Warning: This post contains spoilers from tonight’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4!
With just eight queens left in the race, one more fierce fashionista was just cut from the competition. Gia Gunn was eliminated in tonight’s third episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 after Manila Luzon defeated Trinity the Tuck in an all-out lip-synch battle to Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.”
After a failed attempt to secure Caitlyn Jenner as her Snatch Game character (that title went to Trinity), Gia took on Cardi B’s nail tech Jenny Bui. Her performance left a lot to be desired, and the embarrassing impression turned into an almost showstopping distraction for Latrice Royale. Though Gia claimed she wasn’t trying to step on anyone’s toes, the rest of the queens felt she was borderline steamrolling the flow of the segment.
Thus, Gia and Valentina landed themselves a spot in the bottom two. After earning a spot in the top, Manila spoke to Trinity about possibly saving Gia in lieu of sending home a fierce competitor. Valentina was docked for her Snatch Game performance as Eartha Kitt in addition to her nude body-length outfit that the judges claimed didn’t fit her right. While Manila did ultimately decide to save Valentina, Trinity had already divulged Manila’s potentially-shady game move to Valentina, causing Valentina to sidestep a deal Manila offered her. Could this mean future drama down the line? Let’s certainly hope so.
Gia, on the other hand, was all up in it last week, rehashing personal drama between her and last week’s eliminated queen Farrah Moan. Farrah accused Gia of forcing storylines, which to be honest, wasn’t a good look for Gia and seemed kind of thirsty.
Gia formerly competed on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race where she finished in 10th place. She was known for her extravagant voguing, spontaneous catchphrases and reads, her feminine style of drag, and her friendship with fellow castmate Laganja Estranja. The Chicago native also appeared on the second season of the Chilean Reality competition series The Switch Drag Race where she finished as a Runner-Up.
In 2016, Gia was featured on Alaska‘s song “Stun,” and in 2018 Gia released her own second single called “#LaChinaMasLatina.” In the music video, Gia is featured in drag versions of traditional Japanese, Latino, and hip-hop costumes as she and Alaska travel from Japan to LA. Also this year, Gia released a web series on her YouTube channel entitled 30 Days in Transition, which documents parts of her transition as a transgender woman. It was also announced that she’ll star in an internet documentary series by WOWPresents following her life as a trans person and drag queen. That series will be called Follow Me: Gia Gunn and a teaser trailer was released this past summer.
Gia, we will miss you for your theatrics, your shade, and all the drama you kept brewing up. Now…sashay away.