Ooh – I actually found out on Twitter. Rebecca was painted by last year’s winner, Natalie!
— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaARomijn) June 18, 2015
Skin Wars season 2 episode 4 begins with a bathing suit paint inspired by exotic locales. Aryn gets Miami. Miami? Exotic? Rio gets Louisville, Kentucky. With a barn? They know Louisville is a city, right? Dawn Marie gets outer space. That’s a weird exotic location that would actually be fun. The artists with typical exotic locations – Phuket, Great Barrier Reef – will probably more difficult to make unique & special.
The top 3 painters are Aryn, Avi and Cheryl Ann. Avi wins $5000 in glitter!
We quickly move away to the concept challenge. This time it’s an apparel look for male models – not any male models. Drag queens! I see some AWESOME queens that are going to mess with these painters heads. Who’s walking children in nature? Anyone? The pairings are:
- Avi & Yara Sofia as Shakira
- Rio & Tammie Brown as Tina Turner
- Fernello with Mariah Balenciaga as Janet Jackson
- Cheryl Ann & Vivienne Pinay as Nicki Minaj
- Sammie & Alyssa Edwards as Katie Perry (of COURSE!)
- Dawn Marie & Jessica Wild as Beyonce
- Lana and Venus D-Lite as Madonna (did not recognize her at all. At all.)
- Aryn and Detox as Cyndi Lauper
- Kyle & Laganja Estranja as Lady Gaga
Where’s Shangela? She’s all healed up after breaking her leg on that death drop. Come on 3/4 of the Haus of Edwards!
The painters have to transform their drag queens into their female icons. Kyle & Avi school the other painters back at the house at just how long drag queens take on just their facial makeup, so to do an entire look in 5 hours is damn near impossible. Peanut butter gonna be crunchy, y’all.
Aryn looked at old pictures of Detox (as I assume most of the painters did) and based her look on one of Detox’s existing outfits. Why? Because she’s smart.
Cheryl Ann is creating a Nicki Minaj ass with felt & something else that looks like a lumpy shelf. She obviously knows what she’s doing – she just has to paint over it. Trust her Vivianne! There’s no starting over & more than that she doesn’t need to start over, thank you very much.
Note to everyone else: when the drag queen tells you something is bad – outfit, makeup, the butt padding, you best believe & adjust. No ham, no pam, no thank you ma’am!
The drag queens school the painters on how to do drag makeup vs beauty makeup vs body painting. Alyssa wonders what’s up with the shower at the end of the room. When she learns it would be for her to take a shower should her painter lose, she’s not having it. No, honey.
Cheryl Ann keeps showing off Vivienne’s ass like it’s great. Not sure why. She must be going with the tactic that if she oversells that ass, someone will like it. Vivienne tells it like it is & reads Cheryl Ann the house down. Girl, it was bad. Cheryl Ann thinks Vivienne should’ve at least tried to like her ass.
Stop trying to sell the ass Cheryl Ann. No one likes it.
Laganja does her signature, patent-pending death drop with a “let’s get sickening!” Kyle is all over playing her backup dancer. The Ru cackle in response is awesome. I need it as a ringtone.
Back in the painter’s lounge – Cheryl Ann is still refusing to listen. She doesn’t know why anyone wouldn’t like any of her paints. The paint wasn’t bad, Cheryl Ann. It was the ass. And the attitude. When Fernello tries to tell her that she doesn’t listen & has a habit of bullying, Cheryl Ann just think’s that’s Fernello’s problem.
Ahem, Cheryl Ann, Fernello just told you you don’t listen. FERNELLO! It’s that bad.
Kyle and Sammie are safe. Avi, Dawn Marie and Aryn are the top 3 painters of the week. The winner is Aryn. In the bottom 4 are Rio, Lana, Cheryl Ann and Fernello. Cheryl Ann and Rio are sent to safety. It’s down to Lana and Fernello – with Fernello going home. The details didn’t say “This is Janet, not Latoya” and that’s a problem.
Hopefully Fernello takes this experience & grows from it. I think Cheryl Ann should’ve gone, but Cheryl Ann can paint. She just can’t listen. That’s going to bite her, hopefully sooner rather than later. Fernello gives Cheryl Ann a final “listen to the client” on the way out. Doubt she’ll listen. And it looks like next week is a group challenge. Fun!
Who do you think should’ve gone home? Do you agree with Aryn’s win? Are you worried that the season will be downhill from here with the lack of drag queens?