11 Ways That College Is Just Like "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Start writing a post
Entertainment

11 Ways That College Is Just Like "RuPaul's Drag Race"

"If you don't love yourself, how the HELL you gonna love somebody else?"

179
11 Ways That College Is Just Like "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Entertainment Weekly

RuPaul, the ultimate queen of drag culture, has established quite an impressive empire. Drag queens from all over the globe would kill to merely be in his presence, let alone be cast on a season of "RuPaul's Drag Race." The winner, aka America's next drag superstar, may get a sickening amount of money, make-up, and other prizes, but the true victory comes from the newfound fame and publicity. Essentially, RPDR is America's Next Top Model's gay, fashionista, comedian brother who does a lot of tongue pops.

However, you're probably saying "what do these men dressed as women have to do with me?" The answer: more than you'd think. Between the costuming, make-up, and huge wigs is a whole lot of drama, excitement, and definitely competition. So, basically, just like college life, right? Grab yourself a cocktail while you untuck backstage, and contemplate the ways that college is just like RuPaul's Drag Race:

1. It's always a competition.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F6359599679752118501815857116_635959255095952514487275500_bf%2520race.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=1000&h=1e7d25738749244b75ed53148ea25648c56df83f02e77f397a23eb72f4c42c19&size=980x&c=3902009078 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F6359599679752118501815857116_635959255095952514487275500_bf%252520race.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D1000%26h%3D1e7d25738749244b75ed53148ea25648c56df83f02e77f397a23eb72f4c42c19%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3902009078%22%7D" expand=1]

Whether you're fighting over grades or even boyfriends, college is always competitive somehow. Just like on RPDR, things can get really cut throat, so you better watch your back before some bitch stabs it (with a stiletto, maybe.)

2. Sometimes, you just can't deal with all of the B.S.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967974274346-1550736121_635959260251592873746515467_not%2520today%2520satan.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=115&h=14358d9c01bd5a3364468b6f70eff599fd7b2c827b8d538f766a425c07597774&size=980x&c=2145777097 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967974274346-1550736121_635959260251592873746515467_not%252520today%252520satan.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D115%26h%3D14358d9c01bd5a3364468b6f70eff599fd7b2c827b8d538f766a425c07597774%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2145777097%22%7D" expand=1]

Balancing school, work, extracurriculars, and a social life is a lot of work. Now imagine doing that in 4-inch heels with a bunch of shady, cut-throat bitches (oh wait, we already do that too.) We feel your pain, queens.

3. There's a lot of pressure to succeed.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967975524367-666976855_635959291505259746-267510961_good%2520luck.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=775&h=94e80addaf0cc329110c4733712463f9687dbf83a36ffcf6ad8450fd5d333ac3&size=980x&c=3549126357 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967975524367-666976855_635959291505259746-267510961_good%252520luck.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D775%26h%3D94e80addaf0cc329110c4733712463f9687dbf83a36ffcf6ad8450fd5d333ac3%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3549126357%22%7D" expand=1]

Sometimes you walk into a test and your professor just gives you that stern "don't fuck it up" look. I would imagine that that's how it feels during runway critiques, too.

4. Some people take their "image" super seriously.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967975692571237225690_635959294183387026-2136311648_gorgeous.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=912&h=7e3ec6488e7c06c355bb2df312ef36bb530d6c89b502616d1eae7231686d9f49&size=980x&c=2882461008 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967975692571237225690_635959294183387026-2136311648_gorgeous.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D912%26h%3D7e3ec6488e7c06c355bb2df312ef36bb530d6c89b502616d1eae7231686d9f49%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2882461008%22%7D" expand=1]

The average college Saturday night consists of a lot of bodycon dresses, push-up bras, and serious contouring (all in the name of Insta pics, obviously). But this is just a day in the life of the queens, and it's no joke.

5. While other people aren't afraid to make a fool of themselves (and others.)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967975836850-1259589898_635959296262692366-432369257_alaska.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=110&h=a6fbcf780eb33319e9804ec58999e9eb76fea58f0247f0fb6f786fd10629323a&size=980x&c=869276294 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967975836850-1259589898_635959296262692366-432369257_alaska.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D110%26h%3Da6fbcf780eb33319e9804ec58999e9eb76fea58f0247f0fb6f786fd10629323a%26size%3D980x%26c%3D869276294%22%7D" expand=1]

Being able to laugh at yourself (and others) is a serious survival tool in college. However, on RPDR, being a campy, confident queen could definitely win you the crown, so be sure to cause some laughs.

6. It seems like everyone is just horny af 24/7.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967976307432-1545286637_635959264605287241-760152982_giphy%2520%2829%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=28&h=5ff97da264efe92c954c09b21826812685f8ed9b2397a2945f62c30ca7e97a79&size=980x&c=3058740952 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967976307432-1545286637_635959264605287241-760152982_giphy%252520%252829%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D28%26h%3D5ff97da264efe92c954c09b21826812685f8ed9b2397a2945f62c30ca7e97a79%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3058740952%22%7D" expand=1]

The biggest Sunday news is who hooked up with who last night, and that's no different in the drag world. So grab a drink with your gal pals and spill some major tea.

7. People form very distinct *~squads~*

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967977892745-1246284697_635959300627054492-29711739_rolaskatox.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=884&h=3cecc844b4c0e1bc371aac96829ef7170a0c7f906e74e1bbf5d4e3b509dd642e&size=980x&c=2639185413 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967977892745-1246284697_635959300627054492-29711739_rolaskatox.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D884%26h%3D3cecc844b4c0e1bc371aac96829ef7170a0c7f906e74e1bbf5d4e3b509dd642e%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2639185413%22%7D" expand=1]

On campus, it's fairly easy to identify certain "squads," just like it is on RPDR. When a group of bitches gets together, you better watch out, because that bond is stronger than their tuck tape.

8. A strong drink can fix just about anything.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967978498491548302541_6359592729205489421959442571_cocktail%2520gif.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=475&h=58141fcf381ac5c7f28d6c3d4b7ecb8b6006ad7347db57fc44c8aad17079ecec&size=980x&c=1513235455 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967978498491548302541_6359592729205489421959442571_cocktail%252520gif.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D475%26h%3D58141fcf381ac5c7f28d6c3d4b7ecb8b6006ad7347db57fc44c8aad17079ecec%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1513235455%22%7D" expand=1]

Work sucks? School sucks? Your new, size 13 stilettos aren't broken in and your five-o-clock shadow is starting to grow? Grab that martini and get ready to LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE.

9. There will be some serious shade thrown.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F63595996797880560099563613_635959303398558490-2003251235_shade.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=915&h=78b2a38764b21fdad8c7c5f0447e917fbc8d98f20fed09f933968308bd2cd934&size=980x&c=2720674941 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F63595996797880560099563613_635959303398558490-2003251235_shade.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D915%26h%3D78b2a38764b21fdad8c7c5f0447e917fbc8d98f20fed09f933968308bd2cd934%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2720674941%22%7D" expand=1]

From subtweets to passive-aggressive Snapchats, college is all about talking shit and trying to get away with it. You better be sly, though, and you better be ready to get some shade back, because the library is open.

10. And sometimes, it's all just a little too exhausting.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967978998768-490302275_635959304900253146222634707_jinkx.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=612&h=e8e36d60267b2bf2b0dffd57cdf5a7996a968c40695e34d848cec264cbc9bc5e&size=980x&c=2180164795 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967978998768-490302275_635959304900253146222634707_jinkx.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D612%26h%3De8e36d60267b2bf2b0dffd57cdf5a7996a968c40695e34d848cec264cbc9bc5e%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2180164795%22%7D" expand=1]

All of the drama can eventually be too much to handle, so we deserve a little nap sometimes, whether it's in your lofted bed, or in the work room (or anywhere, COME ON NARCOLEPSY.)

11. But in the end, the experience is totally worth it.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F04%2F11%2F635959967980228735506222814_635959278425518290-982902008_experience.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=377&h=006c7bad868d5741f3d5882958494c6c3ada18371dac9a44bc69752d27d3ce03&size=980x&c=2110945878 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F04%252F11%252F635959967980228735506222814_635959278425518290-982902008_experience.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D377%26h%3D006c7bad868d5741f3d5882958494c6c3ada18371dac9a44bc69752d27d3ce03%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2110945878%22%7D" expand=1]

Through all the tea, the shade, and the pink lemonade, RPDR is an incredible experience. College is the same exact way. Whether you win the race or simply manage to graduate unscathed, you'll learn valuable lessons, and make some great friends along the way. Plus, you probably picked up some sickening make-up advice. Win-win? I think YAS.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

A Letter To My Heartbroken Self

It will be okay, eventually.

1925
A Letter To My Heartbroken Self
Pexels

Breakups are hard. There's nothing comparable to the pain of losing someone you thought would be in your life forever. Someone who said all the right things at the right times. Someone who would give you the reassurance you needed, whenever you needed it. And then one day, it just... stops. Something changes. Something makes you feel like you're suddenly not good enough for him, or anyone for that matter.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America

For the first time since 1994 the United States will host a world cup (for men's soccer)

4805
2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America
Skylar Meyers

The FIFA World Cup is coming to North American in 2026!

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

An Open Letter to Winter

Before we know it April will arrive.

6757

Dear Winter,

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Cleaning Up Your Room

This holiday break is the perfect time to get away from the materialistic frenzy of the world and turn your room into a decluttered sanctuary.

6130
Pixar

Cleaning isn’t just for spring. In fact, I find school’s holiday break to be a very effective time for decluttering. You’re already being bombarded by the materialistically-infatuated frenzy of society’s version of Christmas, Hanukah, etc. It’s nice to get out of the claustrophobic avarice of the world and come home to a clean, fresh, and tidy room. While stacking up old books, CDs, and shoes may seem like no big deal, it can become a dangerous habit. The longer you hang onto something, whether it be for sentimental value or simply routine, it becomes much harder to let go of. Starting the process of decluttering can be the hardest part. To make it a little easier, get out three boxes and label them Donate, Storage, and Trash. I'm in the middle of the process right now, and while it is quite time consuming, it is also so relieving and calming to see how much you don't have to deal with anymore. Use these six questions below to help decide where an item gets sorted or if it obtains the value to stay out in your precious sanctuary from the world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Why I Don't Write (Or Read) An "Open Letter To My Future Husband/Wife"

Because inflated expectations and having marriage as your only goal are overrated.

17086
Urban Intellectuals

Although I have since changed my major I remember the feverish hysteria of applying to nursing school--refreshing your email repeatedly, asking friends, and frantically calculating your GPA at ungodly hours of the night. When my acceptance came in I announced the news to friends and family with all the candor of your average collegiate. I was met with well wishes, congratulations, and interrogations on the program's rank, size, etc. Then, unexpectedly, I was met with something else.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments