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Ranking The Best to Worst 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Seasons

Almost ten years have passed since the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered back in February of 2009, and what a wonderful and crazy ride the show has experienced since then.

Over the course of ten seasons, RPDR has developed internationally known catch phrases, won several Emmy awards and has put drag on the map in a way that no one truly expected, even RuPaul himself.

Each season has brought something totally different from the rest, which has helped keep this show as one of the most watched and talked about reality competition programs on television to date. Question is: which ones fared better than the others? 

Let's break down what RPDR seasons were ultimately the best, and which ones we can delete from our DVR's at this point. 

1. Season 6 (2014). To me, this was their pinnacle for so many reasons. The show started gaining steam around season 4, and went full throttle two years later with such a well-liked cast that it was hard to spot the booger among them. You have the greatest winner of all-time (IMHO) in Bianca Del Rio as well as wonderfully executed storylines with Adore Delano, Trinity K. Bonet and BendelaCreme. Overall this is a season I could watch over and over again and never get tired of seeing.

2. Season 4 (2012). Two queens helped solidify this show directly into pop culture ubiquity, and that happened to be the sparring Sharon Needles and Phi Phi O'Hara. Love her or hate her, Phi Phi was polarizing in her efforts to get to the top three, and turned RPDR into its own version of Bad Girls Club with her nonstop fighting with Sharon and Willam. At the same time, Season 4 winner Sharon opened the doors for other types of drag to walk into the werk room for future seasons, inspiring an assortment of other winners and contestants who didn't fit the "pageant" norm that the show was known for in its first three seasons. Also... LATRICE

3. Season 5 (2013). It wasn't really a shock that half the cast of All Stars 2 were from season 5, as they truly scored themselves some memorable drag queens in Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Alaska, Roxxxy Andrews and Coco Montrese. The storyline of how Jinkx Monsoon became the eventual winner was spellbinding all the way to the very end, and the battle between former friends Alyssa and Coco was confusing but captivating all at the same time. Back rolls? 

4. Season 9 (2017). I wasn't too thrilled with this group on the first episode, but boy did they make up for it as the show went on. Eureka's dramatic exit, Valentina's oversized ego and Sasha Velour catapulting herself to an incredible win in the end proved what a "race" this season was, as there were plenty of girls who could've easily scored the W in the end. 

5. Season 2 (2010). This was when the show started to mold itself into what it is today, but it took baby steps to get there. Season two was still a bit rocky and basic when it came to the overall execution of it, but it still brought the drama with Tyra Sanchez feuding with practically everyone and the soap opera type battles between Raven and Tatianna. It also introduced us to Shangela, who went home in the first episode but came back in future seasons not once... but twice (and should've won the second time for All Stars 3). 

6. Season 8 (2016). It produced a satisfying (and sort of predictable) winner in Bob the Drag Queen, and had some polarizing cast members such as Derrick Barry, but overall this season was the 2nd in a row to not impress the way that the earlier ones did. Them bringing back Naysha Lopez was unbelievably pointless, and the challenges were sort of one-note in helping Bob win (acting and comedy-focused). As Michelle Visage once famously said, "Meh." 

7. Season 3 (2011). This was a fun season to watch just for the drama between "The Heathers" versus "The Boogers." In the end, a "Heather" won in Raja (great choice now that I look back at it), but other than that, it was a pretty basic season where the only historic moments really happened in Untucked (Shangela vs. Mimi Imfurst, "Who the f**k is Heather?, etc).

8. Season 1 (2009). The one that started it all. Look, it was what it was. With the Barbara Walters filter, the runway that looked smaller than my actual head size and the fact that several of the queens sort of gave up before the show ended (Tammie Brown, Shannel), made it rough around the edges at first but it needed to happen in order for the show to be where it is today.

9. Season 10 (2018). This season has failed to impress me on multiple angles. The girls just aren't that interesting and we are in a final six where anyone could win but that isn't necessarily a good thing. There hasn't been one queen this season that has stood out from the pack, and the "winner's edit" they are giving Eureka has become a force-fed situation at this point (once again, IMHO). 

10. Season 7 (2015). There were so many problems with season seven that its hard to figure out where to begin. First of all, season six was so iconic that trying to follow that up with another group of one-of-a-kind girls was near impossible. The bottom line though was that the final three were just purely unlikable throughout the season, even though each had some wonderful talent that they displayed throughout it all. We all collectively were done with the season once Katya and Trixie Mattel were eliminated, so finale night just seemed like another "meh" situation where Violet Chachki won. Cool. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 9: Breast Foot Forward

We are getting down to the nitty gritty on season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, as six queens remain to vie for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar.

Last week saw The Vixen make her (not so dramatic) exit, so now we are down to 3 New York City queens (Miz Cracker, Aquaria, Monet X Change), and three others scattered across the United States (Asia O' Hara, Kameron Michaels, Eureka O'Hara). 

I'm sort of equating season 10 to season 7, in that it's on the boring side of things for the most part, however something these two groups have in common is that they both had a strong top 6 in each. I don't think, as of right now, that there is a clear winner. For a while there I thought it was Eureka (and boy did you all let me have it about that force-fed situation), but last night's episode sort of made me think differently and right now its hard to really figure out who is on top as, spoiler alert, NO ONE WENT HOME!

The mini-challenge this week was figuring out which two models had the same pair of underwear on, and honestly, I don't know what they are feeding them in Los Angeles but you really can't have a booty competition without an actual BOOTY! 95 percent of their asses were flatter than Aquaria's sense of humor (shade, shade, shade all around.)

The maxi-challenge was television themed, as it was a spoof of the HBO show Westworld (full disclosure, I've never seen an episode of it), called Breast World. Overall, it was a pretty good showing from all the queens, with a couple of missteps that would've gone unnoticed had there been more of them there instead of just six.

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, Eureka stayed at the top for a 3rd week in a row. Who will fall where this week?

1. Asia O'Hara (last week: #6). Asia needed that challenge to redeem herself from the middle of the pack realness that she's been serving lately (including a trip to the bottom two last week). Acting seems to be something that she excels in, and she was able to take a late in the game character in Breast World and make her shine over all her competitors. Also, the talk that Ru had with her in the werk room will more than likely propel her into the top 4 if not top 3, as you could tell it resonated with her to the point of tearing up. Good work, Asia.

2. Eureka (last week: #1). Eureka was in the top spot for me for the past three weeks, but she did falter during this week's episode both in the main challenge and the runway. I still don't think she is going anywhere. I don't think she is getting the "winners edit" (see above), but they have crafted such a storyline around her where I don't think she will be leaving anytime soon. I don't know though.

3. Monet X Change (last week: #2). What does she have to do to win a mother f***ing challenge around here? Monet was hilarious last night, and even though they read her for her runway look, I still thought it was fabulous as she played the part of her in 50 years really well. I struggle to wonder if she will ever win a challenge before the finale, but then again, if Trixie Mattel can make it through AS3 never winning anything and be crowned the champion in the end, then maybe Monet has something going for her.

4. Aquaria (last week: #5). This is where things get so confusing as I don't know where to place the other three. Aquaria was safe last night, primarily because of her runway look, and I get her mentality about wanting to win and having no problem saying it to the other girls, but I still struggle with the fact that she doesn't captivate me the way the other girls do. 

5. Kameron Michaels (last week: #2). Kameron ended up in the bottom two, which was evident from the moment the rehearsing segment started. Her lip sync was incredible (a tad better than Eureka's IMHO), but I struggle with her the same way I struggle with Aquaria in that I don't know what else she can do at this point. 

6. Miz Cracker (last week: #5). I don't want to put her at the bottom, but at this point, its where she is for me. Cracker is hilarious, and a phenomenal queen, but its not translating the way it should here. She was in the bottom 3 for a performance that felt forced, and I do wonder if she can muster anything left to really give her a win and prove why she's still in the competition. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Pushing Eureka On Us Too Much?

I'll be the first one to admit it... Eureka O'Hara is a bit too much for me.

Season 10's resident plus-size gal (sorry Kalorie) has been doing quite the superb job on RuPaul's Drag Race as her story line of being tragically sent home on s9 only to rise from the ashes and excel the following year has definitely been a consistent theme throughout the show. 

Did I say consistent? I should say consistently annoying, as the clip of her doing a split from last season pretty much ends up in every single episode as it relates to the challenge she's currently doing. And its bringing me to my point: is it too much? Like, are we actually enjoying Eureka for her talent or is this becoming a force-fed situation when we are already full?

I will say some positives about Eureka. Her style is completely on point, there hasn't been a challenge yet where she doesn't look absolutely stunning. She's also funny when she's not trying to steal camera time from the other queens. Just needed to put those in there so not everyone who reads this thinks I'm an a**hole.

I called it, even before the show started this season, that her angle was going to be overcoming her adversities that sent her home in the first place and seeing how well she can do with a completely different group. The way she has gone about it, however, is a little ridiculous as she brings up some major trauma every single episode that doesn't really have anything to do with the show itself. 

Take for instance last episode, when she talks about not being able to perform in front of a crowd due to something that happened with her father as a child. Whereas I can have sympathy to an extent as we all go through things, it begs the question... why are you a drag queen then? This is your job, its what you are designed to do which is to perform in front of large crowds. So how does this relate? You've performed on stage before and done well, so it all seems like a moot point. 

And enough bringing up the split that sent you home last year. It's redundant. You get a clean slate which is more than about 95 percent of these queens wish they did but don't. Instead of dwelling on the past so much in your confessionals, why not just enjoy the fact that you get a round two which happens to be on the path to actually winning?

The show might be setting her up to win, as she's gotten a pretty good edit so far except for the drama between The Vixen and her which I am still confused about so many episodes later. A plus-size girl has never won this show, but many have come close (Latrice Royale, Ginger Minj, Kim Chi, etc). The thing with those three (primarily Latrice) is that they can command focus without stealing from others.

Eureka has stolen focus from many of her competitors this year, almost to the point where its like "chill". Is it her fault that the other queens can't keep up? Sure, but when you are coming into a situation that you've been in before, that you understand how things roll over everyone else, it may be a good idea to fall into the background sometimes and let others shine as it should come naturally to you to do so and not, as said before, forced. 

At the end of all of this, I am still a fan of hers (seriously). She brings something to this competition that is needed for a reality show to succeed, and she's done fairly well so far and may even win. If there is one word to metaphorically "tighten that corset up" it is this: "edit". A fine tune of things can bring a world of difference, especially in the very judgmental world that RuPaul's Drag Race exhibits (no shade). 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 8: Just Crown Her Already

Episode 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 aired last night, where the focal point was all about the one and only Cher

The only drag queen this wouldn't be a challenge for is Chad Michaels, who pretty much is Cher reincarnated at this point, so this episode really was a fantastic one to see just how well each of the girls could emulate such a major icon in the pop culture world and the LGBTQ community. 

After Snatch Game, it becomes pretty hard for any queen who is left to hide their flaws when it comes to the challenges that are presented to them. With only seven queens left, there were a handful that really rose to the occasion and did their version of Cher proud, while others simply struggled to get the job done.

At the end of it (spoiler alert), The Vixen went home, and what she said at the end of Untucked regarding how her outbursts will outshine her performance in the competition is fairly on the money as it took her getting eliminated for her to really see how she was on RPDR

Just from the POV of a RPDR lover, its very obvious at this point who will win. Don't get me wrong, there are some contenders that could prove my theory as false, but its becoming apparent who will win the title at the end of this season and I'm (sort of) OK with it. 

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankingsEureka stayed at the top for a 2nd week in a row. Who will fall where this week?

1. Eureka (last week: #1). The show wants her to win. I don't think the public really does, but overall she's done a great job and they have shown her that way through and through. Eureka has really been killing it on every single challenge (minus one early one), and that momentum isn't stopping anytime soon. It would be an absolute shock to see some sort of a fall from grace here at this point, so expect her to coast to the finale and potentially win. 

2. Kameron Michaels (last week: #4). Kameron has truly been this season's biggest surprise, and I am here for it. She did an amazing version of Cher as well as her glitter-based look on the runway later on in the episode. She hasn't had to lip sync yet, and was only low in one of the challenges. Sometimes the quiet ones really do win the race, and as of now, she's Eureka's biggest contender to win it all.

3. Monet X Change (last week: #2). I would've placed Monet at number two had she won the challenge, but her outfit on the runway was unfinished and she knew that. Monet has found her stride, and can easily find her way into the top four at this point, but she has yet to win a challenge. She is one of two queens left who hasn't won a challenge yet, and that will catch up with her if that doesn't change over the next two weeks.

4. Miz Cracker (last week: #5). What the f**k does Cracker have to do to win a challenge around here? I never in a million years thought she would be a queen who would find herself consistently safe throughout this competition, but that has been her case for the past two episodes. Just like Monet, she hasn't won anything yet, and its concerning me because she has the best personality out of everyone left and it's not being showcased to its best abilities. This top four ranking is who I personally would like to see make it to the finale, but that won't happen for either if they don't pull a W at least once.

5. Aquaria (last week: #3). My gut instinct tells me that she will make it to the finale. I don't personally think she deserves it. I still haven't been sold on her brand and why she would be up there with the 9 previous winners (plus three All Stars), as to me she's just a look queen who got lucky with a good Snatch Game performance. I'll give her this: the glitter ensemble she did was my favorite last night. 

6. Asia O'Hara (last week: #5). Girl, what are you DOING? You shouldn't be next to go, but from episode four on you have found yourself in the low group twice, safe twice, and in the bottom two this week. You started so strong, and now are making every excuse possible to not place any blame on what happened this week or any other. Step it up! 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

A 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Superstar Attended the Met Gala And We Had No Clue

Monday night's Met Gala, which is considered the biggest fashion event of the year, brought in some major celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Nick Jonas, Sarah Jessica Parker and many many more who dressed according to this year's theme which was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

Unbeknownst to many of us, there was an actual superstar from RuPaul's Drag Race who attended the event on Monday night, and we were shocked to see what they wore when the photo was released! Who could it be though?

If we are thinking of fashion forward, there are a couple of RPDR stars that come to mind who think outside the box (hehe) and helped propel them to either win or make it very far on the biggest reality show on television.

It could be Sasha Velour, whose avant garde type of fashion helped her win season 9 (not to mention: rose petals). Other fashion forward gals include season 3 winner Raja, season 4 winner Sharon Needles and season 7 winner Violet Chachki. Turns out the one that "showed up" was one that we are "relishing" on the current season of RPDR.

Yes, the one and only Miz Cracker "went" to the 2018 Met Gala dressed as her character Dr. Dill from the "Bossy Rossy" episode this season. And in some odd way, she does fit the theme, as pickles are heavenly and we do "pray" for a big one every once in a while. Nice work Cracker!

 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 7: Who Got Snatched?

The episode that everyone waits for each season has finally arrived on RuPaul's Drag Race: the one, the only... Snatch Game. 

It's sort of like a big gift you know you are getting for your birthday, but can't tell if it is something you would like or not.  Sure, there have been these sorts of presents that have delighted in the past (season 6's group for the most part was stellar) and then there have been ones that we would truly like to forget (All Stars 3 please).

This group sort of performed in the middle.  We didn't get our Xbox One that we were all hoping for but we certainly didn't receive a fruitcake either.  Five out of the eight queens remaining did a decent to hilarious job at impersonating their celebrities while the other three should've done their homework prior to getting onto this show.  It's the equivalent of going on Project Runway and not knowing how to sew at this point. Oh, and spoiler alert... Monique Heart went home.  I started to love her as the season went on, but I never really saw her going the distance and making it to the finale. 

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, Eureka shot to the top and dethroned Asia O'Hara.  Who will fall where this week?

1. Eureka (last week: #1). Her consistency over the past five episodes has been nothing short of impressive, as she has only been safe once and in the high group for the other four challenges (winning twice). Her impersonation of Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo), was spot on, and she was able to hand the nonstop tornado of The Vixen's mouth fairly well.  This is a soft number one for now, as there is still something missing about Eureka that makes me not get hard for her just yet. 

2. Monet X Change (last week: #3). I'm so happy that Monet has found her stride after being in the bottom two twice recently.  She did what Chi Chi DeVayne couldn't do in Snatch Game: make Maya Angelou funny. And she did. Monet is hilarious and proving to be a major force on this show, just like I expected when it was announced that she would be on.  Keep. This. Momentum. Going. Hunty.

3. Aquaria (last week: #7). Her choice of Melania Trump turned out to be a brilliant one and snatched her a second win for the season.  I still think she is lacking when it comes to personality, hence why I cannot give her number two or number one (eww) at this point.  But, she's impressing me for now. 

4. Kameron Michaels (last week: #2). I had no idea that Kameron would even make it this far.  Sometimes the quiet ones either fizzle out really quickly or make it to the end.  Her choice of doing the late & great professional wrestler Chyna was brilliant as she's been able to work in her "muscular" storyline very well over the past two weeks.  She hasn't won a challenge yet, however, and that's why she falls into this spot.

5. Miz Cracker (last week: #4). It's painful that Cracker hasn't won anything yet. Her comedy is so irreverent, and its frustrating that it hasn't earned her a W. Dorothy Parker was a great choice for her, albeit weird for many of the viewers who are unfamiliar with her, but it didn't earn her a spot in the top. She was just safe again.  I'm hoping that she's able to pull a W sooner if not later, because she doesn't deserve to be a middle of the pack kind of queen.

6. Asia O'Hara (last week: #5). Here's a fun memo: no one should do Beyonce. It's never gonna work, it's never going to be funny, and I hope to god that another drag queen doesn't impersonate her on future seasons.  I had Asia pegged to win this show many episodes ago, and her star has fallen quite a bit over the past four challenges that saw her in the low group for two. Please step it up ASAP.

7. The Vixen (last week: #8). I supported her in the beginning when she was feuding with Aquaria and Eureka. Now, it's enough. You didn't do well last challenge, and you didn't do anything to make Blue Ivy funny or interesting. That's why the other queens picked you to go home, nothing else. It's gotten to the point where these scenes with her are becoming uncomfortable to watch. I've issued supportive messages for some of the queens listed above in order for them to improve or earn a win. For The Vixen, I got nothing. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

 

 

RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 6: 'Proportionizing'

We are nearing the halfway point of RuPaul's Drag Race, and as of now there isn't someone that we can officially call a clear winner yet.  So many of these queens have spent time on the top and the bottom, with very little Bianca Del Rio/Bob the Drag Queen type of consistency that truly makes it anyone's ball game right now.

In my honest opinion, there hasn't been one queen who has separated themselves from the pack to call themselves a superstar.  Not saying that this season has been lackluster, but with the exception of maybe one or two girls that are left, its hard to really figure out who can really take what they are doing now and propel themselves into superstardom.

Last night's episode saw the queens performing in groups of three and doing live DragCon panels, which is a really great idea.  They were split into teams consisting of Hair (The Vixen, Blair St. Clair, Miz Cracker) , Face (Asia O'Hara, Monique Heart, Aquaria) and Body (Eureka, Monet X Change, Kameron Michaels).  The Body team did the best, whereas the Face team was middle of the road and Hair was in the bottom, causing (SPOILER ALERT) Blair St. Clair to go home.

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, I had Blair at number six after consistently having her towards the top.  Now that she is out, which queens falls where as we are leading up to the most anticipated challenge of the season, Snatch Game?

1. Eureka (last week: #4). She's really stepped her game up over the past two episodes.  Both were easy wins, as she is clearly able to command an audience.  Eureka has presence, albeit an annoying presence at times, but her momentum is building and I have a hard time believing she will do badly in Snatch Game next week.

2. Kameron Michaels (last week: #7).  I really give Kameron props for her ability to stand her ground against big personalities like Eureka and Monet.  She really did a fabulous job at explaining why her body shape (muscle) is so important in the world of drag, and she's serving something we haven't seen on the show before.  

3. Monet X Change (last week: #9).  Monet needed to do well this challenge otherwise she would've went home.  She excelled very well in both the DragCon panel and on the runway with her sickening Sunday church look that I may have to steal at some point.  Keep this momentum going, girl.

4. Miz Cracker (last week: #1).  I think Cracker just got stuck in a group that didn't gel with one another.  She's hilarious, and this was a challenge where you didn't necessarily have to show that off as it was more about your personality and how you can perform in an arena like this in front of a big crowd.  Get rid of all that shtick, and just be you.  You have the talent.  I'm also dying to see who she picks for Snatch Game!

5. Asia O' Hara (last week: #2). Asia is concerning me a bit, as she's fallen somewhat into the background over the past couple of episodes.  I have no doubt that she will do well in Snatch Game given how she's performed in the comedic challenges so far, but it does worry me that her presence isn't as felt as it was in the beginning of this competition.

6. Monique Heart (last week: #6).  She's safe again, and hasn't even come close to winning an actual challenge yet. However, humor is her strong point, so I hope she's able to finally get a W next week for Snatch Game.  Otherwise, it may be the end of the road for her soon.

7. Aquaria (last week: #5). I have yet to see any reason why Aquaria should win this show.  Her presence outside of the runway portion of the competition is very lackluster, and she didn't bring much to her DragCon panel last night.  I don't know, I just don't see her being able to command a stage like some of the other queens above her in the long run.  We will see though. 

8. The Vixen (last week: #8).  I'm going to be honest here: Blair won that lip sync.  Just because you do a bunch of gymnastics all over the stage doesn't mean you should win.  Blair stayed focus and relied on her face to really perform that song, whereas The Vixen, just like her outfits, have been all over the place.  This is the second time where she's worn a bra and underwear and built off of that (she did it in episode 1), and she bombed during the DragCon panel.  I just don't see where else we can go from here with her. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

 

 

 

LOL: Monét X Change Gets Super Shady About Fellow Season 10 Star Blair St. Clair!

We are only on episode one of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10, and its evident that these girls are here to play, slay, and of course... throw a little shade.  Hay! (OK I'll stop).

Someone who is already making sure her shady tree gets bigger and bigger is Monét X Change, who caused quite the stir in her first episode by winning the mini-challenge but also getting into a heated debate with the other queens about her Brillo-inspired look.

Monét X has kept her shadiness going on outside the show, as she poked fun at fellow competitor Blair St. Clair on her Twitter account Sunday.  Blair, who wound up in the top 3 this week, was the target of Monét's hilarity as she cracked a joke about her youthful appearance.

Blair, who is 22 in real life, looks much younger when she isn't in drag, which was spoken about on the first episode and the interwebs.  Monét posted a photo of her and Blair, except, it really, really wasnt:

LOL.  Of course this was all in good fun, however don't expect the shadiness at all to stop from Monét this season.  "I’m concerned about seeing all the shady shit I said about these bitches in confessionals.  God knows what I said, because after Untucked I’m all liquored up, so god knows what shady shit I said about these hoes on national television.”

What do you think about Monét's playful tweet towards Blair? 

Shady Boots: A Ranking of the Season 10 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens so Far

Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race kicked off on Thursday night, with 14 new hopefuls vying for the crown that several legendary queens have won in the past.  

We are still coming down a bit from the All Stars 3 finale, yet this new group has allowed us to transition seamlessly from that disaster into what I am hopeful for is a great season full of drama, fish, quotables, and Jason Carter looking amazing in just a pair of underwear.

I finally watched the first episode yesterday, which saw pop star Christina Aguilera take the reigns as the guest judge on the premiere, and based on the overall episode and the return of Untucked, I have made my rankings from 1 to 14 on who did the best so far and who was the absolute worst.  Keep in mind, this is not just about the runway, this is about how they came across overall in my minds.  Claws out, kittens.

1. Monet X Change: There might be some bias here, as I'm also from NYC, but Monet did what a lot of other girls couldn't do is that she brought her personality to the first episode without having it be too much or as its called nowadays, "the most."  Her persona was really bubbly and fun, and I appreciated what she did with those Brillo pads for the Drag on a Dime challenge that kept her safe after the first episode.  A lot of people are thinking that two other queens from NYC are going to go far (more on that later), but don't sleep on Monet at all just yet.

2. Eureka O'Hara: We all know Eureka's story, she went home early in season 9 due to an injury and came back.  She's back, and it's great, but what's even better is that she did not become a camera hog this time around.  The first episode of season 9 made me dislike her a bit, as she was trying to hard too come across as funny but it was just way too much.  This time, she's a bit quieter, reserved, and focused, while still being helpful without it coming across as ME ME ME.  She's not going anywhere anytime soon, IMHO.

3. Yuhua Hamasaki: I really, really like Yuhua.  She's what this show needs: a great sense of fashion, humor with a bit of an odd ball personality that has worked for many in the past like Katya and Alyssa Edwards for example.  She was top 3 with her fashion choices this week, and based on her entrance look (and how she looked at the Meet the Queens event earlier this week), I really have high hopes to see what Yuhua can do in this competition.

4. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo: For the life of me, I don't understand why she went home.  Vanessa was serving me Angie Martinez realness from the moment she walked in, she had a great personality and her outfit looked WAY better than some of the other queens who were safe.  I'm only putting her this high because she's gone (although who knows with this show), but she was really fun to watch as the episode progressed, and my heart broke for her as she kept breaking down over and over again because of her landing in the bottom and eventually being sent home.  Speaking of crying...

5. Mayhem Miller: Girl, get your tissues ready.  Mayhem has tried out eight times for this show, a show in which her best friends have not only made it onto but have experienced major success in the aftermath.  That has to do something to your spirit on some level, which is evidenced by her crying the entire episode.  I'm thrilled that she won the main challenge, as it sort of became her justification on why she should be on this show in the first place, but I'm hoping it isn't like this every episode and she stays fierce without needing a Kleenex in each scene.

6. Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams: One of my favorite queens that I met at the Meet the Queens event earlier this week, Kalorie's honesty in Untucked about the other queens ensembles and her amazing lip sync performance put her high on my list.  I hope she doesn't go home early, as there is a true firecracker in there waiting to explode.

7. Dusty Ray Bottoms: Whereas Kalorie belonged in the bottom for her unfinished "money" look, I don't believe Dusty deserved to be anywhere near close to it.  Her outfit was great, the hat was a bit weird but it didn't merit a bottom 3 position.  She's quirky and fun, sort of like a Jinkx Monsoon 2.0 type but from a different city and with dots on her face.  Do not sleep on this one as well.  Also: the judges need to shut up with these queens trademark looks, it annoyed me when they did it to Max and they are doing it all over again to Dusty.  If that's her look, let her have it.

8. Asia O'Hara: Asia is middle of the road for me.  Yes, she comes from a legendary family, and yes, she was fun and all in the werk room but was being THE MOST during Untucked with a fellow queen (who will be discussed later), however her mug and outfits were on point so she gets the middle for me as of now.

9. Miz Cracker: I'm only putting her this low because I can see that the drama between her and Aquaria is going to be the newest Alyssa/Coco type of thing, and I'm really not here for it.  It's going to tire a lot, and Cracker is very talented outside of how this storyline is being edited.  I'm praying that it doesn't stay this way each episode, because I'll lose focus in both of them very quickly.

10. Blair St. Clair: She was in the top, but we barely got to know her this episode.  I hope to see more as the show progresses.

11. Kameron Michaels: Kameron was serving muscle queen body, probably the most jacked Drag Race contestant the show has ever had, but that's really it.  It's hard to have each queen stand out in the first episode, so she's getting the Blair treatment as of now. 

12. Monique Heart:  I don't see anything really special about this one.  The one-liners were incredibly forced, her laughing at Monet in Untucked was ridiculous and she's just coming across as very annoying at this point.  Maybe I'll have a change of "heart" but who knows.

13. The Vixen: The Chicago native deserved to be in the bottom because all she did was wear a bra and panties with some colorful tubes all over her body.  It looked very pedestrian and she rubbed me the wrong way by saying "I came here to fight" when she walked into the werk room.  Just stop.  Seriously.

14. Aquaria:  I met Aquaria at the Meet the Queens event, and this is partially why I have her so low.  Her lack of professionalism, which was evident on the show in terms of the endless talks on Cracker and just her overall attitude, showed during my interview with her when she kept asking her assistant for a straw while we were talking.  Not only that, but it took her five times to answer a simple question, which comes off as forced and wanting to be perfect.  It's all just a bit prickly for me at this point, however... things could change.

 Who is your favorite and least favorite right now?  Let us know your thoughts! 

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera Reveals She Had an Ex Who Turned Out to be Gay!

Pop icon Christina Aguilera got extremely real and personal during her stint as a guest judge on the season 10 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race last night. 

Untucked, which airs directly after RuPaul's Drag Race as a sort of behind the scenes look at the queens before, during and after the judging in each episode was where Christina made a shocking confession that a guy she used to date turned out to be gay.

She sat down for a talk with the new flock of queens, similar to how fellow pop star Lady Gaga did for the season 9 premiere.  It was here where one of the queens asked her about her 2002 song "Infatuation".  

The tune, off her Stripped album, is about forbidden love and the obsession she builds over a Latin lover. That particular lover, who she didn't name, turned out to be gay.

“It was heartbreaking because I found out he played for your team, not mine,” she explained.

“He’s gonna see this, he’s gonna be mad,” contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo noted. “I hope so, girl” she responded.

She was also asked about the man who inspired her 2006 hit song "Fighter", except this one wasn't gay, but he was real and the passion in her vocals behind it were as well.

“Was that about someone?” asked contestant Monique Heart. “Girl you read him for the back row. When you said, ‘You tried to take a joy ride and came down in flames,’ I said, ‘Oooh.’ She read him.”  “Of course it was! He deserved it,” she replied, laughing.

Christina, who has kept a bit of a low profile in years past, might be making some sort of a comeback this year as she's been teasing a new album in the works, her first since 2012.  To add a memorable Whitney Houston medley at the American Music Awards back in November, and her guest spot on the biggest reality show in the world right now, it looks as if XTina is planning on something super big for her millions of fans as a reminder of how she got herself to where she is today. 

What are your thoughts on Christina's confession?  Let us know!

 

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