The queens design and market drag-influenced products on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2016 episode 6. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 5.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2016 week 6 opens with the queens returning to the work room after Phi Phi O’Hara‘s elimination. They see she left a message explaining she only didn’t hug Alyssa Edwards “because of tears.”
Detox talks about the fact that two people are back and in her interview she says, “I just want everyone to go home so I can win already.” RuPaul Charles enters and reveals that this week she’s invited designer Andrew Christian and several male models to join them for a round of “butt butt golf.” The contestants quickly change into golf outfits.
After that, RuPaul reveals this week’s challenge: creating merchandise and shooting a commercial for it. The top two will get their merch produced and sold at this year’s RuPaul’s Drag Con.
Marcus Lemonis from The Profit gives the queens advice. He tells Katya her idea doesn’t have value and she should completely start over. Later when Detox asks her what she’s going to do, she says that she likes her idea so she’s not going to change it.
The queens shoot their commercials with the help of Carson Kressley and Michelle Visage. Detox talks about how she’s nervous because she put a lot of work into the prototype of her talking trash can, so she’s just going to wing the commercial.
The runway theme is pants on the runway. Tatianna impresses the judges with a TLC-inspired look, complete with dance moves. Alaska also seems to do well with an American flag-themed outfit.
The judges watch the queens’ videos and comment. Michelle tells Roxxxy Andrews her commercial got repetitive. Guest judge Graham Norton tells Katya her commercial was brilliant and funny all the way through. Carson says that Alyssa’s commercial “got the job done.” Carson tells Detox he enjoyed her commercial and that “a trashy trash can” is very Detox. Graham tells Alaska he was looking forward to her commercial and it didn’t disappoint. Carson tells Tatianna that she was really charming in her commercial but she didn’t feature the product enough.
Alaska and Katya are the top two for the week. Alyssa and Detox are safe. That means Roxxxy and Tatianna are in the bottom two, despite Tatianna’s strength in the runway portion.
Back in the work room, the queens talk about how this week has the exact same top two and bottom two as the Snatch Game episode. Tatianna says in her interview that she hopes this time doesn’t go like that round.
Katya says that she’s made her decision and feels confident in it. But, Alaska says she’s torn. She knows that if she sends Tatianna home, people will say she favored Roxxxy because they’re friends.
The song for the lip sync is “Cherry Bomb” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Rupaul declares Alaska the winner. Alaska chooses to eliminate Tatianna, although she acknowledges thinking that Tatianna does great work each week.
Tatianna says that she got to introduce herself to people who didn’t know who she was and impress her supporters, so she’s proud of how she did. RuPaul congratulates the top five on being closer to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
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