The two hour premiere of season three “RuPauls’s Drag Race” begins with a casting extravaganza and the premiere episode for season three of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.
RuPaul begins the show with some audition tapes of girls who didn’t make the cut for season three’s top 12; whom Ru admires for their shameless promotion.
The first two queens to make the show are Manila Luzon whose boyfriend in Sahara Davenport and Carmen Carrera. Next RuPaul’s casting extravaganza takes a tour of some of the queen’s drag closets and the girls doing a tell all of their first time in drag.
The next two queens to make the show are Raja the supermodel whose day job is a make up artist. Besides working with top artists in Hollywood Raja calls American Idol’s Adam Lambert a friend. India Ferrah started out as a child at the age of 14.
Next up RuPaul showed off some of the auditions from men who wanted to be a part of her pit crew – the men who help Ru out on Drag Race.
The plus sized girls came out in force to audition for RuPaul this season and the two queens who did make the show are Mimi Imfurst and southern belle Stacy Layne Matthews.
Before introducing any more queens, RuPaul presented a package on queens and why they do drag. “A drag queen is a true artist,” said RuPaul before a video clip of the queens putting on makeup and getting dressed.
The next two queens to be a part of the show are Puerot Rican queen Yara Sofia and Atlanta’s Phoenix.
Santino and RuPaul held open auditions for season 3 of Drag Race on Hollywood Boulevard which produced an interesting collection of queens and Drag Race hopefuls. Venus D-Lite was one of the queens chosen from that audition; along with Delta Work.
Before introducing the last two season three queens, RuPaul showed a video package on lip syncing for your life. After auditioning three times for Drag Race Alexis Mateo and last, but not least, Ballroom dancer Mariah.
And the race is about to begin as the queens start their engines on the season premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”…
As the queens walk into the workroom for the first time, the unthinkable happens when two queens are wearing the same outfits.
RuPaul enters and welcomes the queens – “the fiercest of the fierce”. This season the winner receives a life time supply of made up, be on the Absolut tour, and this time around the winner gets $75,000.
The pit crew brought out a big package and Shangela jumped out. RuPaul announced that Shangela would be joining the queens for season three of Drag Race.
The first challenge of the season was the girls were photographed by Mike Ruiz for a holiday card with a Christmas scene background while jumping on a giant trampoline. The winner of the Holiday Card Photo shoot was Raja.
For the big challenge the girls went shopping, in drag, at a thrift store where they had 10 minutes and $50, $75 for Raja, to purchase items for a spectacular holiday kultour outfit.
RuPaul herself kick off the runway segment of the show. Since the show is a holiday affair Santa made a visit in the form of Bruce Vilanch. Joining Ru and Santa at the judge’s table are Santino, Mike Ruiz, Michelle Visage, and special guest judge Vanessa Williams.
After all 13 queens have walked the runway and presented their holiday finest made from Christmas decorations and items purchased in a thrift store, RuPaul called for Mariah, Delta, Yara, India, Phoenix Stacy, and Alexis to step forward. She told them that they all stood out for not standing out but that they were safe. Ru added that with $75,000 on the line safe was a dirty word.
During the critiques, some of the queens made a lot of excuses which did not please RuPaul.
Mimi is safe, Manila is safe, Venus is in the bottom two, Raja is the queen who stole Christmas and the winner of the challenge for the week; she will also have immunity from elimination next week. Carmen is safe but Shangela will again face the bottom two the first week of competition again this season – it was the same spot where Shangela found herself eliminated last season.
Venus D-Lite and Shangela had to lip sync for their life to “The Right Stuff” by Vanessa Williams. During the lip sync for your life things got violent as the queens started pulling off pieces of clothing and pushing. After the song was over RuPaul said, “it made me feel uncomfortable.”
In the end RuPaul told Shangela to shante and stay; while Venus D-Lite had to sashay away and was the first person to be eliminated from the competition.