Season 6, Episode 6: Oh No She Betta Don’t

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bianca is in second place!

As I predicted, Bianca del Rio is now in 2nd place in RuPaul’s Twitter Race.

And here is my unscientific prediction about the order of eliminations:
Trinity, Darienne, Laganja, Joslyn, Courtney. Top 3 will be DeLa, Bianca and Adore.

It’s neck and neck for Darienne and Laganja, but Darienne’s fashion isn’t as interesting and Laganja can lip sync.

Also, I’m not sure about having 3 comedy queens in the top. Courtney could replace Adore or DeLa, but Ru giggles so much when Adore speaks! And DeLa has won two challenges!

Season 6, Episode 5: Snatch Game

Ooh, it’s the Snatch Game! This year, the queens took a note from Jinkx Monsoon (Seattle queens rule) and were prepared for the game. And my oh my, it was the tightest snatch ever.

While we are seeing some interesting and predictable shifts after this episode, we don’t see the dramatic changes that happened after episode 4. I wonder if there will be a plateau in their twitter followers after the next few episodes.

Bianca del Rio, who captivated the audience with her Judge Judy, continues to gather more fans than the other queens, measured by the sheer number of followers gained (3,700) as well as the percent increase in followers (20%). While her popularity continues to burgeon, she has not yet surpassed established Idols Courtney Act and Adore Delano, in 1st and 2nd place, respectively. I predict that Bianca del Rio will be in 2nd place after episode 6, since she only lags behind Adore by 400 followers.

Dreamboat BenDeLaCreme, the winner of the Snatch Game (#TemeCreme!) has moved from 5th to 4th place, now leading Milk by about 200 followers. Team Half & Half are neck & neck. BTW, I’m biased and I am not ashamed to say it. If this were your Christmas tradition every year you would be rooting for DeLa, too.

Joslyn Fox (Hello, Miss Congeniality) continues to make an impression on the RPDR audience and has jumped from 12th place to 10th place. She only has 6,271 followers compared to Courtney’s 26,200, but she has doubled her followers since episode 2. Joslyn Fox reminds me of my high school friend Piper-Lori Parker, who pretended she was dumb but you slowly discovered she was the smartest person in the room and finally realized you were the one making an a$$ of yourself. #cumin #whoreses

Trinity K. Bonet was in last place after episode 2, but surpassed Magnolia Crawford in episode 3. While she is still in 13th place she increased her followers by 14%, likely due to revealing her HIV status. I hope Trinity sticks around long enough for us to get to know her. I kinda want to give her a big hug. (While we’re at it, no one in Seattle knows this Magnolia Crawford character. I think she’s from Renton or something.)

G-G-G-Gia, this week’s eliminated queen, did not get the spike in followers that April Carrion received when she was eliminated. Gia’s followers increased by 10%, compared to April’s 26% increase after episode 4.

And now, the numbers…

Total Followers (as of 3/27/14)

  • Courtney Act (26,200) and Adore Delano (19,000) still lead with the highest number of followers.
  • Bianca del Rio (18,600) is so close behind Adore that she can tug on the back of her wig. I predict that she will pass Adore and hold 2nd place next week.
  • BenDeLaCreme (13,500) has moved from 5th place to 4th place, beating Milk (13,100) by a slim margin.
  • Joslyn Fox (6,271) has moved from 12th place to 10th place. Kelly Mantle moved from 10th place to 12th place.


Increase in Followers (#)

  • Bianca del Rio (3,700 increase) continues to gain the most followers each episode.
  • Adore Delano (2,400 increase) is in 2nd place, with BenDeLaCreme (2,300) close behind.
  • Courtney Act (2,000) keeps on keepin’ on.
  • Joslyn Fox (990) did not gain as many followers as she did in episode 4 (1,457), but she is in 6th place for the increase in followers.

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Increase in Followers (%)

  • Bianca del Rio saw a 20% increase in followers, followed by BenDeLaCreme (17%) and Joslyn Fox (16%).
  • Trinity Bonet increased followers by 14%, and Adore Delano increased by 13%.
  • Unlike April Carrion, who saw a 26% increase in followers after her elimination, Gia Gunn only gained 10% new followers.

S6E5 Followers Percent

Season 6, Episode 4: Shade the Rusical

Bianca is leading the pack in terms of total followers, the number of new followers, and the relative increase in followers. My squishy data suggests that Bianca might deserve to be the next superstar.

Our seasoned musical theatre queens Courtney Act, Adore Delano, and BenDeLaCreme shined in this episode. They each acquired 2,500 new followers. Milk also got 2,500 new fans. Is it because Milk-Man is pretty? Because his acting skills did not reel in the followers.

This episode made me excited about Joslyn Fox, and I think I’m not the only one. She still ranks 12th in terms of total followers, but she had a 38% increase in followers this week! This episode highlighted her wit and communication skills, making me wonder if she’s not so ditzy after all. First of all, she threw a zinger at Bianca.

Joslyn: “I’m the butch queen.” RuPaul: “You’re the butch queen? Where you gonna draw your inspiration?” Joslyn: “Bianca Del Rio.”

Then, she told Gia, “You’re not ignorant, but you’re being ignorant.” She got some serious Miss Congeniality points there. I mean, Gia is ignorant about… everything. Tony Awards? DeLorean? Come ON.

Our sweet April Carrion got eliminated this week. She is the Vivienne Pinay of Season 6: super adorable but not competitive and confident enough to last long. I am sad to see her go, and I’m not the only one.  She had 1,500 new followers this week.

And now, the numbers…

Total Followers

  • Courtney Act (24,200) and Adore Delano (16,600) are still in the lead, riding on their fame on American/Australian Idol
  • Bianca del Rio (14,900) is quickly catching up with Adore Delano, having had 8,700 followers after episode 2
  • Milk and BenDeLaCreme have broken the 10,000 follower mark this week.

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Increase in Followers (by Number)

  • Bianca del Rio has acquired almost 4,000 new followers after the Rusical.
  • Courtney Act, BenDeLaCreme, Adore Delano, and Milk have acquired about 2,500 new followers.
  • April Carrion gathered 1,500 new followers after her elimination.

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Increase in Followers (by Percentage)

  • Joslyn Fox only has about 5,000 followers total, but she leads in the relative number of fans acquired. Her Twitter fans increased by 38% this week.
  • Bianca del Rio increased her followers by 35%.

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Season 6, Episode 3: Scream Queens


  • Bianca del Rio shows the most significant increase in the number of followers (2,300) and the relative increase in followers (26%). If I had to predict the winner today, I would have to choose Bianca.
  • Courtney Act and Adore Delano have significantly more followers than the rest of the queens, due to their participation in American/Australian Idol.

Twitter Followers (Total)

  • Courtney Act and Adore Delano have significantly more Twitter followers than their counterparts.
  • Gia Gunn has moved up, from the #8 spot to #7.
  • April Carrion has moved up, from the #10 spot to #9.
  • Laganja has moved down, from the #7 spot to #8.
  • Kelly Mantle has moved down, from the #9 spot to #10.

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Increase in Followers (Number of Fans)

  • Bianca del Rio is in the lead, with almost 2,300 new fans.
  • Courtney Act and Milk are in 2nd and 3rd place, with about 1,500 new followers.

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Increase in Followers (%)

  • Bianca del Rio has a 26% increase in followers.
  • Milk has a 19% increase in followers.
  • Several queens have gained about a 15% increase in followers, including Vivacious, Joslyn, DeLa, April and Trinity.

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