Yvie Oddly reveals favorite “Drag Race” lip-sync LaLaPaRuza moments: 'Spirit of Ciara entered her tiny white body'

The season 11 champion also teases her new book, "All About Yvie," and reveals which queen she wants to win season 16.

It takes a lot to impress one of the best lip-sync artists in RuPaul's Drag Race her-story — season 11 winner and All Stars 7 queen Yvie Oddly tells Entertainment Weekly the cast of season 16 sufficiently gooped and gagged her on Friday's special LaLaPaRuza reunion.

Yvie joins EW's Quick Drag podcast (below) for an interview that teases her upcoming memoir All About Yvie: Into the Oddity (out June 19), which will delve into her traumatic childhood, a love-hate relationship with Drag Race fans, and her gender journey, as well as feature what she calls "really juicy" interviews with some of her season 11 sisters, including Brooke Lynn Hytes and Silky Nutmeg Ganache. She also breaks down the best moments from the season 16 LaLaPaRuza — from Megami's googley-eyed duet with a hand puppet to Plasma relinquishing her olden spirit to channel the moves of Ciara — and reveals who she wants to win the whole season.

"Going in, I expected Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige to be in the [LaLaPaRuza] finale, and I expected Morphine [Love Dion] to be there with her," Yvie tells EW of the special episode, which welcomed all of season 16's eliminated queens back for the chance to lip-sync against each other for a $50,000 prize and the Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses title. "Somehow, my dreams really came true — I’m such a f---ing Megami stan. I was rooting for her to do better when she lip-synced against Mhi’ya going home."

Yvie explains that Megami gave her strong winner energy "from the jump," which eventually carried into the final battle with Morphine.

"I was like, okay, nevermind, f--- whatever my things were before, I want to see Megami go all the way. I think she slayed," Yvie continues, before reflecting on the night's only three-queen lip-sync between Mhi'ya, Plasma, and Xunami Muse. "The only other shocking thing for me is — and this is no hate, and definitely no love to either of the girls involved — but Plasma totally won her lip-sync, the three-way lip-sync. People can hate her little old granny wig and personality, but, bitch, she nailed an eight-count and gave me entertainment I wasn’t expecting."

When EW points out that fans online compared Plasma's moves to those of pop-R&B star Ciara, Yvie laughs and seems to agree: "She was," Yvie says. "The spirit of Ciara entered her tiny white body for eight whole counts, and she slammed it."

If anyone is qualified to judge Drag Race's lip-sync lightning rounds, it's Yvie, whose season 11 finale lip-sync to Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" shook America not only for her look (she wore multiple molds of her face on an elaborate headpiece) but for the gravity-defying backbend that seemingly secured her spot in the show's winner's circle.

Yvie previously saved herself from elimination in an all-time-great lip-sync against season 11 sister Brooke Lynn Hytes, after both bottom-two queens failed to impress the judges with Snatch Game performances as Whoopi Goldberg and Celine Dion, respectively — but still wowed Mama RuPaul enough with their joint lip-sync to Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" that she kept them both in the competition. She also served as the show's first-ever lip-sync assassin when the twist of returning lip-syncers was introduced in the All Stars 5 premire.

<p>MTV (2); Paramount+</p> Plasma; Yvie Oddly; Megami on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

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Plasma; Yvie Oddly; Megami on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Outside of lip-syncing, Yvie also knows a thing or two about snatching a crown, and shares with EW who she wants to see take the season 16 title on the April 19 finale.

"It’s been all over the place, but when we’re down to the nitty-gritty were talking about the person I have to see in posters and gigs near me, the person I might have to compete against in All Winners 37, I really want to see Nymphia [Wind] there. I think she’s immaculately talented, and we need to take somebody who’s that good at making clothes off the market. Never give her that time again. Make sure she’s too busy so that she’s ugly and at our level," Yvie jokes.

One thing she's not kidding about, though, is a potential return to the show.

"Yeah, I would totally go back for All Winners 37," Yvie — who already returned for the show's first-ever all-winners edition in 2022 — says. "I think, by then, they'll be ready to admit the fact that I’m legitimately one of the best drag queens that’s ever been on that show in every way — including Snatch Game!"

The RuPaul's Drag Race season 16 finale airs Friday at 8 p.m. on MTV. Listen to Yvie's full interview above.

All About Yvie: Into the Oddity is available for pre-order now.

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