LaLa Ri is the stage name of LaRico Potts, a drag queen based in Atlanta, Georgia and a contestant on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag Name Origin

LaLa Ri is a play on her real first name, LaRico.

Track Record(s)

LaLa Ri
Season Competed: Season 13
Ranking: 10th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 5, 7)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 7

Memorable Quotes

Season 13

  • "Oh, whatcha say, whatcha say. LaLa Ri is here to slay!" (entrance quote)
  • "What's goin' on Wha hold on!"
  • "One plus one equals two, but carry the three minus the four bitch, that don't add up" (When the Siren goes off in the werkroom and its only her and Denali)
  • "Hold on, press pause!"
  • "♪ LaLa Ri, the stallion of drag, flew from the A to snatch thе bag. These girls will know I ain't no joke, watch my runways gag thеir throats. Dance, twirl, make Momma proud, the next supreme to the crown. Now let me tell you what y'all should do, make room for the queen of 13, boo. ♪" (verse in "ConDragulations")
  • "*licks fingers* Oh this is tasty girl" (In the Werk Room when the winners and losers group meet)
  • "I know Tamisha Iman from back in Atlanta... and that bitch like to fight!" (Referring to Kandy and Tamisha's altercation)
  • "Who cast this hoe?"
  • "I'm just gonna pray on it; Lord, bitch-- Not bitch. You know you're not a bitch, Lord. Lord, girl, can you please help me out, because I didn't come here to be a bottom bitch, so can you give me some type of strength or knowledge to surpass all of these next challenges? In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen."
  • "Oh my God, I just bobbed!"
  • "Well there goes Untucked for this week!" (During Kandy Muse vs Tamisha Iman Argument)
  • "Call me 'Big Dick Willy!'" (from an Instagram Live)
  • "Well I'm in the bottom, I'm in the bottom" (During Kandy Muse vs Tamisha Iman Argument)

Farewell Message

"Slay! Then save me a plate! Love yall! LaLa Ri!♡"

Trivia

  • LaLa got lots of help from Nicole Paige Brooks in the early beginnings of her drag career.
  • LaLa is Tamisha Iman's drag daughter, her fellow Season 13 contestant.
    • She claims that they had not spoken for a period of 2 years prior to filming.
    • Coincidentally, they won mini-challenges in back-to-back episodes and were eliminated back-to-back.
  • LaLa is the second contestant to compete against her drag mother.
  • LaLa calls her fanbase the LaLaRinas.
  • LaLa revealed that she has gained 20 pounds (9.07 kilograms) since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
  • LaLa's name yodel from RuPaul ("Do-Re-Mi, LaLa Ri") is a reference to solfège, as "Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do" is the basic scale generally taught to music theory learners.
  • She is Kennedy Davenport's drag cousin.
  • LaLa Ri won the first Mini Challenge of Season 13.
  • LaLa planned on playing Big Freedia for the Snatch Game, as said in her Whatcha Packin' interview
  • LaLa is the first contestant from the Season 13 lip sync premiere winners to be eliminated.
  • LaLa was the first Season 13 queen to lip sync for her life twice.
    • LaLa is also the latest queen in the franchise to be the first contestant of a season to lip sync for her life twice, with her second lip sync for her life being in Episode 7.
  • LaLa was awarded the first annual Golden Boot Award for having the worst look of the season (her "Bag Ball Eleganza" look).
  • LaLa was one of two queens officially named the lip sync assassins of Season 13 by RuPaul during the reunion episode, along with Denali.
    • LaLa and Denali were also the first pair of queens who both won and lost a lipsync against each other in the same season.

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