Riverdale fans can’t get over Jordan Connor’s transformation on Celebrity Drag Race

27 April 2020, 16:14

By Sophie Thompson

Riverdale's Jordan Connor was crowned the first winner of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race after he got made over by All Stars 3 winner, Trixie Mattel, and took on his new drag alter-ego, Babykins La Roux.

We've all spent the past few weeks sleuthing which of our Hollywood favourites could possibly be taking to the runway on the first series of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race and we've finally got a glimpse of our first three in episode one: Riverdale's Jordan Connor, Jermaine Fowler from Sorry to Bother You, and Nico Tortorella from Younger, who uses they/them pronouns and was the only contestant who already had prior drag experience.

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But, despite all odds, it was Jordan, also known as Sweet Pea in the teen series, who took home the crown, and $30,000 for his chosen charity, Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Jordan won the first episode of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race, and a $30,000 prize for his chosen charity.
Jordan won the first episode of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race, and a $30,000 prize for his chosen charity. Picture: The CW/VH1

And while Jermaine and Nico both impressed with their respective looks as Miss Mimi Teapot and Olivette Isyou bagging $10,000 for their charities, fans were left the most gagged by 28-year-old Jordan's transformation.

Mentored by none other than All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel, our beloved Sweet Pea smashed the series' first mini challenge, which was a quick-drag lip-sync to RuPaul's 'Jealous of my Boogie' and he like...actually knew all the words. We already stan.

Unfortunately for Trixie, this week's main challenge was her arch nemesis, Snatch Game, and steering firmly away from anymore dodgy RuPaul impressions, Jordan's new drag persona opted for Twitter icon, Chrissy Teigen. We're not going to lie, it was messy, but there were jokes there...and the others were just messy, so that makes her a winner, right?

He was then put to the ultimate test as he got ready to hit the runway as Babykins La Roux for the first time, wearing RuPaul's iconic look from the 1995 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards - and she KILLED IT. In fact, fans couldn't quite believe the makeover that she'd undergone as he sported a blonde wig and red lip, lip syncing for his life to Madonna's Express Yourself. Oh, and Sasha Velour should probably watch her back given that Babykins even did a red-rose-vagina-reveal half way through...

But it's not just Babykins La Roux's incredible look and beaming personality that won her both the sceptre and the hearts of fans, but her super emotional speech when she got crowned.

Speaking of the experience, Jordan beamed on stage; "This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.

"I feel so empowered as a man and as a woman and I wanna spread that. Everyone needs to do drag once in their life, it's incredible."

Can we all agree that Babykins La Roux for All Stars 5? Great.