11s, 11s, 11s across the board!
Ladies and gentlemen, information technology’due south fourth dimension to outset your mothertucking engines (again), considering VH1 has unveiled the official bandage list for the highly-anticipated eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Aquaria and Adam Rippon just revealed which hunties will sashay, shantay and panther on the rails on VH1’s YouTube account, and heeeeeeeennies, we are so ready to gag on all this eleganza!
Check out all 15 queens beneath and run across which contestants are linked to old Drag Race royalty…
A’Keria C. Davenport (xxx) – Garland, Texas
Texan queen A’keria C. Davenport is ready to slay this competition – officially. The performer is the recipient of Miss Blackness Universe and Miss International Vogue, and boasts Drag Race All Stars 3 runner-up Kennedy Davenport and the late Sahara Davenport as her drag aunts, and fellow contestant Dear as her cousin. She refers to herself equally “The Ruler”, so nosotros can’t wait to see what this queen comes up with.
Ariel Versace (26) – Cherry-red Loma, NJ
Not many queens have a massive online presence before they’re announced for Elevate Race. Ariel Versace, however, currently has 120k followers on Instagram and is known by drag fans for her YouTube makeup tutorials and colourful array of wigs. Except some sickening lewks from this New Jersey fish.
Brooke Lynn Hytes (32) – Nashville, Tennessee
Brooke Lynn Hytes is the kickoff Canadian queen to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race – can y’all believe information technology’south taken this long? The performer previously won the championship of Miss Continental and was a professional ballerina for over ten years, and is a very practiced squirrel friend of Kameron Michaels, so nosotros’re expecting her toservein a lip-sync. Nevertheless, she isn’t adept in the fine art of blind darts, so she might struggle. Bless her.
Honey Davenport (32) – New York
Another Davenport! NYC-based performer Honey is the elevate mother of Monét X Change, niece of Kennedy and Sahara, cousin of fellow contestant A’Keria, and was also raised past Manila Luzon. She’south a respected performer in the NYC drag scene and is best known for her high-energy lip-syncs and numerous pageant wins. Honey also acted in off-Broadway shows such every bit The Orion Feel and For The Love of Dearest, so we have a feeling she’ll be the one to beat. Fun fact – she used to exist a backup dancer for Peppermint.
Kahanna Montrese (25) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Like nosotros said above, several of these queens have connections to legendary Drag Race alumni. So far we’ve had family unit members of Monét, Kennedy, Sahara and at present, we have a Montrese! If Kahanna’s lip-sync abilities are anything like her mother Coco’s, she’ll be the assassin of season 11.
Merecedes Iman Diamond (31) – Minneapolis
Yas dearest! Mercedes Iman Diamond is the show’s starting time always Muslim contestant, and is a forcefulness to exist reckoned with due to her various pageant wins at Miss Gay 90’s and Miss City of the Lakes, likewise every bit serving as 2d alternate to Miss Minnesota Continental. Mercedes says she’s going to give us “everything” this season. We are ready beloved!
Nina West (39) – Columbus, Ohio
Nina West is one of the most well-known elevate performers in the United states of america. Like, hello? She was the first queen Adam Rippon ever saw live. The drag veteran – who finally got on Drag Race with her 9th audition – is an actress, activist and performance artist, and is all-time known for her old school camp artful, which we’ve not seen much of over the years, and so we’re excited to come across what she brings to the main phase.
Plastique Tiara (21) – Southlake, Texas
Plastique Tiara is 1 of the most followed not-Drag Race queens on Instagram, with over 228k followers. The self-described “Asian Barbie” is a member of the Haus of Edwards, and is renowned for her makeup skills and lewks. However, she’s been taken in by Alyssa, so this queen is also a performah! Volition she gag us like her mother?
Ra’jah O’Hara (33) – Dallas, Texas
No, Ra’jah has no relation to Phi Phi, Eureka or Asia. But… she issome otherlink to the Davenport sisterhood, with fellow flavor 11 queen A’keria referring to Ra’jah as her “big sister”. Like previous contestants Kennedy, Alyssa and Asia, she’s been crowned Miss Texas FFI, so she has some big boots to fill…
Cerise Green-eyed (26) – Brooklyn, New York
Scarlet Envy is a staple in the New York drag scene and plant her calling as a queen not long after she graduated from NYC’south Style Found of Applied science. She one time referred to herself as “the cheapest lady with the highest cost tag”, and said she’d rather see “RuPaul’s lashes than a Kardashian’due south ass”. Scarlet says she wanted to be on Drag Race to “change the world”.
Shuga Cain (40) – New York
Shuga Cain is known in the elevate community for her gag-worthy live performances and eye-popping aesthetic. She is a sometime triathlete and has won Bob the Elevate Queen’s contest, Miss Expect Queen, and her drag name comes from her sweet molar. Oh, and she’southward a professional baker, so at that place’south that as well.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache (28) – Chicago, Illinois
Ooh honey, merely like her season 11 sisters, Silky Nutmeg Ganache has an impressive amount of titles in her repertoire: Miss Latina Continental Plus, Miss Unlimited Newcomer and Miss Gay Indiana University. We wait her to scoop any music-related challenges because this queen has a degree in music…
Soju (27) – Chicago, Illinois
This Illinois queen is known for her striking YouTube series, Shot With Soju, which sees the performer interviewing several drag contestants throughout Drag Race HERstory. Another fun fact for y’all all: She’s a blackbelt in taekwondo.
Yvie Oddly (24) – Denver, Colorado
Known for her advanced fashion of drag, irreverent sense of humor and piercing chortle, Yvie Oddly is a formidable performer in the elevate scene. She likes to show audition members “something they may take never seen before”, and then if she ever has the chance to lip sync, nosotros’re expecting a testify.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
(26) – Tampa, Florida
Miss Vanjie is back! The legendary contestant was voted off in the first episode of season 10, but she is dorsum, Shangela-style, and she is ready to conquer this mother-tucking contest. Will she make it farther than 14th place this time?
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