After last week’s episode, only ten Drag Queens were left on RuPaul’s Drag Race. No, there was no Snatch Game — a challenge that has been around since season 2 — this week. Instead, the queens had another task: Putting on an awards show. “The Despy Awards” came to RuPaul’s Drag Race.
But first, there is always a mini challenge! Week 5 of Drag Race had the Queens making iconic runway looks from paper. Yep, paper. The challenge was inspired by a super fan that created some of the top looks from Drag Race out of paper.
The work became a game of “frock, paper, scissors” as Queens worked their paper constructs. Teams of two were put together to come up with designs based on the runway looks of Jennifer Lopez, Cher, and Björk, just to name a few.
The team of Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis was working that red carpet as Björk and Joan Rivers, respectively. They won the mini challenge, earning the right to host the brand new Despy Awards.
The Drag Queens both presented and received awards. The goal of the show was to create witty banter, and “thank you” speeches that would make Ru giggle. The girls were coached in comedy by Kathy Griffin before getting on the main stage.
Violet Chachki and Miss Fame had the task of presenting “The Meatiest Tuck,” RuPaul’s favorite category. “Sexy, Sexy Drag Queen” was presented by Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kennedy Davenport. “Most Busted Queen” was announced by Pearl and Max. Ginger Minj and Kandy Ho teamed up for the presentation of the “Shadiest Queen.” One guess to who won that one.
The sexy Drag Queen was Miss Fame, and Katya had that larger tuck. Most Busted went to Jaidynn, while Violet was deemed the shadiest. Having seen the show, the winners were not a surprise.
Pearl came out of her shell and worked the funny with her partner, Max. Together, they scored the win and a set of new jewelry.
Monday’s guest judge was Issac Mizrahi, a legend in the fashion community. The guest judge, along with the familiar panel of RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Ross Mathews, did not really have any scathing reviews. The Queens received some criticism and tips about their looks, but unlike a few weeks ago, there were no angry outbursts.
Kandy Ho and Mrs. Kasha Davis, who bombed with being funny this week, were pitted against each other during the lip-sync. After the energetic entertainment, one was sent home.
Mrs. Kasha Davis was told to sashay away.
How do you feel about RuPual’s decision? The Drag Race continues next week with the nine remaining Queens.
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