RuPaul’s Drag Race is a competition based on the unbeatable criteria of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, but a quick glance at the show’s contestant history proves that deadly good looks may be a part of the package. And sometimes the package is part of the deadliness. Ow-ow! Cue the chicken laugh, Detox.
In a toast to the sexy dudes behind the mascara and sequins, let us count down the ten hottest men in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bifocals ready, because the library of sexiness is new open.
(Disclaimer: Consider this list an indirect tribute to the gorgeous — meaning in and out of drag — Sahara Davenport. She’s not with us anymore, but part of her eternal legend is her unbelievable beauty. She’s the unranked champ here.)
10. Shangela Laquifa Wadley (D.J. Pierce)
The comeback queen of season three (who was eliminated in the first episode of season two) is also a very successful TV actor. You watched her on the Thanksgiving episode of Glee, did you not? I prefer her work on Community, personally, but we can all agree D.J. Pierce’s grin and seeeexy arms are a universal treat.
9. Raven (David Petruschin)
I think Raven remains the queen I’d most like to hang out with. Unpretentious, great runway presentation, funny, and perhaps the most naturally glum pout since Laraine Newman. Sexy.
8. Tyra Sanchez (James Ross)
The crowned queen of season two may not have been my choice to win — I love you, Pandora Boxx! — but I admit her pageantry was worthy of RuPaul’s famous compliment, “Your p*ssy was on fire.” Not only is she hot in these photos, but she was especially endearing when talking about her beloved son.