The Week in Drag – The roasters get roasted, Ginny Lemon gets exposed, new music from Brooke Lynn Hytes, The Vivienne, Michelle Visage and Veronica Green – and lots more

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Hello, hello, hello! I’m back with another round-up of news, videos, and more from the universe with The Week in Drag.

This week, some of your favorite alums take on last week’s “Nice Girls’ Roast” and fashions, we check in with our latest eliminated queen and get some makeup tips from some of the season’s other standouts. We also have updates from our queens from across the pond and the great white North and laughs from Trixie, Katya, Willam, and more. We’ve got lots to catch up on so, let’s bring it to the runway!

Trixie Mattel and season 10’s Miss Congeniality, Monét X Change, take on the roast challenge and fashions on the latest episode of “The Pit Stop.”

Nina West was one of the roastees on last week’s episode and relived her experience – as well as taking us through the highs and lows of the jokes and fashions on “Extra Lap Recap.”

Bob the Drag Queen and Monét give us their always honest, uncensored take on all of last week’s goings-on on another entertaining “Sibling Watchery.”

Raja and Raven “toot” and “boot” the queens’ roast fashions (as well as their victims’) on this week’s ‘Fashion Photo Ruview.”

Since there wasn’t really a runway theme this week, the queens had a chance to showcase new looks without restriction. Yuhua Hamasaki and Rock M. Sakura talk about what worked and what didn’t on the latest “Bootleg Opinions.”

Heidi N Closet has a message of hope and inspiration for the eighth eliminated queen on “Losing is the New Winning.”

Sadly, we had to say farewell to Minnesota’s own Utica, who talks about her time on the show with Michelle Visage on “Whatcha Packin’?”

Utica recreates her strawberry-inspired entrance look in this tutorial.  

Gottmik once again shines the spotlight on her makeup artistry and shows us how she created her “purple people eater” monster look. 

Also this week, we had a “Gotmuse” reunion as Gottmik shows how she “Gottmik-ized” her season 13 sister, Kandy Muse. What do I have to do to get “Gottmik-ized”? I swear, I’ll do it. 

Kandy Muse joins her “Snatch Game” inspiration, Patrick Starrr and the two get painted and spill some tea in “Get Ready with Me.” (There is definitely a resemblance here.) 

Just because I missed covering the Drag Race UK finale last week and because I adore Thorgy Thor, here is she and Bob discussing the DRUK finale on “Purse First Impressions”.

Top 3 DRUK queen Tayce chats with Jodie Harsh and reveals the biggest unaired scandal of the season on “Tea Time.”

Congrats to Brooke Lynn Hytes, was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s version of the Golden Globes) for Best Host or Presenter, Factual or Reality/Competition for Canada’s Drag Race. The series was nominated for seven awards in total. Brooke also recently released her first single and video, “Queen of the North,” featuring Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka.

Of the song, Brooke Lynn said, “After years of swearing up, down, and around the corner that I would never release a single, I have decided that the world would really just be a better place with my angelic voice in it. You are all so welcome. I can promise that ‘Queen of the North’ will have fans dancing and laughing and the music video will be a truly iconic experience – but most of all, it will send an important reminder, to always address me as Your Majesty. Lastly, I would like to dedicate this single to Bianca Del Rio who has always believed in, and fostered, my musical ability.” Our exclusive interview with Brooke Lynn is coming soon, so stay tuned! 

Trixie and Katya have listened to their fans and delivered their take on Ryan Murphy’s latest series for Netflix, the creepy and kooky Ratched on “I Like to Watch”. 

Trixie is back playing with toys for your enjoyment. Here, she uses the Barbie Bake with Me oven to create a tiny doll cake, which she serves to Priyanka.

And if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, she uses a kid-sized sewing machine to attempt to create a dress (and I when say attempt, I am being 100% literal.) 

Peppermint, Bob and Manila Luzon talk about recent topics including anti-Asian violence, whether or not Lil Mama is a homophobe, if Lil Nas X is actually the devil and getting sucked to the bottom of the pool as a kid. 

Willam is back with another laughter-packed “Beatdown.” This time she takes on a whole lot of bridal makeup (fun tip: always apply foundation in an upward motion – thanks, Willam) some dancing soccer players, a local commercial for an Alabama furniture store that caters to people of all colors and a wild video featuring Mariah. 

As the temperature rises, you may be thinking about how best to enjoy the great outdoors. Thankfully, Willam has a great “Crafternoonting” project to add some fun to your weekends. Learn how to create an oversized checker game.  

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely loved Ginny Lemon on this past season of DRUK and I was sad they left the show so soon, as I thought they were so quirky and fun. Fortunately, we get the chance to get to know this eccentric entertainer better and they serve up a slice to Joseph Shepherd in his latest ‘Exposed” interview. 

Season one champion The Vivienne is back with a new track that’s sure to be the song of the season. “Bitch on Heels” was written by iconic songwriter Diane Warren and yes, that’s season two’s Tia Kofi in the background. 

We didn’t get to spend nearly enough time with her on season 2 (thanks, COVID), but Veronica Green is back with a lush, gorgeous new ballad, which would be right at home on the Broadway stage. The “Rats: The Rusical scene-stealer just released her first single “Stars” (with the video arriving next week) and it’s beautiful tune.

Rock M. Sakura and Nicky Doll talk about video game fashions, specifically the looks featured on “Guilty Gear” on the latest “Geek Chic.” 

Jaymes Mansfield takes us along as she shows us her latest makeup routine and chit-chats along the way.

Ready to go back to the 80s? Watch as Jaymes takes an ordinary pink wig and transforms it into a Jem and the Holograms-inspired fantasy.

With Jan and Rosé already making it to RuPaul’s Drag Race’s main stage, it probably won’t be long until their Stephanie’s Child groupmate Lagoona Bloo steps into the werk room. The NYC queen recently competed on the latest season of Nailed It with fellow queen Selma Nilla and just released her latest single, “Hands,” off her upcoming EP, AQUA.

“’Hands’ is about that person that you are crazy about and wish you could get a little physical with,” Lagoona said in a statement. “It’s about wanting to be wanted, desired, and touched! Like, ’Don’t tell me you like me. Say it with your hands because I want to feel it.’ I’m an incredibly affectionate person and as a drag queen, I am always giving my touch away. Whether it’s posing for pictures, hugging people, or giving a double air kiss. Even accepting dollars while on stage in a performance involves some level of intimacy. In a relationship, I need someone who can return the affection that I give. I crave sensuality, and touch is very important to me.

And with that, we wrap up another wee of drag news. We leave you with the new video from Michelle Visage and Steps. Enjoy “Heartbreak in this Town” and, until we meet again, stay healthy, stay safe, wear a mask, and say LOVE!

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