Bebe Zahara Benet has by no means performed Snatch Recreation.
In contrast to each different competitor she’s up in opposition to in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars three, the unique winner of the title of America’s Subsequent Drag Celebrity managed to sashay away together with her victory with out ever having to convey a fierce and humorous celeb impersonation in Mama Ru’s model of traditional recreation present Match Recreation as a result of the now-iconic problem solely grew to become a part of the sequence in season two.
Nonetheless, all that adjustments this week because the remaining All Stars three queens tackle the problem. For her first Snatch Recreation, Bebe shall be going up in opposition to previous winners like BenDeLaCreme (whose Dame Maggie Smith stole the present in season six) and Kennedy Davenport (who bravely took on boy drag as Little Richard). And after her so-so efficiency in final week’s Bitchelor spoof, she higher struggle to win.
Nonetheless, if she’s nervous concerning the problem, it actually would not present on this sneak peek of the episode, unique to E! Information. As she reveals her choice to embody Grace Jones to RuPaul and visitor choose Marc Jacobs (who guesses it proper off the bat primarily based on the costume on the work desk), Bebe explains her alternative. “That is thrilling to me as a result of then I simply get to embody someone else that isn’t essentially me,” she says. “, as a lot as I like her, the best way she would discuss and the phrases that may come out of her mouth, I am like, ‘Oh my gosh, did she simply say that?’ ?”
“However you additionally should be humorous,” Ru responds.
“I do know. And that is what I am making an attempt to work on,” Bebe says, with fun of her personal. OK, so perhaps she’s somewhat nervous.
In three weeks of competitors, Bebe, who was added to the solid within the season premiere because the shock 10th queen, has managed to be protected each week, incomes her not a lot direct reward nor criticism from Ru and the judges. And that, coupled with the overarching Handmaid’s Story theme of the season, has result in one hell of a fan concept that is been floating across the interwebs.
In accordance to a concept from fan Chris White, delivered by means of a Fb submit, Bebe is a mole planted within the recreation by Mama Ru, that means she “is not actually there to compete.” “Bebe goes to coast by, by no means touchdown within the backside 2 or successful a problem; she’s going to at all times be protected,” the idea continues. “When the finale comes, Bebe shall be introduced because the mole and helps [sic] Ru determine which queen will develop into the winner.”
Why is that this fan satisfied Ru could be prepared to drag a quick one on all of us? “By doing this, it permits Bebe to showcase her expertise to new followers each episode with out her successful a single factor from lipsynchs [sic] and the grand worth, since she already gained. This additionally permits Mama Ru to do an All Stars season of simply winners solely sooner or later. You are welcome.”
Contemplate us completely shook. It does make a little bit of sense. In spite of everything, how will Ru pull off an all-winners season of All Stars down the road if one in every of them has already competed (and probably misplaced) an All Stars season already? And why the continued Handmaid’s Story theme if to not have some massive shock down the street, apart from an eradicated queen returning, which we already know will occur? There’s obtained to be extra to Bebe’s presence, proper?
Try Bebe within the clip above, in addition to fellow queen Aja‘s ideas on her plan to sort out Grace Jones, and tell us for those who suppose there’s some fact to that loopy, however in some way believable concept within the feedback beneath!
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars three airs Thursdays at eight p.m. on VH1.