This week’s Drag Race had it all honey.
For season 11’s fifth episode, the queens were tasked with showcasing three Halloween inspired lewks for a spooky pageant of monster inspired couture. The categories were as follows: Trampy Trick or Treater, Witch, Please, & MILF Eleganza Extravaganza.
Before the contestants started working on their garments, they investigated Brooke Lynn Hytes and Vanessa Vanjie Matteo’s budding romance, to which the latter responded: “Brooke’s a really good friend of mine. It’s real fresh out the womb. You know, I’m going with the flow and if those kisses keep coming, I’m gonna keep accepting, if you know what I’m saying…”
Brooke then admitted in her confessional, “We have a crush on each other. Me and Vanjie have a crush on each other and we’ll see where it goes,” before revealing to the girls: “I think Vanjie’s really cute and we’re just getting to know each other.”
Ooh gurl! It’s taken 11 seasons but we finally have a Drag Race romance! Oh and Alaska and Sharon Needles don’t count because it was off the show, and Jinkx Monsoon and Ivy Winters weren’t even a thing, so…
The queens later sashayed down the main stage in front of the judges – including special guest stars Cara Delevingne and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Brooke, Plastique Tiara and Yvie Oddly were declared the top three, while Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Ariel Versace and Shuga Cain found themselves in the bottom.
After delivering their critiques, RuPaul announced Brooke as the winner, which means she’s the first queen to win two challenges this season. Frontunner so far? Mmmhmm. Ariel and Shuga then lip-synced for their lives to I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (!) and there was a, erm, Farrah Moan sized mishap.
During the performance, Ariel slipped on a piece of her garment and fell hard. However, we have to give her props because the bitch recovered and turned it the fuck out. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to save her and she was told to sashay away.
Next week, the queens will compete in the “first ever drag olympics”, which will be interesting…