‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 12 Episode 8 Recap — ‘Droop’

With the Snatch Game and the Rusical episodes already behind us, this reality competition is just heating up. Will Jan finally win a challenge? What will Chaka Khan have to say about the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Here’s what you might’ve missed from episode 8 of this award-winning reality series.

This article contains spoilers from the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12. Read at your own risk!

The mini-challenge is full of sunglasses and shade

Brita is officially gone and Jan is heartbroken. She starts crying, saying that Brita was her New York City sister and one of her best friends. The other queens aren’t buying it, some saying in their confessionals that Jan is definitely more upset that she didn’t win last week’s Rusical challenge.

Now, it’s time for the mini-challenge — one pretty heavily focused on the company Fab Fit Fun. In pairs, the queens curate boxes for their sisters. The duo with the funniest (and shadiest) Fab Fit Fun box wins. Of course, it was Gigi and Jackie.

RuPaul shares what the maxi-challenge is: a commercial for the lifestyle brand, “Droop,” that is totally over the top and unnecessary. Jackie Cox is excited. This could be her chance to stand out!

Gigi Goode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' in a pre-recorded segment
Gigi Goode of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in a pre-recorded segment | VOSS Events via Getty Images

The queens start filming their ‘Droop’ commercials

During the “walkthrough with Ru,” brand expert Bob Harper helps the queens perfect out their concepts. Per Ru’s idea, Heidi changes her lotion name, (and shares with the other queens that she doesn’t really know about expensive products. She only made $9000 last year.)

When Ru walks up to Widow, she reminds the queen that she only won once in the beginning. Something about that throws Widow off and starts spreading this self-doubt that is clearly evident when she starts filming her commercial. She keeps forgetting her script.

Jan, on the other hand, is hyper and excited the entire time she’s filming her commercial for her “Sure, Jan” spray. The contestant explains that she wants to prove that she wants to be there. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to do that.

It’s elimination day and the queens are getting ready for their Black Wedding runway. Crystal says that her look is a little quirky and different, but she’s excited. Jan confirms, once again, and she was mostly upset because of Brita leaving. They’re both from New York and Brita has always been a supporter of Jan.

On the runway, category is: ‘Black Wedding’

After the runway, viewers see the commercial of each contestant. Crystal, dressed as undead bride, catches the attention of the judges. Heidi, with a hilarious commercial for her multi-purpose lotion, also lands in the top.

Then, RuPaul asks who deserves to go home tonight and why. It’s a unanimous vote for Widow. When it comes time for Widow to chose who should go home, she says Jan, only because everyone else’s was so good.

When RuPaul brings back her girls, she announces Heidi is the winner of the challenge. Jan and Widow are the bottom two. After a ruveal and a passionate lip-sync by both performers to “This Is My Night” by Chaka Khan, Jan sashays away.

Episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere on Friday nights on VH1. Fans can binge-watch already released seasons on VH1.com and episodes of Untucked on the World of Wonder YouTube Channel.