Thursday, August 21, 2008

Selling Hormones in Harlem

Hey sexies,
Please tell me you saw Project Runway's drag queen challenge last night? Possibly my favorite episode since the Santino years. RuPaul judging!! I was mesmerized by her blinding white smile and effortless delivery of the following (paraphrased) criticism: "We want these girls to look glamorous, aspirational...not like they're selling hormones in Harlem." Adam was like, hormones? But when I explained the some particularly desperate transgendereds buy/sell their lady hormones on the black market, he marveled at Ru's sparkling wit, too.

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Blogger Caramel Magazine said...

LOL! You've got to love Ru Paul.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous tabitha said...

You do have to love RuPaul!

Sadly, my cable wouldn't display CHANNEL 82 only last night, so I missed Project Runway. But since it's Bravo, I'm sure I'll be able to see it this weekend after the cable guy comes....for the record, Adam is so cute not knowing these things.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Me and a group of girlfriends were watching it last night and all wondered the same thing!
Thank you for the hormone explanation! :)
How hormon-a-licious!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched last night but was struck by RuPaul's cheekbones moreso than her white teeth. I know brotha/sistagurl went and got some more enhancement. True, he's always had prominent cheeks. Maybe that's just weight loss in the face.
Anywhoo, the hormones in Harlem line was def a laugh.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Lo' Diva said...

Funny enough, when I saw it I thought about how some chicks sale their birth control to the transgendered kids so they can get boobies and hips!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that episode last night. I haven't seen RuPaul in Drag since his talk show in the 90's. He looked kind of like Wendy Williams with the new blonde hair-do, but he was still fabulous.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Mikaela said...

OH MY GOD! I love RuPaul!!! My sister and I used to watch Ru's talk show after school all of the time - so funny! RuPaul is the Queen!
Where has she been hiding out?

1:34 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I loved the hormones line, too. I thought Ru Paul looked too thin in the face, but was still doin' work! Loved the episode.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous CM said...

Ashley-nicole I thought Ru paul looked like wendy also, glad to know im not the only one...

2:21 PM  
Blogger divasoul said...

Finally a fabulous episode! LOVE RuPaul.

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The Natural Instincts line has peroxide though. Is that safe for relaxed hair?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE HILLS! even though it might be scripted its still a good show and i don't think i could ever stop watching

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Blogger Pamalicious said...

I too have been a follower of Rupaul and I was a bit disappointed in the choice of lace front. Also the L cheek game was a bit to the left as well. I hope 'she' is well.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous tabitha said...

espinedora89 (please, for the love of God, tell me that is not your birth year. You will make me feel so OLD), I think you will find that the general consensus is that those w/ relaxed hair should avoid peroxide if possible. Please see the link below about how to color relaxed hair:

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Anonymous YC said...

Tia...I am so glad that you said something about the Santino far that was the BEST season of Project Runway to date!!!!


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