Massie’s RuPaul Drag Race 2 Episode 7- Once Upon A Queen
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Pandora The Queen on RuPaul's Drag Race 2This episode starts with the Queens reminiscing about how they were treated in high school. Juju seems to have been the only one with a good experience, as Tyra used to get papers thrown at her (I think they did that because she can be so damn annoying, they just wanted her to shut up).

Growing up Jessica explains that everyone would call him pato to refer to him being gay (I just realized that many of the “nice” Spanish words for gay are references to a bird, because I instantly thought pájaro when she said that.)
In Juju’s language the term used is gatoy. (This show is all about having you expand your knowledge)

The conversation takes a serious tone when Pandora admits that she once tried to kill herself because “I didn’t understand, I didn’t know what gay was, I knew I was totally different, I felt totally alone and I hated myself for years.” (What can you say to something like that? Stories like hers just make me hope people learn to be more tolerant and open minded)

Go Back To Chinatown

Later, RuPaul appears to give the Queens their mini challenge for the week. The Queens have to “read” their fellow Queens. Each Queen has to go down the line and playfully take jabs at the remaining contestants.

Some of the highlights from the challenge came when Tyra references that Tati looks like Eminem doing drag (she does not, she just has an urban look to her as a guy) and tells Jessica “Dumbo is flying in” (Those ears are kind of big).

Tati The Queen on RuPaul's Drag Race 2Tati freezes when it’s her turn, but she looks good just standing there breathing; unlike Brittanya.
Jessica Wild tells Juju “Go back to Chinatown girl” and ”Gringa puerca” to Pandora (that just means white pig, kind of sounds worse in English)
To Tyra she exclaims “You think that’s big (pointing to ears),you need to see another thing I have for you (gesturing to his penis), bitch”.

Juju’s best insult is to Tyra as she asks, “Was your BBQ canceled? Your grill is fucked up”. You know these Queens love referencing anything to sex, so Raven’s best jab is to Jessica, “You want to call me a top model, mami? Bend over and take it like a man, I’ll be your top… model”.
All the insults were pretty good, but Juju steals the show for Ru and wins the challenge.

For this week’s main challenge the Queens have to come up with their own book, an autobiography, and later will work with photographers to create their book cover.
When it comes time for the photo shoot, Tyra starts sweating like she is in a sauna, or Snoop Dog having to pass a drug test. The rest of the girls didn’t fare so much better, but Raven and Pandora are the stand-outs.

Following the shoot, the Queens have five minutes to change and go on a mock interview to discuss their book and their sponsor, Absolut Vodka (That’s a free plug because who doesn’t love cheap liquor?)
These interviews are hilarious, and Tatiana steals the show for me. She isn’t intentionally trying to be funny, but her answers are a hot mess.


At eliminations, all the Queens are wearing skin tight dresses and their bodies in drag? TO DIE FOR!!!
All the girls think they look amazing, but Raven takes it to another level and says “I feel I should be in Greek mythology and they should write a story about me.” (Hmm… I totally see it. He would make a great Icarus, no?)

Raven does have reason to be cocky however, as she ends up the winner of the main challenge.

Jessica Wild and Tati end up in the Bottom Two, and have to lip sync for their lives. Tati delivers with a sensual performance, while Jessica is just a train wreck, and therefore sent home. The faces on the other Queens are priceless, as they all thought Tati was going to be the one sent packing.
Even Tati thought she might have misheard for a second, but she totally deserved it (I am not just saying that because I love her, and she is the hottest one there.  Girl rocked it out)


Since this week’s challenge was all about plugging books, and it’s rare to have reality shows tell people to read, it’d be irresponsible of me to not recommend one.

Dominican author Junot Diaz published The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in 2007 and it went on to become a best-selling novel. Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey where Díaz was raised and deals explicitly with his ancestral homeland experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo. The book is very original, witty, and even educational. It’s unlike any book I’ve ever read, and it even won The National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008. So if you ever have a chance, you should pick it up.

Fun Fact: Junot Diaz was the first Dominican to win The Pulitzer Prize (I was hoping to become the first, but he beat me to it. Jaja)

69 Responses to “Massie’s RuPaul Drag Race 2 Episode 7- Once Upon A Queen”

  1. I really liked this recap. Maybe I’ll get the book too cause just today I thought I should get to reading again.

  2. Oh and Tati shocked me in that picture.

  3. massie good recap even though i never watch this show in my life LOL but good recap

    1. Dont fake the funk, Pimp. You know you’re glued to the set every Monday for this show…:P


      1. LOL @ mel oh really how u figure

      2. After your trip to the Bay area you know it made you wanna know “more”!

        Just kidding Pimp I know you’re all man! Plus these vicodins have me high as hell!

      3. Dead!


  4. Thank you guys. This one was a lot of fun to write.

    Also, I hope some do get the book. It has a little bit of everything, even a lot of sci-fi references, funny ass curse words, and it’s just really well written.

    lol at Mel. I suspected the same thing. jeje

    1. Y’all are really funny

      1. @ Pimp: You know we wuv you… 😛

        @ Massie: I died when JuJu Bee made that crack about Tyra’s BBQ “grill”.

        This show is so entertaining & sooo underrated.

      2. LOL anyway I’m loving the new pic of you it’s about time you have a pic of yourself mel

      3. Ah…

        Thank you.

        :::batting my eyelashes :::


      4. why do you look like you somewhere in a warm climate i know California is not that warm for march or are you trying out for survivor LOL

      5. *lol

        That’s a sarong from my time in the islands hanging on my wall.

        And yeah, my part of Cali is only about 65 degrees right now, but I betcha its still warmer than Brooklyn… :)

      6. did you get my message the other night from the tube

      7. The one about being tired?

      8. yeah My apologize i was Definitely out of it that night i wonder do you remember this LL classic or not

      9. Wooowwwwwww.

        Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag… getting crushed by buildings.

        What a metaphor.


      10. go ahead mel you can say it were old LOL

      11. LOL music iz in a downward spiral, so i’m strictly underground or people who somewhat popular but don’t have a deal.

      12. I’m glad your not no Lil’ Wayne fan g.s. i glad you like real hip hop do you like Slaughterhouse

      13. That brings back good memories. I like all his old school songs, but my favorite LL song is this:

      14. …Go ahead Mel, you can say it; we’re old LOL

        Fuck all that, I’m not old; I’m fabulous

      15. @Pimp

        Oh I ain’t NEVA been a fan of Wayne, all dat cryin he do on songs ain’t called for.

        Yea Slaughterhouse pretty good, Royce prolly da best one out the group. Budden need to stop bein a lil b!tch about everything and focus strictly on the group.

      16. mel how old are you anyway i know your not going to tell me LOL woman are like that

      17. LMAFO @ lil Wayne crying he just horrible rapper complete him and that soulja whatever the fuck his name is i forgot his name

  5. There is nothing wrong with a straight that likes to watch gay men dressing up as women. It’s ok to admit :)

    1. LOL admit what there nothing to Admit i have actually never watch this show before and i have nothing against gay dude’s who dress up as women but this Ain’t my type of show and don’t watch these type of show’s i just like your recap’s because your recap’s are entertaining now if you wanna give me a lie detector test i be happy to LOL

      1. Lie detector tests are bullshit, you know.


  6. Who watches this weak shit? I rather watch Kate get fisted by Natalie’s chin.

    1. Would’t you watch that regardless? Besides, Rod is like one of the biggest fans of the show. Would even watch it over a Lakers game. Lmfao.

      1. now massie me and you have twitter issue your very impatient LOL

      2. Since we’re taking a stroll down memory lane;


      3. how long you Lived in cali mel

      4. About 8 years total.

        I moved here originally in 99, moved to the USVI in 2002…
        moved back to da Bay in 2005…

      5. so when you first move out there you never once miss your Birth Place i know if i was born in Ohio i wouldn’t LOL alright mel I’m out

      6. *lol

        You know you ain’t right…

        ‘Nite, Pimp…

      7. Touche

        But the show is terrible! Sober House and Fit Club are the last good shows. LOL

      8. Blasphemy!

        Nothing beats a Lakers game. Even a bad game like tonight is more entertaining than a couple of gay men going at it. Wait… what?

      9. Aww yes! Lakers are the shit.

  7. Jajaja. Who are you two kidding? And Rod you are a horrible actor. :)

    1. That’s what I want you to think. For all you know I’m the gayest mofo up in here, lol.

      1. Lmao. Alright,work it girlfriend. It sure explains your taste in movies, among other things. Que pajaraso. lol.

        I’m loving your dance movies. You must bring all the boys to the yard. Jajaja.

      2. My movies? I told you once already, I only saw Showgirls because it was on cable and I had nothing better to do. It had nothing to do with the chick from Saved by the Bell going nude. I swear on my asian life it’s the truth, lol.

  8. I think I’m done for tonight

  9. I received an unexpected phone call yesterday =) y’all may be seeing me on TV again real soon
    about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter

    Take out of it what you believe…..

    1. NOOOOO

    2. Wait, I thought she didn’t want to be on TV anymore…

      1. …..Oh shit…They must have “persuaded” Ki Ki. Maybe after looking at the ratings they had to resort to the “big guns”. Im guessing that show Lil Hood and them gals was talking about Or…ILM…

      2. Ki Ki and the FTLORJ1 girls aren’t the ‘big guns’ more like ‘almost medium sized guns’. But yea from the 2 shows that have aired so far this week expect carnage worse than the most recent ratings post because ugly ain’t good enough to describe them.

      3. Ha.

        Not even almost medium sized; more like pea shooters…

      4. I thought about that but then considered the Basement Affair, RCOL2 and FTLORJ2 girls so if we had to compare them to water guns the RCOL1/FTLORJ1 girls would be the cheap 1 dollar squirt guns and everyone after them would just be spray bottles because they were too cheap to be water guns.

      5. Co-sign wit J.Neal. It’s workin both ways for them. VH1 needs 51Minds/ratings BADLY, and a lot of da VH1 stars are beginnin to become irrelevant, so I belive if a show really IS comin up, then most people who didn’t plan on doin anymore shows will be back.

        I posted a while back that Hoopz said she would be back….let me go find it.

  10. Seriously? KiKi? Her voice just gives me a headache. I guess she would be better TV than the slop VH1 has on now, but not much better.

  11. For the record, Kiki never said that she was done with TV .. She said that she was done with reality TV.

  12. Today was our first day of shooting my reality show for VH1!! Cant wait to share with you all!! AMAZIN!! #MillionDollarGirl

    -From Trina’s twitter

    I didn’t know she was about to have a show !

    1. I remember her talkin about this a LONG time ago. Hopefully my Myammee makes an appearance LOL!

      U got any idea on what Kiki talkin about?

      1. Nah, I really don’t .. I’ma try to holla at her on twitter. She’s been MIA lately !

  13. Cocktail just tweeted that she’s gonna be on episode two of Ray j and brandys new show. I’m not sure if that’s gonna convince me to watch it though.

    1. I want to watch…But she’s gonna have to be having a major part in the episode.

      1. The Norwoods are interesting and plus Brandy has plenty of fans who would love to see her day to day. I’ma watch cuz hopefully it will be interesting, and the only other vh1 show that i watched was pep…so bring it ton.

        Please dont give that pitbull kiki a show, shes dead and gone so lets keep it that way.

  14. Damn that finale was so boring I finished my recap 5 minutes ago.

    1. Who won? I was playing God of War 3a

      1. Kerry but doesn’t matter because she says Frank broke up with her after 3 days.

      2. Wow, that’s a waste of time. Can you guys post something else, because I’m tired of seeing this shit on top. LOL

      3. My recap should be up in less than 10 minutes. Steupz is making the final changes now.

      4. Perfect, and anyone going see Clash of the Titans.

      5. You’re a real trooper, EA.
        I couldn’t deal with that mindless drivel from start to finish.

        Did anybody happen to catch Celebrity Fat Club?

        Federline had me cracking up, he is such a remorseless douchebag…

        “Hell, I wish I could’ve spent all her money” – In reference to Britney Spears