Thursday, March 1, 2018

Drag365: Show #51- Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 6 at The West End

Tiffany Anne Coke // photo by Michael Block
Day: Thursday, February 22nd            

Show: Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 6  

Location: The West End

Queens Seen: Nedra Belle (@nedrabelle), Vanna Deux (@vannadeux), Allura Borealis (@alluraborealis), Bambi (@imstillcute), Celah Doore (@celahdoorenyc), Gina Tonic (@itsginatonic), Nicole Onoscopi (@nicoleonoscopi), Shelby Late (@shelby_late), Tiffany Anne Coke (@tiffanyannecoke)

Bambi // photo by Michael Block
Who doesn’t love the 90s? The answer should be no one. The 90s were all that at the Ultimate Drag Pageant week 6. With Marti away, Nedra Belle brought in Vanna Deux, the Drag Race Viewing party host and alum of UDP, to judge the girls as they get one step closer to the grand finale. To kick things off, it was an homage to politics’ most famous intern Monica Lewinsky as Nicole Onoscopi paid tribute with a trio of 90s song parodies, set to “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Macarena.” Tiffany Anne Coke played the role of cocaine Barbie alongside her adorable Ken, Robert Rice, in a hilarious take on Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.” Bambi brought the house down as she brought 90s R&B to the stage. To remind us that the 90s were a little moody, Shelby Late did an on-point take on Fiona Apple. Bringing video game nostalgia realness to the stage, Gina Tonic, decked out as Princess Peach, got an extra life with her mix. With the most out of the box number of the night, Allura Borealis paid tribute to Mother herself, RuPaul, using her megahit “Supermodel” alongside her bits from “The Brady Bunch Movie.” With both Foolisha and Carlos the Uber Drive unfortunately missing, the night was rounded out by Celah Doore doing an Alanis Morissette/ “Ironic” parody.
After a little foolery and shenanigans with a tie for the win, it was ultimately revealed that there was in fact not a tie and Bambi was granted her first victory of the competition. My winner of the week was Nicole Onoscopi, who placed in the second spot for the night. There are only two weeks before the winner is crowned. If you haven’t come to support your queen, there’s no time better than the present!