'Legendary' Episode 2: House of Ninja's Chise sets the floor on fire with her hair whip on the HBO Max show
House of Ninja emerged winners of the Superior House trophy at the end of Episode 2, all thanks to Chise and her 'winning' hair
If you thought you'd seen everything in Episode 1 of 'Legendary', think again. The second episode was titled 'Once Upon A Time' and it was now time for each house to present a fairytale ball. No one was eliminated in the previous episode that featured the 'Grand March'. Each house — Escada, Ebony, Gorgeous Gucci, Balmain, Lanvin, St Laurent, West and Ninja — are still standing in the competition.
All the participating houses showed the judges what they're made of in the previous episode and now it was time to compete as the judges made it clear that one among them was going home at the end of this episode. The judges' panel comprised celebrity stylist Law Roach, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, actress-activist Jameela Jamil and the "wonder woman of voguing" Leiomy Maldonado. Joining them on the episode was American model Tyson Bedford.
In this episode, the houses had to prove their mettle in three different categories. First was the Rapunzel effect which involves voguing with hair whips. One contestant each from the houses was required to step up to this challenge that required them to vogue to the beat but with their hair. Tanisha Scott, who served as a performance coach for the likes of Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Beyonce was called in to help the houses for this episode.
The rules of 'Legendary' are different from other shows. Here the idea is to win big or go home. After every performance, the judges were required to vote and they only had two options. Either give the performing houses/performing house member a 10 if they love it or give them a "chop" if the performance was not up to the mark. A "chop" would mean that the chances of that house featuring in the bottom two at the end of the episode would be more.
Champ from St Laurent, Xa'Paris from Ebony, Jeter of Gorgeous Gucci, Makaylah of House Lanvin, and Chise from House Ninja get 10s across the board while House of Escada's London gets the chop due to lack of hair whipping while Destiny from House of West's wig flew off her head, a rookie mistake. Calypso was doing the challenge from House of Balmain and she too failed to impress the judges. She's a drag queen and hair whipping is one of the most common dance moves in drag performances but she failed miserably.
It was time for the judges to pick a winner of the challenge and it was time for all the 5 winners to whip and flip their hair one more time for the judges. Makaylah and Chise were the ones who impressed the best and in the showdown between the two, Chise won the challenge. House of Ninja were the keepers of the Superior House trophy in the first episode and this was another big win for them and Chise was heard very elated and was heard saying, "I won.. again.. with the hair."