So last week we said goodbye to creepy man Marcio. Now on Skin Wars season 2 episode 2 we open with a large cake and a bar full of candy in the workroom. Of course Rebecca pops out of the cake. Ru is also present & he gives her a hand out of the tiered cardboard dessert. This week’s mini-challenge is a sort-of unconventional challenge. The artists have to create a dessert-themed paint and top them off with actual pieces of candy. I’d rather they have to paint with frosting or something. That would be a PIA. I’d love to see the meltdowns that could bring. Airbrush THAT! Ha!
We get to know a little bit more about some of the artists. We learn that Rudy has a colossal ego. Some would say he paints with the tears of his competitors. Eesch. Rio has a son and has been homeless before. Dawn Marie is a special-ed assistant in Madison. Aryn wants to fly under the radar.
Apparently RuPaul is the only judge on hand this day, so the decision is his and his alone. He doesn’t even consult with the other judges. The top 3 painters are Lana, Cheryl Ann and Avi. The winner is Cheryl Ann. Well that sets a weird precedence – paint the host, get the win. Unless Ru is trying to mess with the painters’ heads.
“I’m honored! No, I’m honored! Squeal!”
Back at the house, we learn that folks (at least according to Fernello) don’t really like Cheryl Ann and Rudy is polyamorous. Does he use the “tears of his competitors” line to make a move? Probably not. Cause it wouldn’t work.
The main challenge involves celebrity chef Cat Cora, various stations of food and the word camouflage. Models will pose in front of a food tablescape and the painters need to make that person disappear. As winner of the challenge, Cheryl Ann gets to take any of the tablescapes & boot the other artist out. So she takes Lana’s fruitscape. So Lana gets pasta instead.
The artists have to pose the model by looking through the camera & painting the model to blend in with the background. Rachel burns almost an hour positioning her model. Dawn Marie puts her model in a position that she can’t hold. She’s also never done camouflage. We learn Avi’s a bad Jew because he came to America & discovered he loved seafood. Welcome to shellfish, Avi.
Fernello also selects a pose that’s stupid hard to hold – the model’s hand is up. It’s something no one is going to be able to hold. When other painters ask how his model’s doing, he responds “I don’t care.” Nice, Fernello.
This was Dawn Marie and Rudy’s first shot at camouflage and it shows. Dawn Marie is scared, but Rudy doesn’t think he’s going home.
“This is not Excuses Wars.” – Craig Tracy to Rudy
Rio’s is half-good – the top disappears while the bottom is pretty obvious. Fernello is another weak performer. Aryn also hadn’t done camo painting before, but she was a strong competitor.
Our top painters are: Aryn, Cheryl Ann and Avi. The bottom painters are: Rudy, Dawn Marie and Rachel. Cheryl Ann gets psyched out thinking she’s the winner, but she’s just safe. Of course Avi is the winner. Clearly – you can’t see his model, fer crying out loud!
Where’d Avi’s model go?
From the bottom, Rachel is sent to safety first. Second time in the bottom, girl – get it together! The painter washing off their canvas & going home is Rudy. He was probably gone once he told RuPaul that he doesn’t listen to the judges critiques when he designs. I’m enjoying the smarmy guy quick evictions. Fernello is the last one left that I know of. If he stays around, he’s going to have to get his stuff together. Of course, based on the preview for next week, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
My favorites so far are Avi, Lana, Rio and Kyle. Who are you guys rooting for this season?