#10 - The Princess (Season 4)
Yes The Princess is pretty amazing, so it was unfortunate that she went home after only a few episodes. I love the fact that Princess stays true to herself and her ascetic, including her ability to rock the bald look. Not to mention, she is hot out of drag. Um… yes, please!
#9 - Tammie Brown (Season 1)
“See you later, in the magazines. Wah wah wah wah.” - Tammie Brown after being eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race
Although this queen only lasted two episodes, her quirkiness and unusual style caught my attention. Tammie Brown is nothing short of unique; she’s from another planet, and that makes her all that much more fabulous.
#8 - Nina Flowers (Season 1)
Season 1 runner up, Nina Flowers brought something new to the competition each week. Nina is a true performer and her character transformation through makeup can be matched by none.
#7 - Ongina (Season 1)
Was anyone else almost in tears when Ongina broke down after winning the MAC cosmetic Viva Glam challenge, and admitted that she was HIV positive? I thought Ongina would be one of the finalists standing at the end (unfortunately, I was wrong); she is a strong, stylish and skilled queen. Girl, you better werq!
#6 - Chad Michaels (Season 4)
“If perfection is the worst thing people can call me, then call it.” -Chad Michaels
How can you not love a queen that wears giraffe suit, does a flawless Cher impersonation, and has plans to fit the capital with an “up do”? Okay, seriously though, Chad Michaels is awesome. She is a seasoned professional who brought wisdom and grace to season 4.
#5 - Latrice Royale (Season 4)
“Jesus is a biscuit, let him sop you up.” -Latrice Royale
Chunky yet funky. Large and in charge. Latrice Royale was the first queen to truly represent for the big girls. Latrice is professional, put together, and she can lip sync the hell out of a song.
#4 - Raven (Season 2)
I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of Raven at first. With her hard edge and propensity to say exactly what was on her mind, she was the bitch I loved to hate. And when I say bitch, I mean it in a good way. Raven was in total control of herself. By the end of the show, I had seen her vulnerability and she’d grown on me enough that I was rooting for her to take the crown. Raven is fierce and stylish with just enough attitude, which is why she is number 4 on my list.
#3 - Willam (Season 4)
Willam knows how to werq the spotlight. After all, everyone is still asking, “What did Willam do?” Her elimination was shocking to say the least. Before she got kicked off the show, Willam was one of the favorites to take the crown, and also the bitch of season 4 (okay, the other bitch besides Phi Phi). With charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, Willam is always true to her character - ditsy, hilarious and full of sass.
#2 - Pandora Boxx (Season 2)
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ladies if he sparkles in the daylight and won’t fuck you, he might be gay and not a vampire.” - Pandora Boxx
Pandora Boxx stole the show, or at least she stole the after show with her weekly ru-cap of Drag Race. Funny, beautiful and campy, Pandora Boxx is easy to love.
#1 - Sharon Needles (Season 4)
“Anyone who gets the opportunity to have RuPaul kick the shit out of them, should consider themselves to be a very lucky individual.” - Sharon Needles
Beautiful…Spooky…Stupid. Sharon Needles is the future of drag.
Honorable Mentions: Raja, Manila Luzon, Shangela and Jujubee