Warning: spoilers ahead for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 3 episode 9.
During tonight’s semi-final of Drag Race UK, Ella Vaday, Vanity Milan, Kitty Scott-Claus and Krystal Versace went head-to-head in a savage comedy roast, which sparked laughter and embarrassment in equal measure.
Having all been saved in last week’s episode, it was time for four queens to be whittled down to three ahead of the grand finale of the competition.
As Ella had won the most RuPeter badges up until this point, it was up to her to decide the order in which the queens would perform their comedy roasts for judges Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Alan Carr, special guest Kathy Burke and the eliminated queens of season three.
After all four of the competitors had stepped up to the microphone, they were tasked with showcasing their best goddess-inspired ensembles on the runway.
In the end, after landing in the bottom two with Krystal Versace, it was Vanity’s turn to be told to sashay away, just missing out on a spot in the top three.
Vanity previously saved her skin with a lip sync against Scarlett Harlett, in a performance of Mis-Teeq’s Scandalous that many have dubbed one of the best lip syncs ever on Drag Race.
Nonetheless, tonight wasn’t her time as she was axed from the competition, with Ru telling her: ‘Vanity Milan. As you go forth to conquer the world, leave no Estonia unturned. Now Sashay Away,’ in reference to her husband being from Estonia.
Following her exit, Vanity said that she’s learnt that she’s a ‘nice person’.
‘I am a loving, caring human being. I love drag! And I love the people that do drag! I also learned how to do my make up… I feel like I’ve grown to be a better drag queen,’ she said.
Vanity teased what she has in the pipeline, stressing that ‘the sky is the limit’.
‘Vanity Milan is going to hit the ground running. Watch out! I don’t say no to jobs! I’ll take everything you give me. There may be singles dropping, there may be albums dropping, there may be Broadway shows… Watch out. The storm is coming. And the booking fee is up!’ she said.
During her comedy roast, the queen did achieve some laughter, but the judges wanted her to take her performance a step further.
Michelle noted that when Vanity was being heckled by the audience, while she ‘had the fight’, it ended up going ‘nowhere’.
‘There was a lot to read in that audience! And you took the safe route. And in a roast, the safe route is never the smart thing to do,’ she said.
RuPaul added: ‘You had some funny things in there. You actually are funny. But being able to tap into that is what your next step is.’
So who will be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Superstar? Tune in next week to find out.
The grand finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air next Thursday from 7pm on BBC Three on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.