As I said in last week’s mini-post, Bianca del Rio has moved from 3rd place to 2nd place in RuPaul’s Twitter Race. Courtney Act and Adore Delano had an advantage at the beginning of this race, given their appearances on American Idol. While Bianca has not yet taken first place, she is consistently not only gaining the most followers each week, but the highest gain relative to her existing base.
Adore, the winner of this week’s challenge, gained significantly more followers this week than previous weeks (3,700 relative to 2,400 for episodes 4 and 5). It helps that people are falling in love with the rapport between Adore and Bianca, and I imagine this will help both of them over the course of the show. Puh-leeze let this continue to be the plot line, as opposed to the childish bullying from seasons 4 and 5.
Joslyn Fox has risen from 10th place to 9th place. She was in 12th place at the beginning of the show. Way to go, cutiepants! I <3 Joslyn Fox so much. #darkhorse #misscongeniality
One thing I haven’t mentioned in past posts is Laganja’s standing. She has dropped from 7th place to 10th place since episode 2. She has gained about 300-500 followers a week, similar to eliminated queens Kelly Mantle, Magnolia Crawford, and Vivacious.
This was not the best episode for DeLa and Milk, but their Twitter following continues to blossom.
And now, the numbers…
Total Followers (as of 4/3/14)
- Courtney Act (28,500) still has the most followers.
- Bianca del Rio (23,200) lags behind by 5,300 followers. She gained 4,600 followers in one week, whereas Courtney Act gained 2,300 followers. At this rate Bianca could surpass Courtney by the end of the show.
- Adore Delano (22,700) is still neck and neck with Bianca (23,200).
- BenDeLaCreme (15,700) and Milk (15,300) are in what I consider the second tier of followers.
- The rest of the queens have fewer than 10,000 followers.
Increase in Followers (#)
- As I stated above, Bianca (4,600) has gained the most followers, followed closely by Adore Delano (3,700). Let the mother-daughter (stepmother-foster child) plot continue! Hugs all around.
- Courtney Act (2,300), BenDeLaCreme (2,200) and Milk (2,000) continue to gain a hearty following, but fall into the second tier.
- Joslyn Fox (1,332) has done well, especially relative to her total number of followers.
- The rest of the queens gained fewer than 1,000 followers each.
Increase in Followers (%)
- Bianca del Rio (25% increase) gained the most followers relative to her existing fan base.
- Joslyn Fox is in second place, with a 21% increase in followers.
- Adore is still doing well, with a 19% increase in followers.
- DeLa (+16%), Milk (+15%), and Trinity (+14%) continue to build a fan base at a steady rate. Trinity still holds 13th place, but with 721 new followers, has significantly increased her relative following.