RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: RuPaul’s Big Opening

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RuPaul’s Drag Race is back, bitches! Commence. Shake. Down.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is, in my opinion, one of the top 5 reality shows of all time. The soft-focus! The glitter! The shade of it all! I am very excited to recap this season for What Else Is On. Besides being a drag-sciple for all five previous seasons (or a RuPau-stle, if you prefer), in college I was molested by a drag queen named Athena Ghost during her performance at the club Bounce in Cleveland, Ohio. So obviously, I am an expert.

Season six begins with the ladies entering the (You Betta) Werkroom, which seems even pinker than usual. In order:

Adore Delano, 23, Azusa, CA. She is a f***ing Libra. Good to know. With a sleazy-fabulous look and a crazy nasal voice, she is essentially a cartoon character, which is both annoying and perfect for drag.

BenDeLaCreme, 31, Seattle, WA. She comes bouncing into the Werkroom like a Pomeranian on uppers, freaking out even the weird-as-hell Adore. She tells Adore that she goes by DeLa, or “Miss Crème if you’re nasty.” You got it!

Gia Gunn, 23, Chicago, IL. She comes stomping in with a ridiculous “purse” the size of a Fiat, wearing a stolen-from-Roxxxy-Andrews tearaway. Gia is very fishy but off-puttingly bitchy.

Laganja Estranja, 24, Van Nuys, CA. Like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and your drunken aunt all had a baby, then that baby was shot up with heroin. She is very limber and can dance. She and Adore know each other, which hopefully will lead to drama later on.

April Carrion, 24, Guaynabo, PR. Puerto Rican queens tend to do well on this show, and I tend to enjoy them (except Lineysha Sparks, bless her dumb little heart). April is perky and cute as a button, and she is serving Boy Scout, WW2 paratrooper, Andrews sister realness.

Kelly Mantle, 37, Los Angeles, CA. Kelly seems effortlessly funny and really has a gorgeous face. I cannot pinpoint what celebrity she looks like, but she’s giving me a little Shelley Duvall, if Shelley Duvall were far prettier and less awkward.

Vivacious, 40, New York, NY. Right off the bat, she struts in with a fake mannequin head on and cannot unzip the jacket that covers her face. Amazing! Vivacious comes from the NYC underground club scene, which means she no doubt knows how to vogue, walk, and read a bitch to filth.

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  • I had the same issue with trying to pinpoint who Kelly looked like. She seemed so familiar but her IMDB did not ring any bells. Someone made the comment (was it Michelle during Untucked?) that she looked like Christine Baranski, which calmed my brain down.

    Ben is the only one in this group I want to see. From the previews it looks like the other group will be more put together and have significantly less up-talking.

    • Clare Snyder

      Yeah, this group was a little *sad trombone* as a whole. A few of them reminded me of Phi Phi. Which is not a compliment. Can’t wait to see what the queens bring next week! I hear Milk is quite the character!