The Fame Games of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 are now on, and someone who we’re gunning for is the iconic LaLa Ri. Why? Because she is the moment! But if you need more detailed reasons, we have five.
LaLa Ri needs retribution from Alexis Michelle’s betrayal: If anything, LaLa Ri should win the Fame Games because her time on the series was cut shorter than it should have been. Alexis Michelle, who made every motion to signal that she would save LaLa Ri from elimination to pay LaLa Ri back for saving her, decided to send her home. This launched social media into a frenzy about Michelle’s actions. LaLa Ri herself told Shadow and Act that she was surprised when Michelle voted her out of the series.
“Yeah, that was a lot…I mean, honestly, I never really put my trust [in a drag queen], I said this early in the season. I do not trust a drag queen,” she said. “But I had, I had held out a little hope that maybe this one time, a drag queen will come through on her word and, you know, it help a sister out[.]”
LaLa Ri has redeemed herself from her season: Season 13 was LaLa Ri’s entry into the world of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but All Stars 8 allowed fans to see her fully realized. No longer is she known just for her iconic bag look–she’s known for her full-rounded talents.
“I wanted to showcase who I truly am as an artist to the fans and I feel like I did that. So they talked more about my talents and my artistry than the bag [look],” she said. “Of course, that’s just legendary forever, but now they talk more about who LaLa Ri is as an artist and the LaLa Ri experience. So that is, um, a beautiful thing.”
LaLa Ri owned the improv challenge: LaLa Ri earned her first win of the season during the improv challenge, creating a security guard character that fans felt rivaled characters on Saturday Night Live.
“Acting is is always been something that has really interested me. And in Season 13, I didn’t really get a chance to showcase that ’cause I went home actually on an improv challenge,” she said. “So to be able to finally showcase what I am as an actor, that was a lovely thing and for people to talk about it the way that they are talking about it in a good light[.]”
LaLa Ri showed fashion: Gone are the days of the bag look and the Golden Boot. This time, LaLa Ri showed that she can be a fashion girl as well as a comedy girl.
“The first time around, I feel like of course, people knew who I was a little bit, but the most thing they knew about me was the bag look. And I made it my mission coming back into all stars to showcase who I truly am as an artist,” she said. “I wanted to show people that I’m more than just this, this bag meme…even though it’s iconic [but] that’s more so for the fans. That wasn’t for me.”
This time, LaLa Ri showed fans her whole sense of style.
LaLa Ri is made for TV: In her interview, LaLa Ri said that she loves confessionals and making reality TV. She also talked about some of her dream roles, such as becoming a peach-holder on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“I also wanna get into more acting, so I am now taking acting classes so I can take acting more seriously. [I’m] going auditions and things because the security guard actually just opened my eyes to like, okay, I really, really want to get into more TV and film,” she said. “I would like to be on more reality TV ’cause I love confessionals. I love the little talking head moments. So if you wanna get me on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I’m available, Bravo…I can kind of come and turn it up a little bit for the girls.”
Hollywood needs to be get ready for LaLa Ri because she is coming for her things.
Why do you think LaLa Ri should win the Fame Games of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars?