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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RuPaul's Drag Race: Alaska Watch

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:41 PM

The season is winding down — after last night's show, there are just four queens left to vie for the title (and $100,000).

One of my fave repeat challenges is the Make-Over episode, where the girls have to take non-drag queens (gay, straight, old or whatever) and make them fierce and fabulous. It's a good challenge to see how well the ladies work their magic on someone who isn't them, and the stumbling, awkward newly hatched drag-for-day dudes are usually good for laughs.

Last night, the made-over were all military vets — who had served before Don't Ask Don't Tell Don't Drag. It gave Ru a chance to wax patriotic for a moment about how such brave men were making the world safe for all the ladyboys on stage, and to stage a quite dreadful flag-waving routine, which nearly everybody bungled.

Especially Pittsburgh's own Alaska, who seem to be coasting through most of this challenge. Her flag routine was vulgar without being funny (I would have supported vulgar AND funny), and her runway look wasn't very inspired (big hair, tight dress). My money was on Alaska getting called down to the Bottom Two, but she ducked it — mostly, I reckon, because Ru had already decided to send home the tiresome Coco.

But with only four queens left, there's not much wiggle room for coasting, Miss Alaska.

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