Well, my dears, it’s over! It’s hard to believe that all this insanity took place over just 6 episodes, right? But with this group of girls, are you really surprised?
The most interesting aspect of All Stars was revisiting some of these queens with fresh perspective. Tammie Brown really shined in the early episodes, and for me, Yara Sofia proved herself to be positively radiant with her energy and outrageous costumes. But really, no queen surprised me quite like Shannel. Her outsized personality and costumes can be polarizing, but she came across as so much more energetic, enthused, and gracious than I remember from her time in the first season of the Drag Race.
And yes, a lot of her costumes are crazy, but they’re really fun to draw.
I think Jujubee was a favorite for a lot of fans, and justifiably so. That girl’s just got it– the right mix of sweet and sour, where you don’t know if she’s going to hug you or take you to the library and read you, hunty!
Plus, she’s an amazing performer, and I’m dying to see her lip sync in person! (Next time I’m in Boston, sweetie!)
It was fabulous to rediscover Team Rujubee–seriously, it feels like Season Two was so, so long ago. Don’t you want to just lounge around with them on some Form Decor couches and drink a couple million Absolut cocktails with them from here to eternity?
When it all came down to Raven and Chad, I was torn, though I would have been happy if either had won. I’ve been gagging over Raven’s fashion this season, and she absolutely killed her comedy routine, but Chad Michaels is able to bring an amazing, fierce energy to every challenge he’s given, even when totally out of his comfort zone.
So, congratulations, Chad! You’re talented, gorgeous, and absolutely captivating. As Ru says, “Keep your face fierce, and your tuck tight!”
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