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LaLa Ri is the stage name of LaRico Potts,[1] a drag queen based in Atlanta, Georgia and a contestant on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, who placed 10th and was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow queens.

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
Miss Congeniality
Golden Boot Award
Lip-Sync Assassin
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

RuPaul's Drag Race 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 Werk Room and its only her and Denali)
  • "Hold on, press pause!"
  • "I'm gonna give y'all the LaLa Ri experience!"
  • "♪ LaLa Ri, the saint 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 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 the Kandy Muse vs Tamisha Iman argument)
  • "Well I'm in the bottom, I'm in the bottom" (during the Kandy Muse vs Tamisha Iman argument)

Farewell Message

"Slay! Then save me a plate! Love y'all! LaLa Ri!♡"


  • LaLa is Tamisha Iman's drag daughter, her fellow Season 13 contestant, making them the second pair of drag family to compete against each other on the same season. (Kennedy Davenport and Chi Chi DeVayne of All Stars 3 being the first.)
    • She claims that they had not spoken for a period of two years prior to filming.
      • Coincidentally, they won mini-challenges in back-to-back episodes and were eliminated back-to-back.
  • LaLa is Kennedy Davenport's drag cousin.
    • Interestingly, both of them received the title of Lip-Sync Assassin.
  • LaLa calls her fanbase the LaLaRinas.
  • LaLa revealed during Season 13 that ...
    • ... she had gained 20 pounds (9.07 kilograms) since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
    • ... got lots of help from Nicole Paige Brooks in the early beginnings of her drag career.
    • ... she was a leotard queen before coming to the show.
    • ... she can't sew and tried a sewing lesson once before coming to the show.
    • ... her drag mother, Tamisha Iman, was the first person to put her in drag.
    • ... she planned on playing Big Freedia for the Snatch Game, as said in her Whatcha Packin' interview
  • 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.
  • LaLa is the first contestant ...
    • ... to compete against her drag mother, Tamisha Iman.
    • ... from the "Winner's Circle" of Season 13 to be eliminated.
    • ... from the "Winner's Circle" to send home a Pork Chop queen, Joey Jay.
    • ... from Season 13 to win a Mini Challenge.
    • ... from Season 13 queen to lip-sync for her life twice.
      • She 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 happen at her sixth competitive episode.
    • ... to be awarded the first annual Golden Boot Award for having the worst look of the season being her "Bag Ball Eleganza" look.
    • ... along with Denali, to be officially named the lip-sync assassins of their season by RuPaul during the reunion episode.
      • LaLa and Denali were also the first pair of queens who both won and lost a lip-sync against each other in the same season.
    • ... and so far, the only queen to receive three titles in a single season, the Golden Bootee, her season's Lip-Sync Assassin along with Denali, and Miss Congeniality.
  • LaLa is tied with Cynthia Lee Fontaine as the lowest placing Miss Congeniality, both placing 10th.
    • She is also the lowest placing officially casted Lip-Sync Assassin.
    • She is also the second Miss Congeniality to be officially casted as a Lip-Sync Assassin, after Monét X Change.
  • LaLa is the fourth queen to received the title of Miss Congeniality without winning a Maxi Challenge on her original season after Pandora Boxx, Cynthia Lee Fontaine and Monét X Change.
  • Although the Season 13 queens' votes for Miss Congeniality were not revealed (like with Season 11 and Season 12), Gottmik, Kandy Muse, and Symone all revealed in the Top 4 Live Finale Reaction video that they voted for LaLa.


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Looks

Social Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Get to know Atlanta queen LaLa Ri on eve of ‘Drag Race’ debut | Projefct Q Atlanta — December 31, 2020