I feel so vindicated after making it clear for months that this is the only iteration of this show that I care about anymore. It felt so right
to have this amount of local talent and Supremme's actually
warm and motherly energy back on my TV. God, I missed this so much. So, let's get this roast a-cookin'!
Samantha is the clear star for me. It's unfortunate that she is not the kind of polished that guarantees her to do well enough to stay as many weeks as I would like her to, but I hope they keep her on for as long as possible because I can't get enough of her. My personal favorite niche moment was when she said Sethlas looked like La Húngara dd (aka iconic Southern legend featured on C. T*ngana's "Tú me dejaste de querer" to make it actually listenable). I was going to intellectualize her lipsync performance by making up some bullshit where her taking her wig off was a justified artistic choice because of the lyric "y me solté el cabello" that automatically made it performance art, but... I will remain silent for now and save my stanning for the future (and it looks like my good sis will need it). Her shooting Marisa with her seashell fascinator was a kii, though.
I was pleasantly surprised with Estrella actually having an aesthetic point of view beyond being the token funny fat girl. She really inhabits that Divine trashy countercultural space quite well. Marina also surprised me, that Ocaña look was to die for and a fierce reference that I encourage you girls to look into (they were a queer multidisciplinary artist whose circumstances around their death are still unclear as to whether it was a hate crime or their outfit caught on fire by genuine mistake).
I think Sharonne was maybe a tad bit robbed, but I'm not mad at Onyx winning because her second look was an absolute gag. It just sucks that her first one, polished as it was, was pulled out of her ass and a nightmare to pass off in order to make it fit the homework description.
Juriji is literally Manuela Trasobares, which is a huge
Jota had no business being in the bottom. She couldn't handle her skirt on her second look properly, so what? There was literally nothing
on Diamante's two basic looks that I barely remember to even remotely have trouble handling, and she was somehow safe. Baloney!
I am already dreading Ariel being her sister Killer 2.0, only switching "drag is political!!!1!" while uttering the most SJW 101 affirmations for "I am URBAN!!!111!" while wearing... literally anything. You are from Malasaña and that's it.
But all in all, this is a lovely cast and I am so happy that the show is back and relieved that there is not one Dovima on my sight
! Whoever wins this has huge
shoes to fill, but I'm excited for the journey ahead.