Warning: this post contains spoilers from tonight’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. Read at your own risk!
She’s been a frontrunner and fan favorite all season long, wowing the judges with her high-fashion looks, stunning beauty, and body-ody-ody. But on Friday’s all-new RuPaul’s Drag Race, Valentina found herself sashaying away — in a shocking elimination that had everyone talking.
The 25-year-old Queen (né James Andrew Leyva) is fairly new to drag, having only done it for 10 months before entering the competition. But she excelled well on the show — winning the second week’s challenge and never finding herself in the bottom three before.
That was, alas, until this week’s challenge. Tasked to create their own sitcom pilot, Valentina and fellow queen Nina Bo’nina Brown teamed up to create “Nina and Tina” — a “rags to drags” story that failed to get the judge’s pickup.
Battling against one another in the show’s signature “Lip-sync for your life” elimination challenge, Valentina made the mistake of first trying to keep her outfit’s matador-inspired face mask on — a choice that left the judges confused.
#Mask4Mask #DragRace pic.twitter.com/sJsEfY4hH4
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) May 20, 2017
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