What? Like you thought there was going to be a breather after the season 15 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race? As if! To quote the lesser Cher. The Drag Race train must forever run the rails. After the success and high ratings of the season 15 finale, it’s clear that the appeal of Drag Race has yet to wane. We have to admit, looking over this collection of old school queens, we’re pretty excited about the season to come. Let’s re-meet the queens, shall we?
“Paramount+ today ru-vealed a legendary cast for the eighth season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, which begins streaming Friday, May 12 exclusively on the service with two all-new episodes. In this new season, 12 fan-favorite queens will return for a chance to compete for a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” along with a cash prize of $200,000. Additionally, new episodes of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+, bringing viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate each week.”
Alexis Michelle (Season Nine)
Instagram: @AlexisMichelleOffical | Twitter: @AlexisLives
Curtain up! Light the lights! New York City’s Alexis Michelle is ready to take the stage – again! This singing and dancing Broadway baby made it to the top five on season nine, and now she’s ready for her encore – and to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame!
Darienne Lake (Season Six)
Instagram: @DarienneLake | Twitter: @DarienneLake
It’s time to take another dip into the cool, refreshing waters of Darienne Lake! This pretty and witty comedy queen made a big splash in season six, going all the way to the top four. Now, after a transformative weight loss journey, she’s ready to show the world she’s the fiercest queen of all!
Heidi N Closet (Season 12)
Instagram: @HeidiNCloset |Twitter: @HeidiNCloset
The blessed and highly favored Miss Congeniality of season 12, Heidi N Closet, is back to snatch the ALL STARS crown! This former small-town girl has hit the big time, and is ready to prove that she’s got the ssssoft and ssssupple star power to take her all the way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Jaymes Mansfield (Season Nine)
Instagram: @JaymesMansfield | Twitter: @JaymesMansfield
Season nine’s bubbly, blonde bombshell – Jaymes Mansfield – is bringing classic showbiz sparkle to ALL STARS! She’s taken the internet by storm with her hilarious online beauty tutorials, and caused a commotion in “The B* Who Stole Christmas.” Now she’s got her sights on the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Jessica Wild (Season Two)
Instagram: @JessicaWild | Twitter: @JessicaWild88
From season two, it’s the original golden child Jessica Wild. The lovable and talented Puerto Rican powerhouse is back to prove that she can sing, dance and crack your padded ass up! Baby, things are about to get Wild! Escándalo!
Jimbo (“Canada’s Drag Race” Season One, “UK vs. the World” Season One)
Instagram: @JimboTheDragClown | Twitter: @JimboDragClown
What’s big, bouncing and may be used as a floatation device? Canada’s drag clown, Jimbo! This bodacious queen is stacked – with talent! And after gagworthy seasons on “Canada’s Drag Race” and “UK vs. the World,” she’s ready to bring home the bologna. And a crown!
Kahanna Montrese (Season 11)
Instagram: @KahannaMontrese | Twitter: @KahannaMontrese
Did someone say “glow-up” from the floor up? Here comes Kahanna Montrese! This showgirl from Sin City has been wowing crowds at “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live” in Las Vegas, and now she’s doubling down on the ultimate jackpot – the ALL STARS crown!
Kandy Muse (Season 13)
Instagram: @TheKandyMuse | Twitter: @TheKandyMuse
The queen of the Badonka-donk Bronx is back to give you a sugar rush! After coming “this close” to winning the season 13 crown, the outspoken and outrageous Kandy Muse is ready to remind the world what “star quality” is all about!
LaLa Ri (Season 13)
Instagram: @MissLaLaRi | Twitter: @MissLaLaRi
Season 13’s fierce fan favorite is back to bag a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame! Can this former Miss Congeniality prove that nice girls finish first? Get ready for the LaLa Ri Experience 2.0!
Monica Beverly Hillz (Season Five)
Instagram: @MonicaBHillz | Twitter: @MonicaBHillz<
Monica Beverly Hillz made herstory on season five when she shared her truth on the mainstage. Now, the trans trailblazer is back to serve face and fashion on her way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame. 9021-OMG!
Mrs. Kasha Davis (Season Seven)
Instagram: @MrsKashaDavis | Twitter: @MrsKashaDavis
There’s always time for … Mrs. Kasha Davis! Season seven’s international celebrity housewife and Drag Story Hour hostess is here to turn a new page and demonstrate that reading – and kindness – are fundamental!
Naysha Lopez (Season Eight)
Instagram: @NayshaLopez | Twitter: @NayshaLopez
Hola, the beauty is back! Chicago’s hardest-working pageant queen, Naysha Lopez, is ready for the biggest contest of them all! Gone too soon from season eight, this gorgeous glamazon – and former Miss Continental – will thrill drag fans all over again!
Our first thought was that this would be Darienne Lake’s to lose. She’s a highly polished queen who’s been part of the Drag Race family for a long time and knows how the game is played. But then we figured it might be a Kandy season. And there’s always fan favorite Jimbo to consider. We couldn’t predict a winner at this point and we’re not even sure we can reasonably pick a final top three, given how many shenanigans tend to be at play in the average all-star season. We’ll be recapping our way through the whole thing. Who are you rooting for? Who’s going to be the biggest surprise? Who’s going to be the bitch of the season?
[Photo Credit: World of Wonder/Paramount+ – Video Credit: RuPaul’s Drag Race/YouTube]
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