Gentlemen (and Ladies), start your engines, it’s time for a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. VH1 is currently airing the most recent All Stars season (4) and today the show’s official twitter already announced the queens who will be sashaying and shantaying in the coming season for which no premiere date has been announced yet.
Currently reigning Drag Superstar and season 10 winner Aquaria announced the contestants today and while most of the cast has been predicted by the fans on Reddit, the excitement for the show doesn’t seem to ebb. Over the past two years, Drag Race has grown to a world-wide phenomenon, with two seasons (one regular, one All Stars) airing each year, various tours, events and conventions.
The first queen in the new line-up is a returning favorite, who got eliminated on her first episode in season 10 and instantly became a meme: Miss Vanjie (say that four times, with an emphasis on the Vaaaanjie and you’re doing it right). Clearly this queen had more to offer and will hopefully follow the success another returning queen has made before – Shangela, who was eliminated in the first episode of season 2, returned in season 3, participated in All Stars 2 and recently starred in the Academy Award nominated film A Star Is Born.
Adding to that, there are a couple of queens who come from famous Drag families – or houses, as is the usually used term – for example Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edward’s dragdaughter, Plastique Tiara, or from the house of Davenport (so Kennedy Davenport, who was on Season 7 and All Stars 2) Honey Davenport. Furthermore, there are non-American queens participating, for example Korea-raised Soju.
All in all, this season is shaping up to be interesting with a good mixture of queens. In its long-time run, Drag Race has yet to break its constant growth in fame and popularity, so fans will be ready to have their “wigs snatched” in this new season as well.
Check out a video introducing the new queens below!
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