'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 Episode 3: Dahlia goes home and fans think she couldn't survive 'just by being sexy'
Taking to Twitter post the episode, fans affirm they misjudged this season, and that Dhalis deserved to get eliminated
We might have just witnessed one of the most boring lip sync battles of all time on 'RuPaul's Drag Race', and that has fans affirming they misjudged this season. Fans also added that RuPaul was right to have eliminated Dhalia after that challenge claiming she cannot win just by being sexy.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 returned on Friday night after its second premiere. While the first two episodes knocked us off our seats and raised our expectations for this season, we were let down with how this week's episode turned out after the Lip Sync challenge between Dhalia and Nicki Doll.
This week, the 13 contestants competed against each other for the first time. For the mini-challenge, RuPaul asked Widow Von'Du and Jaida Essence Hall to grade their fellow drag queens from top to bottom.
Widow chose Sherry Pie, Jan, Dahlia Sin, Rock M. Sakura, and Aiden Zhane. Jaida chose Gigi Goode, Brita, Nicky Doll, Jackie Cox, Crystal Methyd and Heidi. While Aiden and Heidi were in the bottom, they were the ones who had the last laugh, as Widow and Jaida were announced as captains along with their bottom two choices for this week's four-team mini-challenge.
This week's maxi challenge was like an 'American Idol' parody titled 'World's Worst', where the four teams had to write out an act and audition. It was shared that it is a show for “wannabe performers with big dreams, outrageous backstories and no talent whatsoever.” The runway challenge's theme this week was 'buttons and bows'. Most of the drag queens added their own fairy tale twist to their outfits.
After watching how the contestants fared through this week's challenges, based on their audition for 'World's Worst', and their runway outfits, RuPaul chose Nicki Doll and Dhalia to lip sync for their life.
The contestants had to lipsync for Ariana Grande's 'Problem'. While this was their only chance to redeem themselves, both Nicki and Dhalia's performance lacked the enthusiasm and energy that we usually see when two queens lip sync for life. If given the option to choose, we would have sent both home because neither did Nicki nor Dhalia seem engaged in the lip sync challenge.
In the end, Dhalia had to sashay away after RuPaul saved Nicki Doll. Taking to Twitter post the episode, fans affirm they misjudged this season, and that Dhalia deserved to get eliminated.
"Did Dahlia really think she was gonna win #DragRace just by "being sexy"? And that attitude, girl..." a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "ok...... did dahlia think she was going to win for being sexy? #dragrace."
"In the first time in drag race i've never seen a queen just stare at the camera while doing a lip sync.. dahlia is gorgeous don't get me wrong, but gurl you were 100% in the bottom #DragRace," a fan added. While another wrote, "how dare dahlia and nicky doll waste a slapper like Problem with a boring ass lip sync ... #DragRace."
"@Dahlia_Sin DID YOU EVEN TRY? IT SEEMED LIKE YOU DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO BE THERE WITH THAT ATTITUDE AT THE END. GOD DAMN," a fan shared. Another added saying, "Imagine thinking being bi*chy is a personality. Don't create excuses for being a delusional c*nt, Dahlia. #dragrace."
"If anything, the aftershow proves Dahlia was the right girl to go home. Beauty really is skin deep for this queen. #DragRace," a fan wrote. While another said, "Thank goodness Dahlia went home petty ass. #DragRace."
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night only on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.