Drag Race lip syncs for the gods, mama!RuPaul’s Drag Race perfected reality TV. That’s inarguable. And none of the show’s many popular segments and tropes do fans love more than the lip sync the ends each episode. Because it turns drag culture’s cornerstone performance style into a battle. It’s a three-minute melodrama mixed with gladiator extravaganza. Whether lip syncing for their lives, their legacy or the crown, the Drag Race queens always (well, usually) turn it out. So here are the most sickening, most gag-enducing and altogether fiercest Drag Race lip syncs of all time. For the gods, mama!
25. Bebe Zahara Benet vs. Ongina, Season 1
Season 1 of Drag Race is a different beast from what came after. Now that it’s on VH1 and entered the mainstream, it’s a glossy Emmy winning behemoth. Back in season 1, it was still a niche show on Logo aimed directly at the gay community. And this lip sync, to Britney Spears’ ‘Stronger’, doesn’t feature the flips, death drops, or gimmicks of later seasons. It is just an old-fashioned lip sync where both of the queens bring their A-game. Bebe throws her wig off and claims the win, but Ongina left with her head held high. A classic!