Which All Stars 4 queen will earn a spot next to Chad Michaels, Alaska and Trixie Mattel in the Drag Race Hall of Fame? Each week, Billboard will rank the queens based on their performances on this season, as well as seasons past, to determine who is the lead for the crown. Follow Billboard Pride on Twitter and Facebook for updated leaderboards each week.
Last week, the queens were tasked with making over their best friends in a Judy Garland-themed episode. Monét X Change and Naomi Smalls were declared winners and competed in a lip sync showdown to Garland’s “Come Rain or Come Shine.” Naomi won the power to send home one of the episode’s bottom two queens, Manila Luzon or Latrice Royale. Despite Manila’s near-perfect track record this season (this was her first time in the bottom and she had collected three challenge wins prior), Naomi sent the front-runner home. The remaining five All Stars face off Friday night.
Let’s take a look at where everyone stands:
5. Latrice Royale (last week: 6)
It’s an indisputable fact that Latrice is a Drag Race legend, but her run on All Stars 4 hasn’t lived up to her legacy. Not only has she already been eliminated, but after fighting her way back into the competition, she landed in the bottom only two episodes later. Sure, she managed to rack up a challenge win, but the odds of her getting the chop tonight are about the same as the chances she’ll wear a bedazzled, floor-length gown on this week’s runway.
4. Naomi Smalls (last week: 5)
Will Naomi’s power move last week — sending the competition’s front-runner, Manila Luzon, packing — pay off? For a queen that flew under the radar all season, it was a smart way to demand attention, but in doing so, she may have put a target on her back right before the finish line. If Naomi finds herself in the bottom on Friday night, her competitors could take the opportunity to avenge Manila.
3. Monique Heart (last week: 3)
Monique is a bit of a wild card at this point. She’s had two challenge wins and has buoyed herself with strong showings in the past couple of episodes. If she’s able to pull out a win this week, she’ll tie the current leaders of the pack, Monét and Trinity, with three wins heading into the finals. Not bad for a former eighth-place finisher.
2. Monét X Change (last week: 4)
With last week’s win, Monét and Trinity are neck-and-neck with nearly identical scorecards. Each have three challenge wins, a lip-sync victory and one trip to the bottom. With Monét’s momentum headed into Friday’s episode, she’s a strong contender for the hall of fame.
1. Trinity the Tuck (last week: 2)
There are only minor technicalities that give Trinity the edge over Monét, but that may be what it comes down to. Trinity was up for elimination on the week that four competitors were in the bottom, rather than the usual two. She has otherwise been consistently safe, whereas Monét scored low (but not bottom two) in the first challenge of the season. With those discrepancies, it’s too early to get comfortable: A flub this close to the finish could cost her the crown.