Another year, another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race! With the show premiering this Monday night, let’s get you started by meeting the queens, many are from the NYC area. They can’t be worse than last year!! Here is my honest take on each.
Acid Betty– She’s from Williamsburg, but has to tell us it’s in Brooklyn, as if you didn’t know. I predict Michelle Visage will have at least one comment about how Ms. Betty is giving us Old Lady. She’s a self-described more outlandish version of Bettie Page, because neither one of those are new and innovative things to call one’s self. She plans on never lip synching. We’ll see how that goes. She seems like everything we wanted Max or Tempest to be, I hope.
Bob the Drag Queen– She’s black! She’s from NYC! Bob apparently stands for Big Ole Bottom, because there are no tops in NYC. She uses big words, so it’s possible that some of you might need a dictionary or thesaurus nearby to get her jokes. She’s everything Sasha wanted to be, and more. I can’t wait. I’m predicting top three.
ChiChi DeVayne– I hate her name before even seeing her video. She’s from LA and loves To Wong Foo. And she’s a pageant queen. Which doesn’t explain why she’s slouching. Do drag queen pageants go for poise? I don’t know. She’s a singer!! Oh goodie.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine– Resident Puerto Rican, though she’s been living in Austin. She’s another pageant queen. What’s with these towns in the south and pageants? I didn’t know there were so many queens to support such a boom. She’ll either go quickly or will mediocre her way to the Snatch Game. I don’t dislike her, but she’s not jumping out at me.
Derrick Barry– Britney. Britney. Britney. Britney. YAAAASSSS. Gaga.
Dax Exclamationpoint– She’s the Golden Nugget waitress of drag. She seems like she’s cannon fodder. I want to like her, especially since she’s a cosplayer, but her video was lackluster. Also, her last name reminds me of that perfume Exclamation, which isn’t a good thing. That being said, if she’s witty, she could be the one with the sarcastic one-liners of the season.
Kim Chi– She’s Asian!!! And she’s all about coordinating everything from her make up to her hair to her whatever. There’s haute couture in there, apparently. Trixie is her BFF, which explains a lot. I don’t see her lasting much longer after she makes it past the Snatch Game, which will either be as Anna Wintour or Sailor Moon.
Laila McQueen– She’s a Masshole, if you know what that means. She needs less work than Adore did, but she’s also doing that sort of half drag that Michelle will hate. She could easily pull a Magnolia Crawford.
Naomi Smalls– Talks a lot about fashion, but I don’t remember much. After watching her video twice.
Naysha Lopez– She’s from Chicago and the resident “beauty” queen. There’s always one. This one seems to a lot more confidence then she really should have. Her entire video reminds me of Britney Murphy in Drop Dead Gorgeous. I don’t like her hair.
Robbie Turner– It’s the second old lady!!! She is funny, though. She could be Kelly Mantle, though. I liked Kelly. Michelle won’t like her look.
Thorgy Thor– Chita Rivera look alike. She’s been auditioning since Season 1. She’s a mix of Tilda Swinton’s fashion sense with a resale shop budget. I like her. She seems real, and is representing a section of Brooklyn that isn’t Williamsburg. We’ll see.
So, there’s your line up, misspellings and all!!! Sound off on who you hate and who you think will win!!!