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Secret Celebrity Drag Race S02E01 Recap

Secret Celebrity Drag Race

This article features spoilers from RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. 

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It wasn’t a shock to see Jujubee back on a Drag Race installment yet AGAIN – I honestly think she must have dirty on Ru or something for them to keep bringing her back like this.

One notable difference from the first season is that there is now a live studio audience – which adds a bit more excitement and boosts the energy.

There are nine secret celebrities this season, and Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley have returned as judges. It started with a runway, where Brooke Lynn Hytes, Juju, and Monét X Change were visions in orange outfits. The category was: I’m Coming Out for the First Time in Drag.

Secret Celebrity Drag Race

Poppy Love

The first contestant, Poppy Love, was self-described as “a cougar ready to roar.” Juju was their mentor, and they are a straight man who advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. Jamal Sims is back as a choreographer and helped him through dance to “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morrisette. The love for Alanis makes me think this performer might be Canadian.

When Poppy performed and the famous line “Go down on you in a theatre” came up, Carson’s shocked face was priceless, surprising considering he’s known for his “dirty grandpa” humor. The routine was a fun and memorable one.

I can’t venture a guess on who this performer is yet, but as I mentioned, they could be Canadian and have tattoos, so maybe rocker vibes?

Chakra 7

Chakra 7 was then performed, with Brook Lynn as her mentor. She said she was known for being a child performer and danced to I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan. Her whole routine was fantastic and had flower power vibes. She has a background in performing, but I can’t put my finger on who she is just yet.

Michelle, Carson, and Ru were all very impressed with her performance.

Donna Bellissima

Her drag mother was Monet, and I am almost 100% sure that it is Daniel Franzese, who played Damian in the film Mean Girls. They chose the song Super Bass by Nicki Minaj bcuz it embodies the kind of energy she possesses. During the performance, Donna danced with a party sub, with eggplants and peaches in the background. All three judges thought it was a fun and fabulous performance.

Milli Von Sunshine

Milli describes herself as “a little bit crazy and a little bit sweet.” It makes sense that she’d choose the song “Sweet but Psycho” by Ava Max. Juju was her mentor, and she danced around flames. Michelle was so impressed that she dubbed Milli, “Milli von nailed the choreography.” She was a genuinely epic dancer.

Jackie Would

Jackie said she was inspired by Jackie Onassis, Jane Fonda, and Amy Schumer. Her mentor was Juju, and it was her first time doing choreographed dancing. She chose the song Juice by Lizzo because she loves the energy of it and danced along with a juice box prop. You could tell she struggled but still gave it her all.

She also said it was liberating being in drag for the first time and that everyone should do it.

I’m unsure of who Jackie Would is just yet.

Electra Owl

Electra Owl is all about electricity, passion, and power. Her mentor was Brooke Lynn, and she danced to Raise Your Glass by Pink. Her performance was fun and glamorous, but the judges pointed out that a few lyrics got dropped.

I’m not sure about who her identity is yet.

Thirsty Von Trap

Thirsty Von Trap’s schtick is all in the name. Ru even referred to her as “Thirsty Von Trap Kardashian.” She is sexy and fabulous and put on quite the performance on a stripper pole to Don’t Cha by the Pussycat Dolls. Monet was her mentor, and she had the proper outfit and vibe during the performance, as Carson pointed out, with a latex skirt and leggings.

I think that Thirsty is actor Mark Indelicato from the TV shows Ugly Betty, With Love, and Hacks.

Fabulosity

I’m feeling right away from the voice alone that this has to be the legendary Loretta Devine. If I’m correct – this woman is 72! She gave it her all and looks incredible. She said that the grand divas of the world inspire her, and Money was her mentor.

The judges thought she started a bit tentative but then lit up and was on fire after she got her groove.

Chic-li-Fay

Chic-li-Fay said that they were from a television show that featured music. My first instinct was the Glee, so I think it could be Kevin McHale, who played Artie. Brooke Lynn was her mentor. She described herself as “Candyland but slutty” and performed Goodies by Ciara.

Chic is an insanely good dancer, and Ru asked, “how many licks to get to the center of Chic-li-Fay. Michelle pointed out that she was also no stranger to dancing in heels. Carson raved about the performance and said she should be a pro drag queen and was so professional with her presentation, showmanship, and it was all fantastic. Ru even said, “bitch, you turnt it.”

Results Of Secret Celebrity Drag Race

Poppy Love ended up being the first winner of the series. I was shocked it wasn’t Chic-li-Fay, Milli, or even Thirsty Von Trap, but I love that Poppy made Alanis proud.

Jackie Would, Electra Owl, and Fabulosity were in the bottom three, which I think was the right call. Electra was safe, so Jackie and Fabulosity battled it out by lip-syncing Venus by Bananarama. In the end, Fabulosity was eliminated, and was asked to “Ruveal” herself.

She was Loretta Devine – so I was correct in my guess. The Legal Defense and Educational Fund was her charity; they will receive 5000 dollars.

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