The definitive ranking of all 30 Drag Race promo looks ever worn by RuPaul
The season seven ripped white dress changed lives
By the time All Stars 8 debuts in just over a week’s time, RuPaul will have hosted 30 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. For each of those 30 seasons comes a promo look, out first glimpse at the RuPaul of the season. Since 2008, these have varied on literally all fronts – but none more so than how much effort Ru can be arsed putting into them. With that in mind, may I present to thee the definitive ranking of all Drag Race promo looks ever served to us by mother RuPaul!
30. All Stars 6
The bare faced cheek to wear a look that’s 50 per cent off-off-off-off-Broadway production of Chicago and 50 per cent that era where all the Sugababes wore was office geish. Unforgivable.
29. All Stars 8
An auntie drunkenly spilling onto the street after a bottomless brunch.
28. Drag Race UK season four
Diva… that is just a yellow dress from BooHoo.
27. All Stars 2
This is just giving RuPaul walking down the runway on early seasons in the middle of the season. Like it’s fine, classic Ru, but it’s not giving HERE’S THE GREATEST SEASON OF DRAG RACE YOU’VE EVER SEEN. Which is what was needed for All Stars 2.
26. Drag Race Down Under season two
Not much to be seen of this one, mainly because I’ve had Instagram posts get more promo than Drag Race Down Under season two. It’s nice enough – from what we can see of it.
25. All Stars 4
It’s all a bit Party City, but I’ll give claps for trying something different to all the others. Wish it looked a little bit more elevated.
24. Drag Race UK season two
Another dress that looks like it came from ASOS, but fair play – this one looks hot!
23. Season 11
Despite the fact that this dress looks like it cost less than a Tesco meal deal, it still manages to be quite cunty? Not ranking it high because I fear the lipstick is doing most of the heavy lifting.
22. Season 13
Ru looks really pretty here, but if I’m not mistaken this picture literally only exists from the tit up – this stresses me out deeply.
21. UK Vs the World
Erm… mummy! I feel… seduced! Titillated! PHWOAR! Hate the hair, but, PHWOAR!
20. Season two
Would be great if season one didn’t literally exist? Feels like on Fortnite when they release a reskin and make you pay full price for it even though it should have just been an edit style.
19. All Stars 1
A bit of an underrated one out of the RuPaul Drag Race promo looks, I love the drama of the All Stars 1 dress swooping the bottom of the poster. A fierce one for sure.
18. Season three
I think I’ve been overly generous to this one on account of how much I stan the hair. I am just a man trying not to be bias to the golden age of Drag Race… please leave me be.
17. All Stars 7
I like to think of Michelle Visage punching walls and boxing the air when she caught a glimpse of this.
16. Season 10
Wants to be season six sooooo bad. I like aspects of this but the open toe ruins all the vibes if we’re being real with ourselves on this one.
15. Drag Race Down Under season 1
I don’t care if it’s CGI and green screened in, Mama Ru looks HAWT!
14. Drag Race UK season one
I love this one because Ru looks genuinely THRILLED to be launching Drag Race UK. The vibes are immaculate!
13. All Stars 3
The absolute opulent glamour and drama? Incredible. So much effort made and the pay off makes it all worthwhile.
12. Season 14
Look, I know it’s simple! I know it’s just a liccle dress! But everything about this works perfectly for me. The angles are truly angling. RuPaul Drag Race promo looks don’t have to be Met Gala or the best catsuit on earth, just slay like this!
11. All Stars 5
Always got big Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty vibes from this one.
10. Drag Race UK season three
Such a great colour on mother, such a serve of a wig, just immaculate all round. Stands out from all the rest and feels equally fun and chic! Slay!
9. Season 12
For the life of me cannot find this in full length, but if you want acclaim from the waist up this is how you get it baby! The red and blue look so good she’s almost managing to make me patriotic for the first time in my life!
8. Season seven
I literally think people died of gag when the ponytail / rip look first saw the light of day. It’s so cool? So Raja coded.
7. Season five
G, O, D, D, E, S, S! That bitch she’s a goddess! The decision to theme the entire season three promo as grecian was literally inspired. Bowing.
6. Season nine
The fact this is pretty much a copy of what Naomi Smalls wore down the runway a season prior is camp, but a wow is a wow! And this my friends, is a wow. I mean, just look at the structuring!
5. Season 15
Remember the runway category Jetset Eleganza from season seven? This is Ru doing Jetset Eleganza to me. It is a slay beyond words, and thrills me no end that our second most recent Ru promo is still top five looks material. A gag on all counts.
4. Season eight
Could air on twee, but doesn’t. It’s so cool. Vintage and modern at the same time with a colour scheme to die for – everything about it is delicious and unlike anything she’s ever worn before or since. Huge toot.
3. Season one
There’s a reason they make merchandise of this one.
2. Season four
THE WORLD STOPPED!!!
1. Season six
When I think of RuPaul, this is what I visualise. The most stunning catsuit strutting at me in the promo for the greatest season of mainline Drag Race ever – and one of those RuPaul promo looks so good you best believe she used it for the album cover too. Such is her right. Synonymous with great telly and Sissy That Walk, how could it be beaten
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