Skin Wars Season 2 Episode 7 begins with a circus challenge. Kyle is an aerial ice skater, which I don’t quite get, but he’s really excited for this week’s challenge. This makes me nervous for his chances today. Don’t take away my quirky Kyle yet! (And don’t be so obvious. Contestant loves challenge = they’re going home. We get it.)
These classic circus paints are meant to appear in front of a circus themed background. Aryn goes with a person shooting out of a cannon. Avi does a lizard woman. Cheryl Ann does a balancing elephant. Lana does a sword swallower. Kyle does a big top clown. And Rio does the strongest man in the world. 10,000 pounds of black balls!
Aryn, Cheryl Ann and Rio are the top 3 painters for this mini-challenge with Aryn taking top honors & $5,000 worth of body paint & stuff.
The mainstage challenge is a modern-day interpretation of the circus. Three performers from the Lucent Dossier Experience avant garde circus perform. They are going to be the models for this challenge, which means that teams of 2 get 3 models to paint in 6 hours. The teams are:
- Avi and Aryn
- Rio and Lana
- Kyle and Cheryl Ann
These teams also have to incorporate UV paint – a paint you can’t see unless you’re in the blacklight. Fun!
Back at the painters house the teams talk about what problems the other teams will have. Very little is shown of the discussions the teams have about their own paints. I’m sure they talk about that.
Cheryl Ann consults with Kyle a lot. A lot more than one might expect. Certainly more than he was expecting. Kyle’s been seen being nice to Cheryl Ann. Not sure if that’s why she’s deferring to him. We’re having a bit of a character-switch with Cheryl Ann & I don’t feel like I’ve been adequately set up for that. Why isn’t her classically-trained alphaness kicking in?
This is the first time we’re seeing Avi sweat. He’s not used to hand painting so things are taking him a lot longer than usual. Pffft – whatever Avi.
As this week’s guest judge, Frank Gatson, choreographer, brings more Drag Race to Skin Wars.
The performers all really look amazing. The blacklight colors are super vibrant.
Rio and Lana are the winning team, unsurprisingly with Lana taking the top prize. The losing team is Cheryl Ann and Kyle, with Kyle (NOOOOOO!) going home because he took the lead on the project.
Does that paint above look like Kyle took the lead? No, no it does not. Apparently Cheryl Ann’s strategy continues – make Kyle think he’s taking the lead when he’s not really at all.
What did you guys think of this week’s episode? Can nothing take Cheryl Ann down?