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Drag Race Down Under Postpones Lip Sync, Makes Franchise Herstory

'Drag Race Down Under' Postpones Lip Sync, Makes Franchise Herstory

Ivory Glaze
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Did one of the queens faint on the main stage?

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under made history with its latest episode!

For the first time in the franchise’s history, RuPaul postponed the lip-sync after one of the queens fainted on stage.

On the second episode of season three, the queens were tasked with creating wedding couture out of bedding material as a nod to the Australian fave Muriel’s Wedding.

Isis Avis Loren took home the crown this week, while Rita Menu and Ivory Glaze were the bottom two.

As the two lowest-ranked queens prepped for the lip-sync battle, Ivory — who was on the bottom for the second week in a row — lost her balance while on stage. “Sorry, sorry, I just feel really dizzy,” Ivory said before fainting. Luckily, the queen was caught by Rita, Bumpa Love, and a crew member.

In her confessional, Ivory said she had started to "see black spots" before she fainted and called the incident “really scary.” “I’ve never f**ing fainted before,” she admitted. “I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ I thought it was nerves or something.”

Rita was unsure of how the show would handle the event. “I have no idea what’s gonna happen,” she said. “Are we going to be lip-syncing today? Is she going to be sent home? Do I have to do the song by myself?”

When Ivory was finally able to return to the main stage, Mama Ru questioned whether the queen was “steady” on her feet and ultimately decided to postpone the lip-sync until the next episode.

“For the safety of our queens and to assure a fair competition, I’m going to end the show now,” RuPaul said. “Rita, Ivory, we will begin next week’s episode with a lip-sync for your life.”

Ivory took to Twitter after the incident, writing, “I haven’t seen the episode yet but I just wanna say girls.. don’t lie on your psych eval LOL.”

Later the queen also commented on a post about the fainting spell with, “In my defense, I was out like a light on the floor!!”

Next week's episode should be interesting!

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.