We Ranked Our Favorite 17 Looks By Latina Queens From Best To Bestest
“Rupaul’s Drag Race” has established itself as one of the best and most empowering reality shows. Throughout its normal and special seasons, Latina queens have wowed us with their sense of fashion, their self-confidence and the way they wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their glitter-covered personas have captivated us and made us appreciate inner and outer beauty and the courage that it takes to be who you really are.
So, without further ado, here’s our Top 17 of the most mágico, cómico and musical outfits worn by Latino reinas throughout more than a decade of glam attacks.
17. Adore Delano and her Lady Marmalade throwback to the early 2000s
We could see her in the classic musical Moulin Rouge! being fab and dancing her heart out. Her pink wig was a total heart-stopper, with shades of Christina Aguilera. That black leather skirt caressing her hips is just the stuff that wet dreams are made of.
16. Cynthia Lee Fontaine as cowgirl rollerblade mamacita
Be bold, be brave, don’t second-guess mixing styles. If you wanna evoke Westerns and the disco years, why not wear a cute hat and a wig to make every queen jealous? She was giving us some 1970s roller disco Dallas realness.
15. Ginger Minj as an even weirder version of Sia
Back rolls be damned! She is fierce, she is fiery, she is weird and she knows it. She reminded us of Sia’s wonderful weirdness. A testament to self-expression.
14. Jessica Wild as a BDSM leather fetish princess
This outfit sure made more than one supermacho straight guy question his carnality. She was totally sexy in this tender dominatrix outfit that looked both womanly and dangerous.
13. Miss Bianca Del Rio as a gorgeous queen catrina
Body-Ody-Ody looking fine! Light and dark, night and day, cuteness and mystery. This outfit had it all and Bianca looked like a real Dolores Del Rio lookalike and showed that drag is art and art is drag.
12. Kandy Ho going all 1980s Cuban Miami, guapa
Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve & Talent to spare! Part Latino hot MILF, part throwback to the crazy Miami party scene of the 1980s. Jane Fonda would be proud and that necklace just hugged her neck like a lascivious reptile. Caliente!
11. Lyneisha Sparx giving us a vibe of “Memoir of a Geisha”
OK, she might be guilty of cultural appropriation, but this consummate sexy bomb looked like a good Bennetton ad with her Chinese fan, Japanese headdress, and delicious caramel complexion. Yummy.
10. Madame LaQueer with her emo cheerleader animal print extravaganza
She looked like every teenage girl in the 1990s: confused, fierce and listening to emo bands. We love the pompons on her shoulders and the super brave move to combine flower patterns and animal print. It is a jungle out there.
9. Monica Beverly Hillz as a high heels amazon goddess
Just look at her. She is a perfect testament to female perfection. That golden outfit is not discreet, that’s for sure, but it isn’t over the top either. Think Naomi Campbell, think Iman, think Grace Jones and all proud women of color before her. We just can’t get over those bold heels.
8. Naysha Lopez as a 1990s Nokia luxury mobile phone
Chicken Cutlets working their magic! She needs to be brave to wear this super revealing tight outfit that really looks like a vintage mobile phone. Can we dial your number, honey? Cuidado con las manos!
7. Beyonce? Oh, its Roxxxy Andrews!
That look makes us say: “That just flooded my basement!”. What a stare into infinity and beyond. What a way to trick the eye to what looks like skin but is really part of the outfit. Give us some Lemonade to quench our thirst for you, diosa color de cacao! She is an urban guerrera del Amazonas.
6. Valentina and those chic Carmen Miranda vibes
Honey Mahogany Dress galore! This outfit was elegant and cute at once, which is what femininity is all about. It is just the right dose of Latino with a Marilyn air to it as well. Totally Valentina, the ruler of all that is glamoroso. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
5. Violet Chakchi going full Dita Von Teese on us
What a gorgeous glamazon, chiquita hermosa. Burlesque vibes all around. Totally dominating the stage with those sexy leather accessories and that pin-up girl sassiness. The pale skin and dark hair make for a beautiful and dramatic contrast. Showtime! She would also be a fantastic Sally Bowles in a revival of Cabaret. Call the producers, pero a la de ya!
4. Alexis Mateo and her cosplay manga anime locura
She made us think of all the sexy anime characters of years gone by, but with a fresh and slightly wild touch. That cleavage is deeper than anyone’s wildest desires and the net gloves give it a very early Madonna feel. Simple, yet nostalgic and amazing. We are sure she could release a very successful line for divas everywhere, East and West.
3. Nina Flowers and her Annie Lennox-David Bowie-Sci-fi supercrazy futuristic look… slay queen!
Talk about a powerful and imposing figure. Those futuristic spikes look menacing and remind us, at the same time, of ancient civilizations like Egypt and gorgeous women like Cleopatra and Nefertiti. Nina bridged past and present with style and boldness. All hail the almost-queen!
2. And the fav runner-up is… Bianca Del Rio channeling every single Disney villana
Not Today Satan, Not Today! Funny and iconic: that is how we can define this outfit worn by Bianca, one of our faves. She is bitchy and romantic, with a great sense of humor but zero patience for BS. She is Cruella De Ville and Ursula, but in a good way.
1. And the gorge winner is…. Adore Delano in bridal
Adore got into our hearts and minds wearing this bridal lacey outfit that let her be fabulous. That veil is like soft mist falling over a cosmopolitan city. The look says girl’s night out and humping honeymoon at the same time. It was quite a symbolic decision as well, given the tribulations that LGBT communities around the world face when it comes to the right to just do whatever the hell they want. Good on you, girl, we adore Adore!