All drag is valid. A few clowns on online tried to challenge that notion in recent weeks, but pay no attention to the unsubstantiated noise: Crystal Methyd is not a gimmick, and neither is her drag. It took a few weeks for the Missouri-based queen to find her footing in the context of Drag Race, but she's taken the judges' critiques, and molded herself fit into the show's signature brand of expectations without sacrificing her originality, becoming one of the most versatile (and original) queens the show has ever seen. Even when she's "failing" at a challenge Drag Race sets forth, there's an unbreakable and irresistibly unique spirit radiating deep within Crystal's soul, and it doesn't feel like she's masking, hiding, or playing dress up over it — even when she's dressed like one half of a lesbian-couple version of Bert and Ernie or a velvety genie dipped in blue body paint. She's hilarious, intuitive, and does what she wants to do, almost to the point where it doesn't feel as if she's performing as much as she's just effortlessly turning herself inside-out for the world to see, like she'd do it all anyway whether we're watching or not. And that's what I love about her. I have always loved Crystal and I feel she deserves the win really.
What a joy it has been to Jaida Essence Hall... this gorgeous queen, I knew little of, joy-ride through RuPaul's Drag Race with a poise, elegance, old-school diva attitude, and whip-smart wit of a genuine superstar. Whether she's dripping down the runway in jaw-dropping, versatile fashions, pondering who the fuck Rose Nylund is, repeating the word "chile," or simply running her mouth like your best girlfriend in a confessional, Jaida has injected an irresistible burst of warm energy into a competition typically fraught with high-stakes, cutthroat tension. Superficial attitudes would have you believe Jaida represents "pageant" rigidity, but, like all of her season 12 sisters, she's so much more than the labels we've learned to rely on. Jaida's fashionable instincts and natural comedic chops have propelled her to three challenge victories since the season began, and her mastery of the lip-sync arts should produce fireworks — on the finale. But I'm not sure she brings anything new necessarily to Rupauls winners congress.
I won't lie. I knew Sherry would do quite well. I mean bitch can mix editorial, camp and a high concept together and pull it off and is one of the most creative queens out there. I felt sorry for her seamstress Florance D'Lee. But I'm sure he'll have many offers to dress many queens. I just wanted to include the rat fink liar in case she sees this and could have seen what she could have been, and had, if she wasn't such a devious cunt....so yeah.....no pie for this bitch.
Heidi N' Closet, Heidi Hydrate or Heidi Aphrodite, whatever name.... by a long shot was the biggest surprise this season for me, and hands down will most likely get Miss Congeniality. I had heard of her the last couple years, but boy, is she on my radar now. I do follow her on Instagram and her looks on there are jaw. dropping. I was very glad to see she went as far as she did. She has one of the best drag personalities, the kind you love to see backstage. Tooth whistle and all.
Oh my... Aiden Zhane. I just knew she wouldn't make it far. I will give her credit for stepping out being a huge introvert to do this though. While her drag style is not my preference I can appreciate where he comes from though. But had he the style he showed during the reunion.....gurrrrrrrrrrl, you just may have made it a bit further. His reunion look gave me all kinds of a gothic Hollywood siren...and the wig was making me gag for life hunties. I need one in blond just for a rainy day.
The biggest shock for me was Rock M Sakura. The 28-year-old self-described anime/J-pop/manga queen prides herself on being as much a performer as she is a look queen. Now I knew she would barley get off the runway, but damn.... I really, really grew to like her so much. Plus putting up with Bunny, I can take and love some vulgarity and she seemed to be the only queen to have the balls to dish some out. Here again I have to disagree with Michelle on Rock. I love me some crazy shit. I mean it's drag. Her huge crinoline gown was jaw dropping, make a entrance, I'm Here Look!!!!!! Michelle needed to clean the glasses off gurl. If I wasn't so used to sleeping naked, I would have ordered one to sleep in hunties!!!!!!! I also thought he was so adorable as a guy, I'd tap it.
So what did you think of the season and who do you want for the next winner.? I'm not sure yet I'll watch All Stars, we shall see. We have to suffer watching Derrick Barry. I just can't. I'd rather watch a doorknob. I'll look more forward to Canada DragRace myself.