The Week in Drag: Celebs Get Dragged, Pandora Boxx Gets Spooky, Trixie Mattel Grows Up, the Latest From the Queens of Drag Race UK and More!

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Hello, hello, hello! It’s time for the latest update from your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race queens. In addition to all of the drama from across the pond on Drag Race UK, our stateside queens have been just as busy with new videos and updates. Let’s bring it to the runway!

The big news this week is the announcement of RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race. On this upcoming show, Drag Race alums including Alyssa Edwards, Bob the Drag Queen, Nina West and Monique Heart are going to give (still unnamed) celebs glam drag makeovers. If you recall, the celebrity makeovers were already done on RuPaul’s Drag U (RIP). Pandora, Raven and the Drag U “fal-culty” worked their magic on Erin Murphy (Tabitha from Bewitched), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island), Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Go’s and more. I’m curious as to how this will turn out, and I feel my prediction for an all RuPaul network may be upon us soon! 

Let’s talk Drag Race UK. Did you catch our recap of episode 3 and the “Posh on a Penny” challenge? We, of course, aren’t the only ones weighing in on the season. Miz Cracker’s web series “High Tea” serves up the highlights of episode two and the “Downton Draggy” challenge.

Our favorite podcasts are also here to discuss the goops and gaggery of the inaugural season of DRUK. Mano Agapion and fellow UCB-er Oscar Montoya quiz each other on deep Drag Race quotes and discuss the Posh on a Penny runway looks and more on “Drag Her.” Willam and Alaska also provide another laugh-packed recap and dish some “Hot Goss” over at Forever Dog.     

On the DRUK episode three runway, Blu Hydrangea channeled Chad Michaels’ pink and yellow All-Stars look with winning results and shows you how to achieve this neon-kissed look in the latest episode of “Blu’s Beats.”

What happens when some of our favorite US queens react to their UK counterparts? Lots of shade and hilarity. Check out what Mariah, Morgan McMichaels, Katya, Trixie Mattel, Soju, Ariel Versace, Monique Heart and Scarlet Envy had to say while watching the premiere episode of DRUK.

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and Pandora Boxx is here with a spooky treat for you. Pandy is haunted by the ghost of Snatch Games past in her video “The Channing-ing”. Make sure to stick around for the twist ending!  

Here’s another thrill! Manila Luzon gets a reading from psychic Char Margolis and connects with the beyond on the latest episode of “Reading Queens.”

With All Hallow’s Eve on the horizon, if you’re still searching for a fierce costume, why not recreate Yvie Oddly’s iconic jellyfish look from season 11? In this episode of her web series, “Yvie’s Odd School”, our reigning champion shows you how to make this look your own and dishes about her career in drag.

The amazing Raven is sharing her extensive makeup expertise with you in her web series “Wet n Wild Presents.” In this episode, she makes over a mother and daughter with the same products. Have I mentioned how much I miss Drag U

This week Willam shared some behind the scenes footage from Drag World UK and the Comedy Queens Australia shows and all I can say is watch it – especially if you love Bob the Drag Queen, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Jackie Beat. Alaska delivers the best roast joke I have heard in a long time, stating that Willam “puts the ‘okurr’ in ‘mediocre.’”  

As important as makeup is to a queen, makeup removers and cleansers are just as important, a fact to which Trixie Mattel can attest. In this “reverse tutorial”, Trixie shows you how she “de-drags” and the products she uses to keep her skin healthy. (Like Trixie, I also think Albolene is a godsend.)

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In addition to looking fabulous in and out of makeup, Trixie is also bringing her fabulousness to a city near you. The 29-date Trixie Mattel: Grown Up tour kicks off on February 5, 2020, in Seattle and promises “ambitious reveals, costume changes and wigs on wigs on wigs.”

Can’t get enough Trixie? No worries! Following in the footsteps of other queens who have branched out into book publishing, like Willam, Bianca Del Rio and Ru herself, Trixie and Katya recently released the cover image from their upcoming book, Trixie & Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood. The book offers readers advice on everything from fashion to friendship while injecting plenty of the humor we expect from these two hilarious queens. The book will be released in May of 2020 and, judging by the cover, it’s sure to be on my reading list.  (EW, Katya tweet)

I hate driving, but if I had Jinkx Monsoon as my driving instructor, I may have enjoyed it more. On the latest episode of “Cool Mom”, Jinkx talks about the rules of the road and teaches her son, Kamikaze, to drive.

Jasmine Masters talks memes and lots more with another memorable and quotable personality, Tiffany “New York” Pollard on “Brunch with Tiffany.” I would totally watch a show with these two. 

That’s it for this week. Until later, everybody say LOVE!

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