This iconic queen has been in the game longer than any of her international competitors, having previously entered three full competition seasons. From memorable acting performances to memorable looks on the runway and more, Jujubee has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with time and time again. So here’s my question, which I respectfully ask: Why doesn’t she give RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World?
Sure, we’re only two weeks into the season, but between last week’s disappointing debut (I placed her in last place against Janey Jacké) and the lackluster presentation of her in the “RuPaul Ball” trilogy in Episode 2, which is starting to feel like Jujubee is just going through the motions, instead of actually competing.
Her 1999 New Year’s Eve search for the “Kitty Girl” part of the ball couldn’t be more basic, and she completely missed the “Butch Queen” branding in a blouse made of… petals? As for her “You Wear It Well” dress, Ru was kind enough to lie and say she would. It was all very surprising (and not in a good way), leaving the judges wondering when real Jujubee will finally appear. See for yourself:
Needless to say, I’m not entirely surprised to see her in second place this week alongside Cheryl Hole. (I traded Cheryl for Baga Chipz for nasty reasons, but I realized that’s not how this game is played. Or is it?)
But don’t just focus on the negative, as this week has no shortage of incredible images on the runway. Featured features include Pangina’s couture cat Sphynx (“Everybody loves a bald girl!”); Monique Heart’s tribute to Sailor Moon’s next-door kitten Luna, followed by her candid rendering of the leather’s realism; and everything we get from Jimbo. Guest judge Daisy May Cooper even asked for a version of the prosthesis inspired by the queen’s motorcycle.
Janey Jacké has also recovered quite well from the premiere, earning a spot in this week’s top two alongside Jimbo. And that rebound continues with a lip-sync victory with RuPaul’s remix of “Supermodel.” Jimbo’s performance wasn’t as bad as in last week’s stumble, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a section of the fandom once again questioned whether she threw a fight to avoid having to send someone home. Are not.
Regardless, it was Janey’s decision. The queen whose lipstick color she chose is… Cheryl Hole!
“Let’s be honest, I’m absolutely devastated,” Cheryl said as she returned to the gym. “In terms of opponents, I wouldn’t do anything different. I’m here to play, I’m here to fight, I’m here to have fun. I’m not just a star, I’m a global star, and the world better get ready for this Hole.”
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https://tvline.com/2022/02/08/drag-race-uk-vs-the-world-episode-2-recap-rupaul-ball/ ‘Drag Race UK Vs. The World: RuPaul Ball . episode 2 synopsis