Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Friday, March 27, 2009

Our New Drag Superstar: Bebe Zahara Benet

If you didn't watch the first season (and I'm hoping there are additional seasons) of RuPaul's Drag Race then you missed out on some truly entertaining TV. The shows premises was part America's Next Top Model and part Project Runway but all good. The season started with nine drag queens all vying for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. Each week the contestants were presented with variuos challenges that put their creative drag juices to the test.

The two people that scored the lowest in the challenge would be in the bottom two for the week and each week those two individuals would have to, "Lipsinc for your life." It was fierce. And they were always told, "And don't fuck it up."

I knew early on that Bebe Zahara Benet was the person they had best look out for. Every week during the challenges I'd be watching Bebe and thinking if she don't pull it together soon she ain't gonna make it. Then the challenge would come to its end and we'd see what each wanna be drag superstar came up with.

Every single time Ms. Zahara Benet blew me away. Towards the end I was beginning to think - her trying to look clueless is just a strategy. There is no way she was that dazed and confused during the challenge but when the results were presented she would have the monsterously fierce outfits and makeup. Apparently she amazed RuPaul also because she walked away with the title.

So congratulations to Ms. Benet. You truly deserve it. I hope to see you on your tour as you cross the nation as America's Next Drag Superstar.

And by the way, if you missed any episodes or if you want to rewatch the entire season, you can catch the entire season here

1 comment:

Ms. Babe said...

I live me some BeBe. I also say thanks again to you, J. for always keeping us informed.