The queens tapped into their inner Queen Bey on the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
For this week’s maxi-challenge, Ru asked the queens to conduct one-on-one celebrity interviews for TV’s sketchiest news outlet, 50/50.
“This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of today’s most gag-worthy and uniquely talented celebrities,” she explained.
Ru then revealed that the three celebrity guest would be Charo, Frankie Grande and Love Connie.
“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia and Sasha Colby, you’ll be going deep with a legendary entertainer – Charo,” she explained.
“Anetra, Loosey LaDuca, and Malaysia Babydoll Foxx, you’ll be probing Frankie Grande.
“And Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks and Salina EsTitties, you need to get inside Love Connie.”
After Ru delivered some valuable interviewing advice, the queens got to work on their upcoming segments – which included a walk-and-talk interview, an activity interview, and a sit-down interview.
Fortunately, each of the groups had smooth and productive brainstorming sessions free from drama and arguments.
With their questions selected and their on-air outfits assembled, the three groups headed to the soundstage to interview their guests.
While Sasha, Anetra, Loosey and Luxx shined with their hilarious interviewing skills, Mistress, Malaysia, Salina and Marcia struggled to connect with their respective guests.
Following their 50/50 appearances, the queens returned to the workroom to prepare for the highly anticipated “Night of 1000 Beyoncés” runway.
While the group painted their mugs, Sasha spilt some tea on her shocking connection with the Lemonade singer.
“So fun fact y’all, every time everybody asks me what’s your name, I’m like, ‘Oh Sasha’, and they’re like, ‘Oh, Sasha Fierce, just like Beyoncé?'” she explained. “And I’m like, well, I was Sasha before the album came out.”
Sasha then shared her theory that Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce alter ego may have been inspired by her name and drag persona.
“Because I knew some of the dancers back when she did the Sasha Fierce thing, then, like, they are good friends of mine, so I was like, ‘Hmm, interesting,'” she explained.
“Maybe, like, she could have seen me at one point and, like… I’m just going to say, and until Beyoncé tells me to my face that it’s a lie, I’m going to keep it.”
With their looks and make-up completed, the queens headed to the runway to wow the judges with their ensembles – which included sickening renditions of Bey’s 2006 Bob Mackie dress, her 2001 Grammy Awards gown, and the iconic VMAs pregnancy announcement suit.
After the runway, Salina, Sasha, Loosey, Mistress, Maylasia and Luxx were named the top and bottoms of the week.
During critiques, Ru, Michelle, and rotating judge Ts Madison praised Sasha and Luxx for knocking it out of the park in both the challenge and runway.
While Mistress, Salina and Malaysia were applauded for their Beyoncé looks, the judges expressed disappointment in their maxi challenge performances.
In the end, Sasha earned her third maxi challenge win, resulting in Salina and Malaysia landing in the bottom two.
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To the beat of Beyoncé’s mega-hit Single Ladies, the two queens delivered twists, turns and choreography from the track’s hit music video.
Following their epic lip-sync, Ru named Salina the winner before asking Malaysia to sashay away.
“Of course, I wanted to win. But I am very proud of what I’ve done throughout this competition. When it comes to thinking outside the box, picture me Malaysia Babydoll, Babydoll… Foxx,” the Florida-based queen said during her exit confessional.
On next week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15, the queens are set to perform a comedy routine at the Bubbly Comedy Festival. Comedian Ali Wong will be joining as the episode’s guest judge.
Here’s how fans reacted to the latest episode of Drag Race:
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when iam watching rupauls drag race and anetra is not the winner of every single challenge of every single season pic.twitter.com/kHYlnafTub
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