'RuPaul's Drag Race' Reunited: 'Face bra' to 'gimp mask', fans try to figure out what the drag queen was wearing
Shoulder up, RuPaul had a latex face mask on that just had his eyes and mouth area exposed
VH1's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' has returned this week with its reunion episode, in which the queens hash out differences from the past and discuss how they could have handled certain situations better. They also addressed relationship rumors — Crystal Methyd and Gigi Goode kissed once — and resolved the beef Aiden Zhane and Brita held on to for a long time.
Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Heidi N Closet, Widow Von'Du, Nicky Doll, Rock M Sakura and Dahlia Sin all participated in the conversation as prompted by host-mentor RuPaul Andre Charles. Typically, the reunion episodes are taped at a studio with a live audience in place, but the pandemic has forced the production to shoot it out of their homes, therefore the slumber party theme.
While it was great to watch the queens lay it all on the table, share thoughts and feelings, RuPaul shocked the viewers with his choice of clothing. Shoulder up, he had a latex face mask on that just had his eyes and mouth area exposed. If it was to stress the importance of wearing a mask during this time, it didn't quite make the point.
No prizes for guessing, the internet trolls had a field day with it. Twitterati went crazy trying to understand what RuPaul had on. "I’m done 'Who’s gonna do RuPaul’s makeup and hair during the finale?' Shows up in a goddamn hoodie and facekini. IM DONE. #RuPaulsDragRace," a user commented. "Why does @RuPaul look like a Mexican wrestler @RuPaulsDragRace #RuPaulsDragRace," another asked.
"Can’t decide if RuPaul was rocking a latex face bra, or was doing some Scorpius cosplay. #RuPaulsDragRace," a viewer shared, while another questioned: "Did RuPaul just get back from an amateur wrestling zoom convention before the reunion started or something? #RuPaulsDragRace."
"I'm gonna tell you as someone in the gay fetish community... @RuPaul is wearing a damn Gimp Mask on National Television... #DragRace #DragRace12 #RuPaulsDragRace #latex #rubber #fetishcommunity," a fan pointed out. "Why on earth does RuPaul have a thong on his face?!? #RuPaulsDragRace," a user tweeted.
Catch the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale on May 29, Friday, on VH1.