By David Sanchez
Ladies, tighten those tucks and tease that hair! It’s time for a good ol’ fashion “Drag Race” review! “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a reality competition airing every Monday at nine p.m. and combines the challenges of “Project Runway,’” “America’s Next Top Model,” “L.A. Hair,” and “Dance Moms” into one extravaganza.
Hosted by celebrity drag queen RuPaul, it showcases 13 drag queens vying to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.
The winner of the competition is awarded a sum of $100,000, a supply of Colorevolution makeup, a spot promoting Logo’s Drag Race tour and a vacation.
The season five cycle began with the unfortunate elimination of the viewers’ choice, Miss Penny Tration.
The format of the show typically relies upon one mini-challenge, a main challenge and a fabulous runway look which will all factor into who the judges choose to eliminate.
After deciding on a bottom two, host and producer RuPaul informs the queens that they are to fight for their spot on the show in a heated competition known as a “Lip Sync for Your Life.”
During this performance, the two queens duke it out by putting on their best performances to a previously decided-upon song. This is the final chance to impress the judges and make use of any split, pirouette, backflip or wig-toss that could keep a queen from elimination.
So far this season, viewers have watched Penny Tration, Serena Cha-Cha and Monica Beverly Hillz sashay away. In a surprise twist, RuPaul instituted a double elimination and sent home Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay.
RuPaul stated that she would not tolerate “half-steppin” performances, and encouraged the queens to approach each challenge energized and ready to put on a show.
“Drag Race” is not RuPaul’s first venture into media. Long before the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award winning talent secured his empire with four programs on
LogoTV, he was hard at work acting in movies, creating music, hosting radio shows and introducing numerous characters to the world on his VH1 program, “The RuPaul Show.”
Big laughs are in store for this season, so don’t miss an episode. If you do not have Logo, you can always catch up the day after the show airs on logotv.com.