3. Latrice Royale (Season 4, 4th
We are all aware that Alyssa Edwards is getting her own spin-off TV show,
but all I want to know is when this big ole’ queen is getting her book deal
because I could lead my life by “The Gospel According to Latrice Royale”. In
season four there were countless What-Would-Latrice-Do moments: “BMW: Body Made
Wrong;” “Five Gs: Good God, Get a Grip Girl;” “BITCH: Being In Total Control of
Herself;” “Jesus is a biscuit, let him sop you up;” and “No T, no shade,” just
to name a few. And of course the wisdom of Latrice Royale was not for nothing.
This fierce legend had withstood adversity of almost Biblical proportions
before competing on Drag Race. The thought of one’s closest family member, of
any qualification, while separated from that loved one by a prison
sentence—that’s a nightmare come true. Hence the feeling of justice restoring
to the universe when we saw Latrice rise up in the ranks of season four’s
queens, winning two main challenges (“GET THOSE PEANUTS OUT OF MY FACE!”), and
destroying a couple queens to the tunes of Gladys and Aretha along the way.
Large and in charge, chunky and funky, Latrice Royale will forever be one of
the most memorable, fierce and lovable queens of any season of Drag Race.
line: “I want people to realize that it’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to
fall down. Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it!”