Gigi Goode was the clear frontrunner of RPDR season 12. However, she had a disappointing performance in the latest episode.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 episode 9 will air this week and Gigi Goode could be in trouble. Until last week, she was the clear frontrunner in the RPDR season 12 cast because of her three challenge wins.
However, the drag queen almost landed in the bottom two last week. Fans wonder if this rare moment of weakness will stunt her momentum in the upcoming challenges.
Recap of previous RPDR season 12 episode
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 episode 9 will pick up right after Jan went home. The New York-based queen was a fan favorite, but failed to dominate last week’s maxi-challenge.
To recap the previous episode, Jan struggled with her best friend Brita going home. However, the other girls thought that she was just trying to hide her disappointment at not winning the Madonna challenge.
Brita’s elimination and her second-place finish lit a fire under Jan’s ass. She was determined to do well in the next challenge, which required the queens to create an infomercial.
The infomercial will be for fictional products under the drag queen lifestyle brand Droop. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser served as the queen’s mentor for the challenge.
Heidi N. Closet surprised the judging panel (with guest judge Chaka Khan) with her output. She created a funny commercial with a scene that showed her whistling through her gap tooth. Jackie Cox, Crystal Methyd, and Jaida Essence Hall also performed well.
RuPaul then chose Widow Von’Du and Jan as the bottom two because of their monotonous clips. The two queens ended up lip-syncing to Chaka Khan’s This Is My Night.
Widow chose to focus on the emotions behind the song’s lyrics while Jan went out and danced all over the stage. Just like that, RPDR season 12 said goodbye to Jan.
What fans could see in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 episode 9
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 episode 9 will show the girls debating as to who should become American’s Next Drag President.
Friday’s RPDR season 12 will have Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom as guest judges. Prominent Drag Race alumnus Raven will also make an appearance.
Sry but I thought I did a Goode job https://t.co/9m1n8R1bTI
— the “e” is silent (@thegigigoode) April 18, 2020
Gigi Goode no longer the frontrunner?
Earlier in RPDR season 12, reports say Gigi Goode strengthened her frontrunner status because of her three maxi-challenge wins. But the events preceding RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 episode 9 could dampen her chances to go further.
The Los Angeles-based queen had a lackluster performance in the infomercial challenge. She also got some criticism for being too “cocky” during the entire episode. Viewers will have to wait and see if Gigi can redeem herself in the next maxi-challenge.
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