RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10 Assessment: Freaky Friday Queens


The makeover problem is a tough spherical to win. Loads of nice Drag Race queens have been despatched dwelling previously as a result of they fumbled throughout this one problem.

On RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10, RuPaul wasn’t taking part in round by assigning the queens to makeover one another.

It is one factor for the queens to color their kinds on a stranger, however this was a fellow queen nonetheless within the competitors. Some drag kinds aren’t really easy to hold over and embrace the vibe. However once they did, we have been residing for the transformations!

Skeptical Denali - Tall - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Living proof: Symone and Utica.

It is clear why this pairing dominated the spherical and gained the problem. Their transformation was elevated, editorial, and it left a robust impression on the judges.

Symone is a assured and horny queen on the runway, whereas Utica is quirkier and inventive. Their kinds have been very a lot on the other ends of the spectrum.

Although, you may discover the change in them the second they did their apply runway!

RuPaul: Better of all, your assigned psychic pairings, you’ll have to makeover … one another.
[The queens stare at each other]
Tina Burner: [In confessional] This can be a makeover problem, and I’ve been paired with a Scottish caveman.

Utica had Symone’s fierce runway down, after which when she paired it with the tiger swimsuit/hair corset, she turned a very completely different queen. This extra assured and trendy Utica may give all of the queens a run for his or her cash. Utica ought to maintain onto this power and produce it out extra.

The identical goes for Symone in her inventive and exaggerated actions that mimicked Utica. She captured the bizarre and expressive facet that Utica brings to the runway.

Plus, she made Utica’s outfit work, which was surprising as a result of the collection of the brown sheet with the ram headdress was an odd pairing. If this have been some other week, that ensemble wouldn’t work and will get robust suggestions from the judges.

Gottmik and Kandy Muse have been one of many strongest pairs on the runway. The pair, already being associates, helped them to channel their personalities and elegance simply, however they blew everybody away with their efficiency.

Kandy Muse Confessional - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 9

Kandy Muse appeared just like the embodiment of Gottmik.

Kandy channeled her buddy with the avant-garde ballerina costume and her flirtatious/playful mannerisms on the runway. Gottmik did a tremendous job remodeling her; the branding shined, and she or he captured her essence.

Gottmik, then again, did the not possible and introduced out Kandy Muse’s vibe in a plausible approach. She had enjoyable, she introduced perspective, and she or he let free to get out of her head.

The pair deserves lots of credit score, particularly since they have been on the greatest drawback being completely different sizes. Having to reconstruct and construct new outfits may’ve hindered them if the appears did not translate to their drag aesthetic.

Gottmik and Kandy Muse pulled it off!

Tina Burner's Psychic Reading - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Rosé and Tina Burner’s transformations have been the place the performances began to hit a number of roadblocks.

Granted, the pair appeared like one another, they usually efficiently transferred their drag-style onto one other drag queen. And their runways matched their tones fairly effectively. Nevertheless, I agree with the judges that the ensembles weren’t elevated or polished.

Tina Burner had Rosé’s iconic pink wig and horny outfit, however the make-up job wanted a bit extra consideration to the finer particulars. Rosé had an excellent begin and made Tina’s eyes pop; the look simply wanted extra to face out and seize her aesthetic.

Spirits far, spirits close to, make my drag queens reappear!


Rosé was dressed like Tina Burner in her campy outfits and a signature smokey eye. This runway must be one which Tina appears again on to reevaluate some decisions she makes for future Drag Race runways.

Olivia Lux Confessional - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Rosé’s make-up appeared harsh and messy!

Possibly it was Rosé’s outlined facial options? Possibly the lighting was off with all the colours? The attention make-up did not mix in effectively, and it appeared very heavy under her forehead bone.

Tina Burner’s drag fashion could not simply be transferred onto Rosé. No less than they turned higher associates and buried the hatchet throughout the problem. (That is a win by itself.)

Denali and Olivia Lux fumbled the toughest with this problem. Between the 2 queens, Denali did a greater job remodeling Olivia into herself than Olivia did to her.

Granted, Olivia’s icy make-up wanted to be blended a bit extra, however the general fashion was good. She rocked Denali’s ponytail, she exuded being a determine skater, and she or he had fun on the runway.

[In confessional] This cow is talking by Char proper now to Ms. Utica?! what really, that checks out. [Laughs]


Although, what was with that runway stroll? Olivia did not stream easily in her actions; she saved pausing and misstepping, which did not really feel pure.

Denali, then again, flowed effortlessly on the runway. She channeled pageant queen realness and had the grace you’d get from this drag queen kind. It felt in-line with how Olivia Lux painted and instructed her to be within the problem.

The transformation did not work because it did not really feel like Olivia Lux.

Psychic Reading - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

The issue with this makeover problem was that it relied on the queens to seize the weather and opinions that the judges view of them.

The queens have their perceptions of their drag kinds, they usually instructed one another based mostly on understanding themselves. However, the judges may need differing opinions of what makes a queen standout.

[In confessionals] Just a few weeks in the past, I used to be “winner, winner, rooster dinner!” and now I’m Lunchables. So, I want to actually get it collectively if I’m seeing myself wherever close to the highest on this competitors. You’re on Drag Race to shine! I imply, like, let’s do that.

Olivia Lux

As an illustration, Olivia noticed her drag fashion because the pageant Olivia with grace and class. The judges seen Olivia because the smiley and bubbly queen who has run on the runway with fashionable outfits. There is a main disconnect there.

A pair would not be arrange for achievement in the event that they did not precisely guess what the judges thought beforehand.

Makeover Pairings - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

The return of the “Who ought to go dwelling?” vote is a surprising second that at all times brings drama. RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10 did not disappoint!

Kandy Muse let the queens have it as a result of one queen dared to chastise the look.

Certain, Olivia might have been upset that the remainder of the queens voted her, however all the queens almost definitely walked off the stage feeling a way. And Kandy Muse was the one queen who may get away with calling everybody out and nonetheless look good in entrance of the judges.

Kandy’s confidence and energy can be one among her strongest belongings within the competitors.

Symone Confessional - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Denali getting eradicated was a bittersweet second, particularly since she had simply been reemerging on the high of the competitors.

The lip-sync of “Shackles (Reward You)” was a troublesome battle. Going up in opposition to Olivia Lux was an enormous hurdle due to Olivia’s two previous problem wins and her potential to shine throughout a lip-sync.

Kudos to Denali for doing what she may whereas sporting a robe!

This was a decent lip-sync. Primarily based on the edit, it was anybody’s guess who was going to win as a result of each Denali and Olivia introduced the power to the stage. The end result may’ve gone in any route.

Nonetheless, Denali made it so far as she may after being handled as a filler queen for a protracted stretch of the competitors. Queens can solely achieve this a lot in opposition to that hurdle.

Char Margolis - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Final Ideas From The Werk Room:

  • The psychic studying with Char was enjoyable, but it surely was additionally a bit of suspect. Among the particulars arrange have been shared in previous edits, just like the Denali/Rosé flirtation.
  • Utica wasn’t fallacious about feeling the push throughout a lip-sync.
  • Gottmik’s first try at channeling Kandy was so hilariously unhealthy! She did not have it in any respect.
  • It is good to have these candy moments the place the queens respect one another and be taught from each other. Generally it may be RuPaul’s Greatest Buddy Race.

RuPaul Spell - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10

Now, over to you, Drag Race followers!

What did you consider “Freaky Friday Queens”?

Which queen had the most effective transformation? Are you unhappy to see Denali go? Who would you’ve got voted out on the primary stage?

Share your ideas within the feedback under!

Justin Carreiro is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.

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