Confession time: My name is Kay Banks, and I am recovering reality TV show addict. I used to watch anything trashy. My beloved TiVo was choking on all the STDS from the various Flavor Flav and Bret Michaels shows that it was constantly recording. Eventually I got tired of them - now I hardly watch any reality shows, but I LOVELOVELOVE RuPaul's Drag Race. I challenge you to watch that show and not smile and laugh (and fall head-over-heels in love with RuPaul).
This week's episode focused on a wedding challenge. Each contestant had to create a wedding scene by first dressing as a man, and then pairing him with a drag queen alter-ego.
I'm not sure what to call them? So I'll refer to them as she because that's how they do it on the show.
Jessica Wild - I can see this as an actual wedding photo! Maybe they're a young couple running away from their parental confines. On the show, she is so cute! I love her accent and personality.
Jujubee - the gaysian. I mean that lovingly, because she's my fave. I love the bitchy look and excessive jewelry. Not really feeling the groom's look.
Morgan McMichaels - That Superman tattoo ruined her looks for me every time. Strangely, I feel like the face is more feminine on the groom, and masculine on the bride. I like that she tried a different style with the punk rock groom and the arm-candy, jewel-dripping bride.
Raven - Esthetically, Raven is my favorite. She's always a little gothy and edgy, and you can't see it in this photo, but her face is so beautiful. It's too bad that there's not a full-length picture of the dress because it's fantastic. The groom looks weird, though. It looks like a candid from Facebook or something. Raven is kind of a bitch, but she should have won the challenge.
Pandora Boxx - The most humorous contestant on the show. She's never really gorgeous, but she's always funny and pretty. You can see the scared look on the groom's face - the back story goes that he's a cop and she's marrying him to avoid jail.
Sahara Davenport - She was wearing ballet shoes and she was en pointe during her runway walk! She wanted an ethereal, Swan Lake wedding and she did a good job.
Tatianna - She's so pretty either way, but it doesn't show in the picture. It doesn't look wedding-y though...more prom or formal dance.
Tyra Sanchez - Not the Tyra, but she's got enough bitchiness and attitude that you might confuse them. I don't know if it's just the show's editing or if she's really that big a bitch, but she's a really big bitch! Having said that, her wedding gown look was pretty great. Not feeling the groom, though. It's a little too deer-in-headlights. And I know this is a gay-oriented show, but I'm sure there really are straight men in bright pink bowties at their weddings. I can only shake my head sadly at those brides.
Doesn't this make you want to watch the show? It's on Tuesdays on Logo and VH1, if you're wondering. RuPaul is my favorite part of the show, of course. I love her, and I teared up a little when she was talking about her Mom. She is funny, she is bold, and yet she still keeps a warmth to her. Just like Tim Gunn, Ru has a catchphrase: Don't fuck it up! Yay!