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In this final episode, the UK and the US face off to become the queen of the mothertucking world. The judges, RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton grace the panel one last time.
After Jujubee sent Holland’s Janey Jackè packing last week, the final four Queens returned to the werkroom for the grand finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World.
When Juju catches a glimpse of the message Janey left on the mirror, she realises that in her whole drag race history, this is her first time wiping someone’s lipstick off of the mirror and that this is her fourth time being in the final.
In explaining why she chose to send Janey packing, she said she felt that Janey had no fight left in her. However, when Mo revealed which lipstick she picked, she too chose Janey.
RuPaul visits the Queens in the werkroom one last time to tell them the final runway category, ‘Finest Eleganza Extravaganza’.
After the runway, the Queens will be questioned by the judges and the previously eliminated Queens, and after this, the Queens will be pitted against each other to lipsync for the crown. This began to worry the UK’s Baga Chipz as she is not a lipsyncing queen.
While getting ready for the runway, the Queens begin to talk about how important representation is and what they’ve learned while being on the show. Blue said that she wouldn’t have changed a thing, while Mo discussed how she had learned to be kind to herself and appreciate how strong she is.
RuPaul looked stunning in a pink metallic fringed minidress on the final runway before the Queens were introduced. Ru welcomed back all the eliminated Queens such as Lemon (Canada), Cheryl Hole (UK), Jimbo (Canada), Pangina Heals (Thailand) and Janey Jackéy (Holland).
Baga Chipz looked elegant on the final runway in a 1960s Elizabeth Taylor styled black dress and beautifully done makeup. Blu Hydrangea gave us fairytale realness with a blue metallic frilled dress with doves, a tall detailed blonde wig, and gorgeous blue makeup.
Jujubee looked extravagant in a red glittered fishtail dress with a frilled bottom, her waist looked snatched, and her make up was on point. Finally, Mo Heart looked captivating in her orange caped skirt, accompanied by a metallic corset on her top half.
Some famous faces such as Alan Carr, Billy Porter, and Naomi Campbell said good luck in a prerecorded video that made the Queen’s jaws drop.
All the Queens met backstage for a mini-reunion, with Lemon asking what the most giant gag of the season was. Janey began to discuss Blu sending Pangina home, and then Blu defended herself by saying it was “the worst thing I’ve ever done”.
After a short conversation about Pangina sending Jimbo home, the tension between Jimbo and Pangina heightened, with Jimbo throwing shade.
After the awkward reunion, the final Queens are back on the stage and ready for the lipsync smackdown. Sir Elton John appeared via video to explain the rules of the game.
A wheel will decide the first Queen lipsyncing, and that Queen will then choose her opponent from the other Queens. These Queens will then lipsync, and the winner will go up against the winner of the other lipsync to lipsync for the crown.
Mo was the first Queen to be picked by the wheen, and she chose to go up against Baga Chipz. Baga was asked to select one of two boxes that contained a song to lipsync to; she ultimately picked the box which had ‘Domino’ by Jessie J.
Mo ended up dominating this lipsync, eliminating Baga in the process and making her the first Queen through to the lipsync finale.
Blu and Jujubee were the next Queens to lipsync against each other. The other song box contained ‘The Reflex‘ by Duran Duran. In this close lipsync, Blu defeated Jujubee to compete against Mo in the final lipsync.
In the final lipsync for the crown, Mo and Blu went up against each other while lipsyncing to the song ‘Supernova’ by Kylie Minogue. Both delivered high spirited performances, but Blu Hydrangea walked away with the crown in the end.
Overall, this spectacular spin-off was a great way to showcase drag acts from all over the world. It made us fall in love with some queens and out of love with others. Fans now have their fingers crossed for season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World.
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