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BenDeLaCreme, often referred to as BenDeLa or DeLa, is an American drag performer from Seattle, Washington. DeLa is well known for being a contestant on Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She finished in 5th place and was voted Miss Congeniality by fans. DeLa also competed on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, becoming the first queen in the show's herstory to win five challenges in a single season. She controversially chose to eliminate herself in place of one of her competitors in Episode 6.

Drag Name Origin[]

BenDeLaCreme started off with a completely different drag name. She has previously performed under the name Teena Angst. Eventually she changed it to BenDeLaCreme. The name combines her real name, Ben, and is a play on the phrase "Creme De La Creme," which means, "best of the best."[citation needed]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 6 USA All Stars
Season 3
Ranking: 5th Place
(Miss Congeniality)
6th Place
(Quit)
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 1, 5) 5 (Eps. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 4, 9) 1 (Ep. 1)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 4) 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 7, 11) 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 11 Episode 6

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6[]

  • "Hi everybody! It's me, BenDeLaCreme!" (Entrance quote)
  • "DeLa for short, De for shorter, Ms. Creme if you're nasty!"
  • “This is DeLa to the Crem-a, I'm the fatal femme. But I got the candy coating, so they call me Creminem. That's cream au français, voulez want to couche? I back four fly ladies who will be coming your way.” (verse in Oh No She Better Don't)
  • "Can you imagine such a thing? ha!" (as Maggie Smith in the Snatch Game)
  • "EXCUSE ME?! We originated the language!" (to Nicki Minaj as Maggie Smith in the Snatch Game)
  • "Bianca's hard to imitate because I don't listen to her."
  • "Don't fear the drag queen, fear the devil inside the drag queen."
  • "ADORE'S AN IDIOT, DELA HAS A STUPID VOICE, SANTINO'S ASSHOLE IS LOOSE!" (as Bianca Del Rio puppet)
  • "Barf."
  • "I'M NOT GOING HOME" (To Darienne Lake in Untucked, Episode 8)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3[]

  • "So sweet! YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT HIT YOU." (Promo)
  • "Hi everyone! It's me, BenDeLaCreme! ...Again." (Entrance quote)
  • "Circle gets the square!" (as Paul Lynde in the Snatch Game)
  • "Sweetheart, none of these queens are gonna do you!" (as Paul Lynde in the Snatch Game)
  • "I said, I cocktail weenie! 'Cause it's to scale!" (As Paul Lynde in the Snatch Game)
  • “It's a kinda crappy world, and it sucks. There's bigotry, the GOP and misplaced tucks. So smear your lipstick on in the shape of a smile. If you hate it, fake it, make it into something less vile.” (verse in Drag Up Your Life)
  • "Thanks for letting me be my kind of winner."
  • "I'm going home."

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 Looks[]

External Links[]

References[]

  1. Post by bendelacreme | Instagram — September 24, 2023

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