'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4' Power Ranking: Episode 4
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 impersonated some of their favorite divas in a special edition of the iconic Snatch Game. Manila Luzon and Trinity the Tuck won the challenge, with the latter being the first competitor to notch multiple wins this season. After a lip sync showdown to Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,” Manila won the power to send a queen home. While she hinted at giving fan favorite Valentina the axe, she ultimately sent home the season’s biggest shit-stirrer, Gia Gunn.
Tonight, the queens duke it out in Jersey Justice, a courtroom-themed acting challenge.
7. Latrice Royale (last week: 3)
There’s no disputing that Latrice Royale is a legend; she’s easily one of the most universally-loved queens to prance into the Drag Race werk room. But it’s become impossible to ignore that Latrice is struggling to find her footing in this competition. With the worst track record of the remaining competitors (two safes and one low), she’ll have to make a strong case in the Jersey Justice courtroom if she wants to hang around.
6. Monique Heart (last week: 7)
Monique’s take on Tiffany Haddish was forgettable, which, when it comes to All Stars, might be worse than being bad. Pair that with her sloppy showing in the previous week’s girl group challenge and the season’s meme queen is quickly slipping in rank after her first episode win.
5. Valentina (last week: 1)
All tea, all shade? Valentina’s well-researched take on Eartha Kitt would have landed Valentina in the top if she were competing on All Stars 3. Unfortunately for the fan favorite, she’s among a crew who, with the exception of Naomi, are known for their humor. Tonight’s episode seems to be another acting challenge so let’s hope our future Rent star can channel the dramatics from her telenovela-style confessional clips -- otherwise she’s toast.
4. Monét X Change (last week: 5)
Expectations were high for Monét going into last week’s Snatch Game; her scene-stealing take on Maya Angelou was unclockable on season 9. Unfortunately, her go at Whitney Houston left us scratching our heads. As the queens showdown in a courthouse-themed acting challenge, Monét -- arguably one of the strongest actresses in the group -- has a real chance to serve Ru-demption realness.
3. Manila Luzon (last week: 6)
It turns out a trip to the bottom three was the fuel Manila needed to step it into high gear. The self-described “old bitch” (at 37, she's the oldest competitor aside from Latrice) delivered a solid intimidation of Barbra Streisand and followed it with the season’s best lip sync thus far, to Whitney Houston’s iconic “How Will I Know.” Tonight’s comedy challenge plays to Manila’s strengths; it should be a cake walk for the season 3 runner-up.
2. Naomi Smalls (last week: 2)
Naomi can’t catch a break. She’s been in the top all three episodes but has yet to wow the judges enough to secure a win. While it’s surely frustrating (especially after her crowd-pleasing turn as Wendy Williams for Snatch Game), this could work in her favor: without a win, she’s less of a threat to her competitors. For now, she’s assumed the role of the season’s dark horse, but as the queens dwindle, she’ll need a win under her belt to keep her head above water.
1. Trinity the Tuck (last week: 4)
She didn’t come to play, ladies. With two wins tucked away (you’re welcome), Trinity has a clear lead on the competition -- and rightfully so! Her Caitlyn Jenner impersonation was easily the biggest highlight of the Snatch Game celebs. It’s still too early to call it, but there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see The Tuck in the finals, yea?