'RuPaul's Drag Race': A definitive ranking of all 113 contestants


There have been 113 queens to grace the main stage of RuPaul's Drag Race. Some have walked away with the crown, while others have enjoyed fame despite their lower placing in the competition.

But how do all the Drag Race alumni stack up against each other? In honor of the season nine finale, we've ranked them all. This ranking is only based on their performance on the show: in the challenges, in the Lip Sync for Your Life showdowns, on the runway and for how they showed off their personalities. Their work since the filming of their season does not count.

So without further ado, we start with the greatest Drag Race competitor of all time — and thus also the greatest winner of all time.

(Editor's note: This list is, by nature, subjective. Everyone has different favorites, and no ranking will satisfy everyone. This one speaks only for the author's opinion — albeit an author who has watched every episode of Drag Race more times than he'd like to admit. Additionally, this list includes spoilers for all seasons of the show. This list has been updated to include queens from season nine.)

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1. Sharon Needles (season 4): There's no understating what a tour de force Sharon put on during season four of Drag Race. She won four challenges, setting a record for the series, and managed to mold her spooky style into all kinds of different forms. She was the definition of well-rounded, but never lost her specific identity. For this, and since we're not considering some troubling things about her that have emerged since her season, she is the all-time best Drag Race queen.

2. Bianca Del Rio (season 6): Bianca ran roughshod over the competition in season six. She was hilarious, cutting and yet strangely heartwarming. She became a drag mother figure to two of her competitors, which gave her the perfect ice-queen-melting storyline she needed to win. "Savvy" doesn't begin to describe Bianca — she's downright cunning.

3. Alyssa Edwards (seasons 5 and All Stars 2): Her name is Alyssa Edwards, and this is an endorsement of one of the most entertaining queens ever to hit Drag Race. Her personality was the kind of unironic doofiness that can't help but win people over. She slayed every lip sync she had to perform. Her talent is undeniable — and she only got better in All Stars season two, where she cemented her status as one of the legends.

4. Alaska (seasons 5 and All Stars 2): Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent — those are the four qualities Ru seeks in America's Next Drag Superstar. Alaska came into season five charismatic, unique and talented. Watching her gain the nerve to win was thrilling — and she proved to be a real threat to Jinkx's crown. She smashed nearly every challenge in All Stars, and despite an ill-timed meltdown in the top five episode, she took home the crown.

5. Bob the Drag Queen (season 8): Our newest winner is also one of our most exciting. She's a consummate performer with a fantastic sense of humor. She's an entertainer in every sense of the word, always putting on a show whether she's having a conversation or tearing up a lip sync. She's also political, capable of getting serious when needed. We need more queens like Bob — but for now, she's a great start.

6. Latrice Royale (seasons 4 and All Stars 1): Latrice Royale is best described in her own words: "large and in charge, chunky yet funky." Latrice led a charm offensive in season four that launched her into a new stratosphere of fan adoration. 

Yes, her All Stars appearance wasn't quite as winning, but that didn't matter. At that point, she had already defined what a fan-favorite could be — one with talent for days and a self-confidence that even the best queens wish they could have.

7. Raja (season 3): Raja is a total fashionista who can also put on a punk mohawk and perform for days. Her win was controversial at the time (considering her relationship with Ru before the show started), but looking back at her work on Drag Race, Ru's choice holds up.

9. Jinkx Monsoon (season 5): Six words: Jinkx as Little Edie in Snatch Game. In the fifth episode of the fifth season, during the annual challenge that asks the queens to turn in their best celebrity impersonation, the Seattle-based queen turned out an impression of the Grey Gardens documentary subject that can only be described as "masterful." 

In that moment, as she made Ru crack up, she won both the season and the hearts of millions. She impressed throughout the season, but that was the moment that earns her the top 10 placement on this list.

9. Shangela (seasons 2 and 3): Shangela didn't win either season she competed in, but who cares? She was an astonishing performer to watch, one of the funniest queens in Drag Race herstory and, in one episode of Untucked, the Drag Race after-show, she delivered an iconic monologue about not having a sugar daddy. It's the kind of moment that can only happen on this show — and thank God for that.

10. Katya (seasons 7 and All Stars 2): Katya famously let her anxiety get to her in season seven, ultimately keeping her from the crown. But that didn't stop her from being the breakout star in her crop of queens. Katya proved herself to be hilarious, inventive and exciting to watch. If anyone could have contested Alaska for the All Stars title, it would have been her — and the fact that she fell just short disappointed many fans.

11. Raven (seasons 2 and All Stars 1): If anyone embodies the "nerve" portion of Ru's requirements, it's Raven. No queen has matched Raven's tenacity. She's passionate, capable of overcoming even her hardest challenges with perseverance. Her nerve took her all the way to second place in both of her seasons. More than that, she's etched out a place in the annals of the truly great Drag Race queens.

12. Violet Chachki (season 7): Violet was originally edited as the villain of season seven, but developed a nice growth arc. Suddenly, the burlesque artist who seemed like sour grapes was the frontrunner for the crown — and she took it. She's one of Drag Race's youngest winners, but it's hard to deny that of the top three, she was the rightful champion.


13. Shea Couleé (season 9): She is Slay Couleé, and look at the edges she snatched today. Shea dominated the competition in a way we haven't seen since Sharon Needles. Unfortunately, while she aced the class, she failed the final exam, falling short in the new lip-sync tournament finale. Despite her impressive performance, her failure to claim the crown keeps her out of the top 10.

14. Chad Michaels (seasons 4 and All Stars 1): Chad is a true professional, capable of not just her main talent — impersonating Cher, which she's literally world-class at — but a dozen other things too. Were she not competing against Sharon, she would have won season four. So Ru gave her a chance to take the title in All Stars, and she ran with it.

15. Nina Flowers (seasons 1 and All Stars 1): Rarely do Drag Race fans agree who should have won a single season of Drag Race. Throughout all eight seasons (plus All Stars season one), you'll find queens who some fans will call robbed. Nina vs. Bebe was a strong matchup too. 

Yet genderfuck artist Nina probably would have taken the crown had she come along a few seasons later — after Ru and the show had gotten comfortable with drag that didn't put beauty above all.

16. Sasha Velour (season 9): Sasha is the only winner to not finish the season with the most challenge wins, which is a disappointing bit of trivia. Then you remember "So Emotional," and you're fine.

17. Willam (season 4): The most controversial queen in Drag Race herstory, Willam was disqualified under very murky circumstances in season four. It was shocking — and one could argue Willam is better known after being disqualified than he would have been if he were eliminated naturally.

18. Tyra Sanchez (season 2): Tyra gets a very harsh rap for being the worst winner in Drag Race herstory. It's not a wholly unearned title; her attitude was pretty terrible during season two. But she also won all of her challenges — one performance, two fashion — on merit. She never landed in the bottom two. She's a deserving winner, if still not a popular one (even among her fellow queens).


19. Roxxxy Andrews (seasons 5 and All Stars 2): Roxxxy really fucked up at the end of her season. Faced with steep competition (Jinkx and Alaska), she panicked and started playing mind games with Jinkx. She got aggressive and nasty in a way that didn't befit her stellar work — both on the runway and in the challenges — all season. Roxxxy is better than her reputation, either as a villain in season five or dead weight in All Stars season two. And don't even get us started on the wig reveal.

20. Bebe Zahara Benet (season 1): The original winner! Like Kelly Clarkson for American Idol and Richard Hatch for Survivor, Bebe will always occupy a hallowed place in show history, for better or for worse. She may have been surpassed by winners that came after in the talent department, but one need only look at her lip sync to Britney Spears' "Stronger" to see why she won.

21. Chi Chi DeVayne (season 8): Watch the "Call Me" lip sync and try to say Chi Chi didn't deserve to be in the top three of season eight. We'll wait.

22. Trinity Taylor (season 9): Girl, she is Trinity Taylor, and the body is here. Trinity is the only Drag Race queen to get shouted out on Saturday Night Live. She may not have won, but Chris Pine talked about her tuck, which is almost as great as $100,000.

23. Alexis Mateo (seasons 3 and All Stars 1): Look, hear me out. Yes, Alexis had lost some of her charm during All Stars. But her record in season three was matched only by Raja (the winner) and Manila (a fan-favorite). Arguably, she deserved to win that season's Snatch Game for her deranged take on Alicia Keys. Who would think to play Alicia Keys as a pregnant lesbian? A mad genius, that's who. Alexis was that genius.

24. Ongina (season 1): Ongina's reveal that she lives with HIV was one of the show's earliest honest, heartbreaking moments. But to reduce her to that would be to forget what a fierce, fabulous performer she was. Her elimination in fifth place was Drag Race's first robbery.

25. Peppermint (season 9): She may have been a bit less impressive than her legendary status all season, but Peppermint really turned it out in the finale. Her reveal during a lip sync to Britney Spears' "Stronger" cemented her top-two placing.

26. Adore Delano (seasons 6 and All Stars 2): Yes, Adore skated by quite a bit on her charisma during season six. But over time, she showed great talent (that voice!) and the nerve to try new things. She also proved to be a deeply unique queen. Those are Ru's four criteria for a great queen — what else do you need? It was a bummer to see her step out early in All Stars season two, though.


27. Manila Luzon (seasons 3 and All Stars 1): Manila is a beloved queen among fans, and it's easy to see why. She's game, she's fashion-forward and she's the right mix of sweet and bitchy. Her "MacArthur Park" lip sync is legendary. 

That said: Watch season three again. Her wins are all pretty easily disputable, from playing a racial stereotype as a TV reporter (Shangela was better as an entertainment reporter) to making over a straight jock in her style (Alexis did it better) to designing a dress out of fake money (Raja designed it better). She's absolutely a star, but her run more than anyone else's pales in comparison to the time her season actually aired.

28. Valentina (season 9): We'll let Aja's aggressive compliments do the talking here: Valentina is perfect, she's beautiful, she looks like Linda Evangelista and she's a model. Valentina is one of the most beautiful queens to ever step on the Drag Race stage. She's also proven herself to be somewhat conniving and surprisingly villainous, but her fans have embraced Villaintina anyway.

29. Kim Chi (season 8): An ungenerous Drag Race fan could say Kim's skill is limited to what could be seen on an Instagram account. But she's quite a bit more charming than that, and has some of the best makeup skills Drag Race has ever seen. She's absolutely deserving of a top 30 position.

30. Tatianna (seasons 2 and All Stars 2): Tatianna experienced a real renaissance in the Drag Race fandom. After getting cast as the villain in season two, her return to All Stars inspired much excitement among those who went back and realized how much potential there was in her at just 21 years old. During All Stars, Tatianna transformed — and delivered a truly excellent set of performances.

31. Pandora Boxx (seasons 2 and All Stars 1): Pandora is only this far up because her Carol Channing in the first Snatch Game was so spectacular. Her performance in All Stars was a disappointment, as was her attitude toward her partner Mimi Imfurst. That said, she was a good player in season two.

32. Courtney Act (season 6): Courtney got criticized during her season for "resting on pretty" — a shorthand that essentially means relying on looks versus talent. But she also won her two main challenges on talent: first as a singer in "Shade: The Rusical," then as a talk show host. Her looks made it easy to dismiss her, but don't be fooled: Courtney absolutely deserved her top-three placement in season six.

33. Jujubee (seasons 2 and All Stars 1): Juju has seemingly infinite charm, which is good, because her performance record (both on season two and during All Stars) is terrible. She remains the only top three contestant to never win a main challenge throughout her run, and she had to lip-sync a grand total of five times. Luckily for her, she turned it out every single time.

34. Yara Sofia (seasons 3 and All Stars 1): Drag Race made a whole storyline out of how hard it was to understand Yara, which does not age well! Here's what does age well: Yara's style, her sense of humor and her love of her fellow competitors.

35. Detox (seasons 5 and All Stars 2): During season five, the talented queen never seemed to be giving more than 75% of herself. Unfortunately, All Stars season two only brought her up to about 85%. At 100%, she could be top 10 material.

36. Ginger Minj (seasons 7 and All Stars 2): Ginger unwisely chose to lead the self-described Bitter Old Lady Brigade in season seven (despite only being 29). Her villain status probably kept her from winning the crown, which is a shame. She is a spectacular performer, one of the best Drag Race had ever seen. She stayed bitter in All Stars season two, though, which kept her from advancing very far.

37. Nina Bo'Nina Brown (season 9): She may have fallen victim to her inner saboteur, but there's never been anyone quite like Nina on Drag Race. She's creative beyond measure; if she could ever truly get out of her own way, she could be a force.

38. BenDeLaCreme (season 6): Ben never played it safe. Her performances were either extraordinary (Snatch Game, first design challenge of the season) or tragic (both her lip syncs). Her inconsistency keeps her out of the top 30, but she was a ton of fun to watch.

39. Kennedy Davenport (season 7): Yes, Kennedy grated on fans a bit during her run on Drag Race. But she also gave us one of the best lip-sync performances of all time. So the dancing queen gets a solid placement.

40. Naomi Smalls (season 8): Huge props to Naomi for growing significantly over the course of season eight. She took a lot of chances and learned from her competitors. But let's not kid ourselves: Her place in the top three belonged to Chi Chi DeVayne.

41. Alexis Michelle (season 9): Everyone hates Alexis, because Alexis is annoying. Was she really that bad, though? She was a little bitchy, and let the competition get to her head a bit. But she wasn't malicious, and she turned out some strong performances in the first half of the competition. She's better than her reputation, just like Roxxxy.

42. Jaidynn Diore Fierce (season 7): Every once in a while, there's a contestant on a reality show whose output you just don't get during the competition. Then, you go back and reevaluate afterward, and realize you think they were not just better than you remembered, but actually robbed of several wins. For Drag Race, that's Jaidynn. If you need convincing, go back and watch her performance in the "Get Ready to Clock" parody video while portraying Bianca Del Rio. She's a star.

43. Jessica Wild (season 2): Fans who haven't watched season two recently: Go revisit, if only just for Jessica. She's talented, stunning and hilarious. And she loves this drink.

44. Thorgy Thor (season 8): At one point early in season eight, a redditor summed up Thorgy's appeal thusly: "I feel like Thorgy could solve the whole Palestinian conflict by having everyone do some arts and crafts." For a while, that was true! Then Thorgy developed a bad attitude that left a bad taste in viewers' mouths.

45. Eureka (season 9): We found it once, and we'll find it again when Eureka returns from her injury leave in season 10. Until then, we'll reserve judgment on her and just say we're intrigued as to what comes next.

46. Sahara Davenport (season 2): With a sad tip of the hat to Sahara, the late partner of Manila Luzon, we'll note that a lot of the most beloved lip-sync moves (her drag sister Kennedy's splits, for instance) were things she introduced to the Drag Race stage. She is missed.

47. Trinity K. Bonet (season 6): Trinity has one of the best arcs in all of Drag Race. She was a quitter with a bad attitude, but she could lip-sync the house down. Then, under Bianca's tutelage, she blossomed.

48. Max (season 7): In season seven, Max won two challenges, served strong looks on the runway and got eliminated in ninth place. That's remarkably low placement for such a successful queen, but that's what happens if you fail on Snatch Game.

49. Joslyn Fox (season 6): Maybe the cutest Drag Race contestant ever? Certainly in personality, what with her calling RuPaul "Rusie-Q" and her enthusiastic fandom of fellow competitor Courtney Act. She wasn't that strong a contestant, but she brought a sweetness that got her all the way to sixth.

50. Mariah (season 3): Season three was the first time queens couldn't really just get by on looks and attitude. Performance became a key part of the show, and Mariah, bless her, didn't really have the ability. Her Joan Crawford impersonation on Snatch Game was a mess, and she didn't bother to learn all the words to her lip-sync song.

51. Farrah Moan (season 9): Farrah was kind of lame all season, cute and funny but not particularly witty or talented. Then she came roaring into the reunion prepared to take Valentina to task — and to task she took her! Farrah's performance in that one episode makes a compelling case for her inclusion in All Stars season three.

52. Tammie Brown (seasons 1 and All Stars 1): Tammie during season one was kind of a spoiled brat, not even lip-syncing "We Break the Dawn" and letting Akashia beat her. Tammie during All Stars one, however, was a hoot and a half. She was the kind of firecracker that often-dull season so desperately needed.

53. Morgan McMichaels (season 2): Morgan won the first challenge of season two, stayed generally impressive (with a great lip sync), then finished eighth. She's a polished queen, but doesn't feel as modern as the queens who have come since — more of an old-fashioned showgirl.

54. Acid Betty (season 8): Acid, much like Max, performed well, then fell apart at Snatch Game. Is it unfair that celebrity imitation has such an impact on Drag Race? Maybe. But Tatianna and BenDeLaCreme weren't known for celebrity impersonation before they won Snatch Game. Ru likes it because it separates wheat from chaff. Unfortunately for Acid, she showed her chaff at the wrong time.

55. Aja (season 9): Aja is so much better than 55th place. Unfortunately, Aja on the show is exactly as good as 55th place. She seems like a queen more suited to the clubs than to a televised reality competition.


56. Coco Montrese (seasons 5 and All Stars 2): Coco wound up in the bottom two a lot during season five — not the best quality. But she also lip-synced her way out every single time on a combination of passion and prowess. Her lip sync against rival Alyssa Edwards, to Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted," is legendary. Her performance on All Stars season two: less legendary.

57. Cynthia Lee Fontaine (seasons 8 and 9): If this list were just based on personality, Cynthia would be top 10. It's a testament to how lovely she is that she makes it this high on the list despite a disappointing performance and 10th-place elimination. It was too easy to fall in love with her and her "cucu" during season eight. Sadly, her return in season nine wasn't as winning.

58. Lineysha Sparx (season 5): Lineysha marked the beginning of Drag Race's increasingly poor treatment of its Puerto Rican queens. As the challenges grew more performance-based through the years, a Puerto Rican beauty queen's chances of making it far became slimmer. Lineysha was felled by a poor Snatch Game and placed ninth.

59. Darienne Lake (season 6): Darienne had one killer lip sync, won one main challenge and made it to fourth place in a season stacked with talent. She's not a fan-favorite queen, but she certainly performed when needed.

60. Shannel (seasons 1 and All Stars 1): Shannel has a much higher opinion of Shannel than anyone else, and that's worth kudos. While other queens struggle with believing in their talent, this season one showgirl knows she oozes it. We can't point at much she did that was deserving of the high praise she gave herself, though.

61. Milk (season 6): Club kid Milk is proof that having an out-of-the-box aesthetic isn't enough. You need the polish of a Raja or Sharon Needles to truly change what Drag Race sees as drag — otherwise, you'll fail to impress. Since the show, however, Milk has gone on to great success, proving Drag Race isn't the end-all, be-all of drag.

62. Phi Phi O'Hara (seasons 4 and All Stars 2): Phi Phi and Roxxxy Andrews get compared to each other a lot. Both were villains, targeting the eventual winners of their seasons. They each won two challenges and were considered pageant queens. But Roxxxy's wins were impressive, and she showed a lot of talent. Phi Phi was off-putting, and only doubled-down on her less compelling qualities in All Stars season two. Pass.

63. Trixie Mattel (season 7): Blasphemy? Perhaps! Trixie is, next to Katya, the breakout star of season seven. Their web series Unhhhh is hilarious, and Trixie's proven to be a highly intelligent queen. But on the show, Trixie was an early eliminee, won her way back in, then got kicked back out just two episodes later. Her light did not shine brightest on Drag Race, to say the least.

64. Mrs. Kasha Davis (season 7): "There's always time for a cocktail!" is an underrated catchphrase, and Mrs. Kasha Davis is an underrated drag queen. In the shallow pool that was season seven, this queen with a strong character (housewife caricature) and good humor deserved to go farther.


65. Stacy Layne Matthews (season 3): Stacy Layne Matthews has become something of a legend among Drag Race fans after her season. The way she says honey, best written "henny," has become fandom lexicon. Unfortunately, Stacy wasn't a great contestant on the show, but her impact goes far beyond her competition record.

66. Robbie Turner (season 8): Poor Robbie came into the competition staring down the legacies of fellow Seattle queens Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme. She couldn't quite match their impact, but her performance in the new wave singing challenge and her roller-skating lip sync versus Cynthia Lee Fontaine were major highlights of season eight.

67. Ivy Winters (season 5): Ivy was very sweet during her time on Drag Race, and for that she won Miss Congeniality. She also had some killer runway looks, and a voice that won her a challenge. Though those disparate elements might be great, it never added up to much.

68. Pearl (season 7): Pearl won two challenges and made it to the top three — all without really defining what her drag aesthetic was. Dependent on your viewpoint, that was either her coasting on charisma or a display of story editing trumping actual fairness. Considering how dull Pearl's personality was for much of the competition, we'll go with the latter.

69. Delta Work (season 3): Delta, like too many queens from Drag Race, is far more compelling off the show than she is on it. She lip-synced three times and failed to win a single main challenge on her way to a seventh-place finish in season three. Her wit did help her stand out in confessionals, though.

70. Vivacious (season 6): Vivacious is an old-school New York queen who was a bit outmatched by the competition. But her catchphrases ("Motha has arrived!") and her costuming (Ornacia!) helped her make a bigger impact than queens who went much farther than her in the competition.


71. Dida Ritz (season 4): Dida Ritz didn't do much well in season four of Drag Race. She could act, but she couldn't do much beyond that. Her runways were never even close to great. But she delivered the single greatest lip-sync performance in Drag Race herstory: to Natalie Cole's "This Will Be." She never quite hit that high again, but what a high it was.

72. Derrick Barry (season 8): No queen in the history of Drag Race has tried as hard as Derrick. Unfortunately, the Britney Spears impersonator proved to be kind of underwhelming when not playing Britney.

73. Laganja Estranja (season 6): Known for her death drops, her drag mom (Alyssa Edwards) and her unique style of speaking ("okcurrrr"), Laganja's personality is a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, that personality also grated on her fellow competitors (not to mention the audience). Her competition record couldn't quite compensate.

74. Miss Fame (season 7): Off the show, Miss Fame is an unequivocal star, even appearing on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet while representing L'Oréal Paris. On the show, when not on the runway, she was a forgettable queen who probably got farther (seventh place) than she deserved to.

75. Sonique (season 2): Sonique underwhelmed for a lot of her Drag Race run — which made more sense when she came as trans at the reunion. In doing so, she made herstory as Drag Race's first trans queen.

76. Lashauwn Beyond (season 4): Lashauwn only made it through two episodes, but, "This is not RuPaul's Best Friend Race," a line yelled at Jiggly Caliente during the first Untucked of the season, earns her a relatively high placement.

77. Jiggly Caliente (season 4): Jiggly's got charisma, and she made it farther than most of her competition, but against queens like Sharon and Chad, she never stood a chance.

78. Carmen Carrera (season 3): While Carmen has gone on to become a highly visible trans activist post-Drag Race, her time on the show was mostly a muddle of resting on pretty and getting passes from the judges, who fell in love with her without really explaining why.

79. Madame LaQueer (season 4): LaQueer's trajectory on the show is an odd one: She underwhelmed, then won a challenge, then wore green (triggering the ire of judge Michelle Visage), then got eliminated. She was a memorable but not quite good queen.

80. April Carrión (season 6): By all accounts, April is a fierce fashion queen who had plenty of great looks lined up for her time on the show. Unfortunately, she got eliminated fourth, so she didn't get to show many of them.

81. Mystique Summers Madison (season 2): Bitch, she is from Chicago. Mystique wasn't a great Drag Race competitor, but boy, was she a memorable one.

82. Jade (season 1): Jade Sotomayor, as she's known off the show, is the perfect example of Drag Race cannon fodder. She stuck around for a few weeks, never standing out in competitions, and got eliminated on her first lip sync.

83. Kandy Ho (season 7): Best known for her pitch-perfect exclamation upon learning she was in the bottom two of the season seven premiere: "What the fuck?"

84. Milan (season 4): Milan always felt slightly wrong for Drag Race. She was more invested in being a performance artist than a drag queen. That's perfectly valid — but not the game when you're on a drag reality show, to say the least.

85. Kenya Michaels (season 4): Kenya actually performed OK pre-elimination. But she gave a jaw-droppingly bad Beyoncé impersonation in the Snatch Game, plus coming back to the competition only to get flattened in a lip sync against Latrice Royale. Her failures overshadow her accomplishments.

86. Jasmine Masters (season 7): Her name is Jasmine Masters and she has something to say. Unfortunately, what she said on the show was not particularly kind, though the racist backlash she received after the show was infinitely worse. RuPaul even had to get involved.

87. Gia Gunn (season 6): This catchphrase machine had a terrible competition record, and is only as high as she is on this list for "let me feel my oats."

88. Naysha Lopez (season 8): The last of the "eliminated twice" queens, Naysha was the beneficiary of Ru double-eliminating two queens. She didn't really do anything to distinguish herself otherwise.

89. Victoria "Porkchop" Parker (season 1): The first-ever eliminated queen, Porkchop has become something of a Drag Race in-joke. Ru shouts her out at almost every live reunion — and like a true lady, Porkchop carries the joke with grace and pride.


90. Mimi Imfurst (season 3 and All Stars 1): Mimi Imfurst did quite a few things while on her two tours of duty on RuPaul's Drag Race. She almost won a couple of challenges. She fought with her All Stars partner Pandora Boxx. But the thing that Mimi will forever be remembered for is picking up India Ferrah in the middle of a lip sync. "Drag is not a contact sport," Ru warned after sending her home. That lesson was Mimi's most lasting impact.

91. Nicole Paige Brooks (season 2): Bless Nicole's heart. The way she declared she was "NICOLE PAIGE BROOKS FROM AT-LAN-TA, GEOR-GIA" was iconic, but that was pretty much all she had to offer.

92. Jaymes Mansfield (season 9): Aw, poor Jaymes. We wish we could say that Jaymes is underrated, but unfortunately, she just doesn't seem to have the nerve for Drag Race.

93. Jade Jolie (season 5): Unlike most of the queens in the bottom rungs, Jade made it pretty far in Drag Race: all the way to eighth. Unfortunately, she didn't really do anything memorable on her way there — besides start shit with Alyssa Edwards, that is.

94. Sasha Belle (season 7): Infamously, Sasha "misunderstood the assignment" in the first episode of season seven, and was truly out of her depth in the second. She's forgettable but sweet.

95. Kelly Mantle (season 6): Kelly's got credits, she's got style, but she was not ready for Drag Race. She's best known for her accidental bacon dress.

96. Kimora Blac (season 9): Truly one of the most forgettable queens in Drag Race herstory. Her season just ended, and all we can remember is her forgetting what an adjective is.

97. Tempest DuJour (season 7): Tempest is kind of the quintessential older queen on this show — one who can turn it at the clubs but flounders in this format.


98. Honey Mahogany (season 5): Honey and another queen on this list, Vivienne Pinay, together hold the title for absolute worst lip sync in Drag Race herstory. When tasked with performing to "Oops!... I Did It Again," a Britney Spears classic, both suddenly lost all charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. They walked casually around the stage for two minutes, occasionally extending an arm, barely mouthing the words. It was so bad that Ru eliminated them both on the spot in the show's first double elimination. 

Unlike Vivienne, Honey did show some talent in a previous challenge or two, but she still deserves bottom 20 placement.

99. The Princess (season 4): When you're best known as the queen who lost the lip sync to Dida Ritz, you clearly didn't have much of an impact on the competition.

100. Charlie Hides (season 9): Moral of Charlie's story: Learn your damn words before you lip sync, and be ready to pull stunts, not excuses.

101. Rebecca Glasscock (season 1): Before Phi Phi, before Pearl, before all the girls who made it into the top three without really proving themselves, there was Rebecca Glasscock. The gulf of talent between Rebecca and fellow top queens Nina and Bebe was just massive.

102. Akashia (season 1): Ten points for making Michelle Williams so emotional during her lip sync of the former Destiny's Child star's "We Break the Dawn" that she cried. Subtract 100 points for lip-syncing thrice and generally having a bad attitude.

103. Laila McQueen (season 8): She lip-synced twice, and failed to live up to the promise of her Meet the Queens video. "Disappointing" is virtually the only way to describe Laila's time on Drag Race.

104. India Ferrah (season 3): India made it to the fourth episode on the strength of some strange-but-intriguing looks. Yet she's most known for being the girl Mimi Imfurst lifted above her head in a lip sync.

105. Vivienne Pinay (season 5): All the disappointment of Honey Mahogany, none of the upside.

106. Monica Beverly Hillz (season 5): Monica was the first contestant to come out as transgender while competing on the show (Sonique came out at the reunion), and for that she occupies a specific place in the show's herstory. Her competition output, sadly, doesn't deserve such a historical position.

107. Dax ExclamationPoint (season 8): She's the other queen eliminated in the double-elimination with Laila. Dax was more of an ellipses than an exclamation point in the competition.

108. Penny Tration (season 5): Penny teaches each and every one of us an important lesson in the one and only episode she's in: If you are ever asked to lip-sync for your life, know the damn song.

109. Alisa Summers (season 4): Season four had a notoriously high number of filler queens — only the top six or so really had a strong shot at winning the season. As the first out, Alisa is, by default, the most forgettable among lots of forgettable competitors.

110. Venus D-Lite (season 3): Venus was a bit of a prototype of Chad Michaels on Drag Race: a queen who went so far as to get plastic surgery to resemble a pop star, in Venus' case Madonna. Unfortunately for her, she was eliminated long before she could show off her impression on Snatch Game.

111. Phoenix (season 3): Phoenix made it through two full episodes of Drag Race, and she almost certainly did something interesting. We just can't remember it.


112. Serena ChaCha (season 5): Watching queens descend on one of their own en masse is not usually a fun experience. When the one being descended on is an immature, classist snob named Serena ChaCha? It's a fucking blast.

113. Magnolia Crawford (season 6): Magnolia quit drag after the show, so we won't be too cruel. But let's just say this: Any queen that goes on Drag Race, calls herself a queen of trashy materials and then complains that her hoedown-themed fabrics for a challenge are ugly is fully deserving of her spot at the bottom of this list.