RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 is winding down. Which girl—Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act—has the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent to win?
We all know how much RuPaul loves her acronyms, and her gold standard for drag success is charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Let’s take a deep look inside the C.U.N.T.s of Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, and Courtney Act, and give them grades, because why not?
Charisma: A-. She has a magnetism that cannot be denied, although her constant use of the F-word might negate some of the “universal appeal” that makes for a superstar.
Uniqueness: A. There has never been a queen like her in the whole history of the show. Trashy, talented, hilarious, ditzy, gorgeous? Only Adore, baby. Party!
Nerve: C+. Being a baby queen, Adore sometimes doubts herself, which is natural. More nerve will come with time and age.
Talent: A+. Effortlessly funny, a natural actress, and a great singer and performer. Yes, her dance moves are sloppy, but I wouldn’t have her any other way.
Bianca Del Rio
Charisma: A. Bianca is the first queen that people want to be read by. Even when she is being a jumbo bitch to you, you cannot help but love her.
Uniqueness: A-. We have seen comedy queens before, but not stand-up comedy queens and insult comedy queens. Bianca also has a very unique “crazy clown” aesthetic.
Nerve: A+. She knows exactly who she is and makes no apologies for it, and she produces totally polished looks and performances week after week. Plus, she will choke a bitch if necessary.
Talent: A. Bianca can do just about anything, and has never fallen on her face during a challenge.
Charisma: C. There is something a bit unlikeable about Courtney most of the time, but when she is tuned in (like during the talk show challenge) she is very engaging.
Uniqueness: B+. Although she seems like a typical fish queen at first glance, Courtney is also not afraid to look silly or campy, which is a first on this show.
Nerve: A. Courtney is nothing if not self-assured, with an arsenal of amazing looks and a “think what you want, I know I’m a star” attitude. This will definitely take her far in her career.
Talent: A-. Courtney is a great singer, a good dancer, and a passable actress. Not a total triple threat, but certainly better than many Hollywood starlets.
I think Bianca Del Rio is a lock for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. She has excelled in the challenges and on the runway, and has the potential for crossover success, much like Jinkx Monsoon. The exposure will serve Adore and Courtney well, and hopefully Adore will be back for the next All Stars season.
Next week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, a champion is crowned and a reunion is had!