When you’re a drag queen, you gotta be able to beat that face (flawlessly apply your makeup), sissy that walk (walk like a lady) and lip sync for your life (mime a song in a dramatic fashion). You can’t just rely on that body-ody-ody (hot bod). But, what RuPaul looks for in his gargoyles (girls) constantly changes. It’s sort of her thing. One year she had an appetite for something kooky and spooky in a wardrobe of black; this year, it’s all about serving fish and channelling Anna Nicole Smith. However, there’s one thing that’s dead certain, when it’s your turn to lip sync for your life, you need to throw some serious shapes. The reason for this is that it’s always in vogue. By good shapes, Ru means making Egyptian hieroglyphs, successfully completing a death drop in time with the music and posing like a cover girl, not just whipping your hair, thrusting your hips and twerking. In RuPaul’s Drag Race, his girls pull out every trick and slay almost any song, so we thought we’d celebrate in the best way possible: by rounding up our top 5 favourite lip syncs for your life... And don’t f**k it up.
Here, Jinkx Monsoon and Detox battle it out to enter the top three to win Drag Race. But, with her impressive body rolls and operatic mime, Jinkx worked double-duty in this thunderstorm and stole the crown.