Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lessons from a Drag Queen.

If you follow me on any of the various social networks or have read my random posts, then you know I LOVE ME SOME RuPaul and her new show RuPaul's Drag Race. Well this week the show ended and I was so happy to see that the winner was Bebe Zahara, and as I watched (all season) I thought about all the things women can learn from these Queens. Sort of a refresher course for some and maybe something new to others:

Wrote a song about, wanna here it, here it goes!

1)) BLEND BLEND BLEND, these men have 5 o'clock shadow that they cover flawlessly by blending. The baddest Queens know this..If a person is sitting next to you and they can see where your makeup ends and the untouched skin begins, you FAIL. So Blend ladies until your arm falls off if need be.

2) Tuck, Tuck, Tuck. Now REAL women don't have anything to tuck right? but if you have on bunchy underwear, or serious VPL what do you think RuPaul would say to you? It's sloppy at best, so ladies tighten up, because one of the drag Queens was almost eliminated for slippin'

3) Celebrate Life, in this day and age we do more complaining and less celebrating. Times are hard I get it but they aren't getting any easier because we are putting out bad energy to the universe. Every one of these contestant (minus Chanel) were so happy go lucky, even when they had to let some one else do their makeup and it was a mess. Still they smiled. Ongina (my other fierce Fav) revealed she was HIV positive, yet she had the most amazing personality. She smiled and laughed as so can you damn it. Anyway frowning causes wrinkles so Live happy people!.
4) Sing for your Life ~ What an awesome way to chose the person that got to stay. We all do it, when you are so full of emotion and the only thing you can do is slap on that Mary J "My Life" and sing so you don't cry, that's what you're doing Singing for your life so you can keep going.

5) "If you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love someone else" RuPaul said this at the close of every show. I live by that rule daily, but I have seen so many of my friends fall victim because they tried to love some one more than they loved themselves. So maybe RuPaul can get through to them.

6) Lastly ~ OWN IT! Your positive energy and self confidence are what you need to make it in life. If people criticize and tell you that your dreams are impossible tell them to BEAT IT! When you start to absorb and allow the negativity around you to take control , you Fail. So accept yourself flaws and all and put some bass in your step!

Ok its not all serious, I loved that Santino (PRunway) was a judge. He was a hard A$ just like on Runway, Love him.

The only thing that could have made me swoon even more would have been a guest appearance by the Real life female drag queen Ms. Kimora Lee. OMG can you imagine how awesome that would have been.

RuPaul also gave me some new words to add to my Lexicon, and I love it.

Lipsync for your life and Don't F$%k it up
It's severe up in here!
CAMEERROOOONNNNN I will never say the name of that country the same again
Sashay- You away
Shantay- You stay. (these two are in regular use)
manel-toe male Camel toe.
Face Face Face, I give Face Beauty Face

oh there are so many more, now I need to get a Fab Queen in my circle and all will be right with the world.


grown said...

Don't forget to add:
"Cover Girl
Put some bass in your walk.
Head to toe
Let your whole body talk..."

Smarty Jones said...

How could you forget "LOCA?!"
:-o You're slippin' on your pimpin'!
Can I just say, CAMEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!! I so freakin' love RuPaul and Bebe Zahara Benet and in all her bitchy glory, Rebecca.
Girlfriend just couldn't hold it together at the end. She was clearly out of her league with the "older" girls.
An awesome, awesome show. I almost can't wait for next season.

The Jaded NYer said...

Ay LOCA- this post made me miss the show and it just ended!!

PS- I need to go to Sephora and step up my make-up game. These dudes were putting me to shame for real!

Anonymous said...

Love 3,4,5 & 6
Rules definitely to live by.

@TJNY - I just loaded up on some new makeup. Girl, I cannot show my face in the city looking like a raggedy ann doll.

The F$%K it List said...


I did not forget but there were so many new words added to my Lexicon that this post would have gone on and on.

Good ~ Oh I have been singing that all week long. As I walk the catwalk of Madison Ave.

~ LOCA aka Smarty Jones, I didnt forget but if I listed everything then what would you have said.....ah haaaa ahhh haaaa.

Jaded ~ Girl Sephora is nice but ain't nothing like good old Mac, and they will show you what to do. LOVE THEM and I will be there next week.

~Irene, 3,4,5 & 6 are the ones we need to push the most with the next generation of little girls, because its disturbing how they only really care about hair, and makeup :(

Still gotta blend though, I ride the train with this woman and she looks like she's wearing a mask, hahah.

Kitty said...

Wasn't that show the best? I can't wait for the next one.
I still can't wait to get the chance to tell some to "Sashay...AWAY!" It'll prob be one of my nieces. lol

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

ROFL. Dang, it sounds like I missed one heck of a show. I often wonder how they get that fiercely flawless "Face Face Face, I give Face Beauty Face"! I'll keep an eye for the next season.

ShellyShell said...

I only saw the show once and loved it! I DETEST when I see women with panty lines! Why the eff are your pants so damn tight and we can see your big ass granny drawls? Thongs or seamless if you feel you need to wear full cover big drawls! I
Noting worse than seeing women with the horrible makeup line. There's a chick I work with that is light skin and wears this orangy ass shyt from Mark Kay. I keep trying to tell her that she should go see MAC and she says Mary Kay works the best for her*sigh* NO it doesn't! LOL

Petrilude said...

don't forget you can watch all your favorite girls work it out at their local bars in videos on youtube! (nina flowers ain't playin' when shes on that stage!!!!)

Anonymous said...

You need to fix your lexicon.. it's

Shantay-you stay
Sashay - away