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Darienne Lake, also known as Miss Darienne Lake, is the stage name of Greg Meyer,[1] an American drag performer from Rochester, New York and a contestant on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Darienne Lake
Season Competed Season 6
Ranking: 4th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 2, 7, 11)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 12

Drag Name Origin

{In August 3, 1990, Darienne met two drag queens who painted her face for the first time. Darienne wanted to be called Heather Sky, but they both told her that it didn't suit her. The queens then suggested Tracy Turnblad, a character from the 1988 film Hairspray portrayed by Ricki Lake since Darienne looked like her. She didn't want someone else's name so they suggested Darien Lake — Ricki Lake's love child with the amusement park between Rochester and Buffalo. She thought, "Well, I am two tons of fun," and spelled it as Miss Darienne Lake so she wouldn't get a cease and desist order. The "ne" was also more feminine, like Adrienne, but with the "a" and the "d" switched.[3][4]

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6

  • "They better widen the doorways and reinforce the runway, honey, because a BIG girl's in the house!"
  • "I'm Darienne Lake, I'm 24 years old, and I'm a compulsive liar."
  • "Some of the queens are pretty, I'm prettier. Some them are funny, I'm funnier, and some of them are big, but I'm bigger."
  • "Get me the firing squad, I'm ready." (before lipsyncing)
  • "This is what you paid for, and I'm giving you extra." (while lipsyncing against Magnolia Crawford)
  • "YOUR MOTHER DARNS SOCKS IN HELL!"
  • "Sometimes I think the only thing that's keeping this couch from tilting over from my fat ass is your big fucking ego." (to Bianca Del Rio)
  • "Some of DeLa's wins have boosted the size of her head. Hope she doesn't tip over."
  • "When I think 90s rap girl, my first thought doesn't go to DeLa..."
  • "Do you think they paired us up because they thought, 'Oh, Darienne's got a big body and Ben's got a big head'?"
  • "This body seats six. I got a lot of ass, it takes a while to find the seat."
  • "Adore Delano - I'm going to say this very slowly so you can understand... you're dumb." (Reading is Fundamental)
  • "Miss BenDeLaCreme, you remind me of a Russian doll - full of yourself." (Reading is Fundamental)
  • "Milk, your beauty and fashion is listed right on the side of your carton - under 'missing'".
  • "I'm sweating like two rats humping in a wool sock right now." (as Paula Deen)
  • "She's a real keeper, as in keep her in a cage." (as Paula Deen)
  • "I'm ready for a fried baloney sandwich myself!" (as Paula Deen)
  • "I'm gonna give you more queen per pound."
  • "Big girl, why you all in bare feet walking down the dirty city street? Keep your shoes on, honey, to make that money. 'Cause your toenail dragging, and that sure ain't funny." (verse in Oh No She Better Don't)

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