RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Posted on August 07, 2012

Oh shit, you guys.

Logo revealed the breathlessly-awaited lineup for Rupaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, starting in October, and … well, just see for yourselves.

 

 

Latrice Royal, Pandora Boxx, and Jujubee ALL AT THE SAME TIME?

WHO THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO ROOT FOR?

Who are you rooting for?

 

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    • MoHub

      I’m torn between Jujube and Pandora Boxx. May we have a tie, please?

    • Sobaika

      LATRICE ROYALE.

      I have never seen this show and know nothing. But, come on. LATRICE ROYALE. And that picture. I want Latrice to win, if winning is what happens on Rupaul’s Drag Race.

      • out for a walk

        Ah, that should be remedied! I read TLo’s episode recaps for several years before ever watching it, and… AMAZING. Give it a shot!!

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          Is it available outside the US? I LOVE the episode recaps but I’ve never watched it.

          • out for a walk

            I don’t have cable and just watch it on Logo’s website. I just checked and they still have all of last season’s episodes up, so unless they block other countries you should be good!

            • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ruddick.1 Matthew Ruddick

              They do block it outside the US, but there are a few hosing sites you can find it on (Putlocker, etc)

    • Erika Swain

      Raven & Shannel!  I love those bitches!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      This is going to be MEGA-FIERCE! Although it puzzles me that Mimi is back, and she looks weirdly unrecognizable.

      But the rest of them, OHMYGOD! This truly is an All-Stars season.

      • RebeccaKW

         I can’t figure out from that picture, is it just the wig and makeup, or did she maybe lose a bit of weight?  Her face seems so different. 

        • Emily Guillory

           She lost alot of weight – I saw it on her FB page.

        • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

           Mimi has lost a lot of weight, something like 50 lbs since she was on the show.

      • call_me_schmeg

        mimi is total stunt casting, a la project runway. and she does look weird.

        • BerlinerNYC

          It’s exactly like how PR keeps insisting on bringing back Kenley. Good call. Unless she’s lost the attitude along with the pounds, I can’t imagine she’ll last that long in the competition.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            I really hope that she worked on her sewing skills and that she brings with her some Valium, but even then I don’t see her as a world-class drag queen act.

          • Alexander Peterhans

             It’s an All Stars series of Drag Race – ofcourse it’s stunt casting. All Stars means stunt casting.

      • Emily Guillory

         She lost a lot of weight – on her fb page – “Just got on a scale, under my own free will.
        EAT IT. When I was on Drag Race I was 230lbs. I’m now 190lbs. Goal
        Weight is 160lbs. I will do it.”

        • Amy Plankenhorn

           I saw her in person in a show with Pandora Boxx recently, and she’s looking pretty darn good.  She was better than I expected.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            I don’t question her talent at all, and she seems to be insanely funny. But she obviously couldn’t handle the pressure. I hope she doesn’t have a meltdown this time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      This is a toughie, but I think I’ll root for Pandora. Just for her Carol Channing impersonation. 

    • Le_Sigh

      And Nina fucking Flowers!!!!!!!  Crap crap crap – between Latrice, Juju and Pandora its like Sophie’s Gay Choice up in here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I’m just rooting for all of my favorites and whoever does the best will win. I can’t pick. I just can’t. Wah.

      • TaurusKW

        Sophie’s gay choice…hahahahahaha!  I know exactly how you feel.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beth-Rang/1362051737 Beth Rang

        Don’t make me choose!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559324312 Pablo Ulloa

      raven, jujubee and pandora box…. omg, JUST OMG! <3

    • RebeccaKW

      This will be an excellent show, minus Mimi.  Maybe she’s changed her attitude, but I just remember her screeching and I want no more of that.

      I may root for them all (most).

    • Nelliebelle1197

      This will be hard. I want to be Raven’s boyfriend even though I am a girl and I want to be best friends with Latrice, Chad, Yara,  Pandora, Alexis and Nina.

      But I hate Mimi, dislike Manila, and I pretty much don’t care about/remember most of the others.

    • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

      Manila, Latrice, Pandora. Although I would probably squeal with glee if Shangela were resurrected, just to torture the queens AGAIN.

    • Catiline

      You know that gif of Jack Nicholson nodding creepily?  That’s pretty much exactly what I was doing the whole time I was scrolling down this list. 

      Jujubee, Latrice, and I’ve always had a weird affection for Alexis Mateo.

    • Emily Scott

      Latrice or Pandora Boxx, definitely. It’s nice when you can actually be happy with several contestants possibly winning.

      Manila is cracking me up…

    • Joe J

      Wow, I didn’t even recognize Mimi Imfurst at first.  Of the returning queens, I see two, maybe three clunkers in my book, which makes this an ASTONISHINGLY well-casted all-stars edition of any reality show.

      Rooting all the way for Manila, just based on the photos.  LUV HER.

    • Tamara

      NINA! RAVEN! YARA! SHANNEL!! and CHAD! I am so happy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

      I love Pandora Boxx and Manila Luzon. Thank goodness they are back. I hope they get some decent money this time around.

    • call_me_schmeg

      jujubee! no, no… latrice! wait… manila?! god, i love this show waaaaaay too much. (yes, i’m totally going on the drag race at sea cruise in december. because i’m RIDICULOUS. certainly a married straight woman and her bestie belong on a gay cruise, right?)

      • call_me_schmeg

        p.s. i love the acid trip 80s pop art styling for these photos.

        • Catiline

          Me too.  Also the top graphic reminds me a little bit of Scott Pilgrim vs The World in a way that’s really awesome.

      • StellaZafella

         Dear c_m_s: Have fun on your cruise…I KNOW you will! Advice on how to get a drag queen’s full attention: Ask for tips on make-up and jewelry (even if you don’t need them)…we may be bitchy, dishy dramatiques and WAY over the top but we’re still men and men love to talk about themselves!
        Applaud loudly, tip as generously as you dare and mop the happy!

        • call_me_schmeg

          thanks for the tips stella — i’m certain it will be a fantastic time filled with way too many umbrella drinks.

      • piperkitty

        I’m jealous

      • Le_Sigh

         ZOMGEE!  You ARE???  Hunty, color me JEA-LOUS – that sounds like your own personal fabulous John Waters movie!!!

        • call_me_schmeg

          sort of like jon waters meets to wong fu with a dash of weekend at bernie’s. on a boat.

          • Le_Sigh

             I would watch that show

      • LittleKarnak

        Jealous!!!!!

        • call_me_schmeg

          You would be surprised with some of the looks I get when I tell people our vacay plans. I’m all, um hello have you seen the show? This is going to be rifuckingdiculous and amazing.

    • formerlyAnon

      Pandora Boxx, no question. She prompted more real laugh-out-loud moments (intentionally, I mean) for me than anyone else.

    • Sheila Bates

      Five of my favorites–Latrice Royale, Pandora Boxx, Chad Michaels, Jujubee and Raven–on one show!  There’s nothing to do but have a 5-way.  Tie, that is.

    • belfebe

      Pandora Boxx all the way!

    • TSkot

      I think plastic surgery like Chad’s takes the fun out of drag.  

      • AllisonAndStuff

        Chad thinks that too. Have you seen the Untucked episode where she talks about advising other queens not to do it, and her terrible (and kind of terrifying) experience? It’s pretty heart-breaking.

        • http://twitter.com/ted_drake ted_drake

           I lived in San Diego when there were several queens that died from back alley injections. It was awful. Similar to the case in Florida recently.

    • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

      PANDORA BOXX! PANDORA BOXX! PANDORA BOXX!

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        ibid.

        • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

           Also ibid.

    • claudemtl777

      I think that Mimi realized that going the “Leigh Bowery” route, as she said a few times, was not doing it for her and was kind of lazy…she was likely brought back for dramatic purposes.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      this will be fun fun fun!  in addition to the TLo faves, i have a soft spot for alexis (with those wide puerto rican hips) and manila with her pan-asian craziness.  i’m missing carmen carrera, no matter what the haters say.  mimi, on the other hand, could stay home.

      • Nelliebelle1197

         Mimi is cannonfodder

      • Catiline

        I love Alexis too.  She struck me as someone who could manage to put on a hilarious show even if the electricity went out during her set.

    • butter nut

      OMG!!!!  they just booked all of the fan favorites all at once into one big mega-show.  i am pre-dying from all the fabulousness.  i cannot wait!!  i’m on team nina/latrice/juju/pandora!  

    • kim i

      sharyn needles, dammit!

      • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

        She already won, so she can’t be in all stars.

    • Imasewsure

      Finally an all-stars show that really includes ALL STARS!! Promises to be the BEST SHOW EVER and I will be rooting for all of my ladies (but Nina is my absolute favorite so she will get the slight edge in my heart).  Cannot wait for this one!! 

      • sweetlilvoice

         Agreed. La Nina hooked me onto this show but I’d be pretty happy with anyone winning.

    • tinyredlocks

      Team Latrice! Team Nina! Team Jujubee!

    • Martin Phillips

      Well, it certainly won’t be Mimi. Otherwise I think they are all deserving of the crown in some way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Scherer/2015913 Kyle Scherer

      They nailed this cast list… very glad a bunch of them will bring a laugh on the show, and that it’s the queens who are entertaining without being bitchy.  I could always handle Raven’s attitude a little more than the other “pretty girls” maybe because she had talent to back it up and seemed to be playing it up for the tv.  

      My support will be for Yara, Latrice, and Manila, but hope for a good run for Juju, Pandora, and Chad too.SO glad there’s no Carmen, Kenya, Tatianna, Rebecca, Morgan, or Phi Phi.  The only other person I would like to see is Jessica Wild, if only for a repeat performance of her chicken and her drunk plug for Absolut! 

    • Yossalu

      Wish I could trade Tammie for Ongina and Mimi for Mariah, but otherwise this is perfection.  Well done, Ru!

      • AllisonAndStuff

        Yeah, I am seriously missing Ongina here.

        • hoez

          Ongina apparently confirmed that she was asked back but had to decline. :(

    • http://twitter.com/HDizzay Hayley

      Manila, JuJubee and Raven. But I like Pandora too!

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      LATRICE ROYALE!! Jesus is a biscuit – let Him sop you up!

    • AllisonAndStuff

      LA NINA LOCA. I love Pandora and Latrice and Yara and Jujubee so so much… but ay, loca. 

    • LJCdoc

      Dang, I’d be happy with about half of them. But I’m rooting for Chad.

    • jungguy

      Easy … you root for the flavor of the Raven.

    • tonibaloney

      OMG, the Snatch Game is going to be KILLA!

      • Catiline

        That is going to be my personal Christmas in October.

    • Kayceed

      Oh YAY!!! Pandora, Nina, and Chad.

    • dharmabum8

      Team Jujubeeo/

    • http://twitter.com/JohnOCinJP John O’Connell

      Duh. Latrice Royal, Pandora Boxx and JuJuBee, of course. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/mscarolemorrell Carole Morrell

      Chad Michaels or Raven or Pandora Boxx; those are our favorites here!  Great cast but I was hoping for Willam.

    • Miranda Prince

      I’m torn between Pandora, Chad and Latrice … but I think Latrice is my pick. I also really wonder why they brought Mimi back.

      • MilaXX

         I guess if they can give Shangela a 2nd chance they can give Mimi another shot as well.

      • Catiline

        Cannon fodder.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dwight.lake Dwight Lake

      Raven, Manila, Nina!

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      NINA!!!!!!!!!!!! I would so walk children in nature with her… 

      • Markatha

        That was Tammie Brown’s memorable line.  I loved her old hollywood looks glad they included her.

        • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

           So happy someone finally mentioned Tammie! Luv huh!

    • jcolli69

      I love me some JuJuBee but LaTrice is just too freakin fierce! Go big or go home!

    • MilaXX

      I’m going old school with my girl Nina Flowers although Pandora Boxx would be a close second

    • Pam Winters

      Nina! Nina! Nina!

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      Pandora Pandora Pandora!

      I mean, I love Nina, Manila, Jujubee, and Latrice too, but there’s only one comedy queen for me. (Though I’d gladly pay to see Jujubee do library readings all day long.)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

      TAMMIE BROWN!

    • sweetlilvoice

      Nina…I will always love her. Can’t believe Tammi is coming back too!

    • Judy P

      Pandora Boxx and Raven! Oh please oh please oh please!

    • TaurusKW

      With the possible (emphasis on possible; I could be convinced otherwise) exceptions of Mimi, Tammie, and Alexis, there is NO cannon-fodder in this lineup.  This is going to be one knock-down, all-out brawl for the crown!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

        Mimi is probably there because she’s undergone a personal transformation- there’s probably an Inspiration Moment in the making. Tammie Brown got off on the wrong foot from the beginning and the other queens had it in for her- she’s smoothed off a few rough edges since then. Alexis had possibilities- very glam at times.

    • nancymae

      It’s truly an embarrassment of riches! Jujubee, Latrice and Nina are probably my absolute favorites but Raven Manila and Alexis are right behind nipping at their fabulous RuPaul for Iron Fist 6″ heels.

    • StellaZafella

      All I know is, judging the wit alone of these queens together in one room…the dressing room is going to have to be declared a Nuke Zone Library just from the industrial strength reading that will go down! I don’t foresee so much “drama” as pure Dynasty-level cat bitchery…hee,hee! Cant! Wait!

      Oh an, by now the WARDROBES should be AWESOME!!!!

    • Tamara

      They should do Snatch Game for the first challenge. And it should be a 2-hour special. I feel like Tammie and Mimi are going to go home first and I would LOVE to see what these two would do for Snatch Game.

      • Tamara

        And reading. Reading needs to happen VERY early on too. I’m SO EXCITED.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        I agree with the need for increased time length. At least the first few episodes should be 1.5 or 2 hours, in order to give all of those queens time to shine.

    • Rand Ortega

      TAMMIE!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/project_pandora Rachel S.

      OMG NINA IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AND TAMMIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SusiePamudji

      Pandora Boxx Forever!!!

    • http://twitter.com/BeBeWhy Robbyn Hopewell

      Nina Flowers, honey. All day, every day. 

    • julnyes

      EVERYONE (except Mimi)
      This should prove to be a very entertaining show. I plan on being torn to pieces for every LSfYL.

    • Alexandra Simons

      Where is Shangela??? Willam??? I am on teams Raven, Latrice, Alexis, Pandora, Manila, Jujubee, and Chad. Well, I love all these bitches,

    • AthenaJ

      Jujubee is my girl!!!

    • Pennymac

      Can I root for them all except Mimi? But, Jesus is a biscuit, I so want Latrice to win!

    • Joshua

       Looks like a pretty good lineup. I am just so glad the list includes Latrice Royale, Alexis Mateo, and Pandora Boxx, and that it does not include Shangela, lol.

    • Dan_In_NYC

      Yes, this is actually ALL STARS.  And, listen, I’m on the Mimi-is-annoying train as much as anyone, but can concede that she’s talented and came up with some pretty creative ideas.

      Overall, cannot pick – which makes me VERY excited for this season…

      • StellaZafella

        It gets better, since – if I understand it correctly – this is IN ADDITION to the next regular season of Drag Race!
        Yes, two, two, two seasons in one! And if it’s like some other shows, there might be more than one All Stars competition over the coming years…so still hope for the ones who aren’t in this one!

      • Dan_In_NYC

        Oh, and I saw Shangela host the Finale Screening of the last season here in NYC.  Bitch is pretty hysterical and her look is much improved.  If she came back as another joke and got to stick around, I would love that.  She worked that room like nobody’s business.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

          Shangela’s drag is crap…but she can be very funny. 

    • MK03

      I’m just stoked Phical isn’t part of this. 

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      “Latrice Royal, Pandora Boxx, and Jujubee ALL AT THE SAME TIME? WHO THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO ROOT FOR?”

      exactly… only i would add nina flowers and manila luzon to that list, too.
      i guess im gonna root for juju and manila. asian girls all the way!!!
      plus a special award for tammy brown, for being… special.

      hopefully, pandy has learnd a thing or two during/since her season… shes fabulous beyond belief, but she didnt use the show to her advantage as much as she should have.

      thank god shangela & tyra arent here. im confident mimi can bring all the drama required.

    • http://twitter.com/jelizap Jane Patterson

      I love Latrice, Pandora, and Jujubee, but remain team Nina Flowers forever.

    • alibi313

      Pandora all the way! But who let Nancy Grace into the competition (Mimi is the spitting image in that pic)?

    • SassieCassy

      Rootin for Pandora Boxx

    • Chickadeep

      Nina, JuJu, Pandora & Latrice…DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE, DAMMIT! I CAN’T CHOOSE. I will shamelessly root for all four. 

    • http://www.epilonicast.net/theydontknow epilonious

      Willam.  

      And everyone hating on Mimi Imfurst please watch this video before reloading the shade-sticks:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUZrlmHSZBw 

    • jw_ny

      hahaha…I’m rooting for over half of them…Nina, Shannel, Raven, Manilla, Chad, Juju, Pandora,..honestly can’t say right now that I like any of them more than the other!  Of the remaining unmentioned, there are only 2 that I dislike.   I really don’t know what I’m gonna do….(minor panic setting in…;))

    • http://press-for-attention.tumblr.com/ Miss Jen K

      Yayyy Chad Michaels!! I loved her.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Manila, Pandora, and Yara. Call it my international circuit.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I’m rooting for a Emmy nom!

      While I’m at it, I’ll also be rooting for it to rain kittens and for there to be few extra zeros behind my bank statement.

    • prettybigkitty

      I’m a Fan-dora for sure!  

    • Samantha Irene

      Chad! Love Chad.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Damn. Latrice vs. Pandora. I’ll be rooting for Latrice, hubby for Pandora. Split household. Which means Jujube will win. :(

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Nina 4TW! Also happy to see more of Tammy Brown, didn’t get enough of her last time. I’m looking forward to more Pandora, too.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      holy shit i hope they got carrie fisher and george takei for the snatch game.  and you know shangela’s gonna pop up.  hopefully in a new, whack-a-mole contest.

    • Scoobydrew

      you mean  there are people who won’t be rooting for Pandora Boxx?  Oh this is EPIC!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590437469 Neal Scearce

      Nina or Pandora!

    • Maluca

      La Nina all the way!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624741566 Penn Collins

      Pandora! (but she doesn’t fit Ru’s ‘box’ so doubt she will win…) so LaTrice…

    • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

      Raven for fierceness, Chad Michaels for lovability, and PANDORA for hilarity and sweetness! Hope she wins it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Where is Ongina??? I was so disappointed that Ongina was not on Drag U this season. Can we trade Mimi Imfurst and Tammy Brown for Ongina and Jessica Wild? Please please please?

      • CrashSUCKS

         Ongina’s Facebook page says that she WAS invited to do All Stars but decided not to for personal reasons.

    • piperkitty

      Nina Flowers. How I adored her during her season. No disrespect to Latrice, Chad, Pandora or Manila. Those ladies are much admidred also.

    • http://www.facebook.com/steve.ek.3 Steve Ek

      Next we need (a la Top Chef) – RuPaul’s Drag Race Masters. With the likes of Joey Arias, Justin Bond, Sherry Vine, Miss Richfield 1981 and The Lady Chablis.

    • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

      Team Pandora Boxx!  But my heart won’t be broken if Jujubee or Latrice Royale takes it.

      • Miss_Led

         My three and my thoughts exactly.

    • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

       But no Jessica Wild?  Escandalo!!!

    • LilyPad

      Rooting for Alexis Mateo of course, honey!
      Also rooting for Yara and Manila’s wonky ass eye thing to GO AWAY.

    • Synnamin

      I think my head just exploded. DO I HAVE TO PICK??? My favs are: Raven, Latrice, Chad, Jujubee, and Pandora. If I HAVE to pick my top two, it’s Pandora and Chad. Oh, fuck, this is hard.

    • elzatelzabelz

      Pandora! Latrice! Shannel! Hooray!

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      I am so excited for this season already. I’m torn between Pandora Boxx and Manila Luzon – both funny AND fabulous dressers. If they both don’t make top 3, I’m going to be ripping off some wigs.

    • Mariah J

      Pandora Boxx!!!!!

    • turtleemily

      Oh, shit, I went to college with Jujubee and used to go to her campus shows all the time. I had no idea!

    • Snarky_Amber

      Oh my hell. Can someone please explain why Mimi Imfurst is here? Everyone else LUV. If I have to pick just one, I pick Latrice, but Pandora may beat her out in my favor because I adore her.

    • MissMariRose

      I’m rooting for Mimi to sashay first.

    • MissMariRose

      I’m rooting for Mimi to sashay first.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I am so buzzed by this lineup that seeing almost anyone go will be super sad… So I thought of the way I would run this season: Each queen stays in each episode for the whole season, no elimination, and just collects points for every episode. By the last episode, whoever has the most is the winner. Then we don’t have to miss out on anyone’s performance for each week’s challenge. They could still do LSFYL each episode by having the bottom two earners for that episode duke it out for the better points of the two. For example, the bottom two are scored 45 and 40. The lip synch winner would get the 45, even if they were the one who earned 40 in the challenge. 

      Hooray! No eliminations… in my world.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      Well Raven and Shannel cancel each other out for me.  I always get them confused.  LOL  But really, I LOVE Jujube, Pandora, AND Latrice!  This will be hard.  And there will be some FIERCENESS brought up on that stage!!!

    • http://twitter.com/ted_drake ted_drake

      Tammie Brown has always been my favorite. But I’m also lovin’ the return of Nina Flowers.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      Pandora, Shannel, Chad, Latrice & Tammy?  Oh Shit.

      I guess I gotta go with my first love, Ms. Shannel, though I know in my heart she won’t win (& my head says Chad got robbed of a tie and probably should win this one.)

    • Vfor

      you guys all need to give Mimi another chance.

      She was my pick going in, and I was as disappointed as anyone about her EPIC flameout once the show started. BUT she hosts a drag revue here in Philadelphia on Wednesdays (TLo PLEASE come so I can submit my “straight niece in search of gay uncles” application in person) and she is AMAZING. Every time I go she brings the house down. She really has a lot to offer. I expect her to bring it. 

      • Vfor

        that being said, there are SO MANY of my favorites on this season im at a total loss on who to root for. 

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i actually thought i would be crazy about her going in [i absolutely love leigh bowery just about to hot slimy semi-miserable if exceptionally well dressed death] so you can put me down in yr worth a second chance column too.

    • quiltrx

      I decided I didn’t have time to watch the show, and had been keeping up through your posts.  I may have to MAKE time for these bad bitches!

    • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

      The real winner is me, because I loves me some Drag Race.

      But if I had to choose a winner, it would be Latrice Royale. She is FIERCE.

    • theafternoonknows

      Nina! Manila! And Latriiiiice!

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      I just saw Raven recently at a drag show and she SHUT IT THE HELL DOWN. Seriously great. And she was nice enough to come out to enjoy a beverage with the audience after the show and posed for a picture with me. Seriously super nice, so I am partial.

      That said, I still feel like Manila should have won her season, so she would absolutely be in contention with me too! 

    • Teddy Partridge

      BOXX

    • http://twitter.com/UtterlyCreative Utterly Creative

      Raven will kick it this time. Pandora and Jujubee are clever and funny, but their runway looks cannot compare to Raven’s, and he is funny too unless he wears a Chicken outfit, lol. CUCK-A-DOODLE-RU! He will never do the Meryl Streep chicken again I guess. 

    • Markatha

      Thank You Ru Paul (it’s no wonder I love you soo) this is one Kick-Ass Cast List. 
      I will be in Drag Race Heaven. 

       I’ve been an ultra fan since day one of the series & I LOVE so many of these Queens. 
       
      I’ve never been into “Fishy Realness” which might explain why Yara & Alexis are the only two I’m not wild about
      (although both will bring their A game I’m sure).
      I’m okay with Mimi too, the girl is creative. 

      I really LOVE all the other girls. 
       Nina, in her season, was fiercely creative & he came across as the sweetest ever. 

       And how I loved me some Tammie Brown she left too early her season,
      her “Old Hollywood” Style & unique personality (not to mention her walks in nature with children) won me over. 
      I’m so happy she was included.

      AND I’m completely in love with Pandora, Shannel, Chad, Latrice, Jujubee, Raven & Manilla!!!
       How can I choose??

      This is gonna be some epic television.  I’m tingling with anticipation.  

    • JudgesBeDamned

      Squee!!! This is going to be an EPIC season. I’m for Pandora Boxx all the way. She was robbed…. ROBBED I tell you!

    • JudgesBeDamned

      Also… Mimi Im Furst looks kinda like a less evil Nancy Grace.

    • Markatha

      And Vicki Lawrence as Mama (Thelma Harper) as a guest judge. 
      I loved her as Mama (and I loved that show) that will be fun.

    • frankystein123

      This. is. just. so. FABULOUS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/federico.hartmann Federico Hartmann Prieto

      Oh my god, I love everyone they casted! Even Mimi!
      I’m just missing Delta, hope she’s a surprise 13th member

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paige-Boerman/670140590 Paige Boerman

      Hell. I love Jujube and Pandora Boxx equally. I can’t pick!

    • GTrain

      The only one I could do without is Yara Sofia. But yasssssss to all the rest and Latrice for the win.

    • Joanie Hunt

      Pandora, Chad, Manilla, Raven, Jujubee, Shannel, Latrice, Mimi, Tammi, and Nina. The other two can disappear as they grate horribly upon my nerves.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I will root for last season’s, Delta Works for the remainder of all time. She was a wonder of the modern world y’all!

    • jjfg

      Holy shit is right.  Pandora Boxx?  Chad Michaels? Jujubee? Raven? Latrice Royale?  Um… um… um…  Yes?

      Missing Delta, too! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GWU27GAEGR2QJQR5A7HIC7467Y gjb30

      This is what I was hoping for with this all star season – once they dump Mimi, everyone left is so entertaining on so many different levels, each elimination will be painful.  SSSSOOOOOOO worth watching now.  Seriously, there are 6 on this list I’d be happy with taking the crown.  And here’s hoping Tammie stays on board for a while – I love her Bette Davis cray cray.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18800610 Mando Kelly

      YUSSS BITCH

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18800610 Mando Kelly

        JUJU

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18800610 Mando Kelly

          MIMI got them spooky teeth.

    • http://twitter.com/Blythington_III Blythe Irish

      JuJu, Latrice, Manila, and Nina. And I’m excited for Tammie this time around. She better bring it. 

    • jblaked

      If Willam was part of this cast, I think I’d spontaneously explode!

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      The divine Miss Tammie Brown.  She was totally on the wrong season but a quick YouTube check on her shows that she’s way more of a performance artist, and deep into character, than she was allowed to show.  She might still be too weird for RPDR since her “weirdness” isn’t spooky or obviously weird like Sharon’s but the audience is way more open to her now than in the first season.  That’s probably why she did surprisingly well in the pick your favorite poll and is in this cast.

      If not her, Jujubee.  Always Jujubee.  Love Jujubee.

    • Holly Kinnamont

      SHIIIIIIT.

      Pandora Boxx. Jujube. MANILA LUZON, oh Manila. I will never forget your Big Bird LSFYL. So many others I’m fond of! Alexis Mateo!

      and: lol, Raven. 

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

      Manila, Pandora or Chad, I’m so torn! I’m totally ug about Alexis being there. I wish she would go away.

    • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

      I am so disappointed that Willam was not selected.  He is my all time, bar none favorite.  Of the rest?  Chad, Pandora or Latrice.  I can’t stand Alexis “bam” Mateo or Yara Sofia.  Add my thanks to the Gods that Phical is not in the running or I’d have to not watch any of the shows.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTNXR7QEH34IWSEOXQL3XB7QUM Willette

      JUJUBEE!!!!!! My heart just skipped a beat!!!!

    • SublimatedRage

      MIMI?  What the….?  I have to vote for Pandora or Nina — Those are my sentimental faves…

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacoryd JaCory Deon

      Can’t wait but Mimi seems an odd choice…Shangela would be a better pick (girl has that “It” factor even if the makeup was busted).  I’d be happy with any of them taking it though (excluding Manila who has always rubbed me the wrong way).

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Shangela has got just too many chances, it would be unfair to bring her back again. Besides, this is All-Stars, and she doesn’t have enough experience when compared with any of the girls here.

    • Stubenville

      Mimi is there because someone needs to be first to go.

    • LittleKarnak

      OMG that picture of Manila had my rolling…but I gotta go with my girl Nina Loca!!!!!!!!

    • LambeeBaby

      I am delighted to see so many of my favorites but it does make it difficult to choose a winner amongst these great ladies. I agree that Tammy and Mimi will be ousted early.
      It looks like several of them borrowed Sharron’s contact lenses. I don’t like that “possessed” look, unless its on Sharon Needles.

    • http://twitter.com/sneakymama lynzobergs

      Jujubee will always be #1 for me.  But…i do love jesus as a biscuit.  Damn.  I don’t know.

    • Tam Duong

      no ongina =(
       

    • benchscientist

      la Nina de Flores! locas!

    • PantherontheRunway

      I am so excited for this cast. but please someone tell me how Miss. Imfurst made the cut :/

    • MeredithCallahan

      LA NINA! My first Drag Race love. 

    • Michael Strain

      All my love…EXCEPT what is Mimi Imfurst doing here?  Or Tammie Brown, who I barely remember?  I have a feeling they’re elimination fodder in the making.  Where’s Ongina girl?!?!

    • boomchicabowwow

      OMG!  Miss Tammy Brown, looking around as if she’s forgotten her lines…”RuPauls’s Drag Race this fall!   So….umm…bring a sweater…..”  EAT IT!

    • Donna Nicol

      Juju, Pandora or Nina….Loved all three of them.  Absolutely hated Shannel and Mimi…Way too much insecurity.

    • PantherontheRunway

      Why no Ongina?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6IVDUZ44JOLEQKUYZNK2YXOMNI axxelmx

        Ongina did get invited, but declined due to personal reasons

    • MichaelStrangeways

      FYI: Mimi was an emotional train wreck on TV but she is a highly regarded live performer.

    • http://twitter.com/KatrinaZlygina Katrina Zlygina

      Pandora Box- my imaginary lost twin sister. 

    • George Mortimer

      You people are making such weird choices! Gotta be Nina, Raven or Manila! Though I do love almost all of the queens here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ruddick.1 Matthew Ruddick

      Love that Yara is gonna be back again! Broke my heart when she crashed out, hope her English is slightly improved though.

    • LambeeBaby

      Start Your Engines!!! Can’t wait… Supa Star!

    • kentiesgirl

      You guys have always been the ones to give this show the love it deserves from the start! I so <3 you for that….I can't wait for your wit and wisdom to help me thru that RuPunchinthegut (I mean really???). And I am so rooting for La Nina and Shannel…season one in the house! but I love all of them! arrrggghhh…this is too much, lol. AND belated congrats on the book, can't wait :)

    • amywinns

      Seriously this is one of my favorite shows ever, and the all-stars are off to a major start. Really hoping there will be recaps!!

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisResler Chris Resler

      where’s the fun recaps?  “the shade of it all”

      • http://twitter.com/maria_ton Maria Ton Hernandez

         I was wondering the same thing. I keep checking the site every hour or so in case it’s posted…