**Warning: Spoilers ahead**
Asttina Mandella became the latest contestant to be eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in scenes that aired tonight.
The 27-year-old from London was voted off by RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and guest judge Jourdan Dunn after failing at her last attempt for survival in the lip sync against Tia Kofi.
The duo battled it out to Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa, but sadly, Asttina’s performance wasn’t enough to save her.
‘Asttina, in the words of Nelson Mandella: A winner is a dreamer who never gives up,’ RuPaul said. ‘Now sashay away.’
Speaking to the cameras, Asttina confessed: ‘This was everything and more. I don’t want to leave, but it’s my time.
‘It’s taken me a while to feel proud of myself. But I definitely am. I am so privileged to have been on this ride. I will cherish this for the rest of my life.’
In the third episode RuPaul tested the queens’ creative sewing skills – and their friendships – as they were pitted against each other in a design challenge called Who Wore It Best?
The queens were spilt into pairs, and assigned a colour from which they had to create a beautiful runway look, unbeknownst to the queens they were to be judged in pairs.
Asttina was paired with Bimini Bon Boulash, but her navy look failed to impress. RuPaul decided that Bimini wore it best relegating Asstina to the bottoms with Tia Kofi.
She’s the third queen to exit the competition, following Cheryl Valentine and Joe Black.
Next week, the remaining contestants’ presenting skills are challenged as they host their own daytime magazine show, Morning Glory.
Judges Ru, Michelle and Alan Carr will be joined by celebrity guest panellist Lorraine Kelly, AKA the queen of British daytime television and another hopeful will exit the competition.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK airs Thursdays at 7pm on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.