This iconic queen has been within the sport longer than any of her worldwide challengers, having beforehand participated in three full seasons of competitors. From memorable performing performances to gag-worthy runway seems to be and past, Jujubee has confirmed herself a drive to be reckoned with repeatedly. So right here’s my query, which I ask with respect: Why isn’t she bringing even a flicker of that aggressive flame to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World?
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Positive, we’re solely two weeks into the season, however between final week’s disappointing debut (I might have put her within the backside two in opposition to Janey Jacké) and her lackluster displays on the three-part “RuPaul Ball” in Episode 2, it’s beginning to really feel like Jujubee is simply going by way of the motions, quite than really competing.
Her 1999 New 12 months’s Eve search for the “Kitty Lady” portion of the ball couldn’t have been extra fundamental, and he or she completely missed the “Butch Queen” mark in a shirt product of… flower petals? As for her “You Put on It Properly” gown, effectively, Ru was form to lie and say she’d put on that. It was all very stunning (and never in a great way), prompting the judges to surprise when the actual Jujubee will lastly present up. See for your self:
Evidently, I wasn’t totally shocked to see her within the backside two this week alongside Cheryl Gap. (I might have swapped Cheryl for Baga Chipz for causes of pure annoyance, however I notice that isn’t how this sport is performed. Or is it?)
However let’s not dwell solely on the unfavorable, as there was no scarcity of unbelievable seems to be on the runway this week. Stand-outs included Pangina’s high-fashion Sphynx cat (“Everybody loves a bald p—y!”); Monique Coronary heart’s tribute to Sailor Moon’s side-kitty Luna, adopted by her jaw-dropping show of leather-clad butch realness; and completely every thing we obtained from Jimbo. Visitor choose Daisy Could Cooper even requested a dildo model of the Canadian queen’s motorcycle-inspired look.
Janey Jacké additionally made fairly the rebound from the premiere, incomes a spot on this week’s prime two alongside Jimbo. And that rebound continued with a lip sync victory to a remix of RuPaul’s “Supermodel.” Jimbo’s efficiency wasn’t fairly as dangerous because it was throughout final week’s stumble-fest, however I wouldn’t be shocked if a portion of the fandom as soon as once more questions whether or not she threw the battle to keep away from having to ship somebody residence.
Regardless, it was Janey’s determination to make. The queen whose lipstick she selected is… Cheryl Hole!
“Let’s be actual, I’m completely devastated,” Cheryl mentioned upon returning to the werkroom. “By way of the competitors, I wouldn’t have executed something in another way. I used to be right here to play, I used to be right here to battle, I used to be right here to have enjoyable. I’m not only a star, I’m a world star, and the world higher be prepared for this Gap.”
Do you suppose the best queen sashayed away this week? Weigh in through our ballot beneath, then drop a remark along with your full assessment of Episode 2.
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