A Lip Sync Massacre on This Week’s ‘Drag Race’ Leads to a Top Five

Last week, after numerous trips to the bottom and on her fourth lip sync, the Queen of Flips, Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige, was finally sent packing by Morphine Love Dion. But rather than dwell on Mhi’ya, Q spends most of this week’s episode dwelling on the fact she lost to Sapphira Cristal, whose win was “undeserved.”

Carrying that bad juju into a new week, the top six queens were paired up to compete in a comedic home renovation show called “Bathroom Hunties.” It was the second odd ball challenge in a row, with the drag queens awkwardly escorting Carson Kressley and Michelle Visage (doing half-assed German accents) through their newly designed restrooms as a way to shout out gender-inclusive bathrooms.

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After enduring the mostly dull bathroom renos, the queens walked the runway in “Chain Reaction” lewks (aka outfits with chains on them but surprisingly, very little chain mail was involved). The bottom two “competed” in one of the most merciless blowouts in Drag Race herstory, and one more queen was sent home.

Here’s everything that went down on Season 16 Episode 12:

Who was eliminated in the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Episode 12?



The producers did Dawn DIRTY in this week’s lip sync, and I mean DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRTTTTTTTYYYYYYYYYY. Dawn began the episode by reminding viewers that her and Morphine were the only winless queens left in the competition, which set up their eventual face off after both were swallowed by larger personalities in the bathroom challenge. However, to select “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion as the lip sync song for Dawn and Morphine is just BRUTAL. Not only have Dawn’s dancing skills been the butt of jokes throughout the season, but now she has to perform a rap song in a floor-length gown with chains hanging in front of her face? Meanwhile Morphine (who has already sent home both Xunami Muse and Mhi’ya) and has spent the whole season flaunting her BBL gets to rap with her ass cheeks hanging out. The moment the first note dropped, Dawn should have hopped the golf cart back to the Werk Room to start packing. It was a complete and total slaughter, the likes of which we haven’t seen in recent years.

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Who won Episode 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16?


Plane Jane and Sapphira Cristal

The pair of this season’s front runners just edged a bit closer to that crown with the dual win this week. This serves as the third win for Plane Jane and the fourth (third in a row) for Sapphira. Plane and Sapphira are easily the most comedic queens remaining and pairing them together allowed them to cruise to an easy win. With Morphine in the bottom week after week, Q losing her mind and Nymphia failing to perform in anything other than fashion challenges, it really is shaping up to be a two-queen race rather quickly.

Which queens are left on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16?

We’re 12 episodes in, and over half the competition has been eliminated. Five queens, however, remain in the hunt for the win. They are:

Morphine Love Dion

Nymphia Wind

Plane Jane


Sapphira Cristal

Next, Everything You Need to Know About RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16

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This story was originally published March 22, 2024, 8:30 PM.

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