RuPaul’s Drag Race likes to throw in branding challenges to assist the queens outline their kinds and model. To make it on this enterprise, the queens must know themselves greatest.
Even one thing as small as drinks on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 11 is usually a branding alternative for the drag queens.
Profitable this problem requires humor, type, and including a little bit of comedic aptitude. So, it is stunning that the queen who spent a lot of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 using the identical coloration palette went dwelling in a branding problem.
Tina Burner’s fall from grace was a pointy tumble to the underside. All through her rehearsals and judging panel, it turned very clear that this was her time to go, particularly because the judges flipped the script of their suggestions to her.
Did anybody else discover how fast they have been to tear her about utilizing her trademark colours?
Granted, I feel we’re all performed with seeing a crimson/orange/yellow mixture on the runway. Nonetheless, the judges critiqued her for not utilizing her model colours on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 10, so her being faulted now for utilizing them throughout a branding problem does not make a lot sense.
[In confessional] Olivia is a really candy woman. I like her demise, that’s my little sister. However, being the diva you’re, there’s no manner you’re gonna sit right here and inform me that after 4 bitches mentioned your identify on the principle stage, you’re cool, calm, and collective. Hell no!
Tina wanted to raise her outfits and branding all through the competitors, so the suggestions may’ve been a gradual burn to get to this second.
Her industrial did not showcase herself or her model correctly; that alone can be motive sufficient to land her on the backside. The opposite notes about her coloration use ought to’ve been supplied earlier than for it to not really feel handy now.
A superb instance of that distinction is the way it was in comparison with Rosé. Rosé’s signature coloration was pink, however she modified up her colours on the runway (and in challenges) a number of instances to offer the judges one thing new.
Rosé had her branding, however she confirmed development. So, her leaning into her trademark coloration and Rosé-isms for the drink problem had extra leeway to land the joke.
Her industrial was humorous with the perfection nods, she opened herself up with jokes from the judges, and the drink had nice branding along with her identify in it. Plus, her crimson demon outfit killed it on the runway!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 11 was an awesome spherical for Rosé. A second problem win has elevated her probabilities of entering into the High 4.
The identical goes for Symone as nicely. Her branding shined as a result of she leaned into every little thing that makes Symone a star.
Her cool confidence, the inflections in her voice, and the playful nods linked to the kind of characters Symone liked to painting within the challenges. And her runway outfit was completely different in comparison with everybody else. Solely Symone may pull off a cunning furry ensemble and make it modern.
Plus, the branding on her drink was essentially the most distinctive. These small touches made her stand out from the remainder of the pack.
Symone has established a powerful reference to the judges that may carry her far. The percentages of her being within the High Four are principally set in stone now.
Kandy Muse’s industrial put her within the high half of this problem.
Her persona and playfulness with the memes heightened the humor that the judges liked to see. Kandy knew her branding nicely and it translated simply to the industrial.
The alien runway outfit, alternatively, was a nasty selection. That look took her out of the highest in a really noticeable manner.
The colours did not mix, it appeared low cost, and the ensemble did not meet the style stage that goes with camp. Come on Kandy, that look wasn’t it!
Utica, Olivia Lux, and Gottmik every had the identical downside however in numerous levels. Particularly, they did not know their branding.
Olivia discovered from her errors within the earlier spherical to make the most of the weather the judges known as out (i.e., smiling, pleased, small purse, and many others.). Nonetheless, she did not correctly translate that to the storyboard.
Carson and Ross have been completely proper about her industrial. Olivia was too smiley within the video; she wanted to construction it to showcase the transformation.
If she had performed that, the video would’ve been successful.
Utica tried to showcase her quirky and eccentric self within the industrial.
Granted, that is her persona and the way she portrays her drag persona. The issue, nonetheless, was that she had attention-grabbing concepts of bizarre issues (like licking the can and the cow utters), however these concepts did not hook up with who she was as a model.
The industrial was making an attempt to be on the market and peculiar for the sake of being distinctive. All Utica needed to do was have enjoyable and showcase herself extra within the video.
I do know my Drag Race trivia, however while you put stunning males in entrance of me, every little thing goes out the window, Honey.
Gottmik, alternatively, went for delusion and attractive, however it wasn’t a completely realized story.
Does anybody equate Gottmik with delusional sexiness? The path targeted extra on a personality than who she was as a performer. Her drag persona appeared extra punk, avant-garde, and playful enjoyable whereas breaking all the principles.
This can be a storyboarding situation. If the industrial had a stronger structure, the concept could have translated higher within the last product.
The “BEAST Couture” runway wasn’t the strongest collection of robes to walk throughout the principle stage. Symone, Gottmik, Olivia Lux, and Rosé had the very best ensembles of the spherical.
Symone appeared a bit extra costumey than anticipated. Her attractive fox had type, hearth, and playful touches that made it a cheeky character on the runway. It would not be stunning if the Furry group begins creating fan artwork about this look!
Once more, these are questions really easy even The Pit Crew is aware of the reply.
Olivia Lux and Rosé each had modern demons that balanced costume and an editorial type.
Rosé’s look had extra of a modern contact whereas Olivia performed a bit off the nostalgia and camp of monsters. These seems to be have been enjoyable and playful for what they wanted to be on the runway.
Gottmik’s cartoon monster stood out as essentially the most editorial look on the runway.
The ensemble appeared stylish and completely different from the remainder of the outfits. Although, the nipple pasties have been overused at this level! (The aesthetic must be retired for a bit earlier than making a reappearance.)
Did anybody count on Utica to defeat Tina Burner within the lip-sync? Kandy Muse was gagged and bewildered by the information.
Chances are high many viewers is likely to be shocked too.
The lip-sync of “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas is an attractive music, however it’s a comedic music about extra. It’s a must to be humorous and do outrageous issues as a result of it does not take itself too severely.
Tina Burner danced across the stage, did tips, and added humor to her routine. Utica did creepy actions and had some humorous moments within the music.
Based mostly on the lip-sync, Tina Burner ought to’ve received.
The edit itself extremely favored Utica and gave away the winner. The edit had reduce out numerous Tina to reduce her dance strikes and focus totally on Utica. Each time that occurs, it makes the outcomes apparent to everybody at dwelling.
Tina Burner: I’m prepared for it to be High 4. Let’s simply preserve going. Let’s preserve going!
Rosé: Yeah, you’ll have enjoyable watching it!
[All the queens laugh]
Kandy Muse: Shady!
Tina Burner: Yeah, it’s gonna be actual cute after I sneak proper by you, sis. Gonna realllll cute!
Kandy Muse: She’s gonna sneak proper by you on the airport on the way in which dwelling!
[All the queens laugh harder]
I am not a giant Tina Burner fan, however that end result ought to’ve gone in her favor.
Utica had landed within the backside a number of instances and her problem decisions bombed on a number of events. Tina, in distinction, hasn’t lip-synced and stayed largely secure.
This elimination is likely to be a case of RuPaul selecting the queen she favored the very best. That is the way in which it’s generally; it is their present they usually’ll select who survives the lip-sync or not.
Final Ideas From The Werk Room:
“Are You Smarter Than The Pit Crew?” can be a enjoyable sport to play earlier than any Drag Race episode.
- Kandy’s mirror second was heart-breaking and really revealing. Her robust exterior made numerous sense.
No matter what Olivia mentioned, she was most likely unhappy or pissed that a lot of the queens voted for her to be eradicated.
The passive-aggressive power between Rosé and Tina Burner was robust!
- Wintergreen will at some point return to the Werk Room as a fully-fledged drag queen. Her affect has grown through the years that it is a should.
Now, over to you, Drag Race followers!
What did you consider “Pop! Goes The Queens”?
Are you unhappy to see Tina Burner go?
Which runway look did you’re keen on essentially the most?
Did you discover all of the trivia questions straightforward?
Share your ideas within the feedback beneath!
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