Who Deserves to Win RuPaul's Drag Race?

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Some reality competition shows are over the hill -- and it shows -- but the comparatively young RuPaul's Drag Race is so fun and fresh-faced that it doesn't even need to make use of its own gauzy lenses. Tonight, we'll find out whether Jujubee, Raven, or Tyra Sanchez will take home the top prize, and frankly, I'm more invested in this outcome than I ever was in the shows that Drag Race parodies (like America's Next Top Model and Project Runway). Here's what the three remaining queens have going for and against them:

Jujubee

Working for her: Has the sweetest attitude (a major plus in RuPaul's book) but can also throw the best shade, is the wittiest, has a sad "doing it for my dead father" backstory, is definitely the audience favorite

Working against her: Has the least impressive fashions (and most likely the loss of Santino's support), is trending downward after several placements in the bottom two

Raven

Working for her: Has second-half momentum, resembles Joey Lawrence, killed the judges flat with her Barbra Streisand look, is smart and savvy

Working against her: Has the worst attitude of all three girls, has been the victim of a mean edit in the last few episodes (and on Untucked) that suggests she won't win

Tyra Sanchez

Working for her: Has never been in the bottom two, has the most impressive fashions, can do realness the best, has improved throughout the competition, is always a little bit funnier than you thought, is clearly Santino's favorite...

Working against her: ...but also may have stolen Santino's basso voice, is awfully similar to last year's winner on looks alone, has a bad attitude

On speculation alone, I'd wager that Raven will place third, leaving the tiara up to Juju and Tyra. The judges obviously want to give it to Juju -- that's why they've dragged her this far and into the finals -- but if she can't bring it, Tyra will have to win the grand prize. Unless I'm wrong. And I almost certainly am! What do you think?



Comments

  • Citizen Bitch says:

    Juju out third. Tyra FTW.
    Of course, I'm routing for Juju even still.

  • NP says:

    Total speculation here, but I was looking at a promo for the upcoming RuPaul's Drag U called "Meet the Faculty" or whatever, and I noticed something: there are top girls from 1st and 2nd season in the faculty, but Bebe Zahara Benet is not there. Know who else wasn't there? Tyra Sanchez. Ugh. I wish it could be Juju..

  • michael says:

    i like jujube alot,every time i see jujube, he very sweet, nice , funny, good personality, and all every contestants in ru paul love him.

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