‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Episode 10 Recap — The Makeover Challenge
It doesn’t take a psychic to see these queens all have plenty of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Can they transfer their mugs onto other queens, though? Here’s our summary of the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
[This article contains major spoilers from the 10th episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13. Read at your own risk!]
The ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ queens get readings from a psychic
Yes, of course, Utica was sad to send Elliott home. At the same time, though, she says it was really exciting! She’s ready to win now! Doesn’t everyone else feel like that after they lipsync? Kandy Muse is quick to shake her head no.
Tina Burner feels like if anyone can sneak to the top and snatch the crown, it would be her. Olivia feels the exact opposite. Before, she was “winner, winner, chicken dinner.” Now, she feels like Lunchables.
Just before the series cuts to commercials, Tina Burner has something surprising to share — she didn’t know if the bottom half of her “boy hair” would show on the runway, so she shaved it off. It’s a new day in the Werk Room and Denali is feeling confident, Tina Burner is excited about more room for makeup in her station.
Then, RuPaul shares a surprise with the queens — they’ll be getting a psychic reading. The psychic speaks to Tina Burner’s father and Utica’s baby cow. She also guesses that Rosé and Denali are close friends. Based on suggestions from the psychic, RuPaul pairs up the queens for the maxi-challenge — the makeover challenge!
The ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ queens break into their respective pairs
Denali and Olivia Lux are excited to be a polite diva and an ice queen respectively. Tina Burner and Rosé need to build up some trust, but Rosé doesn’t love Tina’s drag. Especially if she has to sashay away in red, orange, and yellow.
Utica wants to transform Symone into a “walking piece of art.” Just trying it on, though, Symone is spiraling. However, as time passes, she understands it more. When it comes to Symone’s look, though, Utica doesn’t want to walk the line of cultural appropriation.
Gottmik and Kandy Muse are two different body types, which Kandy Muse knows will be a challenge. Gottmik realizes that the duo will have to construct completely new garments.
The ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ queens kiki with RuPaul
When RuPaul enters the Werk Room, Gottmik shares that she was adopted. Denali does her best Olivia Lux impersonation and the politeness is spot on. Tina Burner says that she hates pink but she’ll wear it as Rosé.
Symone and Utica say that they’ve painted their own face on someone else. Utica’s main concern, though, is wearing Symone’s drag in a respectful way. Then, the queens head to the mainstage to practice each others’ walks. Or, in Olivia’s case, skates.
In Kandy Muse and Gottmik’s case, it was a lot of laughing. Back in the Werk Room, Gottmik gives it her best shot for Tina and Denali and it doesn’t go well. As a result, Kandy Muse gets a little nervous.
Who deserves to go home tonight, and why?
It’s Freaky Friday day, also known as elimination day, and the queens start painting. Tina Burner and Rosé finally get to know and like each other. Symone and Utica are ready for the risk.
Gottmik shares that she would wear her iconic white face as a literal mask. Rosé then turns around and sees herself as “Tuna Burner.” The contestants showcase their looks, or rather, someone else’s look, to the runway.
Then, they receive the judges’ critiques and share what they learned. But, it wouldn’t be Drag Race without drama. RuPaul asks who should go home tonight and why. Rosé and Tina say Olivia.
Olivia says Utica, Denali says Kandy, while Symone, Gottmik, and Utica say Olivia. Kandy Muse is bothered that Denali picked her, so she says that Denali and Olivia did the worst.
After untucking backstage, Symone and Utica Queen are named the winners. RuPaul shares that Olivia Lux and Denali are the bottom two queens. After lipsyncing to “Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary Mary, Denali sashays away.
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