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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep7

Hey loves!  This was a huge week to recap so I’m going to break them into the two episodes.  Right?  Right.

We’re back in the workroom after Milk’s elimination.  Trinity seems to think that someone cares that she isn’t used to the challenges.  No one does, boo.  Adore is congratulated for her win and Joslyn is congratulated for cracking the top three.

Ben makes a joke about not being in the top so he could sit down which cuts to Darienne being jealous.  Courtney complains about the resting on pretty critique.  Bianca comes in like the boss she is to say that Trinity’s “speeches” aren’t going to get her the win.

We get back and it’s time for Shemail!  References to makeup abound as Ru comes in to announce a fruit/hand modeling challenge.  Well…okay Ru.

Bianca looks so ridiculous and I love her.  Laganja manages to win, for no reason at all.

The main challenge!  RuPaul is launching her own makeup line and the challenge will be a 30-second commercial targeting different segments of women.  Because Ru is messy, she’s assigning the teams.

Adore & Laganja – Mean Girl, spoiled teenagers

Joslyn & Courtney – Hot Mamas

Bianca & Trinity – Working Girls

Darienne & Dela – Cougar Demo

Bianca is all “THANKS RU! YOU SHADY BITCH!” because like me, she is sick of Trinity.  Ru doesn’t even try to hide the machinations like she did in Season 4 with the lie detector test.  This challenge is about the drama!

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The ladies are preparing and Laganja thinks that they have  an advantage but is worried that “she won’t be the star!”  No girl.  Adore wins the confessional, saying “I was raised right, so all I can do is nervous laugh!”  Adore is a funny bitch.  Joslyn is so starstruck and Courtney is serving up all of the shade.

RuPaul comes back to check in on the girls.  Darienne can’t seem to contain her shade and jealousy.  Dela is trying to keep it together, but Darienne can’t seem to act right.  You are too old to act like that.

Bianca and Trinity are next.  Bianca is prepared because she’s amazing and Trinity continues to be soaked in flop sweat.  Ru calls her on it, but Trinity is a snippy bitch.

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Ru sincerely tries to motivate Trinity with Bianca’s support.  I would have told her to go home then with your “trying” ass.  But that’s why I don’t have a reality show.

We cut to taping where Michelle Visage and RuPaul are on set to help.  Laganja and Adore are up first. Michelle is so over Laganja, it’s not even funny.  The two can’t get the timing right on their twirls, which is funny.  Joslyn and Courtney are next and while their concept is okay, the jokes don’t land like they should.  They both look pretty but this is an area where both of these two are funny-ish.  Courtney is much funnier when she sarcastically says that they nailed it on the first take.  Good use of the Pit Crew though.

Dela & Darienne are on the set.  The concept is definitely there but it seems like Michelle isn’t feeling their style.  Trinity and Bianca are on the set. Trinity’s look as always is on point.  Bianca is being all of supportive.  Trinity BRINGS it!  But we don’t have time to coddle her.

The runway theme is black and white as we find out.  And of course, Courtney continues to keep up the shade.  Joslyn seems to realize that Courtney doesn’t respect her and I’m so sad for her.  Who is mean to Joslyn?!?! So rude.  Darienne is still serving up all of the shade.  Ma’am, you can not still be mad.  Bianca and Trinity continue to talk through their issues.  Bianca better get that positive edit.  After this Bianca: “Now don’t call me collect if you go to jail.”   I just love her.

Ru looks INCREDIBLE.  I love this look.  So stunning.  Michelle has her hair down and looks so much better.  Santino looks like Santino.  The guest judges are Roxxxy Andrews Lainie Kazan and Leah Remini!  So fun.

Time for the runway!

Laganja..looks terrible.  Like that makeup is so wack.  Her hairline and wig are wack.  She looks ridiculous.

Adore looks okay.  Her walk is still bad but the short skirt and wig work okay.  Her headpiece is blocking her face though.

Bianca del Rio is serving Manila Luzon and I am LIVING! She can do no wrong for me.

Trinity better WERQ!  Listen.  This is how it works.

Ben DelaCreme looks spectacular.  I love it.

Darienne is giving us Dynasty realness and it’s the best she’s looked.

Courtney looks incredible.  I love the head piece and sparkle.  This is what the judges meant when they asked for more than pretty.  Living for it.

Joslyn looks much better!  It’s still naked, but there’s much more style to it.

We review the commercials. Bianca & Trinity do well. It’s not funny exactly but it is really polished and they sold it. Leah and Michelle get into it and I’m laughing.  Laganja & Adore…umm.  The last line is funny, but the commercial is bland.  Laganja’s delivery is pretty awful.  Laganja is read for the look which thank God.  Michelle praises Adore for looking better on the runway. Dela & Darienne are okay.  I actually thought it was a little funny.  Not great, but not terrible.  Michelle is all , “Who are you, Dela?”  Whatever, Michelle.  Leave Dela alone. Joslyn & Courtney are meh… The delivery is on but the jokes really don’t land at all.

Santino likes Adore & Laganja’s commercial the best. Lainie really likes Bianca & Trinity on the runway.  Dela & Darienne are read for their faces in the ad.  Santino thinks Courtney looked bad in the ad (which, no).  Leah defends them but there is no defense for Joslyn’s skimpy runway ensemble.  I LOVE how into Leah is.

Back on the runway, Adore & Laganja win the challenge?

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I mean, I guess.  It was between those two and Bianca & Trinity, but to be honest, none of the ads were great.  I would have given it to the latter just because Trinity stepped it up and their runway looks were baller.  Michelle seems to agree with me and vocalizes it.

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Dela & Darienne fall into the bottom two.  I can’t disagree, but again there really was no difference in the ads.  The pair lip sync to Point of No Return by Expose.

Both girls seem to be nailing a pretty lackluster song while Bianca quips that Darienne had it on cassette when it came out!  She’s so great.  I love Ben’s ability to serve burlesque moves.  Darienne collecting fake tips is brilliant.

Darienne lake is told that she is staying.  Ru fakes an elimination speech but Dela is told that she gets to stay another week!  Thank God!  We can not lose someone so talented this early.

I’m not going to lie, this episode is the first blah one of the season since the two groups combined.  The challenge had all the potential of the perfume commercials from last season, but I think that these ladies just didn’t bring it because of pairings.  Step it up queens!

On Untucked, Ru delivers another zinger.  “Excuse me, queen!  Are those buffet pants?”

All 8 queens retire to the Silver Lounge and Dela is sad because Michelle isn’t seeing the real person underneath.  Courtney & Darienne are serving up shade.  Dela is upset because she feels strongly about her drag which makes total sense.  Bianca continues to be brilliant and says that crying is not the key to vulnerability.

Laganja tries to relate and the entire group of queens roll their eyes.  Trinity smirks and knows what’s going to happen.  Anyways, this makes me smile…

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The topic shifts to Joslyn’s costume as it is so similar to last week.  Laganja and Darienne shade her and I’m so sad.  I love Joslyn and I hate that she’s upset.  Courtney says her drag is not as polished as the competition.

Trinity is messy and cracks Bianca up.  She wants kudos for acting right and stepping up to the challenge.

In the Gold Bar, Alyssa Edwards is here to be amazing!

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You better have your guns loaded.  I just love her.  “Remind yourself, you are sickening and these bitches can’t take you GIRL!  And they are jealous of your boogie!”

Alyssa actually gives some good advice and the other queens are judging the fuck out Laganja.   These shady faces are killing me!  Adore is amazing in this moment when Laganja’s nails get tangled.

When the group splits up, Joslyn shares how hurt she is by Courtney’s comments and rudity.  Joslyn calls Courtney out on her complacency.  Trinity preaches that good word and really motivates all of the queens in the room.  Aww, Trinity.  With this dash of confidence, she is much more tolerable.

The Gold Bar queens read Laganja’s voice and how she’s not acting like herself.  Adore is all, “This is not Barney & Friends!” We get all of Laganja’s history and Bianca calls her ALL THE WAY OUT. Bianca reads her outfit and her attitude.  Bianca is perfect.  

Normally, I’d tell you that I’d see you next week.  But I’ll be back later with the next episode!

 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep6

This season is just amazing. This was another fantastic episode.

The episode starts with a goodbye to Gia. Oh well…

Darienne continues to show off her jealousy of Dela who is the first queen with two wins this season.

It’s time for the mini-challenge and THE LIBRARY IS OPEN, HUNTY!

These girls continue to show that the talent pool is deep with all the queens (except Laganja) getting off a funny line.

Let’s pause. I mentioned last week that Laganja is reasonably talented and brings strong looks and dance moves to the game. That said, her insecurity and lack of wit is really hurting her here. And her perpetual wounded routine is just unacceptable. SACK UP, HO and compete.

Back to the reads, my favorites were:

  • “Miss Darienne Lake. You should be arrested for animal cruelty. The way you abuse those kitten heels on the runway is absolutely criminal.”
  • “Adore. You know you’re from the West Coast because it’s a three-hour delay before you finally get a joke.”
  • “Darienne Lake. This is a girl that probably sits reverse cowgirl on the toilet just so she has a flat surface to eat off of.”
  • “(Slow) Adore Delano. I am going to say this very slowly so you can understand…you’re dumb.”
  • “Miss Ben Dela Creme. After seeing you in drag, I realize now why Seattle has such a high suicide rate.”
  • “Joslyn Fox. She’s so gay, even her asshole has a lisp.”
  • “I know what you got on your SATs: ketchup.”
  • “Trinity. I believe your smile belongs on season 4. Every day is Shark Week with your grill.”
  • “Laganja, before you attempt another death drop, why don’t you do the reverse and drop dead?!”

I would have gone with Bianca, but Ru chooses Darienne Lake as the winner of the mini challenge.

Ru then announces that the dolls will be rapping in 90’s style rap song called “Oh No, She Betta Don’t!”

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Let me tell you how I would have SLAYED this challenge. This is literally what I’ve been practicing for my entire adult life.  I have a Spotify playlist that is essentially Trina, Khia, Lady, and La Chat music.  Ugh, I’m already living.  This isn’t the first time Ru has had the girls rap (Season 1 finale).

Anyways, Darienne picks Laganja, Bianca, Adore, and Courtney for her team.  This leaves Dela, Trinity, Milk, and Joslyn for the other team.  Dela is a bit offended since she’s the only challenge winner left out, but if anything, Darienne makes herself look worse being the weak link on a strong team of performers.

During prep for the challenge, Laganja tells us that she’s a rapper and a choreographer so this should be up her alley.  I got a kick out of watching Bianca practice the moves.  Adore, at her most drunken and adorable, when she yells that she hates Laganja’s dance moves for this challenge.  That said, this group is way more apt to try this challenge.

Over on the other team, Dela has stepped up as the de facto leader.  Trinity complains again that this is something she doesn’t do.

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Like I told Laganja, SACK UP HO!  This is not a show that cares about your strengths.  Either get in where you fit in, or get out.

The rest of the preparations are uneventful outside of DeLa asking Darienne why she wasn’t picked.  Darienne is salty about Dela’s wins but it seems like jealousy to me.

We jump to the recording session!  Trina and Eve are here to mentor and serve as our guest judges.

Let me just…

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Trash’s favorite Eve song.  Trash’s favorite Trina song.

The only highlight of the recording session is Darienne falling on some trash cans while looking like a Hefty bag.

But let’s to get to the song and 90’s look for the video review.  The song as a whole is really fun and I can’t stop listening to it.

Joslyn Fox – Killed it. I’ve been a fan for several weeks but it’s so good to see her place in the top.  She pulls out the sass for her verse and her look is completely appropriate.  Her makeup is a little dark though.

Ben DelaCreme – Great verse.  Pulled it off way more than I thought she would.  She definitely reminded me of this though.

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Trinity K. Bonet – Her verse is actually not that bad, even though her attitude is trash.  Love the wig she had for the video.  Very Salt/early 90’s Halle Berry.  She was smart to leave the flipper out for the video.

Milk – Her verse doesn’t make a ton of sense, but I thought she acquitted herself well to this challenge.  Her dance was hilarious.  The look wasn’t great though.

Laganja Estranga – No ma’am.  For someone who likes to rap and did a great job in her Cover Gurlz cover, this was weak.  She lost the beat, her verse wasn’t interesting.  I honestly would have put her in the bottom for this.

Darienne Lake – Wow.  This is awful.  Her look is hilarious (see aforementioned Hefty Bag) but she’s not on the beat and her rhymes don’t make any sense.

Bianca Del Rio – Continues to be flawless.  I love her shout out to Left Eye (should have had a condom monocle though!) and her verse used her strengths well.

Adore Delano – Brought it.  Completely nailed the attitude and sass.  Great lines.  Her look was on point.  She just rocked this.

Courtney Act – I actually love her verse.  Her look wasn’t memorable but she did well too.

We jump to the runway and the dolls are informed to be “Crazy, Sexy, Cool” and show off their favorite body part.

Joslyn looks okay, but she desperately needs to step up her wardrobe.  She’s actually very similar to Adore in that she is a young queen who doesn’t have access to greatest costumes.   With a boost of income, I think she could create a more defined persona.  Her body just doesn’t look as great as she think it does.  Dela serves us rich bish in with a snow leopard muff that I enjoy.  I really like her drawn-on beauty mark.  That’s really smart.    Laganja looks stupid. I’ve defended her in prior recaps but she really didn’t bring it here.  Darienne looks pretty but basic.  More Lane Bryant Realness. Trinity looks fabulous, although a bit of padding around her boobs would have hid the boyish-ness of her midsection more.  That said, her face is beat for the gods. Bianca looks incredible and really has toned down her makeup.  This is a queen playing to win.  She still needs to rock a new silhouette.  Courtney comes out with a stunning sleeping bag ensemble, only to reveal a plain pink bikini.  I know that Class loves this look, but I think that the reveal really should have been something more dramatic.  She has a fabulous body, but this isn’t as exciting as it could have been.  Milk is trying to deliver something more feminine.  I didn’t mind this look, but it definitely isn’t her best work.  Adore has continuously stepped up.  I think this is the best she has looked on the runway.  The length on this gown is so short that it reads as mid-length which I think helps.

The judges send Courtney, Dela, and Laganja to safety.  Bianca, Joslyn, and Adore are the top three with the judges calling out Joslyn’s fashions.  Santino continues to be useless, not really understanding Bianca’s video look.  Michelle still hates Adore’s wardrobe but probably needs to let that go.

Darienne, Milk, and Trinity are in the bottom.  Darienne’s terrible rap is critiqued while Trinity makes EVEN MORE EXCUSES.

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So over her.

When we return to the runway, Adore is the winner!  Totally agree.  Her verse was spot on and she really nailed it this week.  Darienne is sent to safety leaving Milk and Trinity to lip sync to Whatta Man by Salt N Pepa f. En Vogue.

Trinity may be completely useless, but she f*cking BROUGHT IT.  When she says she can lip sync, she’s totally correct.  Her concentrated focus and ability to convey sensuality embody the song and she is saved over Milk. To her credit, Milk did an okay lip sync but lacked the connection to the song.  She’s sent home and comes across grateful, a welcome change from noted dumbass Gia.

As more me, I actually would have put Milk in the safe group.  Her verse was not too bad.  My bottom three would have been Trinity, Darienne, and Laganja, with the latter two lip syncing.

In Untucked, the only thing of note is a “letter” from Gia Gunn.  It’s not funny or even really insulting.  If this wonky bitch comes back later, I’m going to throw something.

What did you all think??  Who is going to the finale?  If I had to rank the queens now, it’s look something like this.

1) Bianca – The clear favorite at this point.  Her consistent level of competence means she should be safe until the final 3.
2) Adore – The young upstart.  Her fashions are weak, but she’s shown the she has innate charisma and star quality.
3) Dela – The most wins and a definable character and aesthetic.  If she lets the shade roll off her back, she can push past Michelle’s hateration.
4) Courtney – She’s a flawless beauty.  But she’s going to have to start stepping up in the main challenges in order to not get lapped.
5) Joslyn – I personally want to put Joslyn above Courtney, but her fashion sense is holding her back.  She’s been killing it though.  She’s the spoiler here.
6) Darienne – Clearly has talent and style.  She needs to be more adaptable if she wants to get out of the basement.
7) Trinity – Has 2 talents, look and lip sync.  She isn’t bad at any of the challenges but her personality is going to keep her out of the finale.
8) Laganja – Out of her league at this point.  She simply doesn’t have innate charisma and her special snowflake attitude is just the pits.

Let us know your ranking and thoughts on the episode in the comments or over on Twitter (@ClassNTrashShow).  Bye y’all!

 

 

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep4 Recap

Hellooooooo Dolly!

Okay, I’m sorry.  That was a cheap, easy joke.  And Team Trash should be better than that.  It’s just Trash this time.

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We get a throwaway mini challenge this week. Female or Shemale.  The queens saw extreme close-ups of either drag queens or biological womens and had to guess which was which.   Ben DeLaCreme (yay!) and Adore (ugh…) win and become team captains for the main challenge.

Shade the RuSical!  I can already tell you that Class is jealous that he was not one the show for this episode.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  The show immediately starts out with the “Battle of the Idols”  between Courtney Act and Adore Delano.  We knew that when they hit the singing challenge, this would come up.  Personally, I think that Adore has the stronger voice, but Courtney has more control and is more effortless.

Also, let’s just talk about this.  Because it makes me happy.

As the queens rehearse, we hear Gia’s singing voice.

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Ru visits and as the queens prepare, Joslyn gets in a quick read citing Bianca Del Rio and inspiration for her butch queen look. She really has more going for her than I thought.

Trinity is showing her ass because she’s nervous. To quote Alyssa Edwards, “Get a grip, get a life, and get over it.”  This is season 6.  Show up and compete, ho!

Listen.  Joslyn Fox is everything this episode.  I really do feel bad for April.  You can tell that she is putting in 100% effort and she simply isn’t a musical queen.

“Is she frustrated sexually?” Shut up Gia.

Ooh Trinity. You are out of line. And defensive. Get it together. I get that Bianca has a slick mouth but you should be able to take it.

Laganja is so obnoxious and I love her.

What’s a Tony? Good bye Gia.

Adore talks about “butching” it up for Idol. Which sucks that she wasn’t able to really be herself as she competed.

Gia discusses her history of kabuki which is actually interesting. If she spent more time talking about her past instead of being dumb and catty, I might like her.

We have not given Ru props for looking amazing on the runway each week. She looks phenomenal.

SHERYL LEE RALPH!!!! ::yas gif::

And cute Lucian. Hey boo.

The Dragbill was a nice touch, Ru.

Shade: The Rusical

Darienne’s dancing is not good and weakens her and Gia’s performance.

Ben is FABULOUS!  She totally brought it as the Shady Lady.  Could have won.

COURTNEY is everything.  She’s a fucking star.

Bianca is actually great and is really shining.

Trinity and Gia…do better than expected. Neither is going to win but both really give it their all.

Adore’s look is just a mess. But her singing is good-ish. She has sounded better.

Laganja and Joslyn are great. Joslyn seriously is amazing here. LUV HUH.

Milk should be better than this. Like she’s not the worst, but her look is disappointing.

Poor April is trying her absolute best. It’s not a good performance though.

Runway Rundown

Bianca continues to look smashing.  But she still needs to show a new silhouette.

Trinity looks okay but some of her looks still reads a little inexpensive.

Darienne – Ooh girl, this is bad. It doesn’t flow like a gown should.

Gia looks much better than last week. But I’m not a huge nude fan in general though.

Ben is drag fabulousness. Loving Ben and she better make the top six.

Courthey Act is fabulous.  Like there’s no critique when you look like that.

Laganja is love.  I honestly think she looks amazing most of the time.  Alyssa taught her well.

April’s gown is pretty, but this is not her best.  Last week’s rainy day was her high point.

Joslyn looks good, too. Gia was correct in that her wig was not hot.

Milk disappointed me this week.  Her look this week was weird but it’s not interesting or clever this time like the past 2 weeks

Adore looks okay. This was better than last week but her looks just aren’t very good.

Judging

During the judging panel, Sheryl READS the dog shit out of Trinity. Darienne is clueless, failing to realize that she was not great in the Rusical.  Michelle is completely wrong for coming for Ben. She killed it. And Courtney brought it…but came across a little arrogant during the judging.  But she knows that she rocked it.  Can’t blame her there.

Adore didn’t cinch again. And her dress is worse upon closer inspection. Ooh, the reads for April. Poor girl, she really is trying her hardest.  The judges hate Trinity’s diction but Ru defends her flipper. They do hate her attitude. Sheryl is life acquired.  Permanent guest judge!

Courtney and Ben really are the shining stars. Michelle is OFF here.  Santino is defending Adore and I guess she really shouldn’t go this week. Poor April. All of the effort is noted though.

I love the reveal of the winners. Courtney wins!!!! Obviously though. She really nailed it. Adore and Ben are top.

Darienne is saved from the bottom two, leaving Trinity and April to lip sync to I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan.  These girls better bring it.

And they both do!  Trinity is WERQING her fan! April is really good though but like Dida Ritz before her, sometimes a black girl just can’t be beat.  Trinity chantays and April Carrion is told to sashay away.

I am sad for April. She really is a gorgeous girl and she is by no means a bad queen. I hope the best for her.

What did you guys think?  Let us know on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow or in the comments below.

Pause: I don’t typically talk about Untucked but let’s talk about how dumb Gia is. Gia was being ignorant and being rude. Milk, for all of her issues, is not below anyone. And Gia is literally the worst. THE WORST. She isn’t actually that great a fishy queen and yet she acts like she’s sitting.

ByeAshy

Joslyn is so right in this argument. And I’m living for her.

Drag Race Week – Trash’s Top 10 Queens

Hello hello helloooooo!

I may have missed yesterday but it is still Drag Race week! Here are my top 10 queens of all the seasons.

10. Detox Icunt

“I’ve Had It Officially!”

Watching Season 5 back, I realized that I really loved Detox. However, it was her dressing down of Serena Cha Cha that leapfrogged her into my top over my other contenders (Raven, Chad Michaels, Pandora Boxx, and Jessica Wild).

I think it was clear she had the skills to pay the bills. Great looks ( I loved the blue lips and her crack is wack look); comedy chops, musical talents, and charisma for days. I do think the edit made it seem like she wasn’t trying to win, but I think it was an effect of her being a friend of Willam which led to high expectations.

9. Sharon Needles

“Season 4 will be…CANCELLED!”

Sharon needles is probably the most popular winner of the show. With good reason. after binge watching all 5 seasons over the past few weeks, I firmly believe Sharon played “RuPaul’s Drag Race” better than any other queen who has competed on the show.

I lived her off-kilter humor and quick wit, crazy makeup skills, and fun blend of spooky and glam! Her RuPacolypse look and Plastic Surgery looks were spectacular. Her performances were so strong.

So why is she so low? As much as I want to say that I’m limiting to this ranking to their time on the show, I can not. A few times, Sharon’s humor has gone too far. It is not that expect her to be PC, but I thought she was more clever in her execution of the shock humor.

With that said, she killed both of her lip syncs on the show.

8. Jujubee

“Is your barbecue cancelled…???”

Jujubee brings such a light hearted humor and fun sense of glamour and camp to her drag. On the show, I was rooting for her to truly take out Tyra Sanchez but she seemed to be held back.

But babaaaaay, can this girl lip sync?? Her Black Velvet and Shake Your Love are my favorites. As far as the runway, she tends to shown when she’s servings daytime fish. Her look for the drag mothers challenge and her teen realness during the ball was fantastic.

But Juju’s best moments were when it came to reading a bitch. When the library opened, it was over. Her intro on All Stars???

“My name is Jujubee. I like long walks on the beach, big dicks, and fried chicken.”

Go ahead boo! I live for her.

7. Nina Flowers

“When it said hit TV, I said HIV!”

Nina Flowers! The original genderfuxk queen. The make up skills! The accent! Nina is one of the most popular queens from the first season.

Her blend of fuck you fierce looks, sweet personality, and fly ass drag skills made her a contender for the win. In the final lip sync versus Bebe, she was on FIRE! She took the show seriously without getting catty. And I adore her.

It sucks that she wasn’t able to shine as much on All Stars but unfortunately, Nina definitely benefitted from a season that focused less on performance and comedy as the latter seasons.

That said, I lived for her Drag On A Dime look and the purple finale pantsuit. She killed the choreography in Ru’s video too!

6. Manila Luzon

“600 HUNDRED WHOLE DOLLARS!”

Manila Luzon is incredible. Creative, witty, and campy. Have I mentioned that she is stunning in drag? It always catches me off guard how striking she is. And the MacArthur Park lip sync is legendary. Completely and utterly mesmerizing. I had no idea she had that in her.

There’s a wink and a nudge to her drag that I really respond to. I gagged over the pineapple dress, the black & white striped look, and her Big Bird look. I DIE!

I also loved her shade of the other girls & her cleverness when the spotlight was on. (What do you mean you don’t like big hair?!)

Manila has the goods and was felled by a queen with just had a bit more experience. Truly full of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent.

5. Bebe Zahara Benet

“FACE FACE FACE, I GIVE FACE, BEAUTY FACE!”

The winner of Season 1 and one of the reasons I fell in love with the show. Bebe is incredible. Her sense of style, poise, and performance skills made her a standout in the first season.

Bebe would storm the runway in a shit ton of wigs, body padded down, and always glamorous. Her lip syncs were fabulous. She rocked the runway and made is EAT IT! The leopard print with the sun hat?? Executive realness? The finale gown!

I don’t know how she would have fared in later seasons, but she was deserving, sweet, dignified, and focused. Love her.

4. Alaska Thunderfuck 5000

“Overall, the season of fish smells like trout!”

Alaska, in a way, is tailor made for me to love. Her droll voice, quick wit, and striking transformation all had me rooting for her to win Season 5. Lil Pound Cake? Her finale speech? The reading challenge?? The perfume commercial? GENIUS.

My personal favorite moment was her skewering Roxxxy Andrews in the puppet challenge.She really grew on the show and broke out of Sharon’s shadow. I absolutely adore her and think she is special.

I also loved her Red look and her Sugar Ball. And her lip sync for the finale? Fantastic.

3. Raja

“NAOMI CAMPBELL IS A……”

My favorite winner of all the seasons however is Raja from Season 3. As I’ve discovered, I love a seasoned queen who’s been around the block a couple times. Raja takes that and combines it with a real fashion sensibility, killer makeup skills, and a runway presence that is mind blowing. I simply can’t pick a favorite look although the Navajo Realness is the first that comes to mind.

But beyond style. Raja has a clear love for performing that showed in the comedy, Superstar, and her lip sync versus Carmen. The edge, style, and ability to improvise really helped her stand out. Her “power of Fuck You” speech is legendary.

And because I’ve managed not to mention the ANTM connection, let’s throw out my favorite Sutan moment.

I’m Ty-ra!
I’m Tyra. Ty Ty Baby!
I’m Thai!
We’re all going to Thailand!!!

Lol whut?!

2. Willam

“Your tone seems very pointed right now!”

“Winning feels…correct!”

Listen. Willam was number one on this list up until I did my Season 4 rewatch. Willam’s sarcastic wit, singing voice, comebacks, style, and ability to get the other girls riled up just speak to me. To quote Santino, Willam is the shit and knows she’s the shit. That is true confidence. Willam was never mean or went out of her way to cut others down. She just did well and charmed the judges.

When she was disqualified, I WAS HEATED. No ma’am! Phi Phi was supposed to leave.

The boat challenge runway? The lace bodysuit? Willam was killing it.

But to be honest, her disqualification is still the biggest moment in the show’s history. She is the biggest star since her season has ended. She simply has it all. Literally my only cons for we was the five o’clock shadow in a few episodes and her mediocre lip sync vs Jiggly. But since jiggly was a mess, it didn’t matter. And her joke about being part “Thundercat” more than makes up for those.

1. Latrice Royale

“JESUS IS A BISCUIT!!!

Let him sop you up! It’s Latrice who is my favorite queen from all seasons. Like I mentioned, I had Willam here until my rewatch. But the reason that Latrice is head queen?

She made me f*cking cry. Her elimination was so so so so so sad. And then her speech. I just ugly cried all over the place.

Now let’s break down why she is fabulous.

1) The Quotes
Good God Girl, Get A Grip.
BMW – Body Made Wrong
EAT IT!
The shade…the shade of it all!
Get those nuts away from my face!

2) The Runway
Her Sitcom challenge blue dress?
Her Pretty in Pink
The tur-kwazz boat challenge?
Her blue dress from the Snatch game?

3) Lip Syncs
Listen. Latrice’s Natural Woman is the best damn lip sync in the history of the show. Sorry Ru, Whip My Hair slayed, but Latrice stood in ONE DAMN SPOT. SINGING TO HER FAKE PREGNANT BELLY!

That is star power. No one else even compares. Queen.

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