“Ru… I only have one thing to say.”
The one and only Christina Aguilera – also known as Legend X, Princess of Pop, The Voice of a Generation etc – made her Drag Race debut yesterday, and henny, it provided us with the most iconic runway entrance in the show’s HERstory.
In the premiere, we were introduced to 14 sick’ning new queens: Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Blair St. Clair, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Eureka O’Hara, Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams, Kameron Michaels, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, The Vixen and Yuhua Hamasaki (click here for the individual profiles of each queen).
For the first mini-challenge, several *legendary* contestants, such as Adore Delano, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Jinkx Monsoon, Peppermint, Bob the Drag Queen, Raven, Trixie Mattel and Katya ru-turned to celebrate the show’s unprecedented tenth season.
“Notice any familiar faces? I’ve invited back some of my favourite queens from the past decade, to help me judge this challenge,” said Ru. “To win? You must slay the runway. Do whatever it takes to stand out from this legendary crowd.”
Eureka admitted: “It’s time to do the first mini-challenge and I see all these former queens and immediately, my butthole has sucked up the crotch of my fucking leotard. I’m looking at all these faces of my peers, clearly they’re judging the sight of me. This is a lot of pressure on the first day! Season 10 ain’t playing baby!”
Each queen strutted, kicked, flipped, performed death-drops (etc) in front of Drag Race royalty, with Monét X Change being declared the winner.
Then for the maxi-challenge, the queens were required to construct a runway outfit from miscellaneous items found at a variety store, which was inspired by the first ever challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, ‘Drag on a Dime’.
After the contestants sashayed down the runway in their 99p store extravaganza, RuPaul addressed the room: “Now, before the judging begins, I have an announcement to make. There’s one more queen I’d like to add to this competition. A queen we all know and love. Please welcome back to the main stage… Farrah Moan.”
In walked Christina mother-tucking Aguilera, looking fierce as fuck donning a sparkly frock and PINK HAIR. It’s without a doubt the best she’s ever looked, and of course, the queens were left gagging!
Ru told her, “Farrah Moan, you look beautiful in every single way,” to which she responded “Oh Ru, I only have one thing to say…”
Xtina then showed the queens exactly how she earned the honorific title of “The Voice of a Generation” with an incredible, breathtaking display of her vocal prowess. It’s safe to say we were positively cooped, gooped, and gagged heeenny.
The deliberations continued, and Mayhem Miller was announced as the winner, whilst Yuhua Hamasaki and Miz Cracker placed high. Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo lip-synced for their life to Christina’s iconique 2006 single, Ain’t No Other Man.
Both competitors slayed the performance, but Vanessa lost out to Kalorie, and was told to sashay away.
Take a look below at some of the best Twitter reactions from the episode…
— David (@davidjag79) March 23, 2018
— SouthernHomo (@SouthernHomo) March 23, 2018
— Mario (@mtehuitz) March 23, 2018
That challenge was EPIC! #DragRace
— Dillon Breckenridge-Styles (@thedillonbreck) March 23, 2018
— Gay Rich Step Dad (@BerlinnMonroee) March 23, 2018
— DORY GAIL GREENBERG (@doryWCD) March 23, 2018
— Haus of Edwards Tea (@HausOfEdwardsT) March 23, 2018
— ChangeTheGame (@LittleMonsta18) March 23, 2018
Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Thursdays on VH1, and one day after on UK Netflix.
The season features 90 minute episodes and the return of Untucked on television, to celebrate ten years since Drag Race premiered.
In a statement, Mama Ru said: “To celebrate a decade of Drag Race we’ve pulled out all the stops. The queens, the challenges and the shenanigans are off the mother-tucking charts. And I’m thrilled that Untucked is back on VH1.
“‘Cause, henny, if you ain’t watching Untucked, you’re only getting half the story. Okurrr?” She added: “While preparing for season 10, I realized that one of our contestants was 11 years-old when we first launched Drag Race.
“The fact that we’re still here and still going strong is because of our talented queens. They are the heart and soul of the series. And as they continue to evolve and push the boundaries of drag, so does Drag Race.”
Watch the trailer below.