Hunty, do you have enough charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to get sickening? Is your face beat for the gods? Are you serving face? Or are you too busy throwing shade?
Or… did all of that just sound like a different language?
Here, let me translate: Honey, do you have what it takes to be the best? Are you looking good? Are you committed to your look? Or are you too busy being rude?
Terms like “hunty,” “shade” and “sickening” are from the fierce, fabulous world of Logo’s reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which premiered its seventh season last Monday.
Story by Emily Gibson
“Rupaul’s Drag Race” is a play on popular competition shows like “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” Each season, 14 drag queens compete for a cash prize, a crown and the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” – the fiercest queen of them all. A series of guest judges help drag superstar RuPaul Charles judge the queens as they compete in a series of mini-challenges and runway walks. This season’s guest judges include Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Kat Dennings and Ariana Grande.
One queen is eliminated from the competition per week until the final three queens are chosen, and then the full cast is reunited and the winner is announced during a live show.
This season features the oldest drag queen in the show’s history, Tempest DuJour – who is 47 years old – and Dallas native Kennedy Davenport representing Texas. The seventh season is guaranteed to be as entertaining and dramatic as ever, with just as many cat fights and insane costumes, if not more.
Looking at the list of contestants for Season 7, here is my prediction for the final three:
Miss Fame is a 29-year-old queen based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Originally, however, she grew up on a chicken farm in California. She has been doing drag for 4 years, first starting when she moved to New York in 2011.
Miss Fame is a “fishy” queen, so she focuses on making sure her look is polished and that she passable for a biological female. (“Fishy” is drag lingo for able to pass as a biological woman.) She already has a bit of a following because of her appearance on “Snooki & Jwoww” in 2014 and from her work as a celebrity makeup artist, which has helped her become more confident in her drag and her technique. I think her experience and – as the name says – fame, will help her go far in the competition and maybe even take the crown.
Pearl is my preseason favorite. She is 23 years old and lives in Brooklyn, originally from Chicago, Ill. She’s relatively new to drag, as she has only been performing for a year and a half. Considering how new she is to the scene, her beauty and confidence is impressive. Her deadpan voice and odd style has already made some viewers weary, but in my opinion her offbeat style is always entertaining to watch, and I expect big things.
Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Jaidynn is a “comedy queen,” meaning she goes for the laughs and has a big personality. She is 25 years old and from Nashville, Tenn. Going into the competition, she promises plenty of talent and unique personality, which I think will be enough to get her a spot in the final three.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Mondays at 9/8c on Logo – can I get an amen?