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When we initially ranked the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race season eight, we did so based purely on their introductory mini-interviews. But, as everyone knows, the season was taped months ago and queens talk, especially on Reddit. So we listened in on the conversations of die-hard Drag Race Redditors who took a closer look at the editing of the previous episodes and dug for every minor spoiler they could. They read the “T leaves” (as it were) and here’s their predictions for the top three queens:
Basically the money is on Bob and Kim Chi with a toss-up between Chi Chi and Thorgy.
Perhaps the most cogent analysis of what might happen comes from Redditor Taklit_MarionOn on r/rpdrtearanny/, who examines the way the previous episodes have been cut to determine who’ll make it to episode 10.
I think what will happen is that Acid leaving will shock the other queens, Derrick will fizzle, Bob will step it up, Chi Chi will keep up her drive, Thorgy might break down, Kim will grow hungrier for the win and Naomi and Robbie will fail to keep up.
I believe the top 3 will be Bob, Chi Chi and Kim Chi, unless Thorgy makes top 4. If she does make top 4 they might choose her over Chi Chi or Kim Chi and make the rivalry between Bob and Thorgy the biggest story of the season. I would love to see that happen. I’m curious to see if Bob and Thorgy will play into this storyline. Otherwise I think Chi Chi will remain the story of the season and has a good potential to win. She still has a lot of hurdles to overcome though and the competition is strong.
While not everyone agrees about the top three, it sounds like most people agree some combination of at least two of Bob, Chi Chi and Kim Chi will make the cut.