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Drag Race Winner Bebe Zahara Benet Framed by L.A. Eyeworks


Via World of Wonder comes one of the spoils of victory, a new print ad from L.A. Eyeworks shot by Greg Gorman for the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Bebe Zahara Benet...

Bebe does Shirley Bassey at the Drag Race finale party at NYC's Therapy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. FIERCE!

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Mar 31, 2009 7:19:26 PM

  2. The art director needs to be fired this very dull photo. You can't even tell this is Bebe damn it.

    Posted by: Bud | Mar 31, 2009 7:26:49 PM

  3. Agree with Bud. This is awfully boring. Her eyes are part of what makes her fabulous.


    Posted by: Kevin | Mar 31, 2009 7:34:20 PM

  4. It's an eyewear ad; of course her eyes would be covered.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Mar 31, 2009 7:41:04 PM

  5. Eyes? What eyes? Those lips are TO DIE!!!

    Posted by: bading | Mar 31, 2009 8:30:03 PM

  6. Looks a bit like she'd channeling Donna Summer --though Madame Bebe is a true original!

    Posted by: ichabod | Mar 31, 2009 8:34:58 PM

  7. "Deserves a great frame...that looks like it cost $6 at Walgreens."

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 31, 2009 8:55:45 PM


    Posted by: Aaron | Mar 31, 2009 9:24:49 PM

  9. I think she looks great... very 1970s

    Posted by: JB | Apr 1, 2009 12:11:18 AM

  10. It might have been the finale party at Therapy, but that was no show with the shoebox stage they provided.

    Posted by: DKNATL | Apr 1, 2009 12:48:59 AM

  11. Serving Donna Summer anyone?

    Posted by: DJR | Apr 1, 2009 1:21:40 AM

  12. When you look back at RuPaul's iconic LA Eyeworks spread, her face was joyously featured, as she ebulently held a monocle to her glamorous eye. This particular ad does appear terribly sedate, and contrasts the over the top nature of Drag. Could they not have featured her in clear lensed eyewear? Has the time arrived for me to switch to Paul Smith?! Would Nina or Rebecca stood for this obvious slight?!

    The nerve!

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 1, 2009 1:57:01 AM

  13. These glasses do not match Bebe's look AT ALL!! They don't even fit her beautiful face. Someone failed in the style department with this photo shoot. The glasses look like they should be on a six year old girl playing on the beach with her sand bucket, not an over the top beauty queen.

    Posted by: RickPie | Apr 1, 2009 2:04:41 AM

  14. Since there's hardly any celeb status for her yet, I don't blame the advertiser for wanting to promote the product over the "star". RuPaul is a big name, Bebe isn't there yet. She's lucky to be shown at all.

    The whole ad series is a rip-off from the "What becomes a legend most?" series that ran back when fur was popular in the 60s and 70s. Same typeface, same style of photography, same layout.

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 1, 2009 7:57:57 AM

  15. the photo IZ evokes NOTHING when you look at it.
    She should be showing outrageous expression
    and not wearing the glasses in a traditional way...ALL WRONG!

    Posted by: todd | Apr 1, 2009 8:07:49 AM

  16. I agree with Johnny and thought the same about the Blackglama ads. Same idea, same typeface. God love Bebe, but yea..they're more worried about the glasses in this instance

    Posted by: matthew | Apr 1, 2009 8:39:38 AM

  17. layout's old. OLD. as old looking as bebe. tired. sour. ugh...

    someone should have told the people making this ad:

    DON'T FUCK IT UP! Now lip synch for your life...

    Posted by: ian | Apr 1, 2009 10:38:18 AM

  18. I have no idea which was more painful, watching this show or getting a root canal.

    Posted by: Blair | Apr 1, 2009 12:11:34 PM

  19. Whoa! Flashback! Interview magazine, ca. 1983!

    Ob80s: Remember greeting cards by Paper Moon?

    Posted by: latebrosus | Apr 1, 2009 12:32:58 PM

  20. I was rooting for Nina but was happy with Bebe winning over Mz. Glasscock, but this ad just totally disrespects Bebe and drag. Granted, I can recognize those luscious lips as hers the rest of her gorgeous face is shrouded by Kiwk-E-Mart beach sunglasses. Maybe next time around Ru should be there to make sure his winner, without a doubt overwhelmed by the sudden national stardom, doesn't get railroaded by stylists trying to tone down our queerness.

    Posted by: brentbent | Apr 1, 2009 3:10:58 PM

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