On a traditional season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, performing in a lip sync is not where you want to be; fighting for a chance to stay in the competition, the Lip Sync For Your Life has become a pop culture phenomenon all its own, and one that fans of the show look forward to with every airing.
With new seasons, though, come new formats. Starting in All Stars 2 and in each iteration of All Stars since, lip syncs served to congratulate queens on a job well done, and to offer them a chance to win further cash prizes in a Lip Sync For Your Legacy. Kicking off in season 9, the final four queens had to start competing in a Lip Sync For The Crown in order to take home the coveted $100,000. And on All Stars 4, RuPaul even introduced the queerest March Madness-style tournament of them all, the Lip Sync LaLaPaRuza.
Through all of these varying formats, twists and shenanigans, Drag Race fans made it a habit to dub certain contestants as “lip sync assassins” — queens so good at the art of lip synching, that they manage to slay their opponents almost every time. It’s a phrase so popular that RuPaul even added a twist to All Stars 5, bringing in fan favorite lip syncers to test the show’s contestants.
So, just in time for the long-awaited finale of All Stars 7 on Friday (July 29), Billboard took a look back at each season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars to determine which queens have performed in the most lip syncs, and how many each of them have won. Check out the results below: