wins heading into the finale, including her surprising Snatch Game win for her portrayal of Melania Trump. Who knew she’d be the surprise comedy queen of the season? Aquaria entered the workroom as a look queen and we all knew that was where her talents were strongest. RuPaul even declared that Aquaria is in the top five of all the fashion queens throughout the 10-year history of the show. But at the start of the season, her personality seemed lifeless and she struggled to speak coherently. She proved several times as the season progressed, however, that she knows how to make us laugh, and by the time the last episode came around, she was eloquently speaking to RuPaul and the other queens. She added growth on top of the talents she already brought into the competition on day one, so as long as she slays her final lip sync, the crown is hers to lose.

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

Who I want to win: Aquaria

Aquaria. Aquaria. Aquaria. This queen hugged the curves, took hairpin turns, and drove her ass all the way to the top. At the beginning of the season, my eyes were firmly fixed on Miz Cracker, with hardly a glance at her tween doppelganger. Aquaria seemed like she might just be an entitled, arrogant millennial. How wrong I was! By season’s end, she was serving us magnetic, cocksure 20-something. It’s exactly that kind of heavy lifting that Aquaria makes look so darn effortless. As if that weren’t enough, Aquaria won the most challenges this season and never landed in the bottom two. That, dear friends, is the pedigree of a worthy champion (see Sasha Velour) who took the game and worked it until the handle fell off, hunty. Brava.

Who Will Win: Aquaria

Without a doubt, Kameron Michaels will be heading back to Music City empty-handed. She sure was nice enough but, outside of delivering electrifying lip sync performances that crushed the dreams of three fellow competitors, Kameron failed to make much of an impact over the course of the season. Asia O’Hara is consistent with her runway looks and possesses a sparkling white, marshmallow-y smile that complements her lived-in pageant persona. The other queens seemed to truly value her counsel, but her assertion that Miz Cracker wasn’t a star left a bitter, acrid taste in my mouth. Her epic fails in Snatch Game and the old-age drag challenge don’t do her any favors, either. Eureka also delivered consistent runway looks that either met or exceeded the challenge requirements. Her bubbly personality and caring nature endeared her to many, and she wore not only the mantle of redemption; she also was the first serious big/plus-size queen championship contender. She strategically deployed both to garner favor at just the right moments. When adding all the aforementioned analyses to our Aquaria analysis, it seems as though it comes down to one question: Will RuPaul crown a seasoned, time-tested pageant queen? An everywoman, zaftig comedy queen? Or a lean, hungry queen with a razor-sharp eye for fashion? My money’s on Aquaria this season (c’mon, RuPaul even likened her to good ol’ Madge herself), not just for the reasons outlined above, but simply because this fierce millennial can’t even conceive of a world in which she isn’t the Champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten. And that’s what makes her a winner, baby.

Drew Dietsch, Entertainment Editor


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Who I want to win: Kameron Michaels

Say what?!? Yes, the silent but deadly queen has somehow managed to keep herself in the running all the way up to the end. And her performance and look in the penultimate competition was truly stunning. I love an underdog and Kameron Michaels could very well be Drag Race’s most surprising underdog of all time. Plus, if Kameron won, the fans would go absolutely nuts and I live for such drama. Some Drag Race fans just want to watch the world burn.

Who will win: Aquaria

It would be shocking to see anyone but Aquaria take the crown this season. She has consistently delivered stunning looks on the runway — RuPaul even said her evil twin outfit was one of the top five runway looks in the history of the show — and she can claim the most wins for the Season 10 maxi-challenges. Her ability to surprise the judges and the audience puts her in the prime spot for superstardom. As long as she doesn’t end up being a total bomb at her lip sync showdowns, this is her crown to lose.

Lawrence Yee, Editor in Chief


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

Who I want to win: Eureka O’Hara

All signs point to an Aquaria-Eureka top two. It really comes to perfection versus perseverance. Aquaria has served creative looks week after week and has a polish that belies her age. But at 21, has she had the same experience and life struggles as Eureka — enough to be relatable to fans of all ages?

After watching her over 1.5 seasons and attending her panels at DragCon, Eureka has studied the performance and political side of drag. And for that, she gets my vote over Aquaria.

Who will win: Eureka O’Hara

Aquaria is formidable competition, but I think Eureka will snatch the crown in the end. RuPaul has yet to crown a “big girl” winner and Eureka has the whole “rudemption” arc, having been forced to leave last season due to injury.

Eureka has overcome confidence and body image issues; personal growth that RuPaul looks for in her champions. Aquaria has confidence in spades. She’s a stunning look queen, and I’m just not sure Ru will crown two in a row (following Sasha Velour).

Who do you think will win? Miss Vanjie?

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10 ‘Drag Race’ Queens We Need To See On ‘All Stars 4’

We’re one week away from crowning the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. But after getting two seasons back-to-back, we’re about to go through some major Drag Race withdrawals. The best cure for our post-Ru blues, though, is to simply look to the future in anticipation and excitement. And what better way than to predict which queens will bless our screens when they return for All Stars 4.

We’re naturally hoping the fourth season of the fan-favorite franchise is a little more All Stars 2 (one of the best seasons of Drag Race of all time) and a little less All Stars 3 (#JusticeForShangela). So we’ve taken the liberty of combining a list of the 10 queens we need to see enter the workroom doors once more in order to make it the best All Stars season yet. (Editor’s Note: Miss Vanjie must return for Season 11, so the iconic queen will not appear on this list. But she’s always walking backward through our hearts.)

Kim Chi


Kim Chi

Season: 8 (Runner-Up)
Reason: Kim Chi may not have been the best dancer or actress — in fact, she could barely walk in heels — but the Korean queen made it all the way to the finale anyway. And that’s because she turned out some of the best looks that the show has ever seen. Kim also has a great sense of humor, which popped up a few times during Season 8, but has since found a place to truly shine on social media. Her unique looks and loveable personality already make her worthy of a crown, and if she has improved in other areas, she could truly chop suey the competition once and for all.
Chances of Appearing: High. She’s popular in the Drag Race fandom and has no reason to turn down the higher booking fees that come with an All Stars appearance.

Latrice Royale


Latrice Royale

Season: 4 (4th Place/Miss Congeniality), All Stars (7th/8th)
Reason: This is a dark thought, but there’s a chance that newer members of the Drag Race fandom don’t know who Latrice is, and that is not the kind of world I want to live in. Latrice is one of the most beloved queens in the history of the series, and she has the title of Miss Congeniality to prove it. But at this point, Season 4 was over six years ago and her appearance on the original All Stars was cut far too short. The children need to know the magic of the large and in charge, chunky yet funky queen and she deserves to appear in a season of All Stars that doesn’t pair the queens up for the entire season.
Chances of Appearing: Low. Sadly, producers are likely to cast queens who never appeared on an All Stars. But if Season 1 winner Bebe Zahara Benet can return, surely we can recycle an All Stars Season 1 queen as well.

Miz Cracker


Miz Cracker on 'Drag Race'

Season: 10 (5th Place)
Reason: A huge fan favorite throughout Season 10, fans were less than pleased when Miz Cracker was forced to sashay away right before making it into the final four. But the second she was eliminated, viewers eased their broken hearts by campaigning for her to appear on the next iteration of All Stars. The Jewish Barbie on bath salts seemed like a frontrunner from day one of Season 10, but her penchant for overthinking eventually got her into trouble. If she’s learned from her mistakes after watching herself on the show, she’s easily a contender for the crown.
Chances of Appearing: High. If Season 10 is included in the next round of All Stars, then Cracker needs to be a part of it.

Ongina


Ongina

Season: 1 (5th Place)
Reason: There seems to be at least one queen from the early years of Drag Race on every season of All Stars, and Ongina is the contestant that fans have been calling for. The Filipino queen made history when she came out as HIV-positive in an emotional episode of Season 1, but her talent extends far beyond her diagnosis. Ongina is known for her fashionable looks and for being the first queen to walk the runway without a wig. (Sorry, Sasha.) It’s time for new fans of the series to get to know the beloved bald queen.
Chances of Appearing: High. If they continue to include an OG queen on All Stars, they should give the fans they one they’ve been asking for.

Gia Gunn


Gia Gunn

Season: 6 (10th Place)
Reason: When Gia Gunn hopped off the boat like fresh tilapia and entered the competition on Season 6, Drag Race was never the same. The queen’s hilarious catchphrases (both intentional and unintentional) were a hilarious addition to the workroom. But after exiting the show, Gia came out as trans and has since been an ambassador for the transgender community. It would be fantastic to see her compete again, to get those hilarious one-liners while seeing how she’s grown both as a drag queen and as a woman.
Chances of Appearing: Low. While her time on Drag Race was nothing short of iconic, her early exit may mean she’ll have to wait until at least All Stars 5 or 6 to shine again.

Valentina


Drag Race Season 9 Valentina mask

Season: 9 (7th Place)
Reason: As one of the most polarizing queens in Drag Race history, Valentina is the type of contestant that All Stars was made for. After instantly becoming a frontrunner in Season 9 for her gorgeous looks and mesmerizing smile, Valentina fell from grace when she infamously wore a mask during a lip sync for her life. She didn’t know the words to the song and the moment was one of the most shocking in Drag Race history. Following her elimination, rumors swirled that Val was a diva at events and was rude to her fellow cast members. It may have been an epic fall from grace, but she still has a giant fanbase, so a return to the competition could be the perfect way to solidify her image, one way or the other.
Chances of Appearing: High. This is a no-brainer. The controversial queen must return.

Adore Delano


rupaul drag race adore delano

Season: 6 (Runner-Up), All Stars 2 (9th/Quit)
Reason: Adore is one of the most popular contestants in all of Drag Race history, not to mention one of the most successful. (The party queen is one of the best-selling recording artists to come out of the show.) So, naturally, fans were devastated when Adore quit All Stars 2 in the second episode, unable to handle the pressure of harsh critiques. During the reunion, Adore explained that she was going through a hard time in her personal life and wasn’t mentally strong enough to deal with the competition again. RuPaul gave her an open invitation to return though, and fans are desperately hoping she takes it.
Chances of Appearing: Unclear. Producers would surely love to have her back, but does she feel ready to walk into the workroom once more?

Jasmine Masters


Jasmine Masters

Season: 7 (12th Place)
Reason: Jasmine Masters struggled during her original run on Season 7 of Drag Race and also faced horrific racist abuse on Twitter while the show was airing. While most people were quick to write her off, she has since gained a huge fanbase on social media thanks to becoming a meme queen and hosting hilarious rants on Instagram Live. It would be great to see her in the competition again now that fans realize how funny she is, and perhaps she could enter with a more positive attitude (making her more willing to throw on a beard, if that’s what RuPaul asks).
Chances of Appearing: Low. Seeing as Jasmine released a video in 2016 announcing that RuPaul’s Drag Race has f–ked up drag,” it’s not very likely that producers are dying to have her back.

Shea Couleé


Shea Coulee

Season: 9 (3rd/4th)
Reason: Drag Race fans love to declare that a queen was robbed, and they shouted it from the rooftops when Shea didn’t become the winner of Season 9. The Chicago queen won a whopping four challenges throughout her time on the show, the highest of any queen on her season, but fell victim to the revamped finale format which found the final four lip syncing for the crown. Queens return to All Stars to get their redemption and Shea definitely deserves a second shot at taking the title
Chances of Appearing: High. She didn’t want to appear on All Stars 3 because it filmed only months after Season 9 aired, but now that she’s had some time to process things, she’s a likely bet to return.

Monique Heart


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Monique Heart

Season: 10 (8th Place)
Reason: Facts are facts, America, and the fact is we need more Monique Heart in our lives. The ooh-ahh-ahh sensation lit up the screen in Season 10 with her larger-than-life personality and hilarious quotable moments. And, frankly, she never got the respect from the judges that she deserved. The card dress from the first episode definitely should have been more than safe, and Monique struggled to get in the good graces of the judges ever since. She deserved a main challenge win and we deserve to hear more of her amazing quips and confessionals.
Chances of Appearing: Unclear. While queens who placed higher in Season 10 are more likely to get a shot at All Stars first, RuPaul admitted on her podcast that she didn’t realize how funny the queen was until watching the show back. Even Ru thinks Monique deserves another chance, so let’s make it happen.

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The Drag Queen Story Hour at my local library kicked off with a welcome and a gentle nudge toward the craft table.

“Who wants to make a crown?” said Bella Da Ball, the evening’s host. “What about a magic wand?”

It was an offer they couldn’t refuse.

A drag queen with blue hair helps children at a craft table

 

Kids (and the adults who belonged to them) swarmed the craft tables, which were prepped with piles of stick-on jewels, glitter glue, cardboard stars, foam crowns, and pencils for wands.

World's cutest toddler poses with a handmade wand made out of a pencil

 

So began the first Drag Queen Story Hour held at the Palm Springs Public Library, where it will become a monthly event. However, the concept has been thriving in other cities throughout the country since 2015.

Created by writer Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, Drag Queen Story Hour now takes place in libraries, schools, bookstores, and community centers in New York City, Los Angeles, and several other locations.

What happens during these events? It’s just what it sounds like. Drag queens read stories, sing songs, and make crafts with children.

“DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” says the DQSH website. “In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”

A drag queen with blue hair reads a story book to children in a library

 

After craft time, a crowd of children gathered at her high-heeled feet, Bella De Ball read a few picture books, including Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchio, illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone and My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis, illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone. The stories were diverse, reflecting the many different kinds of families that exist.

Afterward, the children’s librarians cranked up songs by Justin Timberlake and ABBA, and everyone let loose for a dance party. Some children waved their wands. Others held hands and swung each other around, careening across the dance floor like tops. The adults danced until their crowns were askew.

Bella Da Ball, a drag queen with blue hair, poses with two preschoolers

 

On the way home, I had a discussion with my 3-year-old son about the event. We live in a progressive city with a sizable LGBTQ population, so this wasn’t his first encounter with a drag queen. We attend the Pride parade each year, my son has gone to drag brunch with our family, and Bella Da Ball is a longtime friend of mine. Still I braced for questions.

He didn’t have any.

I have no idea where my son is perched on the gender spectrum. I only know what he enjoys. He loves climbing mountains, hiking, getting dirty, smashing Hot Wheels together, listening to stories. He also loves unicorns, kittens, rainbows, dancing, anything sparkly. He colors with every crayon. I think a lot of kids are just like him and that’s what makes DQSH such a great event — it keeps the kids engaged with great stories, fun crafts, and upbeat music, all accompanied by a pretty, sparkly lady.

“Well, what did you think of Mommy’s friend, Bella?” I asked.

“She’s a good dancer,” he said, simply.

Then he happily waved his wand — and I thought maybe there was indeed some magic in it.

Would you attend a Drag Queen Story Hour in your community?

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Here’s Why DragCon Was Every ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Fan’s Dream Come True

The fourth annual DragCon death-dropped its way into Los Angeles over the weekend, flooding the floors of the LA Convention Center with a sea of fabulous fashion and must-have merch.

It was a veritable paradise for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with the opportunity to meet past contestants and catch hilarious references from the show around every corner. (Quite literally, in fact, since each row of the convention was named after a reference that only the Drag Race fandom would understand. See: Stacy Layne Lane.) Here are some of the moments from the three-day weekend that left Drag Race fans gagging.

The Queens

Over 90 contestants from the reality show were in attendance, including every queen from Season 10. Fans had an opportunity to visit their favorite queens’ booths for a meet-and-greet session or see them strut their stuff while sashaying in between panels. Shangela brought her Game of Thrones references from All Stars 3 to life by dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, being carried in by her own version of the Unsullied.

Saturday morning kicked off with the Crowned Queens Walk, which had past Drag Race winners Sasha Velour, Sharon Needles, Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bebe Zahara Benet sashaying down the pink carpet. But it was All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel that stole the show by riding in on a pink motorized Barbie mobile.

The Merch

DragCon is not only an opportunity for queens to meet their fans, it’s also a great way for them to make some cold, hard cash. Queens sell merchandise with their Drag Race catchphrases and made-up faces plastered all over them, and fans can’t get enough. But it’s wise to get in while you’re still hot. During Season 8, Naomi Smalls’ booth with Kim Chi had a line that wrapped around the convention center, but just two years later, it was a lot easier to get a pic with the long-legged queen. Who had one of the longest lines full of fans waiting to meet her? Well, it was Season 10 legend Miss Vanjie, of course. Get those cookies, honey!

Thorgy Thor was selling “Ugh. Jesus. Gross” shirts, in honor of her response to being eliminated on All Stars 3 and Bianca Del Rio made an appearance on Saturday, signing copies of her new book, Blame It On Bianca Del Rio.

The Panels

Fans got to listen to their favorite Drag Race stars deliver pearls of wisdom and behind-the-scenes secrets at the dozens of panels that took place throughout the weekend. Although fan-favorite Katya announced earlier this year that she was taking a break from her drag persona, she showed up out of drag to give a DEB talk — a parody of the popular TED talks that delved into the Drag Entertainment Business.

For all the gaymers in attendance, there was a panel called Gay for Play: Queer Culture and Video Games, in which panelists discussed how growing up queer and being a gamer influenced their lives. Season 10 stunner Kameron Michaels was one of the panelists, and she dressed as Chun-Li from Street Fighter.

One of the best moments of DragCon always takes place at the end, when RuPaul delivers motherly advice during her Keynote speech. But what was everyone’s favorite moment of her speech this year? Well, it was a surprise appearance by Miss Vanjie, again! (Has a first-to-go-home loser ever been such a WINNER in all of Drag Race history??)

Did you attend DragCon? What were your favorite moments? Tweet us your best pics and videos and let us know how you kiki’ed with the queens.

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Uh-oh! Kim Kardashian channeled Donatella Versace for the Met after party on May 7, but fans are trolling her because Beyonce wore the exact same look in 2011. See the comparison here!

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‘Drag Race’ Exclusive: Monique Heart Takes a Side in Vixen/Eureka Feud

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

After a rough Snatch Game showing from many of our favorite queens on the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it was ultimately Monique Heart that was forced to sashay away.

FANDOM caught up with the Kansas City queen the morning after her elimination to find out what went wrong during that Carly Rae Jepsen lip sync. Although they didn’t show it in Untucked, Monique said she did listen to her iPod to try to learn the lyrics before going back on stage, but she also got distracted by “that whole debacle with Vixen.”

“It was a lot because I knew that I shouldn’t have been bottom three. I should not have been bottom two. I knew that going in before they called my name,” Monique told FANDOM, saying that it was Asia that should have been in her place. “But I just wanted to get ready and it was just a lot because it’s like I know that my look is what’s gonna be the very thing that probably gets me through. So trying to prepare and you have someone across from you going postal because they might go home. It’s a lot.”


Monique in Untucked

Despite the friction with The Vixen, Monique said the Chicago queen was justified in her anger towards Eureka, explaining that the Elephant Queen frustrated her throughout the competition as well.

“People can try to hate Vixen, but everything that happened and every response Vixen gave was somewhat valid,” Monique said. “When she went into it with Eureka, Eureka did try to dismiss her and she was just talking, like, that’s so rude. If it [had happened to] Eureka, it would have been a whole ordeal.”

Monique went on to say that never being recognized for her amazing homemade looks had her feeling like the “judges didn’t want me there.” But now that she’s gone, she’s rooting for “everybody black … and Aquaria.”

When it comes to being a queen of color, Monique told the other queens this week that she doesn’t get political in her Kansas shows because of the demographics of the people attending.

“You can’t do something that’s going to offend them to the core, but at the same time, I need you to be educated and get smarter on the things that are going on in society that may not necessarily affect you,” she said. “I need you to be educated. But I also need your money to pay my bills. So there’s a line that I choose not to cross.”


Monique confessional

But now that she’s become a RuGirl and gained a huge following, what’s next for the outspoken queen?

“I really want to get on daytime television,” she said. “I want to become my own entity. I want to own my own bank. I just want to get all my coins and stack them up and take care of my mother.”

With the exit of Monique, only seven queens remain. It’s time for our weekly power ranking of the contestants based on what we’ve seen all season. Head to Twitter and let us know if you agree.

7. The Vixen


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 The Vixen

Another week, another time Vixen is at the bottom of our list. But like a cockroach or Randy Jackson on the original American Idol, we just can’t get rid of her. If Monique knew the words to the lip sync things may be different, but alas, Vixen lived to see another week. And while her negative energy is depressing and her hypocritical demands that Eureka change her personality are annoying, she’s really only at the bottom of this list because she is not bringing it on the runway or in the challenges. But now she’s in the top seven. And that’s just something we’re all going to have to live with.

6. Asia O’Hara


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Asia O'Hara

Asia still has what it takes to make it further in this competition, but she is in a timeout after that horrendous Beyonce impersonation on Snatch Game. Choosing to do Bey over Whitney was a horrible mistake as it is, but then to portray the pop star as an abusive mother was just uncomfortable to watch. Her Shape of Water mermaid look kept her out of the bottom two, but she better step it up to remind us why she deserves to make it to the top.

5. Kameron Michaels


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Kameron doesn’t talk much, but perhaps she’s just been trying to keep the secret that she’s an actual contender for the crown. After all, RuPaul called Pearl out for having no personality in Season 7 but the queen still managed to sleepwalk her way into the top three. Kameron delivers good looks each week and for someone who isn’t a comedy queen, being safe in Snatch Game is honestly an accomplishment. But as the contestants continue to sashay away, she will have to pull out an actual win to keep herself in the game.

4. Monét X Change


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Money X Change

After two weeks in the bottom, Monét has now spent the past two weeks in the top. She really needs a win under her belt to become an official contender, but the queen definitely has the skills, looks, and talent to make that happen. But for now, being in the middle of the pack can only get you so far so she’s going to have to start showing what it is that makes her such a fan favorite when she’s performing back in New York.

3. Miz Cracker


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Miz Cracker

We’re not quite ready to take Miz Cracker out of our top three yet, but she still hasn’t landed a main challenge win. And while she seemed to come in second place for the first four weeks of the competition, she has been slipping in recent challenges. And what’s worse, they have been comedy challenges, which should be the time she shines. Even still, there is definitely a charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent that she possesses that would make it feel wrong to not see her in the top three.

2. Aquaria


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

It seems we may owe Aquaria an apology. Despite her insane talent at turning out amazing looks, we assumed that her lack of personality would send her home much earlier. But the fact that she was able to win this season’s Snatch Game, which takes intelligence and a great sense of humor to pull off, it’s clear that we didn’t give her enough credit in the performance category. Now that she has two wins under her belt in two different categories (one for costume creation and one for her Snatch Game impersonation) she has proven she has enough skill to take her to the top.

1. Eureka


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

Fresh off of two wins in a row, Eureka landed in the top yet again for her performance as Honey Boo Boo in Snatch Game. And so, after a season of no clear frontrunner, we finally have a queen stepping up to the plate. The Elephant Queen threw us for a loop when she got in her head and landed in the bottom at the start of the season, but she has been a strong contender ever since. She’s got the personality, the looks, and the talent. She may not be the most popular queen online or even in the workroom, but the opinions of others don’t make her any less worthy of the crown based on what she has shown us so far.

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‘Drag Race’: Cringeworthy Snatch Game Episode Will Give Us Nightmares for Weeks

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

You know how RuPaul used to end each Snatch Game by saying, “And the winner is … who cares?!” Well, it’s never been truer than on the Season 10 iteration of everyone’s favorite Drag Race challenge. (Or at least it used to be our favorite.)

After the tragic performances in the recent All Stars 3 Snatch Game from a couple of months back, we dared to suggest that they put the challenge to rest for good. And yet, we couldn’t help getting tricked into being excited for the annual impersonation challenge yet again. And, sadly, it just may have been the worst one yet.

Before we get into the horror, let’s not take away from Aquaria’s win. She absolutely nailed it as Melania Trump. Her execution was spot-on thanks to thought-out moments like writing “Help me!” inside the Tiffany’s box and signing Michelle Obama’s name on her placard. But if the queen who, even by her own admission, is the least likely to make us laugh is the one winning Snatch Game, it really tells you the caliber of talent that slithered onto the stage.

Things started off with a bang thanks to an entertaining reading challenge and the presence of Bianca Del Rio, but everything from then on was so uncomfortable it was difficult to watch.

From the moment that Asia O’Hara decided to swap out Whitney Houston (a brilliant idea) in favor of Beyonce (an absolutely horrific idea in every single way), I was clutching my metaphorical pearls. Beyonce is a lot of things, but funny is not one of them. And we’ve already proven that on the Snatch Game twice before.

But perhaps that’s why Asia decided to do something a little different with her Queen Bey impression. Unfortunately, that consisted of turning the pop star into an angry unlikeable woman.

Asia had hoped to rely on The Vixen during the game, as she decided to portray Bey’s daughter, Blue Ivy. But what Asia forgot to factor into that plan was the fact that Vixen was going to be just as bad as she was. Their banter back and forth, especially when Monique’s unfortunate Maxine Waters joined in, would have had Latrice Royale rolling in her padding.


Latrice Royale

But the cringe-worthy moments didn’t stop there, friends. In fact, we were just getting started.

After the mermaid-themed runway, RuPaul asked the queens in the top and bottom who should be the next to go home and why. And while most of them rightfully pointed out that The Vixen was the weakest link, Vixen naturally named Eureka as the worst on the stage. (Clearly she decided not to take into account the fact that the Elephant Queen won the past two challenges and was on the top this week, too.)

Vixen’s reasoning was simple — she thinks Eureka’s personality is too big and that it doesn’t allow any of the other queens to shine. Now aside from her clearly blaming someone else for her own shortcomings, here’s the real problem with that statement: The Vixen is demanding that Eureka bring her personality down a few notches, but when she has been asked to do the same, she refuses. She declares she can only be at an 11 at all times and is disgusted that anyone would ask her to do anything different.

This double standard is the latest in a long line of bad looks that The Vixen has delivered on the runway this season, and at least it seemed like it was finally going to be her time to sashay away.

But, alas, we were served yet another cringe-worthy moment during the lip sync between Vixen and Monique when the latter simply didn’t know the words. We’re going to brush past the fact that this is a gay man who doesn’t know the words to a Carly Rae Jepsen bop and instead focus on the fact that it’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. And she’s a drag queen. And knowing your words surely must be rule number one. Did she not see Valentina and Maskgate last season?

And, because of that giant fumble, Monique was forced to sashay away while The Vixen remains to make us all miserable for another day.

We’ll ask Monique what happened in our interview with her tomorrow, but for now, we need to watch something happy so we don’t have night terrors about this awkward episode.

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American Idol Judges Pull Surprise Move After Drag Queen Ada Vox Wasn’t Voted Into Next Round

Live television calls for some surprises every now and then.

On Monday’s first live episode of American Idol , judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan pulled a move that even host, Ryan Seacrest, was blown away by.

Though performer and drag queen Ada Vox wasn’t voted through to the next round by viewers after Sunday’s performance, she was given the chance to redeem herself. The judges, who could save four contestants who were not voted through, had the option of either saving Ada or sending her home – but immediately after Ada’s performance, they couldn’t hold back.

“I don’t know everything,” Perry told Ada. “But I think we do know talent when we see it.”

Without waiting for Seacrest’s directions, the three judges mixed things up and simultaneously pointed to where the Top 10 were seated and said she belonged there – no ifs, ands or buts.

“When the Ada moment came, it wasn’t just one person’s idea,” Perry, 33, told reporters after the show. “We all looked at each other and we saw the math … excuse us, we’re going to step in now. Were we allowed to do that? We found out we were.”

“We messed up the timetable a bit, but you know what it was, we felt so strongly about it, we didn’t have to wait for that vote,” added Richie, 68.

“Enough was enough and you put your foot down when it’s real,” said Perry. “We stand for truth and for justice.”

Ada, who has auditioned for Idol every season since the age of 16, previously told PEOPLE, “I have a much bigger skin this time around. I’m not afraid to hear the hate. It can bounce off of me and I can use it to build myself up.”

Also known as Adam Sanders when not in drag, Ada says, “Mr. Adam is the base of everything that I am. That’s just who I am and what I do every day of my life. Ms. Ada is kinda of the outer exterior, is a personification of the diva in Adam.”

Marcio Donaldson, Mara Justine, Jonny Brenns and Garrett Jacobs were eliminated leaving Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Michael J. Woodard, Catie Turner, Ada Vox, Jurnee, Michelle Sussett and Dennis Lorenzo as the Top 10.

American Idol airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.


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‘Drag Race’ Exclusive: Yuhua on Racist Fans and Why Monét Felt “Stuck” with Her

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from Episode 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

On the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, the queens were tasked with creating commercials for fake dating apps. And after failing to make herself ugly enough to be considered a “Butterface,” Yuhua Hamasaki was forced to sashay away.

FANDOM caught up with the New York City queen to find out how she’s feeling after the elimination and what she thinks went wrong.

“I should have just went with my instincts and used the prosthetic nose to make myself uglier, but I was listening to my teammates and I wanted to be a team player,” she explained. “I didn’t want to be the bad one and say, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna listen to you.’”

Even still, Yuhua says she isn’t placing the blame on anyone else, adding, “It was my decision to listen to them, so it was my fault. But I have no regrets doing it.”


Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'
Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'

Yuhua was picked last when it came time to form teams and was eventually placed on the team of her New York sister, Monét. But since they worked together in NYC, why did Monét say she felt “stuck with Yuhua”?

“I do not know, actually,” she responded when we asked her about the shady comment. “I’m going to have to talk to her about that. We’re really good friends, actually. So I’m going to have to talk to her.”


Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'
Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'

On last night’s episode of Untucked, Aquaria and The Vixen continued their feud, and the discussion of racism (especially among fans) came up. As a Chinese drag queen, Yuhua said she’s had her own share of experiences dealing with race.

“They’re not calling me names or anything,” she said about the fans. “But they keep comparing me to previous Drag Race contestants who are Asian.”

“That’s a little bit of racism,” she added. “We don’t look alike. My make up is completely different from Kim Chi. My makeup is completely different from Manila. But they’re still saying, ‘Oh, you remind me of her.’ I don’t see it other than the fact that we’re Asian. So that’s a little bit of the racist part in there.”


Yuhua Hamasaki
Yuhua Hamasaki

Despite being kicked off relatively early, Yuhua has the right attitude about what’s next for her.

“My place of elimination on the show does not determine my success,” she said. “My success is determined by how much I want to work — the amount of heart I’m willing to put in after the show knowing that I was given this amazing opportunity.”

But now that she’s gone, only 11 queens remain. It’s time for our weekly power rankings to try to guess who may be the next to go and who has the best chance of making it to the top.

11. Kameron Michaels


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Kameron’s look on the feather-themed runway was mesmerizing and her ability to transform from ripped muscle dude into a stunning queen is fun to watch. But her quiet personality has left her faded into the background and her attempt at acting during the challenge hinted at struggles to come. She doesn’t deserve to go home this early, but with such a strong cast, it’s hard to imagine it being anyone else.

10. The Vixen


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 The Vixen

The Vixen is serving producers all the drama they could have ever asked for. Unfortunately, it feels like the main reason that they’re keeping her around. Her drag looks have left quite a bit to be desired and the judges’ decision to crown her the winner during a “Best Drag” runway was questionable, at best. When her feud with Aquaria (and anyone else who dares cross her path this season) gets stale, her time on the show may quickly expire.

9. Aquaria


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

Aquaria is often the one to beat when it comes to serving fashion-forward looks on the runway, but she has yet to showcase any other major talents in the competition. She’s good enough at performing to get by, but as the pack thins out, her weaknesses will be much more exposed. Right now, most of her screen time is based on feuds with Vixen or Miz Cracker, and it’s never a good sign if that’s all you’re known for.

8. Dusty Ray Bottoms


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Dusty Ray Bottoms

Dusty’s looks have been a little hit-or-miss so far, but the self-proclaimed punk queen is clearly talented when it comes to acting and performing. She shared a heartbreaking backstory this week about her parents taking her to get an exorcism as a little gay boy and the vulnerable moment only helped serve the underdog story that the producers seem to be placing her into. If she continues to grow, she may take that underdog edit all the way to the finish line. But there’s still a little work to do before she gets there.

7. Monique Heart


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Monique Heart

Every week Monique is confused as to why she is only safe (or in the bottom, as was the case in Episode 2) and it’s honestly hard not to wonder the same thing. The queen delivered a flawless dress made of cards in the premiere’s thrift-store challenge and has been turning out looks ever since. But if the judges haven’t seen it yet, there’s a strong chance they never will. Pair that with a mediocre performance in the commercial parody and Monique may be quickly sliding down the ranking.

6. Eureka


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

After a giant stumble in Episode 2, the Elephant Queen is back this week, landing in the top three for her commercial performance and a killer evil-queen look on the runway. The judges commented that her performance worked because it was Eureka being herself, and it’s hard to deny that her personality is why fans are drawn to her. If she can stay out of her head and focus on delivering looks and laughs, she should be able to stick around for awhile.

5. Monét X Change


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Money X Change

Monét consistently serves strong looks, delivers smart commentary, and is constantly used as a talking head between scenes. And yet, the queen has yet to land in the top so far this season. With a win or two under her belt, she should be able to sit comfortably in the top three position. But until that happens, she has to hover closer to the middle.

4. Mayhem Miller


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Mayhem Miller

Winning the first challenge of the season placed Mayhem as the one to beat, but after a major stumble that landed her in the bottom this week, it was clear that she has her fair share of weaknesses. Her reasons for not speaking up about not liking the role she had basically boiled down to her being too nice, and that’s just not a quality that will get you the crown on Drag Race. Hopefully she gets her head in the game because it is a game and she’s a major contender. But the next time she gets a role she doesn’t like, she needs to learn to make the most of it instead of pouting and giving up if she wants to remain near the top of the pack.

3. Miz Cracker


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Miz Cracker

After an insanely strong premiere episode, Cracker has not really been front and center. But just because she’s not been the focus of each episode doesn’t mean she’s not still killing it from the background. She’s one of the funniest queens of the season but puts just as much effort into her looks as she does into her jokes. As we start to lose queens, there will be more room to focus on Cracker and she will be ready to remind us why we loved her so much in Episode 1.

2. Blair St. Clair


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Blair St. Clair

While we were busy focusing on big personalities and big drama, little Blair St. Clair snuck right into the top on every single episode of the season so far. Not bad for a 22-year-old ingenue from Indianapolis. Her workroom-entrance look led many to believe that Blair would be one of the first to go, but it’s clear that she may have been underestimated. She serves us great looks that stay true to her old-Hollywood brand and she’s able to keep up in acting challenges. Welcome to the top, Blair. We’ll be watching more closely from now on.

1. Asia O’Hara


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Asia O'Hara

It sort of felt like we may have all been sleeping on Asia, but she finally got our attention by winning this week’s main challenge. Although she wasn’t necessarily the best actress of the group, the hideous faces she was making were hysterical and proved that she’s willing to go all the way for a laugh. Combine that with an amazing runway — which it should be noted, unless it’s 1994, it’s really not easy to pull off a Tweety Bird look — and Asia is no longer flying under the radar. Past queens have cited Asia as one of their drag inspirations and now the world is starting to see why. If she keeps playing like this, she should have no problem making it to the final three.

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‘Drag Race’: A Frontrunner Falls and a Feud Is Formed in Dramatic Third Episode

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from Episode 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

From the moment Yuhua Hamasaki was picked last for a team on Episode 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she was on a downward spiral that revealed many flaws and weaknesses that she managed to keep hidden up until this point. Meanwhile, Mayhem Miller won the first challenge of Season 10, and yet she was picked second-to-last for the second week in a row. And it is ultimately both these queens who are forced to lip sync for their lives by the end of the episode. But let’s start at the beginning.


RuPaul's Drag Race Mayhem Yuhua
Mayhem and Yuhua lip sync on 'Drag Race'

The queens are broken into three teams for this week’s challenge, which finds them creating commercials for faux dating apps. Monét makes it clear from the beginning that she was “stuck with Yuhua” and we soon see why she feels that way.

Yuhua struggled with understanding basic concepts and insisted that she was creating an ugly mug for her team’s Madam Butterface app, despite clearly painting on pretty golden eyebrows and lovely dots everywhere. And when her teammates tried to step in, she shouted at them to stop screaming at her (which they were not).

Meanwhile over on Team Fibstr, Mayhem volunteered to be the narrator but Kameron eventually asked if she could take the role since she wrote all the narrator’s lines. Mayhem reluctantly agreed and then proceeded to pout about not getting the part she wanted.

And instead of making the most of her part during the commercial shoot, she seemed to just give up, somehow deciding that the role of a dominatrix couldn’t be funny. And so, she wasn’t.

The rest of the episode featured comical moments (Monique directing herself by saying, “3, 2, 1, action” before every take. Blair saying it’s hard to be there without her mom while looking like a literal five-year-old) and drama (Aquaria and Vixen clashing several times throughout the episode, making it clear that their feud is far from over).

So, after a feather-themed runway and the viewing of the commercial parodies, it’s Blair, Eureka, and Asia on top, with Mayhem, Kameron, and Yuhua on the bottom. Mayhem claimed she knew this was her fate, basically admitting that she was being too nice to complain about the role switch and assuming there was no way she could make the most out of her new part.

Asia won the week’s challenge, thanks to her hilarious face contortions in the main challenge, and Mayhem and Yuhua were forced to lip sync to Hole’s “Celebrity Skin.” Ms. Miller took the opportunity to remind us all why she was a frontrunner in the first place, giving a fiery performance that found her passionately ripping the feathers out of her dress.

And so, Yuhua was forced to sashay away, while Mayhem lived to see another day. It was a jam-packed episode that reminded us that Season 10 is not messing around. And there was just as much happening in Untucked after the main episode, but we’ll unpack all that drama in tomorrow’s power rankings and interview with Yuhua.

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‘Braxton Family Values’ Recap: Season 6, Episode 3: ‘A Party That’s a Drag”

With this episode we find the Braxton sisters still in Las Vegas readying Toni Braxton’s big award day at the 2017 Soul Train Awards and her 50th birthday celebration. Daddy, Michael Braxton Sr., and brother, Michael Jr., are there too and ready to turn up at what’s supposed to be a fun party.

Frick and Frack, also known as Trina and Traci, really put their heads together to try to plan a fabulous birthday celebration that their sister would enjoy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work out that way. Toni shows up to the dinner expecting a wow effect once she enters but, that wow effect is not there – and neither is the entire family. Toni notices the absence of certain individuals and asks “Where is everybody else?”

Towanda’s missing because she has prior obligations with her stage play. Toni’s man, Birdman, isn’t there because he also has a show, and baby sis Tamar is still MIA, probably somewhere with an attitude after hearing what Ms. E said to TMZ.

Not only did Tamar not show up for her sister’s dinner but, she’s also still not answering nor returning anyone’s phone calls. She does however show up at the Soul Train Awards like everything is fine and dandy and even does a little three-second duet with Toni during her set.

We’ll get into the details of that in a minute but first let’s go back to this birthday party/dinner that’s a complete drag.

Trina and Traci come up with the theme “Toni Braxton Through the Ages” and decorate the room with several photos of Toni and her many looks throughout her career. There’s a photo of short hair Toni, long hair Toni, red hair Toni and Toni wearing that unforgettable risqué Grammy 2013 gown that left very little to the imagination. (OK Toni!)

In addition to the photos, both Traci and Trina pay homage to their sister by choosing one Toni style to portray at dinner. The only issue – Toni has no clue that’s what they’re doing.

Trina is sitting next to Toni wearing a short black wig, fishnet pantyhose, and a white collared shirt with a red jacket on the side. Toni thinks she’s going out to do a show or something and wonders why she’s dressed like that. Trina pulls out the picture of Toni’s “Breathe Again” cover art to show her the look she’s trying to mimic.

Then Traci explains her outfit, which is supposed to be a replica of Toni’s “You’re Makin’ Me High.” Judging from Toni’s facial expressions, Traci missed the mark.

The girls aren’t the only ones playing dress up at Toni’s party. When Daddy makes an announcement that he brought along with him a special surprise guest for Toni, things go from “Where is everybody?” to “You can’t be serious.”

Braxton Sr. gets up from the table and leaves the room to go get the guest, and in anticipation you almost think he’s going to surprise her with Birdman, Ms. Wanda (his wife), or even Tamar. But NOPE! Daddy comes back in the room dressed in full drag, wearing a flowered muu muu dress, pearls around his neck and a short blonde wig.

He’s supposed to be dressed as the girls’ grandmother (his mother), Mother Eva. Ummmm….alright Daddy!

Luckily, Mother Eva only stays for a moment and then exits the building. As nicely as she possibly could say it, Toni lets the girls know that her party was a bust. But, as Tamar would say, if she actually showed for the party – They Tried It!

 

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” kicks off its 10th season 8 p.m. Thursday on VH1 with host RuPaul. Celebrity judges including Christina Aguilera, Kate Upton, Kumail Nanjiani, Audra McDonald, Nico Tortorella and Shania Twain will whittle down 14 contestants — including five from New York City — in the search for the next drag superstar. Here are…
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Which Queen Would Win a Winner’s Edition of ‘Drag Race’?

With seasons 10, 11, and 12 on the horizon and a winner participating on All Stars 3, the chance of a winners-only edition of All Stars is bigger than evah! So, we decided to rank every Drag Race winner (so far) from least to most likely to win the ultimate title of “Queen of Queens.” This list will be updated each time a new winner is crowned.

Tyra Sanchez (Season 2)


Tyra Sanchez from RuPaul's Drag Race
A bad attitude makes for bad odds.

Tyra slayed Season 2 of Drag Race. Her polished looks earned her three main challenge victories and the crown. Unfortunately, Tyra isn’t the most-beloved queen. Thanks to her recent tirades on social media, the queen has earned herself a bad reputation.

If All Stars keeps its current formula, her proclivity toward unnecessary drama could earn her an enemy or two. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if her behavior sent her packing early.

Bebe Zahara Benet (Season 1)


Bebe from RuPaul's Drag Race

In Season 1, Bebe snatched two challenge victories and the crown, proving herself worthy of the title “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Not only is she fierce, but she’s also the original winner of Drag Race.

During her time on All Stars 3, she has proven that she’s still a force to be reckoned with. She has poise, owns the runway, and has good lip-syncing skills. But, when compared to other winners, her acting is subpar, and her looks just scream “old-school drag.” It would be difficult for Bebe to come out on top in this battle royale.

Sharon Needles (Season 4)


Season 4 Winner, Sharon Needles.
Sharon would need more than makeup to stand out from the crowd.

Miss Needles is one of the few queens who volunteered to participate in a winner’s edition after Mama Ru came up with the idea. She’s a fun queen. During Season 4, Sharon snatched four victories thanks to her extravagant, almost-spooky looks.

While she has phenomenal makeup skills, it’s surprising that her looks aren’t as impressive as the other queens on this list. The same can be said for her acting skills. Without bringing something new to the show, it isn’t likely that she would stand out from the other queens.

Jinkx Monsoon (Season 5)


Season 5 Winner, Jinkx Monsoon
Never underestimate a simple but highly polished look.

Seattle’s self-proclaimed “premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen,” Jinkx Monsoon, proved that we shouldn’t underestimate the ugly duckling. Even when faced with luminaries like Alaska and Detox, she never backed down. Her strange sense of humor and quirky personality helped her snatch two victories from the claws of Rolaskatox along with the crown.

She has a great voice and simple but polished looks. Of course, her chances of winning depend on the challenges given. Her skills could keep her safe from eliminations up until the finale, but she will most likely get sent home halfway through the competition.

Bob the Drag Queen (Season 8)


Season 8 Winner, Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen represents her city well.

Walking into this ranking “purse first” is Bob the Drag Queen. As a New York queen, Bob reminds us why the region’s drag is famous worldwide. She’s entertaining to watch, as her acting skills are superiors to most of the queens on this list. Not only that, Bob knows how to best show off her key strengths.

Bob’s three victories in Season 8 prove that she’s a fierce competitor. But while a great queen and, admittedly, a bit of a show-off, Bob would still need to take down other queens who excel in the same categories, such as Bianca Del Rio.

Sasha Velour (Season 9)


Season 9 Winner, Sasha Velour
Beauty and brains make Sasha Velour a force to be reckoned with.

The current queen, Sasha Velour, is the perfect mix of experimental art and haute couture. As if that wasn’t already enough to make you love her, this brilliant queen also has a deep understanding LGBTQ history and social issues. Not only is she the smartest queen in the Werk Room, but she also comes up with some shocking new looks and is a decent actor.

She may not have been as charismatic as Shea or as fishy as Trinity, but she knew how to use everything in her repertoire to her advantage. Her efforts earned her two victories and the crown. If she brings it, she will easily get into the top four.

Raja Gemini (Season 3)


Raja Gemini, Winner of Season 3
Does Raja have what it takes to win the ultimate crown?

Come on, we’re talking about Raja here. Even though she comes from one of the earliest seasons of Drag Race, she still has it all — including excellent makeup and runway skills.

Whenever she’s on screen, her creativity shines through. (She even has a very popular Youtube show.)  It’s no wonder she’s so popular both in and out of drag.

Raja has elevated her look and style since her Season 3 win. If she can keep her head in the game, she will undoubtedly “toot” her way into the top four.

Violet Chachki (Season 7)


Season 7 Winner, Violet Chachki
Season 7 Winner, Violet Chachki

Miss Chachki will bring the body-odyody to the competition. During her time on Season 7, Violet proved her runway skills and sense of fashion were unbeatable. The confident queen won two well-deserved victories before capturing the crown.

Violet brings a lot to the table, including sickening looks, fishiness, and some light shade. She isn’t as funny or nice as the other queens on this list. But her acting skills and fishy looks are enough to take her straight to the top.

Bianca del Rio (Season 6)


Season 6 Winner, Bianca del Rio
If Bianca finds a way to vary her looks, she will be unstoppable.

With her Rolodex of Hate, Biana del Rio is most likely to be a season frontrunner. The amazing seamstress has the skill to win nearly every acting challenge. She would definitely give all of the other winners a run for their money.

Bianca captivated the judges, gaining three victories. Not to mention, she also beat out larger-than-life queens like Courtney Act and Adore Delano to win the crown. During her time on the show, she received only one consistent critique: that her looks were a tad repetitive. If Bianca can overcome this minor blemish, she will likely win the finale and snatch the ultimate crown.

And Now We Wait


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We’ll have to wait and see.

Every queen on this list has a lot to offer, but until the rumored winner’s edition airs, all we can do is speculate about who could win the crown. In the meantime, let us know who you think would win at @getFANDOM.

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A 37-year-old lawyer named Jason won the hearts of thousands of people on social media Tuesday night when he single-handedly rescued a police van from a bed of snow—while dressed as Queen Elsa from Frozen.

The Queen of Arendelle, also known as Jason Triplett, told the Boston Globe he wore the iconic blue dress and blond braid out to a bar to give his friends a laugh.

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‘Drag Race All Stars’: Chad and Alaska Return for Revenge but with Only 3 Queens

This week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race went off with very few surprises. That is until Mama Ru summoned Chad and Alaska to return in their handmaid costumes in preparation to reveal the season’s big twist.

Just before the return of the past All Stars winners, it was Bebe Zahara Bonet and Trixie Mattel lip syncing for their legacy in the Top 2 — wins that both of them desperately needed.

Trixie was supposed to be the frontrunner heading into the season but remained safe every episode so far until last week when she was nearly eliminated. (Trixie fans are still recovering from Shangela’s fakeout last week though, so we won’t dwell on it!)

Meanwhile, Bebe returned to the workroom to compete after winning the first ever season of Drag Race, so she had a lot to prove in order to not jeopardize her legacy. But after failing to deliver anything special or memorable week after week, she really needed a win to prove she deserved to be here.

So after an Andy Warhol-inspired runway in which our queens had to both make their own Studio 54 costume and decorate a giant can of soup, Trixie and Bebe finally landed on top. And it was Aja and Shangela (fresh off a win the week before), who faced elimination.

Bebe won the lip sync and sent Aja home. And, despite getting a huge redemption after doing poorly in Season 9, it certainly seemed more reasonable than getting rid of Shangela. The Hallelloo queen has been killing it this season and already has two wins under her belt — no easy feat with BenDeLaCreme around!

Aja actually helped Bebe sew her dress, so to then be sent home by her has got to sting. But there was no time for tears because, after teases left us waiting in anticipation all season long, RuPaul finally called Chad and Alaska back to the stage.

The OG All Stars have been stalking our contestants in their Handmaid’s Tale outfits all season long and have finally been called upon to reveal the twist they have up their long red sleeves.

When Ru asks the queens how many of her eliminated girls they were able to capture, three queens returned to the stage. And while their faces were covered by their bonnets, we’re led to believe that these are previously eliminated contestants who have returned for their revenge.

But the gag is, there were only three queens on stage, but it’s actually five who have gone home. So who wasn’t invited back? And what does it all mean?

Previews for next week showed Ru declaring that they were here for their revenge, but are they actually coming to compete? Or are they just here to shake things up by somehow throwing a wrench into the competition?

And what about the widely spread rumor that Bebe is a mole? Many people thought she may have been spying on the other contestants for Ru this whole time and would join the eliminated queens in helping to vote off one of the contestants. But Bebe’s win tonight would feel like a waste if she wasn’t really playing the game (Trixie could have had that!) and the reveal likely would have happened as this week’s cliffhanger.

Instead, we’re left with more questions than answers heading into next week, but it’s exciting to know we’ll finally find out the big shocker of the season.

And while you super sleuths put on your detective caps to try to figure out what Chad and Alaska are up to, don’t forget that the Season 10 queens were also announced at the end of the All Stars episode. Head here to read our break down of the upcoming cast and then head to Twitter to let us know what you think next week’s big All Stars twist will be.

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‘Drag Race All Stars’: Booted Contestant Says She Was ‘Set Up to Fail’

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from Episode 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Proceed with caution.

One thing’s for certain after Episode 2 of Drag Race All Stars 3: this is not RuPaul’s Best Friend Race.

With all the queens being friends and touring together outside of the show, you’d think we’d be watching nothing but sisterly support. But, luckily for those of us who love our drag with a side of drama, all eyes seem to be on the prize and the claws are coming out. And the pressure got so intense that one contestant claimed she was “being set up to fail.”

For proof, look no further than the rehearsal for this week’s lip-syncing challenge, a parody of VH1 Divas.

Guest judge Todrick Hall was in charge of choreographing the performances and the queens often struggled to keep up. A fact that the other competitors were all too happy to point out.

It all began with Thorgy Thor returning to her Season 8 “conspiracy theorist” ways by overthinking, complaining, and comparing herself to the other queens. After being assigned to impersonate Stevie Nicks, Thorgy said she was “being set up to fail” because she felt the other queens’ roles were more energetic and entertaining. Cut to confessionals featuring pretty much every queen calling her out for her insecurities. (To be fair, Thorgy’s recorded track was absolutely not as funny as those that were given to many of the other queens.)

Kennedy Davenport was up next and struggled to pick up the choreography. Pretty sure the “Dancing Diva of Texas” got her nickname due to her dancing skills, so what was the problem?

She claimed she only freestyles and doesn’t do choreography. Having a major limitation within your greatest talent is not a great sign. (And, indeed, she dances her way right into the bottom two this week.)

When it was Shangela’s time to rehearse her role as Mariah Carey, Milk called her out on her diva behavior. (Shangey just claims she was serving us Meryl Streep method-acting realness.)

Shangela accused the queens of getting hateful this season, saying “Jealousy is a killer in this industry, mama. The girls are so hateful this season!”

“Shush, Valentina,” Milk clapped back, invoking the name of the Season 9 contestant, who accused others of being jealous of her talent and hating on her. (New All Stars drinking game: Drink every time Valentina is mentioned this season, which so far is quite a bit for a queen who’s not even on the show.)

In return for her negative comments, Shangela came for Milk and her “better-than-everyone” attitude. Which, by the way, has been noticeable since the start of the season and was already called out online. It later became even more clear that Milk is having some ego issues when she flipped out on stage over being safe. (Frankly, it looked like she could have been in the bottom, so she should consider herself lucky!)

By the time they were back in the workroom after deliberations, Milk was in tears over not getting enough praise, which, as Trixie pointed out, was “a whole lot of emotion for safe.”

Bebe and BenDeLaCreme also seemed to struggle during the rehearsal, but they each ended up in the top 3, so that may have just been clever editing. But the queens still were throwing plenty of shade their way as they rehearsed anyway.

Thorgy’s worries ultimately became a self-fulfilling prophecy. She shamelessly tried to form a last-minute alliance to save herself, but to no avail. Shangela won the lip sync and chose to eliminate Thorgy over her good friend Kennedy.

Was Thorgy sabotaged? Or did she not step it up, All Star-style? And will sour Milk soon find herself gone, as well? The conspiracy theories are already on Twitter.

Stay tuned to FANDOM for our power ranking of where the queens stand after Episode 2.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Morgan McMichaels’ Road To ‘All Stars 3’

As fans count down to the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 on January 25,  FANDOM takes a closer look at the nine queens competing for the coveted crown.

Name: Morgan McMichaels
Real Name: Thomas White
Age: 36
Hometown: Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK
Season: 2
Finished: 8th place

Best ‘Drag Race’ Moments:

Stripper Challenge

Morgan got a head start on the competition during Season 2 when she won the main challenge of the first episode. Tasked with putting on a show for a bunch of men at a strip club, Morgan used being one of the “pretty girls” to her advantage. Her skills at working the crowd, not to mention her ability to do an upside-down split on the stripper pole, helped land her the top spot of the season premiere.

Morgan vs Mystique

Every season needs a good feud and Morgan’s fight with Mystique Summers Madison was one of the first to enter the Drag Race Feud Hall of Fame. (And it gave us the infamous line, “Bitch, I’m from Chicago!”) Morgan has a sharp tongue and isn’t afraid to speak her mind — something that should make for good TV during All Stars 3 — so there were plenty of moments where she brought the drama, including the scene from Untucked below.

“Two of Hearts” Lip Sync

Being in the bottom two provided Morgan with an opportunity to show off her epic performance skills and she took full advantage during a lip sync to Stacey Q’s  “Two of Hearts.” While her opponent, Sonique, showed off some impressive gymnastic skills all over the runway, Morgan proved you could stay in one spot and still steal the show.


What She’s Been up to Since Her Season Ended:

Morgan is a staple of the Southern California drag scene, performing nightly in San Diego, Long Beach, and LA. New fans may recognize her from her recent social media feud with Season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez, who posted on Twitter last year that Morgan was dead. Between her performance skills and her take-no-prisoners attitude, can Morgan snag a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame next to her drag mother, All Stars Season 1 winner Chad Michaels?

Check out FANDOM’s coverage of the other All Stars 3 queens below.

Aja
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Chi Chi DeVayne
Kennedy Davenport
Milk
Shangela
Thorgy Thor
Trixie Mattel

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Milk’s Road to ‘All Stars 3’

As fans count down to the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 on January 25,  FANDOM takes a closer look at the nine queens competing for the coveted crown.

Name: Milk
Real Name: Daniel Donigan
Age: 29
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Season: 6
Finished: 9th place

Best Drag Race Moments:

Bearded Queen

Milk got a lot of criticism from the other queens when she chose to wear a beard on the runway, but RuPaul clearly liked what she saw. The next season featured an entire mainstage challenge that required the contestants to sissy that walk with facial hair. The quirky queen was doing “weird” before it was chic.

“Workroom Ru” Look

Season 6 featured a runway challenge that required the queens to recreate their favorite Mama Ru looks from her decades-spanning career. But jaws truly dropped when Milk appeared as “Workroom Ru,” complete with bald head and his signature suit. Not all the judges were happy with the boy drag, but it left the strongest impression of the episode.

What She’s Been up to Since Her Season Ended:

Milk worked at a Marc Jacobs store before her time on Drag Race, but the fashion designer promoted her to a model for the brand in 2016. And that was just the start of the queen’s modeling career. Last year, Milk became the new face of Madonna’s MDNA skin care line. With even more time in the fashion industry under her belt, we can’t wait to see what shocking looks the dairy queen brings to the All Stars runway.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: BenDeLaCreme’s Road To ‘All Stars 3’

As fans count down to the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 on January 25, FANDOM looks at the nine queens competing for the coveted crown.

Name: BenDeLaCreme
Real Name: Benjamin Putnam
Age: 35
Home City: Seattle, Washington
Season: 6
Finished: 5th/Miss Congeniality

Best Drag Race Moments: 

Shade: The Rusical

When it was time for the season’s musical number, DeLa received high praise for her role as an evil temptress — or as Bianca Del Rio put it, “a man with one eye.” The kooky queen served Phantom of the Opera realness as she urged Courtney Act’s ingenue character to drink from her evil fish-oil potion.


Snatch Game

Viewers were confused when Ben chose Maggie Smith as her Snatch Game character, especially after she confessed to RuPaul in the workroom that she didn’t even know how to do an English accent. But it turned out her worries were unwarranted, as she stole the show with her quick wit and hilarious quips, which ultimately won her the challenge.

Her Looks

DeLa’s “terminally delightful” personality made her a fan favorite, but it was her runway looks that made her a true contender for the crown. She won the season’s first main challenge thanks to her Golden Girls-inspired look and stunned the judges when she entered the runway dressed as a fly.


What She’s Been Up To Since Her Season Ended:

Since being crowned Miss Congeniality at the end of Season 6, BenDeLaCreme has been performing her solo cabaret shows all across the country. The campy queen also served as the narrator for the dark comedy web series Capitol Hill, starring alongside Waxie Moon and fellow Seattle sister Jinkx Monsoon. DeLa reportedly turned down the opportunity to appear on All Stars 2, saying she didn’t like the way producers manipulated relationships between the queens. Luckily for fans, she clearly had a change of heart.

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