How Would These 8 Lady Gaga Looks Fare on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?

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Lady GaGa poses in the press room during Z100's Jingle Ball
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You know that bemused feeling you get when you see a new queen who is still working out her style? That’s a totally universal thing we’ve all experienced, right? Well, that’s the kind of feedback Gaga’s early geometric “LoveGame”-era ensemble would probably get.

In a post-Kim Chi world, this one might have Gaga lip-syncing for her life.

Lady Gaga attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala
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Gaga’s peacock-inspired kimono by Alexander Wang would certainly get points for construction, but could its audacious proportions make up for its somber color palette? Tough to say, but we doubt something this striking would land her anywhere near the bottom three.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
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This baroque cacophony of prints, colors and textures courtesy of Alexander McQueen (who else?) is for sure a top three look. Shante, you stay!

Lady Gaga dressed as 'Jo Calderone,' winner of Best Female Video Award and Best Video with a Message Award for 'Born This Way' poses in the press room during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
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We’re sure someone, somewhere wants to see a Drag Race mini season with just drag kings. But still, we cannot envision Michelle Visage getting particularly enthused about Gaga’s “Jo Calderone” persona.

Lady Gaga performs at the Lady Gaga and the launch of V61
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The hair halo gives us life for sure, but the rest of this crimson lace outfit looks a little too much like a cheap sex shop body stocking—or the boring lingerie looks Naomi Smalls took so much heat for in Season 8.

Musician Lady Gaga performs onstage at the launch of VEVO
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Shante, she stays—we guess—thanks to this beautifully constructed if underwhelming gown. That makeup and hair though…Queen, please!

Lady Gaga performs during Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show in 2017
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The glittery echo of her Monster Ball Tour leotard Gaga wore at Super Bowl LI might provoke certain judges to say she’s repeating herself. She looks flawless, but as the competition heats up this look might not be enough to keep her out of the bottom two and lip syncing FOR HER LIFE!

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Viewing H&M Holiday Campaign In Times Square
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Head-to-toe red leather and a lounge singer legend as a living accessory? Shante, she stays.

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Lady Gaga may have given the wider sports-watching world a hell of a show at Super Bowl LI this year—a little Halftime spectacle we’ve come to think of as the Joanne Monster Ball Bowl—but this spring, she’ll be playing to her base. When RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for its ninth season premiere in March, Mother Monster will be on hand give the queens some major inspiration.

Lord knows, Gaga has taken her own share of inspiration from drag queens—from the Kermit the Frog coat to the infamous meat dress. So in the spirit of fair play, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the diva’s eye-popping looks and speculate wildly about how they would fare on the Drag Race runway.