“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 Episode 3 will see the queens throw it down in a new challenge. Entitled “A Pair of Balls,” the episode will involve the queens flexing their design skills. The main challenge for the episode will be a Double Ball challenge. This design challenge is going to be involving a runway showdown in 42 different looks. Justin Harder, Nick Murray, and Ian Stevenson are set to serve as directors for the episode. Two episodes have passed, and two contestants have already gotten eliminated. However, after the two-part premiere, we’re set to witness things getting more flamboyant and interesting.
So far, out of the 14 total contestants, two queens — Orion Story and Daya Betty — have lost and faced the elimination. Moving forward, the remaining twelve queens will compete with each other to win the ultimate drag race contest and bag the grand prize. Let’s now delve into all that episode 3 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 will entail. Spoilers ahead!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Recap
Episode 1 premiered the 14th season with the first Big Opening. In a deviation from other seasons, this one had a two-part premiere. The opening episode sees seven new contestants arriving at the workroom. After the info about the new changes, the queens learn other important details. It kicks off with a mini-challenge. This challenge involves a photoshoot that the queens have to do while strapped to a spinning wheel.
The winner of the mini-challenge is Kerri Colby. Then there’s the main challenge wherein the queens put forth their talents in a talent show. Bosco’s talent is Burlesque, Alyssa Hunter performs lip-sync, while June performs African dance. Kerri Colby performs Jump rope/lip-syncing, Orion Story performs Comedy skit, while Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté sings an original song. Finally, Willow Pill’s performance is self-care in quarantine.
The runway category was Signature Show-Stopping Drag. Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté bags the win with Willow Pill, also attracting favorable comments. Meanwhile, Alyssa, June, and Orion fail to charm the judges. Out of these three, Alyssa is safe, which brings the elimination cloud over Orion and June. The decider is a lip-sync. June and Orion have to lip-sync to “Water Me” by Lizzo. June Jambalaya wins the lip-sync, and Orion Story gets eliminated. The episode saw Lizzo being the guest judge while Ross Matthew served as an alternating judge.
What went down in Episode 2?
Episode 2 marked the second premiere night for the new season. The rest of the 14 queens arrive and the show begins. The mini-challenge entails a photoshoot inside a huge bowl filled with tic-tacs. Angeria Paris VanMichaels emerges as the winner. Then it’s the main challenge wherein the queens showcase their talents. For the talent show, Van Michaels performs an original song, Daya Betty performs lip-syncing, while DeJa Skye performs a cheerleading comedy routine. Jasmine Kennedie also performs a lip-sync with dance. Jorgeous performs lip-syncing, Lady Camden performs ballet, while Maddy Morphosis plays an electric guitar.
It’s the runway showdown next, and the category is Signature Drag. Daya Betty and DeJa Skye come at the bottom of the Signature Drag challenge. They have a lip-sync battle, where they lip-sync to Alicia Keys’s “Fallin”. DeJa emerges as the winner, and Daya Betty gets elimination.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Episode 3 Release Date & Preview
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Episode 3 will release on January 21, 2022. The official synopsis gives us a hint at what’s to come. According to the synopsis, we’re going to see the queens put their design skills to the test in a Double Ball challenge and slay the runway in 42 fashion looks. The guest judge for the episode will be the actor Christine Chiu. At the time of writing, there is no official promo or trailer for the upcoming episode.
Watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14 Episode 3 Online — Streaming Details
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14 airs weekly on VH1. New episodes air every week on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Apart from the cable, you also have a variety of online options to watch the show. You can watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 14 online on VH1’s official website and apps. For non-US viewers, the WOW Presents Plus streaming service is one of the best options out there.
Who are all the Queens this Season?
RuPaul’s Drag Race is comprised of this season of some real gems. The cast of queens includes Alyssa Hunter, age 24, from her hometown of Cataño, Puerto Rico. Angeria Paris CanMicheals, who won the mini-challenge in episode 2, is 27 years of age. She hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Bosco is 28 years of age and hails from Seattle, Washington. DeJa Skye, 31 years old, resided in Fresno, California. The 22-year-old Jasmine Kennedie comes from New York City, New York. Jorgeous, 21 years old, lives in Nashville, Tennessee. June Jambalaya, 29 years of age, lives in Los Angeles, California.
Kerri Colby is 24 and also comes from Los Angeles, California. Lady Camden, 31 years old, comes from Sacramento, California. Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, 29 years of age, hails from Los Angeles, California as well. Maddy Morphosis, the Drag Race’s first-ever cishet straight male contestant, is 26 years of age and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Willow Pill, 26, lives in Denver, Colorado. Daya Betty, 25, hails from Springfield, Missouri. Finally, the 25-year-old Orion Story is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Orion Story got eliminated in the first premiere episode, while Daya Betty was eliminated in the second episode.
Guest Judges Roster
The lineup for the guest judges is stacked with A-listers and queens from a set of different streams in the pop-culture world. They are singer Ava Max; singer and actress Andra Day; actress Christine Chiu; actor Alec Mapa; singer and songwriter Alicia Keys; singer and activist Lizzo; actress and singer Dove Cameron; comedian and actress Nicole Byer; actress Taraji P. Henson; comedian Dulcé Sloan; comedian and TV host Loni Love; and LGBT activist and internet personality Ts Madison.