It's a rough week for fans of Kennedy Davenport, as the Dallas drag queen was eliminated in Monday night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, just one episode shy of the season seven finale.
Throughout the season, Kennedy proved herself to be a formidable competitor, winning two main challenges and two lip-sync battles. She also had some fantastic one-liners and truly memorable moments.
Kennedy's fiercest moments:
Oooooooo! Little Richard!
Anyone who watches Drag Race knows that next to winning it all, winning Snatch Game is what grants you the biggest bragging rights. Kennedy took a huge risk by portraying Little Richard. Dressing as a man isn't exactly a great idea on a drag show. But Kennedy did a fantastic job, and tied for the victory with Ginger Minj, whose take on Adele was hilarious.
Serving grandma realness
During the John Waters movie "Divine Inspiration" challenge, Kennedy killed it in her "Cha Cha Heels" performance with Katya. But her runway look was the best moment for me. The queens were asked to wear their take on the "world's ugliest dress," and Kennedy brought it with this perfect church-lady look:
Not all of Kennedy's fierce moments were triumphant. In the "Death Becomes Her" runway challenge, Kennedy missed the mark with her Glamazon phoenix look, which to me just resembled a deranged and bedazzled rooster. But she owned the look and stood by it, and you have to respect that.
In the 11th episode of the season, which centered on a Hello Kitty challenge, Kennedy landed in the bottom two with Katya, as both didn't do enough with their looks to please the judges. In their lip-sync battle to Katy Perry's "Roar," Kennedy turned out a truly epic performance, one of the best I've seen on the show. That jump split, though!