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Y’all, when RuPaul came out with the song “Queens Everywhere” a couple years ago, I didn’t realize she meant we were gonna be served queens on a televised platter with a new season every other month! There’s been Season 13, UK Season 2 (Bimini was robbed), Drag Race España (a must-watch), the racist one we don’t talk about… and now the long-awaited All Stars 6! Are y’all tired of Drag Race yet? Who cares!

We’re getting the shenanigans All-Star-ted with the first queen in the werk room: A’Keria Chanel Davenport from Season 11 is here! Miss Ass Almighty is back with some elevated fashions to prove once and for all there is no other booty out there that is more voluptuous or more talented.

That may be weirdest sentence I’ve ever written?

She’s a WOMAN! Jiggly Caliente from Season 4 is here, and she looks so damn good. Talk about a glow-up.

Jiggly was dealing with a lot of emotional baggage during her season, but she’s come out as trans and found success off the show in the years since, most notably as a recurring character on Pose (I miss it already). The Jiggs is ready to show her truest self to the judges.

JanTASTIC! It’s Jan from Season 12! The queen of safety is here to hopefully break free from the curse that was put on her during her season. She is back in this cute lil’ Sailor Moon getup to win a challenge and bring more of her infectious enthusiasm to the competition.

Ladies and ladies, we have a contender: Ra’Jah O’Hara from Season 11 is in the building! Right away, she’s serving up such a different energy in her confessionals. The girl knows she got a little (a lot) carried away with the drama on her season. But now she’s back with a new groove and a new attitude, ready to take on the world with her talent and charisma alone.

And I think she just might!

Mother, she looks homeless.

Ginger Minj is back for a third chance at the crown! The Glamour Toad’s run on Season 7 was pretty excellent if not for her “bitter old lady” attitude that lost her the crown. Then she was overshadowed by the enormous amount of talent on All Stars 2. Maybe this time, she’ll be lucky—maybe this time she’ll shantay?

But seriously, what is this accoutrement? Gurl.

Strap in, dolls! It’s about to be a crazy fucking season, because boricua legend Yara Sofia is here! This Puerto Rican weirdo made some waves on Season 3 and All Stars 1, and she is back to do it again. I’ve always been a fan of this one’s style and totally chaotic brand of kookiness. She’s about to bring the Entertaintment with a capital E.

Did someone ask for a snack?

I think we can safely say this is our first gag of the season: Silky Nutmeg Ganache comes in with an incredibly polished pageant lewk worthy of a final four extravaganza, then pulls out a cookie and a cup of milk from her titties. A WHOLE CUP OF MILK.

Silky was a BIG personality on Season 11—you either loved her or couldn’t stand her. There was rarely an in-between. This season, Silky is back with a vengeance and I think it’s clear from this already unforgettable entrance that whatever she does, it won’t be boring.

Here to represent for the old-school era, it’s Pandora Boxx! Pandora was Miss Congeniality and a major fan favorite way back on Season 2, but was eliminated first on All Stars 1 alongside the infamous Mimi Imfurst. This time, without the teams format cramping her style, there is hope for the oft-forgotten Pandora to reintroduce herself to the world and show what she’s capable of.

Now listen here. Scarlet Envy is probably my absolute favorite queen to have ever graced the main stage of Drag Race with her presence. She is an icon, a statement, and a star. I will be VERY biased for her this season—you have been warned.

Our favorite delusional dame from Season 11 is back to prove to the world once and for all that she is not, and will never be, a filler queen! I am so excited for her second chance.

Also, can we please talk about how excited Scarlet’s former Season 11 nemesis Ra’Jah is to see her?! That, children, is growth. We love to see it.

How’s this for a gag? The 13th place contestant on Season 5, Serena ChaCha, is on All Stars 6! I think we can safely say no one saw this coming. Serena didn’t last long at all on her season, but she was responsible for one of the most legendary Untucked fights in the show’s herstory. It’s been ages since her season, so we’ll have to see how much she’s evolved since then.

No, bitch, this isn’t a hallucination: Sonique from Season 2 is back in the house! Since her season, this absolute supermodel of a queen has blossomed as a trans woman and an entertainer. She even goes by a new name these days: dolls, meet Kylie Sonique Love, shiny and new and so so beautiful.

Back after a long leave of absence, it’s Trinity K. Bonet from Season 6! Trinity hasn’t been up to much since her tumultuous run on her original season. She was already so talented then, but her deep insecurities got in her way at every turn. Seven years later, Trinity seems like a new woman: confident, intelligent, and perceptive. I can’t wait to see what new tricks she’s learned.

This is the season for third chances, apparently: Eureka from Seasons 9 and 10 is back again for another shot at the crown! Eureka was already a fierce contender in Season 10, and with a few years since then, the big gal has evolved a lot as a performer. I think she might surprise all of us, if this gorgeous Rococo entrance lewk is anything to go by.

With the cast fully arrived—13 girls this year!—RuPaul comes in to confirm the All Stars rules from last year: every week, the queens will vote for which of the bottom girls should go home while the top All Star battles it out against a secret lip-sync assassin. BUT there’s another twist this time: a “game within a game.”

What that mean??

I guess we’re not gonna find out about this right now, though. Rude.

To help introduce the first mini-challenge of the season, the reading challenge, the girls get a virtual visit from Miss Piggy!

What an honor!

Ginger is a master of comedic timing; she reads RuPaul’s standards, Jiggly’s intelligence, and Silky’s weight with perfect smoothness.

Yara reads Serena with an excellent twist on her Season 3 catchphrase: “Echa pa’ fuera!” I’m gonna use this for everything now.

Jan must be a little nervous, because her reads come across as a bit aggressive. A lot bit.

“Gurl”

Ginger Minj is our reading challenge winner!

Ribbit ribbit!

As is the usual for All Stars, the first maxi-challenge is a variety show for the queens to showcase their skills and reintroduce themselves. Trinity K. Bonet wants to take a risk and do some stand-up comedy—a move which, for the past two years, has been a death sentence for the contestant doing it (miss you, Jasmine Masters and Derrick Barry). Trinity knows this but still wants to push herself out of her comfort zone.

“Gooooood luck”

Ru’s Lewk Ruview:

Ru was like, “You know that flamenco emoji? I wanna be her but hot pink.” I’m living for this dramatic ’80s makeup fantasy.

Jan is opening our variety show in this super cute iridescent getup, sanging her butt off. It’s a shame the background vocals are a little loud because they’re distracting a bit from her incredible voice.

Pandora Boxx performs a kooky and charming lip-sync to her own song. I can relate to the lyrics of the chorus: “I can’t dance but I look okay”. The show culminates in a breast milk explosion?! It’s official, I’ve seen everything.

Jiggly Caliente is dancing and lip-syncing to her own song (groundbreaking!). While the song itself is super fun and high energy, her performance is really mellow and she even forgets to lip-sync some of the words. Oops.

Kylie Sonique Love looks SO good in this popstar getup. She performs her own burlesque-style song, and while the act itself is nothing to write home about, her vocals are smooth as butter and she is just so gorge.

Ra’Jah O’Hara is making a bold move: among all the lip-sync performances, she’s chosen to spend 60 seconds machine-sewing a dress from scratch and putting it on. Not only does she manage it, she looks fan-fucking-tastic. C’mon, Guinness World Records.

A’Keria C. Davenport looks great in her lip-sync / lewk reveal extravaganza. It’s a solid show from a consummate professional.

Trinity K. Bonet followed through with her stand-up comedy routine idea… and she really shouldn’t have. She immediately stumbles on the very first joke she tries to tell and the whole mess of an act that follows stays on that level throughout. YIKES.

Eureka stepped outside of her comfort zone too, but her touching musical tribute to her mother, who passed in 2019, makes for a surprisingly beautiful performance.

Scarlet Envy brings the beauty, the comedy, and the shock factor with this unexpected burlesque number full of bubbles big and small. It’s a delight.

Reverend Doctor Silky Nutmeg Ganache is bringing the gospel with a live singing and piano number. It’s a cute concept, but between her shaky vocals and her unimpressive outfit, it’s a bit of a flop.

Serena ChaCha is advertising her wig-making business with a lip-syncing performance to a very Daft Punk-esque song that ends up having very little to do with the wigs sitting on the table behind her. It’s high energy, but it’s missing a little something.

Ginger Minj’s bubblegum pop performance is cute, well put together, and effective, though it somehow doesn’t quite feel like her style or aesthetic at all. Perhaps her drag has changed, but it feels a little out of character for her.

On the flip side, Yara Sofia’s act is quintessential Yara: insane, hilarious tomfoolery. She’s wearing the wobbliest breastplate that flies around everywhere as she jiggles and twirls around the stage. Five stars.

It also gives us this incredibly meme-able moment from Ginger:

An eternal mood.

Eureka, A’Keria, Jiggly, Jan, Kylie, Scarlet, and Ginger are safe. Ra’Jah, Yara, and Pandora did great. Silky, Trinity, and Serena not so much. But the verdict comes in pretty quickly: Yara Sofia is the top All Star of the week.

Echa pa’ lante!

Silky is declared safe, so the bottom two are Trinity and Serena.

The safe queens have an emotional heart to heart together, covering several tough topics: Eureka’s mother’s passing, Jiggly’s difficult past as a sex worker, Kylie’s struggles with her own insecurities, and the online hate Ginger received after Season 7.

How dare these girls make me so emotional on week one!

After some discussions between the queens, voting starts and Yara gets ready to lip-sync. The secret lip-sync assassin of the week is… Coco Montrese!

Werk, Coco!

The lip-sync song is “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. Yara Sofia’s giant bouncy boobs immediately pop out of her top and start jiggling everywhere like during her variety show act. It’s a blast to watch, though it does feel a bit redundant after we just saw it.

Coco starts out in a gown, which is an odd choice for a lip-sync, but she quickly strips into a more breathable outfit and struts her talented ass all over that stage. She wins, and gets to reveal the group vote’s lipstick.

Listen. Do I think Serena was cast on this season as the obvious first out queen? Yes. Pretty sure everyone does. But really, she didn’t do THAT poorly in the variety show and I’m not sure she even deserved that bottom position. But as Ru says, it is written. I’m glad Serena got to at least show a new, drama-free side to herself for a brief moment.

Adios, chiquita.

That’s it for our season premiere—but we’ve got another episode to cover this week! Tune in again soon for my episode 2 recap, ladies!

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