'Legendary' on HBO Max: Jamari Balmain aka Dark Ninja goes head to head with Shorty Ebony aka Shady Baby
The theme of the second Moneyball in the show is superheroes vs supervillains. Jamari Balmain won first category and challenging his claim to $5k is Shorty Ebony
Spoilers for 'Legendary' Episode 7
$25,000 were up for grabs in the second Moneyball of the season. Only four houses remain in the competition - Lanvin, Balmain, Escada, and Gorgeous Gucci and each of them was required to compete in three categories.
$5000 was decreed for the first and second category and $15,000 would go to the ones who emerge victorious in the third category. To up the ante, showrunners brought in a band of five ballroom assassins to challenge the standing houses and its members. Judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Megan Thee Stallion and guest judge supermodel Winnie Harlow would pick one winner after each house had walked/participated in a particular category. The winner of that category was then required to battle it out with a supervillain to defend the cash prize. At the end of the battle whoever among them wins was the one walking away with the money.
For the first category titled 'Queen Titan' one member from each house was required to walk the runway and then come to the floor again to finish it off with voguing. Father Jamari Balmain was extremely confident with the supervillains coming in. In the rehearsals he was heard saying that, "I've created such good friendships in this competition that when its time to battle people I'm like 'Aww, I have to eat you up' but now there's no love lost and you're just like 'okay see you bye'." He'd named his superhero avatar, 'The Dark Ninja' to represent the House of Ninja who were eliminated in the competition last week. Balmains and Ninjas were extremely close and to represent them further in the competition, Jamari had a shiny "N" etched onto his costume in this episode. Also walking the category from the remaining houses were ZayZay Lanvin, Delicious Gucci, and London Escada. Jamari won the category 3-1 (Megan voted for London).
Jamari was one step away from winning the $5k and to challenge him, a familiar face walked onto the stage. Also in the running to snatch away the cash from Jamari was Shorty Ebony from the House of Ebony that was eliminated two weeks ago. Shorty's avatar according to the iconic emcee of the show, Dashaun Wesley, was called 'The Shady Baby'. Shorty is a force to be reckoned with on the stage and Father Jamari is yet to be defeated in a one-on-one, in this competition.
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