RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: “Tap That App” Proves To Be The Downfall of One Queen

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Hey Kitty Girls! I’m back with this week’s recap, and it is safe to say that the competition is heating up. I really don’t have a favorite just yet for this season but I can say that it has been fun watching all the shade being tossed so far.

As far who’s being the queen of the shade this season, that title definitely belongs to Aquaria along with being the drama starter of the queens. After coming for Miz Cracker last week, Aquaria’s new target was the Vixen. She tried to diss the Vixen by stating that she won in someone else’s wig, which didn’t sit well with the Vixen. Aquaria then kept going by suggesting that the runaways weren’t being judged, a comment that set Vixen off to the point where Aquaria had to nervously excuse herself from the workroom.

As for this week’s mini challenge, the 12 remaining drag queens were tasked by RuPaul to perform a skit to promote his self-entitled chocolate bar. Blair St. Clair, Monét X Change, and Monique Heart are deemed the winners, and are placed as team leaders for the acting challenge “Tap That App”, inspired by dating apps. They are split into three teams: Team Blair consists of Eureka, Miz Cracker, and The Vixen; Team Monét are Aquaria, Asia O’Hara and Yuhua Hamasaki (who was picked last with good reason); Team Monique are Dusty Ray Bottoms, Kameron Michaels, and Mayhem Miller.

Team Monét had a rough go of things, thanks to Yuhua, who gave the team one terrible idea after another. Team Monique also had a tough time as Kameron Michaels managed to steal Monique’s thunder, and Mayhem turned out to be a walking disaster.

Subsequently, the runway theme for the episode was a look constructed with feathers. On the main stage, Aquaria, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Monique Heart and the Vixen are declared safe. Asia O’Hara, Blair St. Clair and Eureka are praised for their runway looks and performances.

Here’s how the rest of competition played out:


Mini-Challenge: Perform in screen tests for Ru’s provocative new RuPaul’s Chocolate Bar campaign.

Mini-Challenge Winners: Blair St. Clair, Monét X Change, and Monique Heart

Main Challenge: Film ads for new dating apps

Runway Theme: Feathers

Main Challenge Winner: Asia O’Hara

Bottom Two: Mayhem Miller & Yuhua Hamasaki

Lip Sync Song: “Celebrity Skin” by Hole

Shantay You Stay: Mayhem Miller

Sashay Away: Yuhua Hamasaki

Erika Negrón Rivera
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