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I could see Alaska making a push for Miss Congeniality (and not just cuz I love her) mostly because I see Jinkx making top 2. And Alaska has gotten a great edit as a fun underdog.

I think Jinkx and Alyssa could make a good top 2, just cuz I'm not big on Roxxxy's shtick.


In the last two seasons, there has in my mind, been a clear winner/favorite from the first few episodes and they've gone on to win. I have yet to see that break-out queen just yet. They all seem so vanilla.

My personal favorite is Jinx but, she hasn't stood out for me yet like Raja or Sharon did right from the start. Also, they're editing her as the misunderstood/odd ball queen. They did something similar with Sharon but, it seemed to work so much better.

I may have a spot for Alaska only because of the Sharon angle (my all time favorite queen). Based on your analyses though, can easily see Roxxxy up there as well. Again, not a break-out yet but, she does consistently well (tied only with Ivy for points).


Wonderfully informative post. Thank you for putting this all together!!

*shudder* I truly hope Roxxxy does break the trend of the first challenge winner taking the crown. She seems to be an aggressive attention-seeking and dare I say ... mean spirited person. All fun and laughs until someone else wins the challenge. See Episode 6 with her disparaging remarks regarding Jinkx.

The hope I hold is that Ru returns to the Season 4 format where the "un-washed" masses take to Twitter and FB and vote for their favorite queen. *crossing fingers*

My top 2 picks are Jinkx and Alaska. I am enjoying the sisterhood they seem to be sharing right now through watching their various club appearances and youtube postings. The third spot, I can't muster up enough enthusiasm for a definitive choice but I'd be more inclined to leans towards Ivy and Alyssa rather than Roxxy and/or Detox. Which surprised me because I went into this season with high hopes for Detox.

Like you, I can't wait to see how things turn out!

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These stats are odd to me, because when watching the season (and maybe this is just my love for him interfering) Alaska seems like a definite frontrunner! I don't think, either, that he was "low" on Monday night's episode, since they was no top/bottom, and he did well in the challenge, they just gave him a critique. I REALLY hope Alaska pulls away from the pack soon, these stats have me worried! But even when Alaska does poorly (Draggle Rock) or is safe (ballet) he is still the standout! Hell, every episode Alaska has stood out! He was in the top the first week, made out with Detox the second, was OUT OF DRAG the third, made everyone die with laughter the fourth, was high the fifth, and got a new interesting underdog twist this week. I don't feel as though the stats reflect Alaska's performance in the competition!


New reader/first time commenter here. Loving the recaps and analysis!
Right, so looking at the trends just for this season thus far, the top three will be Jinkx, Roxxxy and Ivy - they've had the most high/wins. I would be fine with that... as long as Roxxxy doesn't win. I am hoping for the vote again this series and if that happens I think it's unlikely Roxxxy will manage to take it out.
That said, obviously the stats don't necessarily mean anything so it'll be interesting to see. I really, really, really hope Jinkx makes top three though. I agree with MMH - Jinkx and Alaska are my ideal top two!


I think Jinx is a really good queen, but Michelle Visage is bottering so much with that "you don't bring glam" that if she's not bringing it, she'll go home. Coco is maybe leaving next week, with Ivy or Alyssa on bottom 'cause none of them are funny. Alaska is maybe going to be at top 3, she was high first week; Ru called her attention last week because she wants to see more of her amazingness.


First time reader (kickass blog, btw!) here. I'm eating up your analysis with a spoon.

On the one hand, I *dread* the idea of Roxxxy winning Season 5. Truthfully, I don't think she's got the C, the U, the N or the T to earn the crown. Well, maybe the N (though, lately, the edits are making her look like she's too full of herself). I don't see Coco making it to top 3 either.

My ideal Top 3 would be Jinkx (a total surprise since I didn't warm up to her until the Snatch Game episode), Alaska and either Alyssa or Detox for the third spot. In a perfect world, Jinkx would win. She's got a refreshing personality that's kooky enough to come off as friendly and that has enough edge to keep it from becoming saccharine. :)


OK First?

"There is a ”Fuck, we didn't realize Jinkx was gonna get the sympathetic edit” convention in Las Vegas happening right now."


Now, Ugh Even though Jinkx has been the highest rank and never placed LOW... I'm having trouble envisioning her making it through the makeover or worse, the top 4 Ball challenge. So much outfitting. Sewing etc. My guess is it's not something she's really been that interested in judging from real life. Unless the others underperform, which, given Detox's inflated view of herself may happen. I can see her sending many of them home on a LSFYL, though.

On merit, I'm going for Jinkx, Ivy, Alaska. Deducting many points for having to sit through all the others' hours and hours of screaming, pagentry, pulling focus and boredom. I live for Heathers. This crew is just meh.

I appreciate Alyssa's fortitude and LOLZ but she is a pro conniver. Pulling psychological pageant tricks and I'm protective of Jinkx, who obviously never met these pageant girls who will cut a bitch. While she was busy working full time and graduating summa cum laude :). Coco is a lip sync sniper and that may just pull her through pretty high. I want to see her send Detox packing just for fun.

But by any measure, Jinkx Monsoon is a quadruple threat, sings, dances, acts, stand up, improv.

Anybody can buy clothing. (and a body, Detox.) Poor Alexis Matteo lol Michelle was gagging over Detox's body then we found out it was purchased and no pads required.

Notice I didn't mention Roxxxxy. I. Can. Not. Even.

But you may be right about that. She's being a bit cheeky on social media for a "loser" just like Phi2 was.

I can see this could be a season to give the win to either pageant or character queen. And we already had Sharon for character. groan.

Is Ru going to expand the children's consciousness with new things to think about and a performer or go with the cheap win exhaulting pop culture nobodies like this Tamar Braxton person and people who pose and lip sync?

Do you think there will be a top 3 deal like last year?


For people who have been watching Jinxk perform for years or know her personally know that she is as sweet in real life as she is coming across on screen. She is 100% as kind and loving as she is being shown to be. I don't think she is getting an "edit" so much as it's hard not to fall in love with her. Obviously her real life friendship with Alaska speaks to her character as well. Personally I hope they both make the top 2. It would be nice to see positive drag role models.


It has being spoiled to me that top 3 are Jinkx, Alaska and Roxxy. (I'm not saying they are my favourites). Also, Michelle Visage just said she has been very disappointed with one of the following eliminations on the show; one of the queens might be Detox or Alyssa 'cause Coco is going to be a little bit more on the show.


What a great analysis! I can see the top two showdown being between Roxy and Jinkx, with Alaska coming in third. Jinkx and Alaska are the only two remaining queens that have never lip synced and Jinkx is the only contestant that has never been in the bottom 3. I love Alaska and think she will be voted Ms. Congeniality but I think (at least based on her critiques) she has rode the middle the entire season.


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