SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 7!
I hear you. My read on Tyra Sanchez is that she's wasn't a bitch, she was just stupid. Pretty, but stupid. Well taught and taken care of, but stupid. I feel like they made her the "winner" because they knew JuJu and Raven would make better TV for Drag U.
Yeah, after last night's episode, I'm completely over Shangela. Raja was almost completely right in her reading of her. Shangela keeps insisting on people being "real." And I've run into this with other people I've known who are "trying to keep it real." Shangela's idea of "keeping it real" is: what she thinks about the situation is the absolute truth. And if someone disagrees with her or tries to argue with her they're not being "real." Even when she was calling out Stacy for not "sticking up for her." What if Stacy had the same opinions about Shangela as Delta and Raja did? Then sticking up for her regardless of what she thought would have been fake, or "NOT REAL!"
And so, Shangela cries.
So, yes. I agree with Raja. Shangela needs to figure out herself and get her shit together, and then yes, she will be great. But right now, her lack of know-how and skill, and her insecurity are getting the best of her.
But ultimately, it's about TV. ANTM, Drag Race, Idol, and every other competition show, are about getting viewers. And they do that with drama, and sob stories, and intrigue, and conflict. Drag Race knows their audience. We want to see the bitchiness, and we wanna see people put in their place. So Shangela will stay on as long as she doesn't COMPLETELY fuck up a challenge.
So as I am team Raja, and I know she's reading this (LOL) I will say that she's coming across as too hard and a know it all. And honestly, she has the right. She's been in the scene for a long time, and she knows how amazing she is. But no matter how fierce you are, if you have no vulnerability, you won't have anyone on your side. And you ultimately won't win.
Can't wait to see what happens.