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Dax ExclamationPoint

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Real Name: Dax Martin

"What's up nerds?"

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  • Black and Nerdy: Outside the competition she's a cosplay queen, and is self described as the 'queen of all nerds'. She even entered the competition in Storm drag, which wasn't lost on some of her fellow queens.
  • Book-Ends: She enters the competition dressed as Storm during her leather punk days (minus the mohawk), and in the finale, she dresses as Storm during The Asgardian Wars.
  • Epic Fail: Gets called out by Ru for failing to properly lip-synch to "I Will Survive", described by the judges as Drag 101 and as basic of a song for a drag queen to perform as you can get.
  • Fake Brit: During interviews she speaks in a pronounced British accent despite being from Georgia.
  • Formerly Fat: Used to be quite chubby as a teenager, saying that she was treated like an Unperson by other people just because of her weight.
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  • Gender-Blender Name: Uses his real boy name of Dax.
  • Irony: During her elimination runway she says she's wearing a gown despite them not being her normal aesthetic because she wanted the judges to see she can wear a dress that hits the floor ... one of the things she's read on about the dress was that the length was too short, in addition to its ugly, muted colors and its unfinished hem complete with loose threads.
  • Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: Contestants are generally not allowed to dress as copyrighted characters, so officially, Dax's Storm drag in her entrance was just a white wig and leather. The thunder sound effects were entirely coincidental...
  • Shocking Elimination:invoked As part of the show's second double elimination, to say the other girls were gagged is an understatement.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: Of all the mother/daughter pairs featured on the show, Dax is the first drag mom to be completely outshined by her protege in the competition; Violet Chachki won Season 7 while Dax was not only eliminated early in Season 8, but was part of the second ever double-elimination in the series.
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  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She was just safe during the first challenge and on the bottom in the second, and was otherwise Out of Focus during her stay on the show. As a result, viewers didn't get to learn much about the "Cosplay Queen".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to the Out of Focus nature of the edit she got the show never really expanded upon her being season 7 winner Violet Chachki's drag mother. She brings it up during her Meet The Queens video but that's it. Even worse but during the photoshoot with the winners there is no interaction shown between her and Violet. Whether or not there was some sort of interaction filmed between them we'll never know.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After the judges critique her on her weird 'quadro-butt' padding, she asks the other queens about it in Untucked who all unanimously agree they noticed it. Dax then gets pissed, saying in Confession Cam how none of the queens had said anything to her and just let her go out there with a lumpy ass ... although Thorgy does say later she did give a subtle read about her padding, but also says This Is a Competition so regardless she wasn't responsible for helping her competition.

Laila McQueen

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Real Name: Tyler Devlin

"Let's turn up the juice and see what shakes loose!"

  • Epic Fail: Gets eliminated for failing to deliver it during "I Will Survive", a song Ru and Michelle say outright is basic drag.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Mentions how she was unprepared to have to work to stand out on the show, since back home she was 'a big fish in a small pond'.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Entered the competition in a Beetlejuice-inspired ensemble, which she regretted when the first photoshoot had her posing with the winners of the previous seasons all dressed in their drag best. She said she felt embarrassed to be photographed alongside them in what she was wearing.
  • My Greatest Failure: During her last Untucked she did not look back on her time on the show fondly, ashamed that she was in the bottom for two episodes in a row before being eliminated. She's in tears as she explains the fear of the public backlash of her poor performance when she gets back home. Ultimately subverted - once the episode premiered, after spending eight months fearing the reaction, she has received countless messages of support, much to her surprise and relief.
  • One Head Shorter: Though not extremely short for an AMAB person, at 5'6" (168cm) she is definitely dwarfed by many of the other queens like Kim Chi. On Confession Cam, Thorgy Thor, who is roughly six feet (183cm) tall, expressly states that she loves "husky little shorties" and is very attracted to Laila.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: During her second time hitting the bottom the judges muse that Laila is just overshadowed by all the big personalities this season. The other queens also refer to her as a "background queen", a "back-up dancer", and "part of the entourage".
  • Pacifist: When she's handed the "Rupocalypse" runway theme, she refuses to incorporate any of the camouflage fabric into her outfit because she thinks it's "a disgusting aspect of our culture."
  • Perky Goth: Seems to have shades of this.
  • Signature Move: The 'Death Splat'.
  • Shocking Elimination:invoked As part of the show's second double elimination, along with Dax ExclamationPoint.
  • Shrinking Violet: Is admittedly quite shy, in her photoshoot with the other season winners she practically curls up into a fetal position beside them.
  • Stripperific: Her style and dancing owes a lot to strippers. Ends up working against her during her lip sync with Dax when she takes off her dress as a last resort.
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: During the reunion, she says her grandmother calls Ru "Ron Paul".
  • Unusual Euphemism: in a Youtube video for Wow! Presents, as "season eight's thirstiest queen", she ranks how attractive she finds past contestants out of drag and describes a number of them as looking very sensible.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Not only was she eliminated early, but she was also the only queen this season who had neither a clearly-defined niche (like Dax or Derrick) nor pre-existing fanbase (like Bob or Betty). She seemed to invoke a gothy burlesque look, but we didn't see enough of her to get a sense of her style.

Cynthia Lee Fontaine

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Real Name: Carlos Hernandez

"Do you wanna see my cucu?!"

  • Bi the Way: States in her Meet the Queens video that she is attracted to women as well as men. She also states that she finds Michelle Visage very attractive.
  • Catchphrase: She mentions her cucu whenever possible.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Claims this in regards to her ass, which she has had surgically pumped.
  • Funny Foreigner: She is originally from Puerto Rico and makes just about as much sense as Tammie Brown.
  • Genki Girl: Has a quirky, cheery, and excitable personality.
    • She's so full of energy that during Bitch Perfect, she kicks so high and so hard one of her shoes hits and shatters the studio light above her.
  • Graceful Loser: Readily admits that her look on the runway didn't work and that because it was a risk there was the possibility it would fail. Right before she goes on the main stage for the last time she tells Robbie Turner that she's honored to lipsync against her and that whatever happens will happen.
  • Ill Girl: She reveals in the finale that she is in remission from liver cancer. It didn't come up during the show, and she didn't let it down her spirits.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Her roller girl realness runway with knee-high cotton socks over red sheer stockings, incredibly unflattering work-out shorts, topped off with a cowboy hat. Bob the Drag Queen even goes as far as to say its the worst outfit in the entire history of the show (even citing back to Season 5's Alyssa Edwards, who previously held that title).
  • Motor Mouth: She's occasionally The Unintelligible because she speaks English very fast, to the point that when she says her name, it comes off as a single word.
  • Named After Someplace Famous: Ru nicknamed her "Santee Alley", after the LA shopping district, because that's what Cynthia sounds like when she says her full name.
  • Nice Guy: Was singled out as one of the nicest queens in the competition, Bob even stating that he can feel a real genuine niceness from her, and that she's not just putting on a show. Crowned Season 8's Miss Congeniality by the fans despite her early elimination.
  • Running Gag: Her talking about her cucu, her surgically enhanced posterior. It doesn't even matter if its supposed to be a serious moment, she'll still bring it up:
    (after watching her teammate, Kim Chi, fall on stage) My heart falls to my cucu.
  • So Unfunny, It's Funny: As Bob states, her extremely awkward performance in the Empire parody challenge was funny...for all the wrong reasons.
  • Talkative Loon: With her Motor Mouth and heavy accent many queens have commented that they have no idea what she's saying... although they can usually pick out if what she's saying is supposed to be a compliment.
    • Naysha says this is part of her appeal — nobody knows what she's saying but nobody cares because she's so delightful.
  • Team Mom: Was a group leader during the a capella challenge, according to Bob she went to everyone on the team to spray their shoes so there would be no slipping.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Her natural Puerto Rican accent has mixed with a Texan accent.

Naysha Lopez

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Real Name: Fabian Rodriguez

"Life is all about taking a gamble."

  • An Aesop: When Chi Chi admits she doesn't like pageants, Naysha calls her out on only not liking them because she lost them. She then goes on to explain her philosophy how everything in life is a gamble, and you can always lose, but that doesn't mean you don't try. However, this can borderline on Broken Aesop since Naysha is the first queen who is sent home. Not to mention she assumed Chi Chi didn't like pageants because she lost and completely glossed the reason Chi Chi did give (concerns of nepotism).
  • Ascended Fanboy: She wrote a letter when she was younger asking Ru for a drag version of America's Next Top Model.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her argument in defense of her lack of sewing skills is that the dress she made was at least finished and wearable, even if it wasn't very polished or fashionable.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: As a pageant girl, her usual modus operandi is to buy expensive designer dresses to show off, which was most likely her intended strategy here on the show. Unfortunately, that doesn't help her when she has to sew her own outfit. Even after she's brought back into the competition, having one of the most stand-out outfits during the neon runway doesn't save her from elimination, even though her costume was arguably better than her teammate Derrick's.
  • Determinator: Though it is never brought up on her short time during the show Naysha has stated that she tried out for the show at least 4 times.
    • Was told many times on the pageant circuit that she was wasting her time and wouldn't win. Never let it stop her, and it's the message she tries to give to Chi Chi.
  • Graceful Loser: As we see in Untucked, she takes her second elimination in stride compared to the first. She's content with the effort she put in and the outfits she showed off, penned a heartfelt letter to Chi Chi, and left her a few clothing items. On the show itself, though, the editing made her appear more of a Sore Loser, with her seeming resentful that she got eliminated while giving her 120% when Chi Chi seemed to only be giving a 50% effort ... granted its possible Naysha just had a chance to cool off between her elimination and packing up her things the next day.
  • Hairstyle Malfunction: During her second lip-synch for her life her wig came flying off during her cartwheels on stage.
  • He’s Back: Was eliminated in the first episode, but is brought back into the competition in the third episode. She's eliminated again in the fourth episode.
  • Informed Ability: According to Cynthia Lee Fontaine Naysha is a 'dancer girl' ... you wouldn't have guessed this from her 'soccer mom' routine during her lip-synch for her life. Subverted finally during her second lip-synch, which has her flipping and jumping into splits across the stage... Although arguably her gymnastics weren't quite as clean as Chi Chi's and her wig fell off halfway through (while Chi Chi's stayed on despite her doing far more demanding stunts).
  • Informed Real Life Fameinvoked: Was quick to let the the girls know she's a former Miss Drag Continental.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: The edit she got came off this way for her first elimination. She seemed to constantly bring up her pageant background and that she won Miss Continental and that she never needed to sew because she just buys expensive designer gowns, only to get unceremoniously cut after a single poorly-constructed dress. However she gets the opportunity to redeem herself after she's brought back into the competition.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: After the double elimination of Dax and Laila, Ru brings her back into the competition.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness:
    • The reason she landed in the bottom two was because she committed the cardinal sin of Drag Race: not knowing how to sew. Her "Drag on a Dime" outfit was the first dress she had ever sewn in her life.
    • Also, taking off her shoes during her lynch-sync. Many a fan have pointed out its very rare for a queen to survive a lip-synch if they take off their shoes just so they can dance better, its well known Ru prefers seeing her girls show off their boogie in heels.
  • Tempting Fate: "If they show me falling during (the roller skating) runway, I'm gonna be furious..."
  • Took a Level in Kindness: The episode 4 Untucked shows Naysha leaving an outfit and an encouraging message for Chi Chi, because of Chi Chi's lack of budget. She still threw some accidental shade, however, claiming Chi Chi could wear it for a "best drag" look.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: First queen to be eliminated this season, subverted in that she's brought back in the third episode... And promptly eliminated again in the fourth.

Acid Betty

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Real Name: Benjamin Ruhren

"No need to adjust your TV sets, this acid trip is all real!"

  • All the Other Reindeer: Acid feels the reason she never does anything in Brooklyn is because nobody likes her and don't consider her "real" drag. She says the most Brooklyn queens ignore her because she is just "a look queen".
  • Ambiguous Gender: Is very much a "genderfuck queen", and has said even now she's not sure what she does is really 'drag' since she doesn't really try to look like a woman.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The outfit she wore during her final episode when based on Madonna's "Bedtime Story" music video, specifically the iconic look of her in a white negligee while pregnant and giving birth to doves. While breathtaking on the runway, it was all but impossible to dance during her lip-synch with a balloon belly with doves on metal poles sticking out of her midsection, leading to her elimination.
  • Back from the Dead: This was touched on during the show, Acid saying people legitimately thought she was dead before appearing on the show. Thing is this is actually half true, prior to Drag Race Ben had "killed off" the Acid Betty character to focus on his graphic design career, before deciding to give drag another try and audition for the show.
  • Big Applesauce: One of three bombastic queens from New York City, along with Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Does not like critique, or being "disrespected" as Bob puts it (Bob even jokes that one day Betty will take a shotgun to a club over people talking shit about her). Michelle Visage in particular seems to be really getting under Betty's skin, since every week Michelle challenges Betty to give them something unexpected while still raising the high bar she's set for herself.
  • Costume Porn: Her biggest strength were her consistently wild and avant-garde runway looks.
  • Formerly Fat: As she reveals to Kim Chi, she also used to be a weird, chubby kid.
  • Freudian Excuse: Betty admits that she thinks she's such a bitch is because of two things: the first being that queens in Brooklyn don't accept her style of drag and the second being her mother passing away.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Basically described as such by fellow New York queen, Thorgy, saying that despite her being so edgy and artistic, that her bad attitude causes no one in New York to want to work with her. This is her role on the show as well, after her elimination although the queens say they respect her talent and style, they all unanimously agree Betty had a shitty attitude and they were all happier with her gone.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly, Betty's farewell speech is about how grateful she is for the experience and is proud to have come as far as she did.
  • It's All About Me: Is only ever worried about herself and hates not being allowed to do her own thing, as Chi Chi found out the hard way in the second episode when Betty demanded they do the team challenge her way.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She's usually not wrong when she demands things to be done her way and refuses to budge on her opinions ... it's just that she's openly and unapologetically an asshole about it.
  • Jerk Justifications: According to Thorgy, because Acid Betty is so avant-garde and edgy, she gets away with being an asshole to everyone.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all her bitchiness, she's very supportive of Chi Chi after the latter's team fails the 80's challenge. And when Chi Chi gets an emotional video message from her mother, Betty helps her compose herself for the Lipsynch. Cynthia also revealed in the finale that after the show finished filming, Betty was always at her side while she was getting cancer treatment.
  • Kubrick Stare: Uses one as her Death Glare when she doesn't get her way, as shown when she shoots down team leader Chi Chi in the lipsynch/choreography challenge.
  • No Social Skills: Thorgy theorizes that Betty just doesn't know how to talk to other people, so despite her being so headstrong she always come off badly when working with others.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Has so far placed very high in challenges but has not won. She has made it no secret on twitter that she feels she deserved to win the challenges. Reddit users have already begun comparing her to Shannel.
  • This Is a Competition: Her other justification for being such an asshole.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Chi Chi receives a touching message from her mother during Untucked and it brought her to tears, Betty drops the facade and honestly tries to help her get a grip and fix her hair. The moment Chi Chi regains her composure, though, Acid Betty tells her to get lost.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Her runways are always over-the-top and avant-garde ... but because of this, the judges have started to say its actually become predictable, since they've come to naturally expect that from her.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Invoked as she describes her drag style as a drug trip without the drugs.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Kim Chi gets a touching video message from her dear friend, Season 7 contestant Trixie Mattel, Betty spends the entire time reading Trixie on her make-up, calling her ugly and disgusting. Finally Derrick of all people calls her out, saying Trixie's makeup is her personal style, and no matter what she is one of their Drag Race sisters and deserves respect, with even Bob stepping in to agree with Derrick. Betty just shrugs them all off.

Robbie Turner

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Real Name: Jeremy Baird

"Too real!"

  • Chekhov's Skill: Right before the rollerskating runway she reveals she's actually a superb skater. She then lands in the bottom two, but in the proceeding lipsynch she performs in her skates (Ru gave the girls a choice of heels or wheels, the other girl choosing heels) and completely steals the show in them!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Seems to make little effort to hide her irritation about the other queens idiosyncrasies, especially in the Confession Cam.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Robbie Turner was the main male character of Atonement
  • Hypocrite: Possibly a victim of reality show editing, but immediately after introducing herself as "the nicest queen you'll ever meet", reads the New York queens for being loud and extra, Laila for not wearing heels, and Chi Chi for making a dress out of a trash bag.
  • Identical Stranger: Although they actually know each other very well, to Jinkx Monsoon. Both are campy Seattle queens who have an affinity for old Hollywood glamour with a dash of funny thrown in. During the first episode photoshoot Robbie even walks out in basically the same wig as Jinkx, causing both Sharon and Jinkx to take pause.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Robbie Turnt-her" by Ru.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Took her name from one of the main characters of Atonement.
  • Never My Fault: Prone to give out excuses on the runway whenever she placed low. It got to a point where even Ru got tired of it.
    Ru: "We could hear you perfectly, we just weren't impressed with what was said."
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: Her response to Laila's platform flat sneakers:
    Robbie: "I'm gonna tell you a story about flats. (Beat) No."
  • Oh, Crap!: When she was randomly chosen to pair up the queens and the classic outfit challenges, she completely forgot to pick one for herself until she got to the very end and Ru said "So it looks like you'll be taking the Dog Park challenge?" and Robbie realized her mistake.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: It's a well-known fact that one of Ru's biggest pet peeves in a lipsynch is when a queen rips off her wig in a cheap ploy to add drama to her performance. Robbie does exactly this and gets eliminated. Even though the wig may have been falling off anyway, it would have looked better in Ru's eyes if Robbie had just let it fall off on its own without missing a beat.
  • Rollerblade Good: Her flawless lip sync against Cynthia while on roller skates.
  • Toothy Issue: They're all over the place. Observe.
  • Tough Act to Follow:
    • In-universe. She sees her Seattle buddies Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme this way, since they were both successful fan-favorites during their seasons and they share Robbie's Old Hollywood aesthetic. While Robbie did win the 80's New Wave challenge, she often feels the pressure to measure up to her predecessors.
    • Also for her Cowardly Lion couture for the Wizard of Oz make-over runway, her outfit gets directly compared to Kim Chi's "Hair Extravaganza" outfit from the first episode (also based on a lion), and how Kim Chi's version was better in every way to Robbie's.

Thorgy Thor

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Real Name: Shane Thor Galligan

"Woo!"

  • Always Second Best: Especially when it comes to fellow New York queen Bob, who she feels does everything she does but is just louder and more in-your-face about it. Bob the Drag Queen has taken two challenges that Thorgy just barely missed the wins for.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While writing song lyrics, Thorgy would immediately get off topic whenever one of the other queens talked to her, much to the annoyance of her teammates.
    • This is actually becomes her downfall as she is told multiple times that she has to edit down her ideas. She is sent home because she has too many ideas and can't seem to stick to one.
  • Bad Luck Charm: Claims that her accessories are these, after noticing Laila got eliminated after she let her borrow her bangles, and Robbie was in the bottom two after she let her borrow her gold necklace. Her conclusion to all this? That she needs to start letting all the girls borrow her things!
  • Beehive Hairdo: In boy mode she has a head full of dreadlocks that reach down to her ass, always bundled up in a beehive. Also, as a result of this while in drag all of her wigs have a similar aesthetic, looking piled high since its hiding her mounds of dreads. During the Madonna runway critiques, Michelle Visage says "I wish you hadn't worn the Bump-It" and is surprised to learn it's not artificial. Averted in the acapella challenge, where her character was ghetto and the braids played into the look.
  • Big Applesauce: One of three bombastic queens from New York City, along with Acid Betty and Bob the Drag Queen.
  • Break the Haughty: The edit of her final episode certainly comes across this way, Thorgy talking very badly about her competitors and how easy its going to be to out lip-synch them.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: While partying in college her family decided not to tell her about her mother's deteriorating health from cancer, not wanting to take her away from the college experience. As a result Thorgy never got a real chance to say goodbye to her mother, being resentful towards her father and sister even now for keeping that from her.
  • Catchphrase: "Woo!"
  • Determinator: Just like Alaska and Mrs. Kasha Davis before her, she auditioned for every season of the show.
  • Dresses the Same: Like Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, and Derrick Berry, she chooses to wear a Japanese kimono for the Madonna runway. According to comments she made online, she had a backup outfit to wear when she saw the other girls were doing kimonos, but the producers didn't let her change.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Seems to have developed between her and Bob, although things are getting less friendly as the competition gets more stressful.
  • Gag Boobs: Literally. As she packs up after being eliminated, she laments that she never got to use an enormous set of foam rubber breasts with huge protruding nipples; a nervous-sounding crew member off-camera says, "What are those for?" and she replies, "Oh, you know - just a nice purse, to carry around your day-to-day needs. Or maybe I'll wear them on the plane."
  • Gender-Blender Name / Dead Guy Junior: Thor Galligan was her grandfather, and she was given his first name as her middle name. "Thorgy" is essentially "Thor G."
  • Genki Girl: Described by Raja as a "fire ball".
  • Hairy Girl: This is part of her genderfuck drag aesthetic; she likes having hairy legs and refuses to shave them.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a classically trained violist, violinist, and cellist and has even played in Carnegie Hall. Her goal is to conduct a 40-piece orchestra in drag (called "Thorgy and the Thor-chestra") and make classical music cool again.
  • Irony: States in the beginning of episode 7 that Derrick and Chi Chi are both then next queens to sashay however Thorny is the queen to be eliminated. Not only that but Derrick wins the challenge (alongside Bob) and Chi Chi is the queen to send her home.
  • Missing Mom: In a serious moment Thorgy recalls how her mother died from cancer while she was away at college, and how since her mom was already so gone the last time she got to see her she never really had a chance to say goodbye.
  • Mr. Exposition: The editing makes her out to be this for Acid Betty, explaining Betty's faults such as her history in Brooklyn, bad attitude, and her unwillingness to work with others.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Calls herself the 'Susan Lucci' of this season, since she so often hits the top three only to be edged out by another queen.
  • Sore Loser: After her elimination she throws Ru some shade in her decision to eliminate her, and calling the queens who left her goodbye notes some nasty names. Bob even says outright Thorgy has always been this way back in New York.
  • This Is a Competition: After Dax complains that no one told her that her butt padding looked off, Thorgy argues that not did she give her a sly read on it, but that she wasn't obligated to help her at all. That this is a competition and everyone wants their competitors to go home.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In her final episode she is very critical of both Derrick and Chi Chi, saying they are both not up to the task of the show and should be sent home. This only gets worse in Untucked, where after knowing she's in the bottom three starts verbally attacking the others, talking them down and telling them how easy it will be to send them home if its her lip-synching against them. After her elimination she caps off this jerkassery by leaving Chi Chi a roll of half-used pink duct-tape, and leaving a shady note about how Chi Chi can use it for 'jewelery' for the rest of the season.
  • Uncanny Valley Make Up: Has been read for the very dark make-up she uses around her eyes, so much so that Michelle Visage has said Thorgy's actual eyes seem to disappear as a result.
    RuPaul: "Thorgy is in an abusive relationship with her makeup"
  • Unknown Rival: Is this with Bob the Drag Queen, since they are both comedy-focused New York City queens. The only reason Bob isn't outright Thorgy's rival is Bob always seems to be more focused on enjoying the competition than get into an long-standing argument with anyone.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In episode 5 Ru makes it seem as though Thorgy is going to win a challenge only to give the win to Bob.

Derrick Barry

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Real Name: Derrick Barry

"It's Derrick, bitch!"

  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Averted and Discussed when questioned about her three-way marriage, saying that she always has to explain that she's not in an open relationship, she is in a closed and devoted marriage with two other men.
  • Broken Bird: When she came out to her mother, her mom immediately asked if they could just keep it a secret and pretend it's not a thing. Derrick says the incident caused her to lose a lot of respect for her mother, and caused her to become 'broken' in a way that she still hasn't fully recovered from.
  • Brought Down to Normal / Sudden Humility: Despite being one of the most commercially successful queens prior to appearing on the show, her Drag Race debut proved to be a real learning-curve for Derrick who, despite starting out as fairly stubborn and stuck in her "Britney box", proved that she was willing to take a punt and try a new look (albeit not particularly successfully) by the time of her eviction in episode 8. She leaves the show with respectful endorsement from her fellow queens for taking a risk.
  • Can't Catch Up: Is less a drag queen than she is a celebrity impersonator, so when the judges continuously demand her to show them more than just Britney Spears she struggles. This culminated in her final episode where when she tries to do real drag make-up instead of her normal beauty make-up she is unable to properly contour or paint on her eyebrows. The judges agree they can all see she's trying really hard, but just isn't up to par with the other girls.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Doesn't take critique well, her coping mechanism being to start pointing out the faults in others to elevate herself.
  • Celebrity Impersonator: Is a well-known Britney Spears-impersonator on the Las Vegas strip. She was brought up in Season 6, though not by name, during Trinity and Bianca's discussion of Vegas illusionists. In the first episode, Derrick does well in the mini- and main challenges where she invokes her Britney look, but is unexpectedly told by Michelle that she wants to see more from Derrick than just that. By the end of the show, she admits outright that she's not really a 'drag queen', but a 'female illusionist' (she wants to look specifically like Britney Spears who she already sort of resembles, and has no interest in the over-the-top aesthetic most drag queens go for when impersonating a woman).
  • Completely Missing the Point:
    • It starts borderlining as a Running Gag in that she just doesn't get that the judges want to see more than pop princess/Britney Spears impersonator, with every episode seeming to start with her just not getting the hint with the other queens rolling their eyes at her.
    • Also happens when the other queens use Kim Chi and Acid Betty as examples of drag queens with their own distinct looks; in both cases, Derrick replies that that's not the kind of drag she does, completely missing the point that she isn't being asked to look like them, but to look like Derrick.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Very conscious of this since, as a celebrity impersonator, she can't just do Britney to get ahead in the competition. How successful she is at this is up for debate - her first runway look is a seasonal version of Britney, she can't stop herself from quoting Britney songs, and during the roller skating runway challenge, she's read for channeling another pop princess for her look. He refers to it as his "Britney Box"
  • Dresses the Same: A common critique on her runway look is that she would simply put on a bathing suit and wrap some fabric around it as a skirt. She is also one of four queens who chose a kimono look for the Madonna runway.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Her reaction to Naomi's reads during the puppet mini-challenge, namely the dig she took at her three-way relationship with her two boyfriends, which is a very personal and sensitive subject for her. This led to a rather heated workroom confrontation between the two of them during preparation for the Book Ball.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Derrick actually appears in the audience of the season 5 reunion when Ru mentions polyamory as being a solution for Ivy, her boyfriend and Jinkx. whether or not this is intentional is up to speculation though.
  • Flat Character: Her biggest critique, especially from Michelle Visage, is that she's been impersonating Britney Spears for so long that that's all she can do, and there really is no substance to Derrick, herself, as a drag queen.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Uses her real name as her drag name.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Despite not really being crafty and not having the best style choices when it comes to designer her own outfits, she argues that she puts in long hours on whatever she creates. She venomously argued the point she hemmed her tin woodsman/Oz outfit, despite it just being a swimsuit with a piece of fabric sewn around it. And for the book ball she claimed to have stayed up all night working on her runway outfit, picking out the right colors and making a collage of inspiring blurbs, but in the end, as Kim Chi puts it, it was still just a corset with some newspaper pieces glued on.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Her refusal to evolve her make-up skills or her aesthetic until the very last minute when the judges pretty much forced her to do so. She had the entire season to try and learn drag techniques like painting contours or how to glue her eyebrows, but she refused to grow or ask for help until the she was in the top five, at which point her 'beginner drag' make-up just wasn't up to par with the other girls at all.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Has hit the bottom three several times, only to just squeak by as "safe" and start crying. When she finally hits the bottom two and has to lip-synch, she falls into blubbering on-stage afterwards, while apologizing for allowing herself to become trapped in the 'Britney Box'.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • Well she claims this is the case, that she never purposely reads or intends on insulting anyone. Bob calls her outright for Blatant Lies and challenges her that she'll say something shady not 5 minutes later ... which she does (under the justification that Bob asked for it that time).
    • A more on the nose example is Derrick's 'casual racism', in which she makes comments about the judges asking her to show them 'soul' to meaning she needs to start acting black and twerking, and of course she jumps on Bob being 'ratchet' pretty often. However, she never seems purposely racist, just clueless.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When Acid Betty makes more than one rude comment about Trixie in her video message to Kim, it's Derrick who calls Acid Betty out on her behavior.
  • Naïve Newcomer: To what is generally considered 'drag'. In Las Vegas she's only a Britney Spears impersonator, she's never had to do things like contour her face or glue and paint her eyebrows. The judges can see she's working just as hard if not harder than the other girls, but her inexperience in even basic drag means she can't keep up with her competitors. Naomi even calls her out that episode 8 is not the place to be gluing down your eyebrows for the first time.
  • Never My Fault: She is the last person to ever admit that her look isn't the best, which ultimately prevents her from evolving her drag until it's too late. It's really driven home in the Book Ball challenge; whereas Bob readily admits to fucking up and deserving to be in the bottom for missing the mark, Derrick kept insisting that her look wasn't the worst.
  • Odd Friendship: With Bob the Drag Queen, the two butted heads often and were almost The Rival to one another, but when they were teamed up they worked together wonderfully, getting a joint win for their mud-slinging campaign ads. This reaches a point when they both land in the bottom during the Book Ball, and Bob mentioned that Derrick should be commended for actually working hard throughout the competition and putting in a lot of effort to grow out of his usual mould.
  • Phrase Catcher: Ru loves dropping Britney references whenever talking to Derrick on the main stage.
  • Polyamory: She is happily and openly in a "trinogamous" relationship with two other partners, one of whom is actually the gay military vet "Nebraska" from season 5.
  • Tough Act to Followinvoked: It was brought up a couple times that Derrick as a celebrity impersonator wasn't living up to the high standards set by Season 4's Chad Michaels (a professional Cher impersonator). Derrick would get defensive that Chad started as a drag queen, whereas Derrick specifically started and specializes primarily in Britney Spears impersonation.

Chi Chi DeVayne

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Real Name: Zavion Davenport

"I love being a Southern queen. Who doesn't love a little smoked turkey neck, baby?"

  • Anachronistic Clue: Due to how she phrased the answer, Chi Chi sounds like she had a drag mother before she was a drag queen. While not taken seriously, there are a few MTQ subreddits that make Back to the Future and Slaughterhouse-Five references about her.
  • Abusive Parents: Well, sort of ... Chi Chi was a thug as a teenager and when her father discovered she owned a gun he 'beat the shit out of her', but she seems to agree she deserved it at the time.
  • Armoured Closet Gay: Used to be, Chi Chi says this was the reason why she was a gangbanger as a teenager, to hide her homosexuality (even from herself).
  • Be Yourself: Spent most of the season trying to distance herself from appearing too Southern or ghetto, since she was ashamed of growing up in Shreveport. However, by the end of her tenure she came to realize that she should be who she is and not try to be someone else, because that was why Ru invited her to the show and what people love about her.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Speaks Cajun French
  • Book Dumb: It's possible she was joking, but when she wins the a capella challenge and gets a trip to a bed and breakfast in New England, she asks if that means she'll be traveling overseas (presumably thinking New England was part of the UK).
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Out of drag.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Says that where she grew up people didn't make it out, and that she used to be a gangbanger. It was making her mother cry that finally inspired her to climb out of the thug life.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Took the last name "DeVayne" after her drag mother passed away.
  • Gratuitous Cajun: She struts into the workroom saying "Laissez les bon temps roulez," which confuses the other queens, but anyone familiar with Louisiana culture knows that it's Cajun French for "Let the good times roll," a popular slogan for the Bayou State.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She attributes this to her Southern roots, she'll eat anything ... possum, rat, raccoon, dog biscuits.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Doesn't cinch, doesn't wear fake breasts, and doesn't know how to paint cleavage. This combined with her natural more muscular build has been read by the judges for not giving them enough femininity in her runways.
  • Never My Fault: Whenever she's read for having an unpolished or mediocre outfit, she says it's because she doesn't have the money for anything fancy. But anyone who's "economically challenged" can tell you that it is very much possible to look stylish on a budget, so it comes across like Chi Chi is making excuses, especially in light of the fierce looks she did put together despite her circumstances.
  • N-Word Privileges: Averted, actually. When Robbie Turner bombs the Snatch Game, Chi Chi is about to say that Jinx and DeLa are going to hang her for besmirching the good Seattle Drag name, when she realizes as a black man from the south that it would have been in very poor taste.
  • No Budgetinvoked: Her drag is very much done on a discount, saying she doesn't have the money to buy the expensive lace-fronts and $1000 dresses the other girls have. She even says when it comes to make-up, her two favorite kinds are the ones that cost a dollar or are free! When she made her appearance in the work room, she even calls herself the season's "Cheap Queen" and her dress was literally made of black garbage bags. She later reveals this aesthetic isn't by choice though, as she's recently had to file for bankruptcy.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Boy!Chi Chi has quickly become this for season 8 fans.
  • Odd Friendship: She and Kim Chi bond over being hungry and talking about food during Untucked.
  • Only in It for the Money: Is quite up front in saying she's only in the competition for the $100,000 prize. However, this is because Chi Chi is in massive loan debt and is filing for bankruptcy, and she even laments the fact she wishes she could be there to better herself and have fun like the other girls.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: "Basic" is a word she hears often on the runway, since she doesn't have the money to compete with the other girls when it comes to their elaborate outfits.
  • Ragin' Cajun: She's the second Louisiana queen after Bianca del Rio to appear on the show. But whereas Bianca was born in suburban New Orleans to immigrant parents and lacks any distinctly Southern mannerisms, Chi Chi is from Shreveport and is quite proud of her Cajun heritage.
  • Rags to Riches: While she didn't win the $100,000, becoming a fan favorite on the show did let her quit her two jobs and become a drag queen full time.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Literally, she is a thrifty and crafty queen, Derrick even makes a shady comment about about everything Chi Chi owns comes homemade from a craft store.
  • Running Gag: Her love of eating turkey necks.
  • Signature Move: Chi Chi doing a back flip and dropping into a split, she was already famous for these moves outside of the show and she brings them in to save herself when she has to lip-synch for her life against Naysha.
  • So Okay, It's Averageinvoked: Her drag style is done on a budget, and even when she makes her own clothes using the fabric provided to all of the queens the end result is usually referred to as "Basic" and "Safe". She's been told several times she needs to step up her style and stop giving the judges 'average'.
  • Southern Belle: Describes herself as very Southern drag and has the accent to match.
  • Straight Gay: Definitely the manliest queen of the season when out of drag. Even in drag, there's no hiding her muscular tattooed arms.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Even if it was mostly make-up, her "That's my momma realness" look was eerily identical.

Naomi Smalls

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Real Name: Davis Heppenstall

"Check your lipstick before you come for me."

  • Book Dumb: Didn't know who Greta Garbo was. When Bob quips that she was one of the Spice Girls, Naomi seemed to actually believe she was.
  • Brutal Honesty: During the Book Ball Challenge, she gets so frustrated with Derrick not understanding why the judges are critiquing her makeup that she ends up resorting to this. She stresses in the cutaway that this isn't out of spite or to be shady, it's to help Derrick.
  • Dresses the Same: Wears a lingerie kimono for the Madonna runway, one of four queens to do so, and as the last to walk the the runway she got the evil eye from Michelle Visage for it.
  • Happily Adopted: Comes from a large adopted family, and her parents are supportive of her being gay and a drag queen.
  • Muscle Angst: Despite being statuesque she's far from being an Amazonian Beauty, in her first runway having to carry the parade boat from the Season 4 'Float Your Boat' challenge she was visibly struggling to just hold herself up and not topple over. The boat probably weighed as much as she does.
    • Comes back to haunt her again while filming the video for "The Realness", where her lack of core muscles prevent her from keeping herself elevated and serving the right pose.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she gets into a reading match with Derrick with both taking low blows at one another, she calls herself out on her bad behavior and that her mother would be disappointed to see her acting like such a bratty diva. She spends the rest of the episode trying to be there for Derrick as best as she can be.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Her drag name is taken after Naomi Campbell and The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls. Her quote at the top of the page even comes from the former.
  • Nice Girl: Is generally on good terms with everyone on the cast and seems to have developed a close friendship with Bob and Kim after the show finished filming. When she finally does get into confrontation with another queen (Derrick) she later apologizes and tries to help Derrick block out her eyebrows.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Even if her claim of being seven feet tall is rather generously rounding up (she's about 6'6), she's still one of the tallest queens in the history of the show. And like Violet Chachki before her, she's rail thin and goes for the waifish model aesthetic, to the joking envy of the other queens (at one point Bob tells her that her hoop earrings are bigger than her waist).
  • She's Got Legs: Yes. Holy hell yes. As she puts it, her legs go all the way up to her asshole!
  • Squee!: Her reaction to finding out that supermodels Gigi Hadid and Chanel Iman were going to be the guest judges on Snatch Game.
  • Stripperific: Almost all of her runway looks have been some form of skimpy lingerie (very skimpy evening gown, bra and panties on roller-skates, lingerie and Madonna-inspired kimono, etc). While she argues this is far from the only look she can serve, she is very proud of her body and likes to show it off.
  • The Twink: In boy mode, especially with her being the youngest queen of the season.
  • The Whitest Black Guy: Since she was adopted by white parents, she admits that she doesn't have a normal relationship to her race, despite what her name might suggest. As a result, she's been called an Oreo more than once. This actually becomes a source of Derrick's digs towards her during the puppet mini-challenge and the heated workroom argument.

Kim Chi

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Real Name: Sang-Young Shin

"I'm here to chop suey the competition!"

  • Adorkable: A self-conscious Nice Guy anime nerd, her adorkability has even been cited by the other queens as one of the things the judges love most about her.
  • Asian and Nerdy: A Korean queen who specializes in over-the-top anime chic.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: By default, Kim Chi isn't actually that large, but she is the biggest queen this season. A running gag that has been mentioned a few times in and off the show is apparently Kim acting surprised and saying 'Wow, there's no big girls this season!' with the listener (Chi Chi during the show, Trixie Mattel afterwards) answering ' ... really, queen?'
  • Big Eater: Seems to be easily distracted by food, Laila claims you cannot stop Kim from eating food once she sees it.
  • Catchphrase: "Keol eo bwa!" ("Sissy that walk" in Korean)
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her sense of humor is very unusual and a little bit twisted, as seen from her Snatch Game choice. This ends up working against her in Shady Politics when her food-based smear campaign against Naomi fails to impress the judges.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Apparently she falls down quite often, so far this has only been shown in Untucked but occasionally you can see her stumble on the main stage.
  • Dresses the Same: Wears a vintage wedding kimono for the Madonna runway, one of four queens to wear a Kimono.
  • The Fashionista: Her outfits combine anime influences with high fashion runway looks like Givenchy and John Galliano.
  • Formerly Fat: Used to weight 350 pounds, and says even though she's dropped quite a lot of the weight, she still is very insecure and comments how the 'fat kid' is still inside of her.
  • Funny Foreigner: A lot of her charm and humor comes from her embracing her Asian roots.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: By being one of if not the first Korean drag queen to appear on national television, she hopes to become this to her parent's home country of South Korea, noting that there right now drag is only seen as a fetish, and a very underground one at that.
  • I Can't Dance: Her dancing ability has been described as someone with two left feet and vertigo.
  • I'm Not Pretty: Due to growing up as the fat kid and having a heavy lisp and accent, she has a very low self-esteem. The other queens even say they can't believe Kim can't see what a handsome man she is out of drag.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun:
    Kim: *holds up a doughnut* "Doughnut come for me because I will destroy you ... (Beat) ... get it? 'Doughnut' come for me?"
  • Nice Guy: Possibly linked to her own low self-esteem, she's had hardly a negative thing to say about her competitors. Case in point, she's the first queen shown using the "Shade Tree"note  and all she does is talk about how helpful and nice her teammates were being and how fearful she is about her shortcomings. However, as the show moves forward she isn't nearly as demure, and the other queens note Kim Chi can be fairly bitchy when she wants to be.
  • No-Damage Run: Only Queen this season to make it to the finale without lip syncing for her life.
  • No Social Skills: Due to her upbringing as an overweight, gay foreigner she didn't make many friends and didn't learn the basic social cues in school, leading to her being self-conscious and awkward as an adult.
  • N-Word Privileges: Her Supreme Court realness character was an over-the-top Asian stereotype from the law firm of Ching, Chang & Chong, not to mention her gender-swapped portrayal of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Lampshaded by Ru, particularly in light of his own controversial statements around that time:
    RuPaul: (laughing) I did not write these; do not send me no letters.
  • Odd Friendship: She and Chi Chi bond over them both being hungry and talking about food during Untucked.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Kim Chi that walk!"
  • Punny Name: She named herself after Korean pickled cabbage.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Invoked in her Snatch Game pick of Kim Jong-un's sister (which is basically Kim Jong-un in unconvincing drag), which she chose specifically to show the world a more "fucked-up side of Kim Chi". To drive the point home, her drag name when she first started drag is Jizney Princess.
  • Running Gag: Her inability to walk in high heels, the fact she can't dance, her love of food, and her penchant for tripping and falling over have all been brought up multiple times.
  • Rule 63: Her Snatch Game choice was Kimmy Jong-un, a gender-swapped version of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
  • Silly Walk: Her runway walk, with her lumbering down the stage like a Sasquatch.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 6'4 she's one of the largest queens in the competition this season.
  • Toothy Issue: Is missing a couple teeth so she has a very pronounced lisp.
  • Uncanny Valley Make Up: In addition to gorgeous beauty make-up, Kim Chi is also adept at this make-up style as well, as she displays during her Neon Runway when she paints a giant anime eye over her normal eye, with the other side of her face completely painted black to simulate shadow.
  • The Unintelligible: Due to her very pronounced lisp and accent, it can be very hard to understand what she says, which becomes especially apparent in acting challenges where Kim Chi struggles to enunciate. This is also quite a sore spot for her, when she gets critiqued on stage for her speech she starts to cry, having struggled with this problem for most of her life.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As far as her mother knows she's just a make-up artist, because she's afraid her mother will stop talking to her if she found out she's a drag queen. Chi even says how she feels bad that she was never able to give her mother the perfect son all Asian mothers want.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: As Bob states Kim Chi is a "good looking six foot tall man" and that she doesn't seem to be aware of what she is like.

Bob the Drag Queen

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Real Name: Christopher Caldwell

"Walk into the club purse first!"

  • Bait-and-Switch Comparison: When asked how she came up with her drag name, she jokes that she's named after her father..."The Drag Queen."
  • Berserk Button: The sound of a disgusted sigh, which unfortunately seemed to double as Thorgy Thor's Catchphrase when they worked together.
  • Big Applesauce: One of three bombastic queens from New York City, along with Acid Betty and Thorgy Thor.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "Why y'all gagging? I bring it to you every episode" is a reference to Paris Is Burning the original being "Why y'all gaggin? She bring it to you every ball".
    • Also "It is a known fact that woman do carry a purse!" which spawned her iconic Purse meme is also a reference to Paris is Burning, with the original line being "It is a known fact that woman do carry an evening bag at dinnertime". It even became a lyric in her single "Purse First".
  • Catchphrase: "Walk into the club purse first!" Now available on iTunes!
  • Chewing the Scenery: Bob is not one for a demure performance, whether in the challenges, workroom, or Confession Cam. Between her portrayals of Uzo Aduba and Carol Channing, the Snatch Game had her teeth marks all over it!
  • Country Matters: Her entrance outfit featured the letters "U.N.T." on them. Her arm was bent in such a way that it resembled the letter "C". No guesses as to what that spelled out.
  • Failure Gambit: Her approach to the rollerskating runway. Since she can't skate, she dressed as a robot so that her stiff movements would play into the character...and it worked! This clever tactic, plus her showstealing performance in the Empire-based main challenge, gave Bob her first win in the season.
  • Fashion Hurts: Claims this is the reason she normally does "ratchet drag", she's not a model or a 'look queen' but an entertainer on her feet for two hours at a time during a show. She says if she were to wear a heavy gown, huge hair, and giant lashes it would hurt her performance, and by the end of it all her fashion would have drooped or fallen off anyway.
  • Fun with Acronyms: You'll notice her real name isn't Robert. "Bob" stands for "Big Old Bottom".
  • Gender-Blender Name: Although it's not her real boy name (that's Chris), see Fun with Acronyms above for what it stands for.
  • Genki Girl: When she comments that the show's turned her into a morning person, Robbie counters that Bob's always so loud and energetic that she's more of an all-day person! Bob justifies this that she's on her favorite TV show of all time, so of course she's only to be excited.
  • I Call It "Vera": She has named her gaudy curtain clutch "Purse-Purse Imfurst".
  • Improv: She's been shown to be a master at ad libbing when it comes to acting challenges.
  • Iconic Item: Purse Purse Imfurst! See I Call It "Vera" and Signature Move.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Although she is aware that she can get under her opponent's skin, she does say she is not intentionally trying to grate on their nerves, she's just very excited about how well she is doing on the show and feels there's no need to hide her enthusiasm when she succeeds.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Starts Episode 6 after her second win boasting about it and how she's on her way to win her third challenge ... then she stumbles hard for the first time in the competition due to her outfit falling apart and very poor time management skills landing in the bottom four.
  • Large Ham: Is a master of Chewing the Scenery, whether in challenges or just in the workroom. Case in point, her first win of the season was for the overacting challenge, which really showed her in her natural element.
  • Motor Mouth: Bob was never at a loss of words on the show, and would constantly be telling non-stop jokes in the workroom. Some of the other queens would accuse Bob of never shutting up, and telling 100 jokes with maybe 2 of them actually being funny.
  • Never Live It Downinvoked: Ever since Michelle Visage referred to her aesthetic as "ratchet" on stage (and not even in a negative way), she's known by her competitors as the "Queen of Ratchet Drag".
  • Nice Girl: While she is definitely one of the shadier girls of her season, she is quick to sing the praises of a fellow cast member if they have to work together and the other queen manages to pull through. She would even give out advice during Untucked on how to approach the lip sync songs when other girls would receive a harsh critique and know that they will be lip syncing later.
  • Odd Friendship: With Derrick Berry, the two did anything but get along for the majority of the season, but when they were teamed up they worked together beautifully, Bob even commenting how much Derrick had come out of her shell and how proud she was of her.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Bob the Drag Queen. Not to be confused with Bob the (occupation)."
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Is a stand-up comedian and is always cracking jokes, to the chagrin of some of the other queens when she won't stop spouting one-liners in the workroom.
  • Promoted Fanboy: invoked She was actually inspired to do drag from watching the show and won the season which she took part in.
  • Race Lift: In addition to Uzo Aduba, Bob plays a black Carol Channing for the Snatch Game.
  • Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy: Is a stand-up comic queen, so she's very confident about slaying the comedy challenges.
  • Running Gag: "Purse First!", the gaudy purse she made from drapery in the first episode has made an appearance in every episode thereafter. Midway through the season she's letting the other queens take turns entering the workroom with it.
  • Sassy Black Woman: While in drag she's downright ghetto, flashing gang signs and tossing (fake) cigarettes.
    • Up to Eleven: Used to hilarious effect in the Empire-themed challenge which earns her win.
  • Signature Move: Leaning back with her purse arm extended is her trademark pose.
    Bob: Lead with the clutch!
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Bob wins the Snatch Game by—in a first for the series—impersonating two celebrities and completely stealing the show. However, Michelle warns her against showboating.
  • Take a Third Option: Bob had several ideas for Snatch Game but ultimately it came to a choice between Uzo Aduba or Carol Channing. She ended up doing both of them.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Makes no attempt to hide her voice when in drag and it only adds to her charm.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: How the other queens (especially Thorgy) feel about Bob talking up her second win and how she's about to get her third win in the upcoming challenge.
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