Meet the Queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13!

Posted on December 09, 2020

They’re baaaaaack. Because nothing can keep a good franchise down, RuPaul’s Drag Race – the OG – is coming back in less than a month’s time for it’s 13th season. While we can certainly understand the sentiment that the show and franchise is in danger of over-saturation (in the last 14 months, the world has seen – and we have recapped – RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season one, RuPaul’s Original Recipe Drag Race season 12, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season 5, Drag Race Canada season 1 and RuPaul’s Drag Race Holland season one), we are probably the last people to reasonably complain about it, since we wrote a whole-ass book with Drag Race as its framework.

Anyway, if there’s one thing we know about drag queens, it’s that you shouldn’t attempt to yank the spotlight off them, so we’ll stand back and let the girls introduce themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

Denali
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Instagram: @denalifoxx | Twitter: @denalifox

All hail Chicago’s ice queen. With a career as a professional figure skater, much of Denali’s unique drag incorporates ice skating and acrobatic elements. Denali is used to competing, but now at the Olympics of Drag, she is ready to break the ice.

 

 

 

 

Elliott with 2 Ts
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Instagram: @therealelliottqueen | Twitter: @theelliottqueen

A dancing queen known for her kicks and splits, this Las Vegas show girl is here to stand out from the crowd. With her 80s aesthetic and background as a professional dancer, Elliott is hoping to dance circles around her competition.

 

 

 

 

Gottmik
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @gottmik | Twitter: @gottmik

Hiiiiee gorg! This celebrity makeup artist is ready to win the competition one face at a time. As a trans man who is changing the shape of drag, Gottmik is ready to show an edgy persona d’arte.

 

 

 

 

Joey Jay
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Instagram: @joeyjayisgay | Twitter: @joeyjayisgay

Don’t underestimate this dancing powerhouse. This celebrated Jewish princess with unmatched rhinestoning skills is ready to cluck and buck all the way to the top.

 

 

 

 

Kahmora Hall
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Instagram: @Kahmorahall | Twitter: @Kahmorahall

Chicago’s premiere Mackie Barbie doll is here to define what it means to be dripping in luxury. As the essence of glitz and glamour, Kahmora knows how to turn looks on the runway and serve in style.

 

 

 

 

Kandy Muse
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @TheKandyMuse | Twitter: @TheKandyMuse

This “bad and bougie” Dominican doll from NYC is ready to take her competition by storm. After going viral on social media and winning Brooklyn Drag Queen of the Year, Kandy is a pro at being in the limelight and brings the whole package to the table.

 

 

 

 

LaLa Ri
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Instagram: @MissLaLaRi | Twitter: @MissLaLaRi

LaLa Ri is here to slay. This Atlanta-born powerhouse entertainer is ready to bring her mixture of sexy, classy and sassy to the competition, along with her charming and fun personality.

 

 

 

 

Olivia Lux
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @TheOliviaLux | Twitter: @TheOliviaLux

Lux be a lady tonight. As the diva with a heart of gold, Olivia can melt a room with her dazzling smile. With her old Hollywood style and background in musical theater, this piano player is here to shine all the way to the top.

 

 

 

 

Rosé
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @omgheyrose | Twitter: @omgheyrose

At the intersection of Wit Avenue and Fashion Blvd., you’ll find New York royalty Rosé. As a member of the girl group Stephanie’s Child alongside Season 12’s Jan, Rosé is ready to sing and dance her way to the finish line.

 

 

 

 

Symone
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @the_symone | Twitter: @the_symonee

The ebony enchantress has arrived! As the first queen hailing from Arkansas, this confident small-town country girl comes to RuPaul’s Drag Race ready to give fashion, face, personality and heart.

 

 

 

 

Tamisha Iman
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Instagram: @tamisha_iman | Twitter: @tamishaiman1

Tamisha Iman is one of the most experienced in the art form of drag. As a mother figure who formed her own dynasty, Tamisha comes to the competition with impressive sewing skills, making all her own one-of-a-kind garments from scratch.

 

 

 

 

Tina Burner
Hometown: New York, NY
Instagram: @TheTinaBurner | Twitter: @TheTinaBurner

From being part of a boy band to the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ stage, Tina Burner is always ready to put on a show. This costume comedy queen and reigning National Miss Comedy Queen 2019 is a NY legend and is here to burn the house down.

 

 

 

 

Utica Queen
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Instagram: @QueenUtica | Twitter: @QueenUtica

Utica Queen is ready to wiggle her way straight to the crown. Identifying as the wacky, wavy inflatable arm tube queen, Utica is hoping to take the world by storm with her own form of goofy, pop-art drag.

 

 

 

The polish and overall talent level appear to be fairly high, which should result in a somewhat entertaining season. It’s hard to judge by these promo shots, which are usually pretty uniform in their styling, but there’s not a whole lot of diversity of drag in this lot. We may have gotten a little spoiled by the international versions of the show, which tended to give some space to freaky or less polished queens instead of a parade of glamour queens. But like we said, it wouldn’t be fair for us to judge or predict too much off of these pictures. Having said that, who’s your front-runner? Who’s the villain? Who’s going to cry the most? Who’s going to get robbed? Let’s hear your predix!

 

 

[Photo Credit: Courtesy of VH1 – Video Credit: RuPaul’s Drag Race via YouTube]

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