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Welcome toRuPaulova Drag Race All Stars rang lista snage!Every week we publish a new weekly episodeRuPaulova Drag Race All Stars 8to determine which queens are riding high and which need urgent care. One queen was set to go home this week, but Heidi N Closet's decision to leave the competition spared her. Will he be able to recover?

8. Heidi N Closet (Last Week: 4)—GIVE UP

This extremely unsatisfying and sudden end to Heidi's journey leaves me with a lot of "what if?" questions about this season. Heidi was good in most of the challenges and served better than in season 12, but she didn't really get credit for it from the judges. She would probably be safe during this week's Snatch game and I'm not sure what it would take for her to escape the pack. Still, she was one of only two queens (along with Jessica Wild) that I could really see challenging Jimbo for the crown at this point. Heidi might not have won if she had stayed, but I think it would have been a fight. With her gone, I feel like this season is only going to get bigger.

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7. Kahanna Montrese (last week: 6)

Like Vanity Milan onCanada vs. the Worldbefore her, Kahanna can only thank Heidi's withdrawal for still being in the competition. Heidi staying here wouldn't change the bottom two this week (yes, I disagree with Alexis Michelle on this one) and Kahanna would be sent home by group vote. It would also be a well-deserved elimination, after Kahanna's unusual take on drag mother Coco Montrese, as well as her no-reveal Reveal Yourself runway look.

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My feelings for Kahanna haven't changed much since the season started, to be honest. She is a strong performer after perfecting her skillsRuPaul's Drag Race Live!, but she lacks the comedic skills to really pull it offAll stars. What's more, while her runway looks are impressive, they all also sit in a tight range of girls. Her stage experience could help her get through next week in Rusical, but the next comedic challenge she faces will likely be the end of the line for Kahanna.

6. Jessica Wild (last week: 3)

I've long defended Jessica's portrayal of RuPaul in the original Snatch game. It was just enough out of pocket to be perfect—an energy that her look at Iris Chacón could harness. She was simply too one-note and not interactive enough with the other queens. And while her chicken-and-egg reveal runway was pretty sweet (and had actual revelations!), I worry that Jessica is relying too much on that one episode in her season 2 where she played a chick run for her hip brand. Remember you won the rocker girl challenge, Jess! We hope to see that musical savvy return during Rusical next week. Meanwhile, even without Heidi's termination, there was no way Jessica was going home this week. She had a huge difference in voices, and her best friend Jimbo would never send her home.

5. LaLa Ri (last week: 5)

LaLa didn't do anything wrong this week, but I'm starting to wonder when we'll see her break away from the pack. Her take on Sukihana was the definition of a safe Snatch Game performance, and her runway look expanded the definition of what a "reveal" is. While LaLa remains a great presence in the confessional, at some point a queen has to have her star turned where the judges can see her—and not just play to the crowd and her fellow queens. We didn't see LaLa in Season 13's Rusical; maybe this could be her chance to become oneAll stars 8leading lady?

4. Kandy Muse (last week: 2)

It's not Kandy's fault that Heidi quit - it was Heidi's choice. Of course, if Kandydidto say what Heidi accused her of, wouldn't be a great look for the Queen of New York. However, I tend to believe that Kandy said something more along the lines of Jimbo being strong competition, and Heidi just extrapolated from there. Regardless, trust between Kandy and Jimbo was broken, and Kandy's alliance structure suddenly fell apart. (She's technically still in an alliance with Jessica, but since Jess is so close to Jimbo, I'm not sure how strong a relationship that will prove to be.) So far, I'd say Kandy has been able to hold on to her own star power this season. . Her runways were solid but not spectacular, and none of her challenge performances were stellar enough to give her the win. With only seven queens remaining and her place less secure, now is the time to step it up in a big way.

3. Jaymes Mansfield (last week: 8)

I'll give Jaymes credit: although her cadence as Jennifer Coolidge was a little too fast, she had a weaker voice and comically kept up with the best of them. In a particularly weak group, she shone more and more. It is said that I amveryglad Michelle Visage finally said what's been obvious all season: Jaymes' runways are mostly "the same." (Of course Ross Mathews chimed in to contradict Michelle — I get more and more irritated with him every time he appears on a panel.) It seems to me that Jaymes is playing for Rudemption more than winning right now: to prove she's good atDrag Race, and should have stuck around longer in season 9. I don't agree with that. But if he wants to make it to the end of this race, he needs to show that he can compete atAll starslevel, both in challenges and on the runway.

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2. Alexis Michelle (last week: 7)

I have ridden hard for Alexis this season, and I think she was a solid second place this week. But I understand why she couldn't quite pull out the win this week. Although she was quite good as Bea Arthur - a choice perfectly aligned with Ru's interests - the character required the same stage demeanor and delivery of all her jokes. The parts where she interacted with the other queens (especially taking a cigarette from Kandy's Renee Graziano) were great, but mostly she had to be encouraged to do it. She was not dominant in the way that Jimbo was throughout the performance. And while I liked herInto the forest-inspired by the witch runway reveal, it lacked the shock factor of Jimbo's revelation about Adam and Eve. Alexis proved she's a contender this week, but she may need next week's Rusical to finally get the win.

1. Jimbo (last week: 1)

Honestly, I think it could be almost anything but a coronation. It's weird to say only five episodes into a 12 episode season, but Jimbo has proven to be an incredible force. She won three of these first five challenges and scored a high ball. (She was sure about the girl group challenge, but she didmanybetter at this than at the same challenge atCanadian Drag Race.) She might stumble at Rusical next week, but it's still so early in the season that I doubt anyone will try to cut her if given the chance—especiallyafter Kandy and Heidi's mess this week. After all, if you eliminate the leader, you become the next target. Pangina Heals proved just that when she threw in JimboGreat Britain against the world.

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If she can survive Rusical, I really don't see the challenge proving to be Jimbo's undoing. And if you're about to cry, "But she's lip syncing!" - I hear you, but to quote Gigi Goode, I don't have the same concerns. Trixie Mattel wonAll stars 3without a single Lip Sync for Your Legacy win, after all. And while this season will be some sort of final lip sync, as we saw inAll stars 7, it only takes a few choice words to negate his importance: "Based on your performance throughout the season..." No, my friends, I think Jimbo has this. And this is the earliest since Symone that I've felt comfortable calling it that soon.


Who won All Stars 8? ›

Contestant progress
Kahanna MontreseWINTBA
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What season was Shea Coulee on? ›

Contestant progress

Shea Couleé won RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5. Miz Cracker and Jujubee were the runners-up. WIN indicates that the contestant won the challenge and the Lip Sync for Your Legacy. WIN indicates that the contestant won the challenge, but lost the Lip Sync for Your Legacy.

Who was the guest judge on drag race all stars episode season 7 episode 6? ›

Episode Info

The queens live out their Y2K girl group fantasies in a tribute to TRL; on the runway, the category is: Night of 1,000 Dolly Partons; pop star Tove Lo joins the judges' panel.

Who were the top 2 rpdr all stars 7? ›

Jinkx Monsoon won RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7. Raja was crowned the Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses. Monét X Change was the runner-up.

Why did Heidi quit All Stars 8? ›

At the end of the May 19 episode of Untucked, Heidi told Kandy that she wanted to go home after not placing in the top during the Supermarket Ball runway challenge.

Who is the queen of all queens RuPaul? ›

In addition, in seven seasons of All Stars, seven queens have won entry into the "Drag Race Hall of Fame"—Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, Monét X Change, Trinity the Tuck, Shea Couleé, Kylie Sonique Love—and one, Jinkx Monsoon, has been crowned the "Queen of All Queens", becoming the first contestant to win two ...

Why is Trinity called the Tuck? ›

Name Origin

"Trinity" comes from the same named character from the movie "Matrix". "The Tuck" is a reference to Trinity's tuck, which is known for its perfection. "Taylor" comes from her real surname and the fact that she's part of the "House of Taylor", founded by Bob Taylor.

How tall is ms cracker? ›

5'5 out of heels twitter.com/tasminaxx/stat…

Who is Jinkx monsoon married to? ›

Hoffer suffers from narcolepsy, a fact that they revealed in the season five premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race. In January 2021, Hoffer married their partner Michael Abbott in a small ceremony at home with their friends and family witnessing through video call.

Who did Jinkx and Raja give their stars too? ›

Raja gives her star to Yvie (a huge development and a choice Raja might regret later), and Jinkx gives her star to Jaida.

Who is the mystery queen on drag Race All Stars? ›

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 reveals secret queen is Raven | EW.com.

Who got blocked on All Stars 7? ›

Jinkx Monsoon blocks Shea Couleé on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7. ' With only one week to go before the grand finale, Shea remains the only queen with a single Legendary Legend Star; while Jinkx has four; Trinity and Jaida Essence Hall each have three; and Monét, Raja, Yvie Oddly, and The Vivienne have two each.

Who has the most legendary legend stars? ›

It will come as a total shock to no one that Jinkx Monsoon has stormed in as frontrunner. Despite receiving a blocking on week two, Jinkx now has the most Legendary Legend Stars (even though she'd have three in total if she wasn't blocked), the most wins and two lip-sync victories.

How many times has Jinkx been blocked? ›

... was the first to win two Legendary Legend Stars and be blocked by the Platinum Plunger twice.

Which Drag Race star has the most followers? ›

1. Trixie Mattel. At the moment, Trixie Mattel is the most-followed Drag Race queen on Instagram.

Did Heidi ever apologize to Lauren? ›

"Lauren, I forgive you for being so insecure in your life and so frustrated for everything that you went through that you felt like you had to blame it on me. I forgive you for trying to ruin my life. I do love you, despite everything you have done to me. I do.

Are Heidi and Lauren friends in real life? ›

Updated on February 22, 2023: Reality stars Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag are still avoiding each other to this day. While it is not so much a feud at this point, both women have continued so far down different paths that it seems unlikely they will ever make up and rekindle their past best-friendship.

Did Heidi ever have a real job? ›

Heidi Never Really Worked At Bolthouse

"She really worked there and I pretend worked there, so it was obviously a pretend promotion for her to be upset about. That whole plot was scripted."

Who is RuPaul's daughter? ›

Aquaria (drag queen) - Wikipedia.

Who is the oldest RuPaul Queen? ›

Charlie Hides is a drag performer from Boston, Massachusetts and one of the 14 queens to compete on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. They were the third queen to be eliminated and ended up finishing in 12th place. Born in 1964, they are the oldest queen to compete on the show.

Who was the first queen out Drag Race? ›

Victoria “Porkchop” Parker (Season 1)

Victoria "Porkchop" Parker was the first-ever eliminated queen from Drag Race. She went up against Akashia in the series' first lip sync for your life, which was to the tune of "Supermodel (You Better Work)" by RuPaul.

What is the tuck rule? ›

Any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. If the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble.

What does the triangle mean in the Trinity? ›

The equilateral triangle is a symbol of the Holy Trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost are no longer represented in human form, or as a dove, but by this geometrical figure. This 'God-Logo' can be used in many places: on altars, on church ceilings, above the entrance or on tombstones.

What was Trinity's name before the tuck? ›

Trinity was announced to compete on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars on November 9, 2018. She was referred to as Trinity the Tuck instead of Trinity Taylor.

How old is Jujube? ›

ORIGIN. Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill), also called Chinese date, red date, or Tsao, is native to China. It originated in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River and has been cultivated in China for more than 4,000 years.

Are Aquaria and cracker friends? ›


During the very first episode of the season, it was pointed out by Aquaria that Miz Cracker had "stolen" some of her looks, and despite a clear effort from Miz Cracker to not engage, the two of them are clearly not the best of friends.

How old is Aquaria? ›

Why did Alyssa Edwards get dethroned? ›

Some media outlets reported that Edwards kept missing major club events and other public appearances for Miss Gay America. Hence, the organisation decided to strip her of the crown.

How old is Jaida Essence? ›

Does Jinkx Monsoon have a biological son? ›

Twenty-nine years ago, Jinkx Monsoon gave birth to a homosexual son named Kamikaze. Jinkx is on a mission to be a more active mother and spend quality time with her gay son.

Who slept with Monet in All Stars? ›

The season 10 Miss Congeniality winner and All Stars 4 champion dropped a big booty of a bombshell during Friday's episode of Untucked, during which she claimed that she had intimate, kai kai relations with one of her AS7 sisters.

Who did Jinkx give her second star to? ›

Episode 6 began with Raja gifting her extra star to Yvie, and Jinkx gifting her extra star to Jaida. After the girls competed in the “Total RU-Quest Live” performance challenge, Mama Ru declared the top two winners to be The Vivienne and Yvie. Since Viv was blocked, she did not receive a star.

Who is the secret queen All Stars 7? ›

It wasn't long before the All Stars 7 queens got a final answer though as the mysterious queen turned out to be none other than Raven, who has never actually won a series.

Who is the most famous drag queen from Drag Race? ›

RuPaul at the 2019 California Hall of Fame Ceremony in Sacramento, California
BornRuPaul Andre Charles November 17, 1960 San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationsDrag queen television personality actor musician model
Years active1982–present
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Why is Raven 1st alternate? ›

When she was revealed, Raven was declared a first alternate and said in her confessional: "I did not win Season 2 and I did not win All Stars Season 1, oh I was robbed twice. "A lot of queens may not think I belong in a winner's competition but I do identify as a winner, suck it."

Has Raven ever won Drag Race? ›

Raven was a fixture in the Southern California nightclub scene before gaining international prominence for appearing in both the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the first season of All Stars. Raven placed as the runner-up on both seasons.

Why is Pearl not on All Stars? ›

After the series, Pearl claimed that her lack of enthusiasm towards the show while appearing on it was due to an early negative comment towards her by RuPaul which was not filmed - as a result, she says she has not been invited back for an All Stars series.

Who blocked jinx? ›

Jinkx Monsoon won her second challenge of the series, but she was unable to receive the coveted Legendary Legend Star after being blocked by Jaida Essence Hall.

Who are the top 4 in All Stars 7? ›

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 spoilers follow.

The final four was named as Shea Coulee, Trinity The Tuck, Monet X Change and Jinkx Monsoon. And following a tense battle, it was Jinkx Monsoon who was named the winner, taking the crown and $200,000.

Who has the most stars in All Stars 7? ›

As far as numbers go, Jinkx Monsoon was the frontrunner of All Stars 7 for most of the season. The season five winner has won five maxi challenges and earned herself four Legendary Legend Stars.

Does Jinkx Monsoon win all stars? ›

RuPaul reveals the iconic moment he knew Jinkx Monsoon had won Drag Race All Stars.

Did Jinx win All Stars 7? ›

Read on for the full conversation, in which Jinkx reveals what she was doing the moment she won, the tea behind landing "85 percent of a cartwheel" on the Main Stage, how she really feels about the finale's lip-sync smackdown, and her refreshed perspective for navigating life as a winner 10 years after she first ...

Who is the only queen to ever have been disqualified from RuPaul's Drag Race? ›

Willam has addressed the moment she knew she was being disqualified from season four of RuPaul's Drag Race. Willam became the first queen to leave the competition without losing a lip sync or taking the crown, being kicked out of the competition for breaking the rules.

Has there ever been a double elimination on RuPaul? ›

The first-ever double elimination occurred during season 5. On the fourth episode, the Drag Race queens competed for the crown by performing in a ballet based on RuPaul's life. Vivienne and Honey found themselves in the bottom after their low-energy performances. Their lip sync song was the iconic, "Oops!

How much money did Jinkx win? ›

Jinkx Monsoon made $100,000 for winning season five of RuPaul's Drag Race. She then also won All Stars 7 and was crowned the Queen of All Queens, taking home the record-breaking grand prize of $200,000.

Who is the most liked Drag Race winner? ›

RuPaul's Drag Race: Every Regular Season's Winner (So Far),...
  • 8 Symone.
  • 7 Yvie Oddly.
  • 6 Violet Chachki.
  • 5 Sasha Colby.
  • 4 Jinkx Monsoon.
  • 3 Bob The Drag Queen.
  • 2 Sasha Velour.
  • 1 Bianca Del Rio.
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Who is the king of drag racing? ›

Jerry (The King) Ruth is a former professional drag racer who raced in the "golden age of drag racing" in the 1960s and 1970s.

Who is the king of Drag Race? ›

Hugo is our drag king of the competition and drag is his full-time job.

Why did Heidi quit? ›

She quit the show after a tense exchange with Kahanna Montrese, who accused Heidi of sabotaging her Snatch Game performance.

Did Raven win All Stars? ›

Raven was a fixture in the Southern California nightclub scene before gaining international prominence for appearing in both the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the first season of All Stars. Raven placed as the runner-up on both seasons.

What are plastique tiara pronouns? ›

What are Plastique Tiara's pronouns? A. Nguyen revealed, that She/Her or They/Them when dressed as Tiara and He/Him or They/Them when dressed as Nguyen.

What season did Jinkx Monsoon win? ›

In 2013, they won the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In 2022, with an all-winners cast, they later won the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, becoming the first person to win two seasons of the show across its iterations. They made their Broadway debut in 2023.

Why was Lauren Conrad mad at Heidi? ›

(Remember, the crux of the great Lauren-Heidi feud is Lauren's belief that Heidi and Spencer spread rumors that she made a sex tape with Jason.)

How much does RuPaul pay Raven? ›

Raven: US$2 million

Landing the job of RuPaul's personal make-up artist has translated to big earnings for this fan favourite queen – and now she's slated to host her own upcoming competition show. Want more stories like this?

Who is the oldest Drag Race winner? ›

The oldest Drag Race winner is Chad Michaels (USA, b. 20 March 1971), who won RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars aged 41 years 252 days old, as of 26 November 2012.

What pronouns does Trixie use? ›

What are Trixie Mattel's preferred pronouns? In drag, Mattel prefers “she” or “her;” otherwise, any pronoun will do.

What pronouns does Trixie go by? ›

(Trixie uses she/her pronouns; out of drag, Firkus uses he/him.)

What pronouns does Violet Chachki use? ›

Chachki is genderfluid and uses she/her and they/them pronouns. Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Who was the first queen to win Drag Race twice? ›

Break out the paté and giblets for the cats: Season 5 champion Jinkx Monsoon officially became the first queen to win twice on RuPaul's Drag Race when Mama Ru deemed her the crowned queen of All Stars 7.

Why was Alyssa dethroned? ›

Some media outlets reported that Edwards kept missing major club events and other public appearances for Miss Gay America. Hence, the organisation decided to strip her of the crown.

Who was the first drag queen on Broadway? ›

It's got a lot going on.” When Monsoon — winner of “RuPaul's Drag Race” Season Five in 2013 and “RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” Season Seven in 2022 — arrived as “Mama” Morton on Jan. 16, she made history as the first drag performer to play the part on Broadway.


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