‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 5, Episode 13 Recap: “Countdown to the Crown”


There’s only one week left viewers to pick which queen they want to take home the crown. Last night’s RuPaul’s Drag Race reviewed the highlights of the season, and premiered the music video the final three contestants — Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Roxxxy Andrews — shot for Ru’s track, “The Beginning.” Best of all, it featured guest appearances by fan favorite queens of seasons past, who had plenty to say about the latest class of drag superstar wannabes. Here are some of the last night’s best quotes on Season 5, from drag queens old and new.

Reactions to this season, from last year’s ladies:

Latrice Royale on the behavior of this season’s queens: “The shade, the shade of it all.”

Willam Belli on her frustration at competing in last season’s Drag Race instead of the current one: “I’m mad. I could’ve tore this season up, like an episiotomy!”

Sharon Needles’ advice to the three remaining girls: “When in doubt, freak ’em out.”


Jinkx Monsoon recalls seeing her competitors naked in the workroom: “Come here and sit on my face, bitch.”

Alaska responds to Roxxxy’s claim that she’s the only glamorous queen: “I may not have grace, but I can possess beauty.”


Alyssa Edwards to her arch nemesis, Coco Montrese: “Look how orange you look, girl.”

Detox to Roxxxy: “Stop relying on that body.”

Jinkx, whenever she’s nervous during judging: ���Water off a duck’s back.”

Alyssa Edwards: “I don’t get cute, I get drop-dead gorgeous.”

Roxxxy’s unforgettable music-video catchphrase: “Where my people at?”

And finally, Ru’s signature sign-off; if you watch the show, you already know it, but it always bears repeating: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen?”