On RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Snatch Game is an essential part of the action. Fans have seen hilarious impersonations of male celebrities.
On RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Snatch Game is a fan-favorite maxi challenge that featured some of the series’ funniest moments. The Snatch Game allows competing queens to show off their celebrity impersonation skills, and while most queens choose a female celebrity, some have dared to think outside the box by choosing male Snatch Game characters.
Premiere on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2, the Snatch Game has become the challenge that can make or break some contestants. The first winner of RuPaul’s Drag RaceSnatch Game was Tatianna as Britney Spears. Now is the time to take a look at some of Snatch Game’s most legendary male characters.
Kennedy Davenport as Little Richard
The first contestant to play a male character for Snatch Game was Kennedy Davenport in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7. When Kennedy revealed she would portray the rock n’ roll legend, the other queens were stunned. Until then, only women had been personified. When Kennedy showed up with a mustache, singing with perfect Little Richard mannerisms, everyone thought it was hilarious. Not only did Kennedy win Snatch Game, but she opened the door for future male Snatch Game characters.
Thorgy Thor as Michael Jackson
The following season, Thorgy Thor portrayed another male vocalist, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. It was a controversial issue RuPaul’s Drag Race Snatch Game impersonation, but it paid off. Similar to Kennedy’s Little Richard, Thorgy’s impression was based on small mannerisms and coming into song. Thorgy even released an accessory doll to recreate Michael’s infamous “baby on the balcony” moment. Although she didn’t win, Thorgy still landed on top with her thrilling performance.
BenDeLaCreme as Paul Lynde
After BenDeLaCreme won her Snatch Game season with a hysterical Maggie Smith, she knew she had to step it up when she entered the Snatch Game in All stars 3. Ben posed as Paul Lynde. While many didn’t know Paul, who was at the center of “The Hollywood Squares” in the 1960s, RuPaul certainly did. The main objective of Snatch Game, besides winning the drag race challenge, is to make RuPaul laugh, and Ben did. She won the victory and became the only RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor to win Snatch Game twice.
Poured Shea as Flavor Flav
In All stars 5, the Snatch Game evolved into the Snatch Game of Love. The queens have posed as celebrities, hoping to find love with a famous bachelor. Shea Couleé wowed fans with her hilarious and unexpected portrayal of Flavor Flav. Her giant clock and bright magenta costume were enhanced by her high-energy, witty performance. Not only did she win the heart of Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (who, sadly, would leave her for Ru), but Shea won the entire episode with her signature Flavor Flav impression.
La Vivienne as Donald Trump
An impression worthy of Saturday Night Live was the Donald Trump of Vivienne in the first season of Drag Race: United Kingdom. His physical appearance and orange voice so eerily resembled Donald Trump that some fans found him creepy. Vivienne’s impersonation went beyond when she went back and forth with Baga Chipz’s Margaret Thatcher. Their jokes were so funny that they got their own spin-off show on World of Wonder, where they both continue to do their impersonations. It’s hard to believe people weren’t happy when Kennedy first played a male Snatch Game character on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Today, male celebrities impersonate almost every season.
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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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