So tomorrow is the season premier of what is possibly the greatest show ever made, RuPaul’s Drag Race. I only discovered this incredible reality show about three months ago but I am already on my second viewing of the first six seasons. I am not sure what it is about watching a group of fieeeeeeeeerce drag queens compete against each other that is so fabulous but it just is and it’s reminded me that I really kind of wish that I could be a drag queen – curse actually being born as a woman instead of getting to be a man dressed as a woman. Anyway not all queens are created equal and these are my most loved from the six seasons so far.
This little Puerto Rican pocket rocket is as mad as a bag of frogs and as fishy as well a kettle of fish!
Catchphrase: Echa pa’lante!
Sharon took flack from some of the other girls for being too, weird and out there but I loved her unique take on drag.
Catchphrase: When in doubt, freak ‘em out.
“I have ‘dignity’ looks and ‘paycheck’ looks. Dignity is when I will not bend, for anyone. I don’t care if I make a dollar, I’m doin what I’m doin. Then there’s times the electric’s about to shut off so I dress up like Lady GaGa.”
Shangela Laquifa Wadley
Placed: Last (season 2), 6th (season 3)
Shangela crashed and burned in season 2 but she came back and proved everyone wrong in season 3.
“They attacked me with knives. I don’t attack with knives. I attack with strategy.”
Raven is as cool as a cucumber and takes no shit from anybody.
“I think I can sell ice to an Eskimo, but, not dressed as a fucking chicken.”
I loved Manila’s zany comedy and her willingness to push the envelope.
“Oh, I’m so glad you covered up your face.”
This ex-con is the last person you’d ever imagine would look good in a dress but damn she was fierce!
Catchphrase: Eat it!
“She is large and in charge, chunky, yet funky. Bold and Beautiful baby.”
Jujubee was both fierce and hilarious and she always looked gorgeous.
Catchphrase: Do you catch my drift?
“Tyra, she believes she’s Beyonce. And she doesn’t want to hurt Beyonce’s feelings because somehow Beyonce pays her bills.”
Jinkx was an underdog throughout but her incredible comic timing made her a force to be reckoned with and she was so damn charming.
Catchphrase: Water off a duck’s back.
“I tried to tease it but I just pissed it off”
Bianca Del Rio
Bianca’s lightning quick wit meant she had the best oneliners but she also proved regularly that she had a heart of gold.
“Calm Down, Beyonce!
Adore was just so incredibly cute and dumb and vulnerable. I just wanted to hug her all the time.
“I’m from Azusa. I’ll stab a bitch.”