In this special instalment of RuPaul's Drag Race we meet three celebrities who in one way or another have a connection to the competition.
We first meet the three mentors, Bob the Drag Queen, Trixie Mattel and Monet X Change, who will help the celebs with their transformation and the challenges. We are then introduced to the three celebrities, Jordan Connor (Babykins LaRoux), Nico Tortorella (Olivette Isyou) and Jermaine Fowler (Miss Mimi Teapot).
Then the first "challenge" begins, where the three celebs have to show off what they already know, by getting into "quick-drag" in 20 minutes or less, using props like fake body parts and make-up - but no actual outfits. After this they engage in the first real challenge - which is a continuation of the quick-drag challenge, but with a drawback of having to do the entire challenge on a toy car. Jordan Connor wins the mini-challenge and gets to assign the three mentors with the contestants. He pairs Trixie Mattel with himself, Monet X Change with Nico Tortorella and Bob the Drag Queen with Jermaine Fowler.
For the maxi-challenge, the queens have to choose a celebrity to impersonate in the iconic challenge that is Snatch Game. For this, the mentors will help the celebs prepare and place them in outfits, hair & make-up. Jermaine Fowler chooses Kevin Hart (Keviná Hart), Jordan Connor chooses Chrissy Teigen and Nico Tortorella chooses Lucille Ball. In the snatch game, Trixie Mattel and and Monet X Change are the subjects, whilst Bob the Drag Queen joins Keviná Hart, Lucille Ball and Chrissy Teigen in the Snatch Game- panel. Keviná Hart got the most laughs from the judges and the audience, while Lucille Ball didn't hit as far home with either. After the Snatch Games are over, the queens go backstage and "untuck" before preparing for the runway.
On the runway, Jordan Connor dresses up in the iconic RuPaul-look from the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards, Jermaine Fowler chooses the Season 9 promo-look from RuPaul's Drag Race and Nico Tortorella used the RuPaul-look from his "Supermodel of the World"-video. The judges this episode were Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and of course RuPaul himself. Before the lip-sync, the queens go backstage to untuck again, and are surprised with friends and family who are shocked by their transformation. After the runway-looks were displayed it was time for the contestants to lip sync for their lives - Jordan Connor and Nico Tortorella excel in the lip-sync battle, while Jermaine Fowler forgets a lot of the lyrics and isn't able to match the energy of the other queens. Ultimately, Jordan Connor is crowned America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar by Mama Ru, and goes home with $ 30,000 USD to his charity of choice (Cystic Fibrosis Canada). In a surprise-ending, RuPaul hands out $ 10,000 USD to Jermaine and Nico's charities as well.
Written by Nivekolsen on Jul 13, 2020