Aquaria, the original b***h from New York City, shadily sums up what we’re all thinking about Celebrity Drag Race

Aquaria and the Celebrity Drag Race cast

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is no longer a secret, and fans and queens alike have thoughts.

The new four-part series welcomed its first three contestants on Friday (April 24), sandwiched in between what we’ll now refer to as Civilian Drag Race (which this week starred Jeff Goldblum) and Untucked.

We use the word contestants, because as it turns out, the celebrity descriptor is doing a lot of heavy lifting.

Before Celebrity Drag Race aired fans had speculated that the likes of Harry Styles, Billy Porter and Sam Smith might be involved, with Trixie Mattel telling PinkNews back in December to expect “super A-list celebrities”.

Instead, we got Nico Tortorella, the versatile star of Scream 4 and the upcoming Walking Dead: World Beyond, Riverdale’s Jordan Connor and comedian Jermaine Fowler.

Drag Race icon Aquaria said what everybody was thinking.

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also this is a joke so… just in case, *iM pLAyiNg*

— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) April 25, 2020

The season 10 winner also made some astute points about the way the series sometimes frames the art of drag, but also took time to congratulate everybody for their efforts.

i’m also probably missing some learning aspect to this which i hope the program explores more of and i don’t mean to sound too critical, however i am and thats okay 🙂

— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) April 25, 2020

Hair+Makeup+wardrobe for celeb drag race is FANTASTIC! It’s so exciting to see such great art and effort put into creating these queens! ?????? loving these queens feeling as fantastic as they’re looking! They are in VERY good hands

— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) April 25, 2020

Three Drag Race winners returned to the werk room as “Queens Supreme” – Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen and Monet X Change – who, as many noted, felt like the real stars.

Ohhhhh so the “Celebrity” part of #CelebDragRace refers to Bob, Monet, and Trixie?

— Andrew Eccles (@AJEccles) April 25, 2020

when it said ‘celebrity’ drag race I didn’t realise the drag queens were going to be more famous than the contestants #dragrace

— han (@mmethyd) April 25, 2020

The The Drag
“Celebrities” Mentors#CelebDragRace

— Brian Scally (@Brian_Scally) April 25, 2020

It’s SECRET Celebrity Drag Race.

You’re not supposed to know who they are.

— grant ?? (@urdadssidepiece) April 25, 2020

I keep forgetting this show is not made for gay people. #CelebDragRace

— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) April 25, 2020

Aside from the somewhat disappointing cast reveal, Celebrity Drag Race was by large a hit.

I actually don’t care about them not being HUGE celebrities, this is peak comedy #CelebDragRace

— ???ˢᵘᵍᵃ (@minalesaurus) April 25, 2020

The Snatch Game in particular was a resounding success.

These straight men are slaying the snatch game better than most of these queens #CelebDragRace

— Kwan ? (@KwanWho) April 25, 2020

Though some were shocked that Trixie Mattel had been called in to coach this particular challenge…

trixie when she heard the words snatch game #CelebDragRace

— mills | trixie cover joanne (@trixiekilledme) April 25, 2020

…including Trixie herself.

Can we just discuss that I was called in to COACH A SNATCH GAME LMAO

— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) April 25, 2020

Many were thrilled to see Nico Tortorella represent the trans community, talking about how Drag Race gave them the courage to come out as non-binary – though the irony of this was duly noted.

rupaul when he heard Nico was non-binary and supporting a trans charity #CelebDragRace

— mills | trixie cover joanne (@trixiekilledme) April 25, 2020

But in the end, it was Jordan who was crowned America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar charming the judges and viewers at home with a surprisingly strong lip-sync and an emotional winner’s speech.

Jordan was getting his life!!! #CelebDragRace

— The Ooh Aah Aah Sensation (@Hayven_C) April 25, 2020

sksksk not Jordan up here voguing ? #CelebDragRace

— #StayHomeBitch (@vintageversace_) April 25, 2020

Jordan winning was everything. I fking cried my eyes out. #DragRace #CelebDragRace

— Narz Quarantined in NYC (@Narz) April 25, 2020

Petition for Jordan, Nico or Jermaine to replace Sherry Pie at the finale #CelebDragRace #celebritydragrace #dragrace

— Bryan Boggiano (@Bryan_KnowsBest) April 25, 2020

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race continues on Fridays on VH1.