As per a lot of big name YouTubers (BoywithBrushes, Isis and Coco, Hedda Lettuce to name a few) I will also record my thoughts on the newest season of Rupaul's Drag Race and the contestants within.
Because I liked the RuPaul's All Star page on Facebook, a few of us who still remained liked though the show has ended, got a preview last week on the new episode. Much like the All-Stars one, it shows up and through the lip sync but not who stays and who sashays away. I won't reveal the winner of the challenges or the bottom two, but other than that, I will say pieces from the show to round out my reviews.
The cast was revealed on Instagram a few months backduring the summer, which I knew of because of Sharon Needles being able to reveal Alaska with the link as I liked and remain so her page. I am not going to review in any particular order, just who I remember when.
First up is, of course, Alaska as she goes by on Drag Race, but otherwise know as Alaska Thunderfvck. Miss Needles, winner of Season 4, boyfriend and long time applier to be a contestant. Sharon beat her out last year (first time entering) but now its Alaska's turn. I thought I would like her, but her attitude in the first challenge and her demeanor really just off put me. I hope to see her turn around people's opinions but I don't really have high hopes.
Next is Detox on Drag Race, but otherwise known as Detox Icunt, friend of Willam (also season 4 contestant) Belli. She has a fan base, largely in part to Chow Down which she did with Willam and Vicky Vox as Transkontinental. But I always found her humerous, and I loved her banterin with Willam, and her personality is unexpected in the best way possible. She has a large chance of going far, and as long as she doesn't repeat Willam's forray could even win this thing. Also, the girl can paint and lip sync for her life.
Roxxxy Andrews. I had never heard of her. But I fell in love immediately. Really cute as a boy too. She reminds me of the old Season 1 Shannel but less bitchy. I can't wait to see what she turns out. One of my nominations along with Detox for top 3. Really sexy as well. She's a thicker queen as she says, but she is also one of the most realistic. And she has a very unique face. I love it.
Next is Jinkx Monsoon. I love the name, and I have a feeling I will like her. She didn't put me off and she had an out there look in the right way, a bit reminiscent of Tammie and Raja (cunt glasses) with all the right parts. She wasn;t focused on so much, other than her narcolpesy which should be interesting. I hope the best for her.
Ivy Winters. Not many people know a lot about her, or can find information or gigs. She did mention she used to work as a clown so acrobatics might be her thing, and she was "swallowing" fire in her promo pic. I will say she can sew like a maniac (good thing) and is rather pretty.
Jade Jolie. She quickly became my favorite after it was revealed she had brains which wasn't properly shown in her "Meet the Queens" video. Bubbly, vivacious, adorable. Quirky. Smart enough to play dumb blonde. She is my third pick for the top 3. She's smart and pretty as well.Girls got moves and personality and fish. Can't wait to see her improve and take off! She also hails from near my boyfriend's hometown so another reason to root for her.
Monica Beverly Hillz. Not much to say about her, not a lot of camera time. She seems to be the "Jersey" one. She is likely to be somewhere in the middle of the pack.
Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese. I put these two togther cause that is the main focus of most of the first episode. Apparently there is history between the two queens, where in Alyssa had won but had her title taken for undisclosed reason as of right now and Coco being the first runner up got the crown. After a quick google search it would appear, based on this article, it was due to Alyssa having scheduling conflicts but the interview is from Coco's perspective, so take with grain of salt. Alyssa seems to think Coco back stabbed her, the two having been friends in the pageant world but seems to just ignore it while Coco keeps mentioning it. I don't really like either queen, the cattiness and bitchyness of Coco and Alyssa's face screams bitch to me. Also Coco wears severe contacts, even in boy form which just somehow disturbs me slightly.
Serena Cha Cha. She put me off. Almost immediately. Too full of herself, too cocky. Her banter with Vivienne was priceless only due to Vivienne's attitude. It was awesome. I hope to see Serena leave and quickly. She's loud and obnoxious and many of her digs/reads were uncalled for.
Vivienne Pinay. The "Asian" of the season. Well, obviously so anyhow. She's seems calm and collected. I can see her being the Chad Michaels of this season. She shut up Serena and professionally. I look forward to seeing more of her.
Penny Tration. The Facebook winner. Not too bad, but I do expect more from a fan favorite. Not a lot of screen time so we will see. She is the plus sized queen, but there a lot of real sized women this year which I am glad of.
Lineysha Sparx. The Puerto Rican queen. This girl can paint a face. She's gorgeous and smart. And she seems to have a good handle on English. She will easily make it to the top 4 I think, and she reminds me of Alexis Mateo but she seems to have a better handle on proportions and flattering ones figure. Very elegant. Reminiscent of Jessica Wild as well.