Jab’s cast lineup RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 were announced, there were definitely some unexpected queens in the mix. There were alumni such as Jessica Wilde, who had not competed on the show since Season 2; Jaymes Mansfield, who was first eliminated in season 9; and Mrs. Kasha Davis, known more for her kindness than her competitive streak.
but there was one wildcard that really stood out drag race Fan: Alexis Mitchell. Season 9’s Queen ended in fifth place, which is certainly nothing to scoff at; Countless queens in the history of the show would die for that spot. But what was surprising about Alexis was that she climbed to that spot without much, well, how do I say it…obviously visible talent.
There’s no doubt that Alexis was and is an accomplished queen, you have to be to make it this far. She also won the Snatch Game, one of the show’s most notoriously difficult recurring challenges. But her run on the show was often hampered by her runway looks, which were among the worst on the show since its post-Season 6 renaissance. but really like everyone Great Reality television stars, Alexis never knew it. She was so hilariously self-indulgent that the judges couldn’t help but criticize her badly for dancing out of one ear and dancing out of the other.
Illusion is one of the greatest gifts that a drag race The queen may have it. It either gets them over the top, or sinks them in the end. in only four episodes of all stars 8, Alexis Michel has already proved that a runway game is just a cover; He’s still the same ruthless, competitive wolf in sheep’s clothing – and it’s downright delicious to watch.
alexis walks in all stars Workroom as a queen on a mission. Her entrance alone snubbed a cleaner, more thoughtful, and unassuming Alexis. Of course, in her walk-in montage, the producers were kind enough to remind me of my all-time favorite drag race moments that highlight Alexis’ hilarious phantasmagorical run on the show. When Alexis made a really awesome corset out of plastic turquoise (which she pronounced ter-quase) Beeds, he tried to stand up for himself against the judges. “I almost went blind over it,” he protested. Judge Michelle Visage replied, “Got it, still awesome.”
Money can’t buy this kind of delirium. and so far all stars 8, Alexis doesn’t have to use much when it comes to her outfit. She’s been rocking the runway in beautiful gowns, and only stumbled once last week with an outfit that was a little too pedestrian. But it’s her way of not-so-secretly making her way to the top, which hasn’t changed one bit, god love her!
In the first episode of this season, Alexis was deemed safe by the judges. In the series’ aftershow, untucked, fellow contestant Monica Beverly Hills — who hadn’t been on the show since Season 5, and had a very tough run — poured her heart out to her classmates. During a brief silence, Alexis called out, crying with Monica. It was a perfect opportunity to say something empowering, a vote of strength and confidence for a proud queen who needed to lift her falling crown. But in typical fashion, it was Alexis time.
“I feel so deeply for the girls who are in the position that you are in right now, that’s why I’m emotional,” Alexis began. “But also because… I wasn’t sure how I was going to get here. And I hoped it would be good! At that point, Alexis started sobbing all over. With Alexis practically incoherent, all four of her And the rest of the queens exchange priceless reactions, confused and insulted. It was no different from season 9. untuckedwhen alexis gathered his classmates For scolding her for not telling them that her runway dress was ugly, or when she claimed everyone picked her to go home because that turquoise corset gave her fierce competition.
But Alexis’ powers were at their strongest in this week’s episode, when her group fell down after a sub-par job in a challenge task to make an original television pilot. In front of the judges, Alexis said, “I have to apologize, because I didn’t come up with the concept for this, after all it was (Darren Lake’s) idea.” In response, Darien took Alexis’ comments with grace, accepting the judges’ criticisms without lashing out at Alexis.
In untucked, Alexis told Darien, “I hope it didn’t feel like throwing you under the (bus),” to which Darien calmly replied, “It didn’t feel like you were throwing me under the bus, it You were more like backing off and letting me stand in front of the bus.” And the twisted part is, Alexis’ maneuver worked: Darien went home by the end of the episode. She may have gone down a third time, and so did most of her fellow queens who voted her out. But Alexis saved her own ass by speaking out, even if it’s not entirely true, what do you believe.
There’s no doubt that Alexis was smiling inside when her lipstick wasn’t pulled at elimination. She is in this spree to fight another day. And she will definitely fight. I’d bet money that Alexis rises to the top this season, solely on the strength of her shady maneuvering and reckless hubris. And to be clear: I hope she does. It makes great television! Alexis Mitchell may be playing the game a little too clearly, but it is a race, after all.
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