It was a pretty strong runway this week because what Queen doesn’t love a gaudy gold outfit?
10. Yvie Oddly
This just screams of having not actually brought an outfit for the runway and just desperately having to cobble something together from the Drag Race fabric wall which may have been fine had all the other Queens not gone all out for this runway and brought some truly ornate and beautiful looks – she just looked a bit like a granny on Jackass. Props for the bedazzled walking stick though.
Remember when ChiChi DeVayne made her Madonna cone boob look out of tinfoil the day before the runway? That’s what this looks like but even more Party City™. I think a good breastplate would have gone a long way because at the moment it just looks like she has a pair of IKEA wastepaper baskets on her tits. And those damn mall shoes and hideous shimmery body stocking are back, could she not get a good gladiator sandal?
8. Dr. Ganache MD
Something about this just seemed really badly proportioned and literally looked like she was walking on stilts and the placement of the bedazzled cross looked very haphazard. I also needed something a little more to sell the Church Lady look she was going for – maybe some sort of hat? A choir robe reveal maybe? We know she loves a reveal – SHE IS MOHERFUCKING READY.
7. Scarlet Envy
So she was definitely doing Lana del Ray for Snatch Game though right? Sadly this has all the charisma and personality of Lana too.
6. Miss Vanjie
In the words of the Queen herself:
“Miss Vanjie, all gold, glitter robot bunny hoe. My thighs is out, legs is long. I’m corseted for the Gods. I can’t feel my genitals. Robot pussy eatin’… I don’t even know, child, I just look good baby.”
Fair and I think I’d have liked this a lot more if we hadn’t seen her in so many looks and if Plastique hadn’t just done an unclockable Playboy Bunny look the week before.
5. Shuga Cain
Shuga has a lot of ideas and intent behind her looks, which I do like and appreciate, I do think there is a little to be desired in the execution because this is less Aztec Warrior Goddess and more She-Ra by-way-of Michael Bay’s Transformers.
4. Ra’Jah O’Hara
I am personally here for this reboot of Catwoman where she’s a preacher’s wife by day and a bitch with a heart of gold by night. I really like this constant feline-esque aesthetic that had threaded itself through her looks and God if she doesn’t just own a runway.
3. Plastique Tiara
Well congratulations she won the Angelic White runway from All Stars 4. I love the scaled pangolin helmet. I’m not sure if the whole thing was quite as gaudy as she thought – there is no ounce of Alyssa Edwards in this, if there were she would a feather boa, thigh high boots, some sort of wackadoo purse and at least 3 wigs. So yeah, it’s probably best she didn’t channel her drag mother. A little bit of personality wouldn’t go amiss though – her walk is very glassy-eyed Miss America runner up. I cringed HARD at Adam Rippon calling it an “Anime Look” for no reason other than the fact Plastique is Asian…
2. Brooke Lynn Hytes
God I wish more Queen would do a turban and Norma Desmond should absolutely eb a more common reference point than she has been. There’s so much character and personality in this look and that perfectly fitting liquid gold gown is perfection but that 3 strand 20 ply ostrich feather boa is the star of the show, none of that turkey feather bullshit here.
1. A’keria C. Davenport
OPULENCE, YOU EARN ERRYTHANG! Ru’s absolute look of delight as she turned the corner looking just like a Ru impersonator was glorious and it was in that moment that we knew A’Keria was winning the episode and had probablu secured a final 4 placement. I’m glad she’s finally getting the recognition she deserved because this look is breathtaking and must have set her back a good couple of grand.
I will clock the repeat wig from both her Zodiac runway and her promo outfit but I’m not that mad at it because it’s a good fuck-off big wig, but she could have at least changed its shape a scooch.