That “pppllllffftt” sound you hear is one of two things: The air quickly draining out of this third (and borderline interminable) season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, or me making a raspberry sound to underscore my feelings about a generally uninspiring final three.
Indeed, on Monday night’s show we bid echa pa’lante to kooky bundle of energy Yara Sofia, who had a full scale stripping-and-sobbing meltdown while lipsynching for her life to the tune of Patti LaBelle’s “I Think About You.” That leaves us with three QWIs — queens with issues — left in the running to become America’s next drag superstar. Let’s take a look at the gals’ strengths and weaknesses — in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters or less.
Raja: Fab ‘money’ gown. Feroshe runway strut. But personality too studied, not funny. The gaff-in-face RuVC bit was a gag sandwich. Clown makeup?
Alexis: Curvy underdog with big heart, big stage presence, even bigger fake bazooms. Taste level is questionable, though, and not improving much.
Manila: Always impeccably appointed — all three runway looks served hardcore glamor this week — and she’s witty, too. But where’s the star power?
Which of the three finalists do you want to see take home the crown? Glitter gun to head, I’d go with Alexis, but mainly I’m tuning in this season just for Ru’s patented brand of ridonkulata. I cannot tell you how many times a day I’m prone to randomly shouting: “Ooh, grrrrrrl! You got She-Mail!” Please tell me I am not alone. Take our poll below and then hit the comments to explain your vote. And for all my reality recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!