Holy reality-show mashup, Covergirl! It's enough to make one's wig-topped mind boggle. Simply put, "American Idol" + "America's Next Top Model" + "RuPaul's Drag Race" = Best. Drag Race. Contestant. Ever.
Her name is Raja, and more specifically, his name is Sutan.
"ANTM" diehards, and/or equally diehard Glamberts, might recognize Sutan. He's a celebrated makeup artist who has appeared on "Top Model," and, just as impressively, painted Adam Lambert's over-the-top, often bindi-enhanced face during Adam's 2010 Glam Nation Tour. Check out Sutan working his maquillage magic on Adam backstage below, along with a "Drag Race" cameo of Adam himself on the Glam Nation tour bus:
Anyway, Sutan clearly has an advantage now as a contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race 3," because when he turns his cosmetic skills on himself, the result is the absolutely fabulous Raja--who made a grand entrance fit for a queen on this week's "Drag Race 3" premiere wearing a Gaga-worthy cyclops hat; later rocked a fierce Vivienne Westwoodian ensemble on RuPaul's runway; and won both of episode 1's drag challenges.
So now, it seems Raja is THE queen to beat. But we all know from Adam's experience on "Idol" (or Raven's shocking defeat on "Drag Race 2," for that matter) that the early frontrunner doesn't always prevail in the end. So Raja better work. Still, I personally agree with Adam, who told Sutan on that bus: "You are the top drag queen! Those bitches better watch out."
May the best woman--Raja, that is--win!