United Queendom!

Victoria Secret
The Vivienne!
Blu Hydrangea
Cheryl Hole

My last drag queen show of 2019! It has been a while since I’ve been to a drag show but it did not disappoint. The thing that had me shocked the most was the Vivienne singing live, who knew she was so good?! Meanwhile Cheryl and Blu are amazing dancers and their energy is fab. Plus Victoria Secret is a queen who I’ve come to know and love as she hosts most of the queens over here so I love her.

Definitely a great way to end the year and I can’t wait for my next drag show where I finally get to meet the Frock Destroyers!

~ Courtney

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK First Impressions

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Finally RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has landed and I thought I would share with you my first impressions of our queens!

Baga Chipz

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The first thing that got me was the accent. Just in general for the show. The accents haha. I’m so used to US drag race so the accents took a while to get used to.

First impression of her, when she walked into the werk room, was that was gonna be the loudmouth of the season.

Her runway was cute. I loved her OOT Queen look. Super campy.

Blu Hydrangea

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Representing Belfast, I am obviously rooting for a hometown gal. Plus I’ve seen her perform so I know she can turn a lipsync.

Anyway, speaking of accents – I hate the Northern Irish accent on TV so every time I hear Blu talk I cringe a little inside. But still a fave.

Also, love that she has all the facial expressions so we get all the close-ups of her haha.

Her runway looks were bomb and I am so mad she was not in the top 3, I mean SHE WAS A POUND COIN how can you not love that.

Divina De Campo

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That laugh. Girl. Not sure how I feel about that haha.

Let’s call her the Willam of the season – as she’s a TV personality and has been on lots of things. Plus she says she can sing, sew, style a wig and all sorts so let’s see if she can pull it out when the time comes.

Her first runway look was cute, I loved the wig. The second outfit was great too.

Crystal

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When she walks in a steals her entrance quote from a meme. Eh.

She’s also not a fan of the royals and ain’t afraid to let people know it. Why do I feel like this isn’t the end of her controversial opinions? I guess we see.

Her first runway outfit was kind of meh, like I did not like the blue dress or the words. Wasn’t a fan. Her second look was cute, though not what I think of when I think of the Queen. But still, a Queen look nonetheless.

Some Ting Wong

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She gives me life.

When she walked out in that first runway look it was EVERYTHING. Not to mention her Queen look – the stamp omg it was amazing. I really thought she was going to win the main challenge.

Cheryl Hole

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She gives me Courtney Act vibes 100%. She is gorgeous, she is blonde. I love it.

Her first runway look was super cute, loved the fake tan. Her Queen look was cute, but she definitely needed a purse.

Gothy Kendoll

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Wasn’t sure how to feel about her, I did like the representation of chavs in the entrance look though lol. But it felt like she was trying to hide a bit with the high collar and everything.

Her runway look was so weak. Like her face paint was beautiful but the rest of the outfit was crap. Like this is Drag Race you cannot come out in tiger face paint and a black outfit and the weakest “Rawr” ever lol. Girl bye.

Plus the Queen look – it was terrible. I’m sorry but like when you think of the Queen you do not think of a short dress. It should have at least gone to the floor.

Sadly she didn’t seem to redeem herself in that lipsync either. It was very meh.

I don’t know what else we would have gotten from Gothy and I guess we shall never know, maybe she will do an All Stars episode in the future…

Vinegar Strokes

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She’s a doll. Very much the mum of the group and I am here for it.

Her first runway outfit was kind of meh I gotta say. But apparently, she couldn’t wear her original choice due to licensing issue lol. Her second look was better but to me looked a bit unfinished or unpolished…

That being said she turned that lipsync and was even pulling wig reveals first episode damn girl. I would have loved if she had done 4 wigs though to go with the song but I suppose ya never know what you’re lipsyncing to until the episode. Still pretty good.

Scaredy Kat

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Drag baby. Kind of makes me think of Troye Sivan out of drag lol, I think it’s the voice and the hair maybe.

Now we all know when someone has been doing drag for months that they don’t tend to last long in the competition but I have to say that Scaredy Kat really pulled it out with those runway looks. It was cute.

Also never been to a drag show? Sounds like a lie. Even before drag, if his girlfriend is a drag queen surely he’s been to one.

The Vivienne

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Out of drag kind of makes me think of Adam Lambert lol.

But not sure if I love the fact she purposely has “the” as part of her name.

Her runways were great and I loved when they were all shook at her real nose hahaha. But I didn’t think she would win just because they got her for wearing flats, she definitely needs to wear heels next time or Michelle will be coming for her.

Overall Thoughts

The first thing is the grand prize – I have seen so many memes about this haha. But also I am surprised. This grand prize kind of sucks, like most of the US drag queens have their own YouTube series and they didn’t have to win the competition to get one so it doesn’t seem like the best prize in the world. Plus let’s be real, a YouTube series can be filmed using a smartphone anywhere in the world so it just seems a bit meh.

Not to mention, the first prize for winning a main challenge is a badge? That isn’t even exclusive because they are giving away a similar badge at DragCon UK lol.

The first photo shoot was a bit meh. Though to be honest I never think the photoshoots are the best in the beginning. This one was a bit different because there were two parts but I wasn’t the biggest fan.

The main challenge itself was a good one, I love a good runway so it was good we got two in the first episode. A little sad they didn’t have to make anything this first episode but I suppose we will get to the sewing challenges soon enough.

Still, I am excited for this season of Drag Race, it looks like it will be a good one! Plus I know that because it’s the first season they are probably still figuring out some things bits and pieces so it will only get better from here right?

If you are watching Drag Race UK let me know who you are rooting for this season! Like I said I am obviously rooting for Blu Hydrangea this season but there are a lot of good queens out there. So we see how the season goes!

~ Courtney x

DXP 2019!

Photos from DXP!

I don’t know what DXP stands for, but basically, it’s a drag show.

It was an amazing night and I feel so lucky to have been in the presence of these drag queens. They were all so fabulous, and I love them so much.

I hope that they all come back soon!

~ Courtney x

Get Ready with Me | Adore Delano | 6th April 2019

Finally uploading my Get Ready with Me that I filmed when I was getting read to see Adore Delano! I have already made a blog post showing off this makeup look, but if you wanna see how I created it then check out this video!

I also spend time talking about RuPaul’s Drag Race, my experience with drag show VIP and other random things.

It’s been a while since I’ve made a video that wasn’t an unboxing so I hope you enjoy 🙂

~ Courtney x

Meeting Miz Cracker! | 25th January 2019

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My first drag show of 2019! Miz Cracker!

I was excited about this show because after seeing Miz Cracker on Drag Race I felt like she had so much more to offer the world. And girl, she did.

In her show It’s Time, she shares a story of going through many rough stages in her life and sharing that she doesn’t really know when it’s time to STOP. Stop with the alcohol, stop with the drugs and stop with the boys.

An inspirational story really.

It was a great show, and I think what really impressed me the most, was how amazing a lipsync she could do with such a small space. The venue does not have a big stage, but Miz Cracker was still able to kick, flip and give us those utmost important death drops.

I loved it so much and if you have the chance to see her I would highly recommend.

I also treated myself to VIP which means I got to have a meet and greet with Miz Cracker which you can see below. I always feel awkward in meet and greets because I never know what to say to the person, but sometimes it goes so fast that you don’t really get to say much.

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In this case, it did seem to go quite quickly but I’m not too worried about that. The photo still looked great and she complimented the handbag I had with me so I will take that as a successful meet and greet 😛

My next show is coming up soon in February – I am finally going to see All Stars 2 winner Alaska! And I can’t wait! I didn’t get meet and greet unfortunately but I already know it’ll still be a great show ^_^

Looking forward to sharing more of my drag queen adventures with you soon,

~ Courtney x

I Try to Follow a NikkieTutorials Video and Meet Courtney Act | 1st August 2018

I am attempting VEDA for the second time this year. VEDA stands for Vlogging Every Day in April or August. I tried to do this in April but failed miserably, so why not try again in August!

I had a lot of fun yesterday trying to recreate a look from a NikkieTutorials video and then I went to see Courtney Act perform!

I hope you guys will enjoy this month of content from me, I feel like it’s what I need to get back into making YouTube videos because I haven’t in so long. That or maybe you’ll get sick of seeing my face but either way it’s not going to stop me from posting videos.

So enjoy, or don’t, but I hope I can make some content that might interest at least one person, even if it’s just me.

~ Courtney x

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 Queens!

I just finished watching the first episode of All Stars 2 and I am dying. This season is such a step up from the first All Stars season and I love it.To me, All Stars 1 was really just there so we could see Chad Michaels win. I didn’t really like the team thing and wasn’t a huge fan of some of the queens that season. I just felt like it was kind of all over the place with challenges etc.
So when All Stars 2 was announced I was excited to see what would happen. Especially since this round, there isn’t a clear queen that stands out above the rest. Not to mention RuPaul has gotten rid of the teams and is now adding more plot twists than I can handle.
First of all, the top 2 girls will lip sync for their legacy rather than having the bottom 2 lip sync to stay in the competition. And not only that but if they win the lip sync they will win $10,000 and the chance to eliminate one of the other queens in the bottom 3.
Like…are you serious?
$10,000 for winning a lip sync? No one is messing around this season. And on top of that, eliminating one of your friends from the competition? That’s tough and very emotional. These girls are sisters and to pit them against each other is pure evil. And makes for great television.
Not to mention they decided to bring back the most dramatic queens from previous seasons. Didn’t we all get a little bit excited when we heard Coco Montrese and Alyssa Edwards were coming back for round 2? And who doesn’t love a Rol-aska-tox reunion?
So maybe this season of All Stars should have really been called the season 5 reunion. I feel like the other seasons aren’t as fairly represented because of all the season 5 queens but that’s okay. I hope this means in All Stars 3 some more past queens will have their time to shine. Especially if Tatianna from season 2 can make her way in with all the newer queens.
Anyway, time to talk about the contestants of this season of All Stars. I think I will list them in order of what season they were in. It seems like the most logical way to do this thing.

Season 2

Tatianna. Girl. Season 2. I was not expecting that. My whole thought process for them choosing contestants for All Stars 2 is that they would pick queens from season 4-8. Mainly because the last All Stars was just after season four, so if All Stars is every 4 seasons then shouldn’t the contestants be from the last 4 seasons? If that makes sense…
Either way, it doesn’t seem to be the case with Tatianna on the scene.
I honestly am not a big fan of her. She doesn’t seem to stand out among the other queens in my opinion. She doesn’t have as big of a personality as the queens around her so to me she’ll just fade into the background.
That being said, she did make an impression on me when she was one of the top 2 in the first episode. I liked her spoken word piece at the talent show. It was something new for me that I have never seen before, and never expected from Tatianna. So I applaud her for being out of the box with her style.
One thing I really want to know is who she would have eliminated if she had won the lip sync. She wasn’t having as hard a time as Roxy was when it came to deciding which queen to send home. So I am interested to know who she thought wasn’t worthy of the competition. Especially since everyone underestimated her, being the girl from season 2.

Season 4

Phi Phi. I think out of all the queens to come back Phi Phi has changed the most.
Her drag style has definitely changed a lot. My friend Nathan has been showing me her 365 days of drag on Instagram and it is amazing. 
She has also recognised how awful she was on her season of Drag Race and one of the reasons why she is now on the show is to help fix her image a little. To show people she isn’t just that bitchy girl. She is a whole lot more. And I’m excited to see the nice side of Phi Phi.
Her performance in the talent show was not the best. Although I think it’s because she chose to sang acapella and that was a risk. To be honest I was not sure how to feel about her choice to sing after the whole singing challenge in season 4. I mean I know she likes to sing but that doesn’t always mean it’s good.
But I’m glad she’s still in the competition and I can’t wait to see what kind of drag looks she will pull off later in the season.

Season 5

Alaska. Of course she walks in wearing a bin bag, what more could we expect from her? I loved it.
I was also surprised to see she wasn’t even a little bit excited to be reunited with her friends from season 5. It seems Ro-laska-tox is officially over.
I know Alaska wanted to break out of their little group to stand out on her own in her season and so it’s understandable why she is creating distance from Roxy and Detox. But I would have liked them to be Ro-laska-tox one more time. They were fun.
But I am excited to see Alaska shine on her own where she isn’t grouped in with her friends or living in the shadow of Sharon Needles.
It’s Alaska’s time to shine hunty.
I was actually surprised by Alaska’s talent show performance. I was initially worried when I heard she was going to sing because her singing in season 5 was not great. But she actually turned it out and did really well. I also loved her outfit. So pink and pretty.
I am interested to see what else she can do when she’s working on her own.
Roxxxy. I love her.
I am glad to see that she is upfront and real about what went down in season 5. She was a bitch and she is sorry. She is now ready to move on and be a little bit nicer than before. But that’s not going to get in the way of her getting the crown.
She still looks as fabulous as ever and her burlesque performance was to die for. I also think it’s great her and Detox are still friendly. At least we’ll always have Re-tox haha.
When she found out she was in the top and had to eliminate one of her fellow queens she was very upset. It was not something she wanted to do and I liked her approach to the situation. She was fair and she talked to all the girls and decided to base the decision off of the judges’ critiques and not her friendships and personal feelings.
I can’t imagine how hard it was for her to do. And it really showed how much she has changed from her season. If this was season 5 she probably would have had no problem throwing someone under the bus to get rid of them. But I was proud of her progress. And I do think her elimination was right.
And also congratulations to her for winning the first lip sync and $10,000. You go Miss Thing.
Detox. Honestly, she was my least favourite of the Ro-laska-tox trio. I’m not really sure why but she was.
To me she wasn’t really standing out that much in this episode. Her talent show performance wasn’t my favourite. I know she was singing but because it was auto-tuned I didn’t know how to feel. Plus, the neon paint was just…a lot haha.
I don’t have much to say about Detox but I am interested to see what she can bring outside of Ro-laska-tox too. To me, Roxxxy was probably the one out of all of them that really wanted to win the competition. The others didn’t seem to want it quite as bad as her.
Alyssa. Back rolls? I feel like we heard that joke almost any time someone talked to Alyssa haha.
To be honest I was only ever interested in her because of her drama with Coco Montrese. I mean wasn’t that all why we watched season 5?
Alyssa is an okay queen. I feel like she can do well in the competition but maybe not enough to win.
Her performance at the talent show is interesting. I mean the puppet was kind of insane but the dancing was good. She knows she can dance and she works it.
I’m looking forward to see how far she goes in the competition and if we will actually learn what Alyssa’s secret is on this season of All Stars.
Coco. Orange you happy to see me? Dead. Coco had a great entrance to this season.
Again, she was only really interesting to me because of her drama with Alyssa. But when she walked into the work room and Alyssa said “that was so three seasons ago” I knew they had kissed and made up.
Her talent show performance was not that great. Her dancing wasn’t very interesting and the whole performance was confusing to me. I didn’t really know what to make of it.
So when Roxxxy decided to eliminate her I was okay with that. I don’t think she’ll be missed.
Although it might not be over for her.
When she was leaving RuPaul appeared on the TV in the work room and told Coco that she could come back. All she has to do is get revenge?
I am interested to see where that goes. I want to know what’s going to happen and if Roxxxy should watch her back…
Season 6

Adore. My babe. I love her. She was one of my favourite queens from season 6 and so I was so happy to see her back as an All Star.
Although I don’t think she expected the competition to be what it is. I felt so bad for her when she got the critiques she did from Michelle. I know she didn’t cinch her waist for the talent show but I know she finds it easier to sing without a corset and I think that’s understandable.
I also think Adore has stepped up her drag since drag race. It might not be as polished as the other queens but it’s her own style.
I admit she might not win but I still didn’t want her to be the first queen eliminated. I know she has more to offer and so I’m glad she gets to stay for another day.

Season 7

Ginger Minj. In my opinion she should have won season 7 as she is a very well-rounded queen. She has got the look, she can do comedy and she can also sing too. Who knew?
When Ginger sung for the talent show I was really surprised. I didn’t know she could sing. And I really liked it. I thought her performance was great.
I don’t really know what to expect of Ginger for this competition but I hope she goes far. Whether she will win the crown or not is unclear.
Like I said before, I don’t think there is a clear winner for this season of All Stars but I would definitely think Ginger would be one of the ones who could make her way to the top. Provided she doesn’t get eliminated by another queen first.
And last but not least, Katya. I definitely didn’t appreciate Katya as much as I should have on season 7 and so I am glad she is back.
I also like that she has decided that this season she is going to step up her game and not hold back. Katya is definitely one of those queens that has a lot more potential that we didn’t see before. So I can’t wait to see her shine.
I also enjoyed her talent show performance. She stood out a lot more than the other queens although I do wish we had seen a full performance. I feel like we missed a lot.
Do I think she has the potential to win? Yes. I don’t think we should dismiss the season 7 queens just because their season wasn’t that great.
So those were all my thoughts on the queens so far in this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. While I do love some more than others I wish them all luck. This season is not going to be an easy one and so I have no idea who the winner will be.
I also don’t know how I am going to make it through this season if they are going to keep adding twists like this. If the first episode got me worked up into an emotional mess I don’t even want to know how the other episodes will treat me. Although it might get easier for the queens to be eliminated as time goes on. Who knows?
All I know is I can’t wait for the next episode because it’s going to be an All Stars snatch game! I wonder what that’ll be like and who the queens will be impersonating. Hopefully they chose some new characters that we didn’t see in the last snatch game although Adore’s Anna Nicole Smith was a personal favourite of mine. But still, it’s going to be another exciting episode and I am on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who will be the next queen to be eliminated and who will be doing the elimination… It’s all so dramatic this season and I love it.
~ Courtney x

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Top 4!

We are rapidly approaching the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8!

I am both excited and sad that in a few weeks there is going to be a new Drag Race Super Star. I mean this season has been so amazing I just don’t want it to end. I have loved every single queen this season and so to have it come down to this top 4 is crazy.
I just love them all so much that I don’t know who will win. And I don’t know who will go home to make it top 3. It’s a close competition this season and so it’ll be a great finish.
But until we know the winner, I thought I would give you my thoughts on the top 4. And also maybe talk about some queens I am sad to have seen go. So without further ado: our top 4!

Bob the Drag Queen
Who doesn’t love Bob? I mean I’ll admit sometimes she can be a bit too loud but she’s pretty great. I agree with Michelle that she can’t do full on glam but other than that she’s a solid queen. I don’t think I really have a bad thing to say about her. I can now fully see why Bianca del Rio loves her. And I still live every time she walks into the room purse first. Can we please have the purse be an accessory in future seasons to come?

Chi Chi DeVayne
Sassy, Southern gal. Did not think much of her at first. But she has definitely proved that she is more than just a cheap queen. I loved her puppet portrayal of Bob. It reminded me a lot of when Ben de la Creme did Bianca del Rio in season 6. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. Still, there’s still something about her that isn’t standing out to me. I don’t know what. I think I’m too focused on Bob and Kim Chi to really care about the other top 4. So I guess you could say I’m a little biased…is that bad?

Kim Chi
I can’t hate anything about Kim Chi. Not a thing. She’s so wonderful. I mean yeah, the runway walk and the dancing aren’t great but she can do everything else. I loved Kim Chi’s book ball story/runways so much. I just love everything about her. So to me Kim Chi can do no wrong. And her friendship with Naomi is super cute. Vote for Kim Chi!

Naomi Smalls
Definitely someone I underestimated and didn’t really like. At first I thought she was just relying on body but she is so much more than that. I think the main reason I don’t like her is that she can be really catty – especially with Derrick in the last episode but at the same time she did redeem herself. So I’m not really sure where I stand with Naomi. All I know is, is that she definitely more than the model type I thought she was going to be.

And those would be our top 4 girls! Clearly I am leaning more towards Kim Chi and Bob the Drag Queen as my favourites but who will actually win, I have no idea. I just know I don’t want this season to end. It feels like it’s been going way too quickly.
Now moving on to some queens that I was sad to see leave the show:

Acid Betty
So if you follow me on Twitter, then you know I had a lot of love for Acid Betty. I loved her runway looks and her personality so much. I just didn’t want her to go. Sadly, her Snatch Game really was flat and I was surprised that was the case. She doesn’t strike me as the type of queen to flake on her impersonations. So I do understand why she had to leave, but that doesn’t mean I was happy about it.

Derrick Barry
Okay so I’m maybe not that upset Derrick is gone. I mean it was between her and Bob and so…Derrick was right to go home. I’m surprised she lasted as long as she did though. I mean she tried so hard to break out of her Britney impersonation. But she was still Britney. Although I did like that she always stood up for herself. And I also give her credit for at least trying to do her eyebrows differently, because that’s not an easy thing to do. It’s hard enough to fill in your eyebrows without overdrawing them nevermind paint ones on from scratch…



Thorgy Thor
I really loved Thorgy. She was so fun. I mean I wish she had at least won a challenge before she left. It wasn’t as if she was horrible at everything. Until the challenge where she got eliminated of course. I just feel like she had so much more potential. I don’t know. There’s just something about her that made me want to see more of her so I was sad to see her leave. But at the same time it’s understandable why she was eliminated. She was a bit too scatterbrained I think. Still, I look forward to seeing her in the reunion.

And so this brings me to the end of my second post about RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8! Like I said, I loved all the queens this season, some more than others but I am super excited to see what the finale holds in store for us.
Will I make another blog post when the winner is revealed? I don’t know. I think it depends on how I feel about it. Either way I will definitely tweet about it so if you want to know my thoughts on the finale then follow me on Twitter.
In the mean time, feel free to check out my last blog post on Drag Race, sharing my first impressions on the season 8 queens. We have definitely come a long way from when these girls first walked into the work room.
Who do you think will be America’s Next Drag Super Star? Let me know in the comments below!
~ Courtney x

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Queens!

A new season of Drag Race. A group of new queens battling it out for the title of America’s Next Drag Super Star. It’s safe to say I’m excited. Although I am very hesitant when it comes to new drag queens. This is because when I first started to watch Drag Race there had already been 6 seasons and I liked all the queens in those seasons, but then when it came to the season 7 queens…I was not the biggest fan.
So I was a little hesitant to meet the queens of season 8. What if they were similar to the ones from season 7? It’s not that I didn’t like those queens it was just that I didn’t find a real connection to them like I had with queens from past seasons. So I was worried it would be the same with the season 8 queens.
But after watching the season 8 premiere I can say that I am willing to give these queens a chance. I think this is going to be a really great season of Drag Race and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead. The queens this season definitely seem a lot livelier than the ones from last season. At least no one will be telling any of these queens that they need to wake up. *cough* Pearl *cough*
Before I get into my thoughts on the individual queens I want to talk about the premiere episode as a whole. I. Loved. It.
Not only was this the first episode of the season, it was also the 100th episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race and so you know it was going to be special. I had already seen the promo photo for this episode with RuPaul and all the past winners of Drag Race and so I was dying to know what that was about.
I love all of the winners of Drag Race. They are all so glamorous and wonderful and perfect. And so to see them all in the one photo it’s almost too much to handle. And I enjoyed seeing them all in this episode. Apart from Bianca del Rio which I was sad about although they did have a pretty convincing stand-in.
But not only were the past winners back, they also brought back some other drag queens from past seasons too. As well as some of my favourite design challenges. Which I was living for. I love all the design challenges on Drag Race, some of them look like so much fun. So it was cool to see the new queens take on these old challenges.
The only thing I would say though is that because everyone was working on different things we didn’t see as much in the work room as we normally do which I was upset about. But the final products everyone produced were amazing.
Also no Santino again this season? I’m sad about that. I missed Santino last season.
We also have a new runway song this season which again I don’t love. I thought Sissy That Walk was a great runway song. I suppose it just caught me off guard more than anything. I’ll see if I warm up to it as the season goes on.
But overall it was a fabulous episode and I loved that it was the 100th episode too. It makes me super excited to see what the rest of the season will be like.
Now moving on to our season 8 queens…

Acid Betty
I love her. I got good vibes from her right away. I love her style and her attitude and she seems really fun. I’m excited to see how far she makes it in the competition. I also loved her money ball dress. That was one of my favourite challenges on Drag Race. So I was excited to see it again.





Bob the Drag Queen
Again a really fun queen. I know Bianca del Rio has a soft spot for her so I have been keeping an open mind about her. She’s pretty great. Very clearly a comedy queen but there’s nothing wrong with a good comedy queen. Also girl knows how to make a pair of curtains look stylish. Even if they come with a horrible accessory.


Chi Chi Davayne
Not very memorable to me. She came in wearing a trash bag which has been done before. Don’t really have much else to say since I don’t remember her. Although I will say I was disappointed in her glitter ball look. Not very glittery. And she’s a drag queen.

Cynthia Lee Fontaine
As soon as she walked into the workroom I knew I was going to dislike her. She is a loud queen. And I think she is trying way too hard to come up with a catchphrase. I feel like she’s trying to be Yara Sofia but is failing miserably. So please stop girl. Because I get a headache every time you come on screen. Her sugar ball dress was nothing special. All I can think of in that challenge was Detox’s neon candy dress haha that was fierce.

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Girl is tall. I don’t really remember a lot about her either haha. She had the Hello Kitty runway look and I don’t think I was a fan of it. But I like her drag name so I am hoping she has more to offer us.

Derrick Barry
I love her. I mean girl knows how to do Brittany. As soon as she walked into the workroom I was LIVING. Although my fear is she doesn’t know how to do anything but Britney but I think we all have that fear. Her Christmas outfit kind of reminded me of Carmen Carrera’s as it showed a lot of body.

Kim Chi
Another queen that I instantly fell in love with. She’s so cute in or out of drag. And I loved her runway look, her makeup and outfit were on point. Although her runway walk is going to be her downfall. Everything else about her is really fierce. Another fear I have is that she’s going to be a quiet queen and I don’t want that. She needs her fierceness to shine through.

Laila McQueen
She reminds me of someone in real life and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I like her. She doesn’t seem to have as much energy as the other queens which bothers me. She seems to be one that lacks a big personality which is the downfall of many queens on the show. I hope she can come out of her shell. I was also living for her RuPocalypse look.

Naomi Smalls
All I could think when she walked into the room was Glamazon. She is gorgeous. I don’t remember much else about her though. I do think her boat and runway look were lacking though. I mean she went very minimal with it and I wish she had done something like Willam had. Especially because she decided to step out of the boat. Her outfit could have been better for it even if she didn’t have time to properly decorate the boat.

Nayasha Lopez
She kind or reminded me of Vivienne Pinay. As in she was very quiet and didn’t stand out to me. I don’t remember her at all. I just know she sashayed away. And from previous experience, the first queen to sashay away isn’t really worth knowing at all…So sorry girl. We’ll see you at the reunion though.

Robbie Turner
Did someone ask for Jinkx Monsoon 2.0? I think so. It was so awkward when she turned up at the photoshoot with the same hair as Jinkx. I mean right off the bat you can see what kind of vibe she was going for. I hope she has more to offer rather than just being another Jinkx. Especially because she’s not going to win if she’s a copy of one of the previous winners.

Thorgy Thor
Again, she reminds me of someone I know. Not in a bad way. She’s very full of energy, quirky and fun. I like her. I’m excited to see where she goes in the competition. I don’t really remember her runway look though so I can’t make a comment on that. Still, she’s fun although I wonder if she has a mean streak…most queens do.

And so that brings me to the end of my critique on the season 8 Queens! I have to say we have a good mix of queens this season.
Whereas with season 7 I kind of felt like a lot of the queens were similar. So I am excited to see what comes of this competition.
I don’t have a particular favourite for winner yet. Although I do like a fair few of the queens. I imagine I’ll be making predictions for the season after a few more episodes. I’ll keep you posted.
In the mean time I think I’m going to go back and rewatch previous seasons of Drag Race and celebrate the past queens because seeing them all in the season 8 premiere made me miss them. I would love for there to be a show with all the past winners on it. I mean having them all in one place at one time is just fabulousness overload. So RuPaul, can you make it happen?

Let me know what you guys think of this season of queens and who is your favourite. And follow me on Twitter for when I live tweet Drag Race on Tuesdays.
~ Courtney x

Meeting Bianca del Rio!

Last week my friends and I went to our first ever drag queen show. We were super excited because the drag queen we were going to see was one of our favourites. Last year we all got addicted to the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race and ever since then we have been wanting to see a drag queen from the show. And we finally got the opportunity.
So we bought our tickets, got all glammed up and mentally prepared ourselves to meet the one and only Bianca del Rio. Bianca was the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 and considers herself to be an insult comic. She is hilarious. And even more, glamorous in person.
When we first got to the venue we had no idea what to expect. We had never been to this club before, much less a drag queen show. The vibe there was pretty good. Lots of good music, lots of fabulous people. But as we got closer to the start of the show, the more people showed up and soon we could barely move because everyone was pushing to get a good view of the stage.
My friends and I were were lucky that we got there kind of early. That way we could claim the area we kind of wanted to be in when the show started but we still got pushed around quite a bit. That was the only downside to the whole thing. Too many people.
But once the show started you didn’t think about that. All you could focus on was the fabulousness that was taking place on stage.
The first two performances were by the two drag queens that host the special guests at the club. They both did lip sync performances which were amazing. Most drag queens are known for their lip syncing and these girls were perfection. And their backup dancers were giving me life.
And then finally, the queen herself appeared on stage. She looks flawless in person. And at first, I had my doubts because it had been a few years since Bianca was on drag race so maybe she looked different from when she was on TV. But no. She looked perfect. In a fabulous black gown no less. Kaftan realness.

She opened the show by explaining how everyone thought she was going to be on Big Brother and how she wasn’t going to be releasing an album anytime soon. Of course, she was her hilarious self.
So worth the wait.
Next Bianca turned to ask for people in the audience. She was going to hold a lip sync contest. But she wanted it to be a fair competition so she was looking for four different specific people. And I was one of those people.
I was in shock.
I had no time to process and next thing you know I was being brought onto the stage.
I couldn’t believe it. I was on stage with BIANCA DEL RIO.
It still feels like a dream.

When I found out we had to lip sync I was worried. My first thought was: oh my God what if I don’t know the song?!
I’ve watched enough Drag Race to know if you don’t know the words to the song you are lip syncing to then you’re out. And I was the first one to lip sync. So if I didn’t know the words but the other people did I was screwed.
Luckily, when the music started to play I got into it. They played Sissy That Walk by RuPaul and that’s when I felt more at ease. That was the one and only RuPaul song I knew the words to so I knew I could do this.
I was hesitant about it at first. Because I was on stage with about 200 people watching me and a bright spotlight blinding me. But as soon as I started to lip sync I just owned it. It was go big or go home and I went big.
It was a blast.
I have no idea how to describe the experience I just thought it was so much fun.
Unfortunately, I didn’t win the lip sync battle but I came in second. So I’m taking that as my victory.
When I got off the stage and was reunited with my friends we all freaked out hysterically. I mean no one was expecting that.
Later at the meet and greet, Bianca was so nice! She hugged me and my friends and thanked me for being such a good sport. And I got a photo with her.

I still can’t believe it happened. It all just happened in such a blur. But luckily I had friends who decided to document my lip sync performance. That was uploaded to Facebook the next day. I could have cringed about it but instead, I embraced it. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I was going to do it. I mean ever since Drag Race I have wanted to walk that runway and lip sync for my life. So I guess this was me half fulfilling that dream.
And if you guys are interested in seeing a little bit of how my night with Bianca Del Rio went I did vlog about it. Of course. So check that out below:

It was a fab night and I really enjoyed myself. And I think that’s the most important thing. So my advice for this year is to embrace the opportunities that come your way. And have a blast. Because life’s too short so live it up and party.
I have recently found myself saying “party” a lot and I owe it all to Adore Delano. She’s another drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race season six. I think that’s a great catchphrase to have. Because life is to be enjoyed. And what better way to enjoy it than to party?
So I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience meeting Bianca del Rio. If you wanna see me lip sync for my life check out my vlog. And let me know in the comments below what song you would lip sync for your life to.
~ Courtney