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Random Thoughts on Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race

GAME OVER! The first winner of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race was revealed yesterday. Chad Michaels, the first runner-up in Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 4 won the crown giving Raven, Shannel and Jujubee ‘The Chop‘.

The Queens of Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race

 

I can say that I am a ‘new fan’ of Rupaul’s Drag Race. My interest on the show started when Manila Luzon released ‘Hot Couture’. The show gave her the exposure she deserves and although she ended up as runner-up to fellow Heather and Gaysian Raja, you cannot deny the fact that her fanbase is huge and she got what it takes to last long in the biz.

“See, this is how you do drag!” Manila Luzon as Cruella de Vil

Sahara Davenport, Manila Luzon’s boyfriend/girlfriend for six years passed away last October and I can imagine how tough that month is for her. Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race was shot months ago, but the contestants are expected to promote the show around the US. Thanks to Manila’s strong family support, she was able to surpass the challenges coming her way.

I was intrigued upon watching the ‘Meet the Cast’ clips for the All Stars season. The returning beauties are all fierce and have different personalities. Some of them were loved (and hated) on the season they were in, and this serves as their ‘second chance’ to prove that they have what it takes to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Some of the fans of the show were surprised with the twist: The queens will compete in teams of two! America’s Next Drag Superstar needs to have Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent. This time, Synergy is added.

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Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race: For the Love of RuJubee

I am currently watching the 5th episode of Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race. I know that my favorite queen Manila Luzon together with her teammate Latrice Royale got The Chop during the third episode, but I’ve also grown an admiration to the other queens specifically with Raven and Jujubee.

Jujubee and Raven at the 5th episode of Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race

Also known as RuJubee, this tandem were runner-ups on the second season of the show. Raven is one fierce drag queen who known for being dark, outspoken and sensual. Jujubee is a good representation of Asians who treats everything lightly and utters the juiciest statements. I haven’t seen all the episodes of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 2, but the two earned a lot of fans. Eventually, the two became professors at Rupaul’s Drag U (Season 1 to 3). I saw their episode with Manila Luzon, where they assigned to do a drag makeover to the special girls in their lives. I love how they throw lines against each other. They don’t sound annoying. The audience found it cute!

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THE CHOP – The Best Revenge from Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon!

Givin’ everything you got
Tryna’ make it to the top
Never ever gonna stop
Even if you get The Chop!

Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon, The Chop

Last Tuesday morning, I woke up early to track the live tweets of fellow Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race viewers. There were some information leaked about the team eliminated on the third episode yet I was in denial. By lunch time here in the Philippines, my Twitter timeline is flooded by complaints about the sudden elimination of Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon).

 

LATRILA serving spooky realness

 

Seriously, Rupaul?! To be honest, I am a fan of the RuJubee team (Raven and Jujubee) too and I was hoping to see Latrila and RuJubee at the Final Four of the show. I cannot believe that these teams are in the bottom two. I mean, at least not Latrila! Manila Luzon did a fantastic job in the challenges and I can say that among the contestants in the All Stars season, she is the most loved by the fans. I am not saying this because she is Filipina, ok? I am saying this because it is the truth.

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