RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Top 8 Lip Syncers, Ranked

If lip syncing was enough to win the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar, these queens would have easily stolen the crown. Enjoy the list and comment with your thoughts on these queens, and any others who you think were the top of the top.

1. Latrice Royale.

Title: The Queen of Soul
Special Powers: She has the power to bring you to church.
How Many Times They Lip sycned: 3
Summary: Latrice has the uncanny ability to capture the mood of a song and portray it through her lip sync. She won two of her lip syncs by a long-shot, and was ultimately sent home for a country song. Her competition was right to fear her, because she owns the stage.
Overall Rating: 9/10

2. Alyssa Edwards.

Title: The Queen of Dance
Special Powers: She will give you the lip sync of your life, every single time. Plus, she can do a spinning jump split unlike any other queen.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 3
Summary: Alyssa’s moves cannot be touched. For a few weeks she continually ended up not meeting the judges’ standards, but she’d win them back with her intoxicating lip syncs. She’d be a perfect ten, but was accused of facing away during lip syncs because she didn’t know the words. We’ll never know for sure. But she went out with a bang, in possibly the closest lip sync of the series.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10

3. Jiggly Caliente.

Title: The Queen of Shitting On The Stage
Special Powers: She can shoot ping pong balls out of her ass if she has to, and can land a wicked jump split.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 3
Summary: Jiggly looked like she was going to be the first queen to go with her hot potato couture, but once the lip sync started she showed that she was a queen that would give 110% every time she hit the stage. Her high energy, jump splits, and fierce moves kept her in the competition far longer than her competitors anticipated. Like Latrice, poor Jiggly was sent home by a country song. If only she’d gotten lucky with something by Lil’ Kim.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10

4. Raven.

Title: The Queen of Gagging
Special Powers: She oozes confidence and gags the judges.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 3
Summary: Raven is an ice queen that refused to let herself be sent home. Her innuendos and sass in her lip syncs stole the attention of the judges and made them hungry for more. What she lacked in dance moves, she made up for in solid lip syncing and perfectly timed jokes. Her “never gonna get it” move still brings the house down.
Overall Rating: 7/10

5. Dida Ritz.

Title: The Queen of The Lip Sync
Special Powers: She has legs for days.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 2
Summary: Dida Ritz goes down in the books as the queen with the strongest individual lip sync. Her performance of “This Will Be,” in front of singer Natalie Cole, was so strong that the camera barely focused on her competition at all. The entire lip sync was Dida. When you have a diva like Natalie Cole cheering for you, and waving a tissue as you perform her song, you know you are a drag queen all-star. Her performance is drag at its finest. Her second lip sync, against Latrice, was also strong, much better than most other queens – it’s just hard to take down Latrice on a song as classic and soulful as “Imagination.”
Overall Rating: 10/10

6. Coco Montrese.

Title: The Queen of Performance
Special Powers: She will lip sync every word like she’s the singer herself.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 4
Summary: Coco Montrese’s lip sync game is truly sickening. She matches the words perfectly, and took down queen after queen, even the incomparable Alyssa Edwards. Ultimately, a lip sync is about more than dancing and moving. You have to match the words and match the tone, and that’s what Coco does so well. Her lip syncs never ceased to amaze, but she undoubtedly ran out of gas by the fourth time she was fighting for her life.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10

7. Adore Delano.

Title: The Queen of the Party
Special Powers: Her super butt slam technique.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 3
Summary: Adore Delano was the queen who took out season 6’s lip sync killer Trinity K Bonet. Props to her for that. Her lip sync to “Vibeology” was so good, that singer Paula Abdul could not stop smiling. While her lip sync against Joslyn Fox was much less polished, her high energy and hilarious faces kept her in the running. She’s just a blast to watch.
Overall Rating: 8/10

8. Trinity K Bonet.

Title: The Queen of The Kill
Special Powers: Perfect lip sync and dance move combination.
How Many Times They Lip Sycned: 3
Summary: Trinity K Bonet was the lip sync killer in season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She could serve up soul, rap some classic Aaliyah, and dance the house down to Paula Abdul. She lip syncs for a living, and it shows. She is a perfect ten because she has the dance moves and the lip syncing abilities. Usually a queen excels in one or the other, but this queen excels in both. Her lip sync with Adore was amazing, but the fact that she’d lip synced twice before didn’t do her any favors. Regardless, this queen can hold her head high, because her skills are top notch.
Overall Rating: 10/10

Honorable Mentions:

Roxxxy Andrews

No one will ever forget her lip sync, when she removed her wig only to reveal another wig underneath. Even RuPaul’s jaw dropped.

Carmen Carerra

She took off her bottom and performed the last half of her lip sync naked. That takes balls (which she made sure to tuck away).

Jinkx Monsoon

Her crazy eyes and quirkiness make her a lip syncer that you don’t want to end up in the bottom two with.

Manila Luzon

No one serves broadway-face realnes like Manila Luzon. The moment she showed her faces in the “MacArthur Park” lip sync it was clear she was a queen that was going to go far. I’d pay to see her perform this, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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