“I want to be known for being a winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race who actually deserves it.”
The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived: during last night’s episode of All Stars 3, the new trailer finally dropped and the much-anticipated Season 10 queens have been introduced.
You can watch the new, neontastic trailer in all its glory below.
“I want to be known for being a winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race who actually deserves it.”…. Oh, snap!!!
Sharon Needles’ drag daughter and social media phenomenon (particularly on Instagram) Aquaria is known for her creative looks, her talent in makeup and high energy performances.
At only 21, she is the youngest queen this season. She’s also already a fan favourite, having been mentioned on fans’ wishlists to be on Drag Race since season 7.
ASIA T. O’HARA
Dance instructor and Phi Phi O’Hara’s drag mother, Asia is an experienced pageant queen with many wins under her belt, including several national titles like Miss Gay America, Miss All American Goddess and Miss Gay USofA.
She’s also a professional seamstress and owns her own costume design company, making outfits for ice skaters, dance teams and other drag queens as well.
She describes herself as a “chameleon queen” and she prides herself on being “ever-changing and always trying new things”.
BLAIR ST. CLAIR
“Blair is your 1950s/1960s retr0-Broadway queen”
Known for her beauty and passion for musical theatre, Blair St. Clair speciality is performing numbers from musicals, as well as being a talented singer.
Blair has worked with community theatres in Indianapolis since the beginning of her career, trying to bring the drag world to the theatre scene.
At only 21, she won Miss Gay Indiana 2016 and used her platform to promote body positivity, working with the National Eating Disorder Association.
DUSTY RAY BOTTOMS
“I’m dark, I’m edgy and I’m ready to take you on that ride.”
Dusty is known for her punk-inspired aesthetic and her unique performances.
She was a finalist on the annual drag competition ‘So You Think You Can Drag’ along with Alexis Michelle and has been the host of Bob’s show ‘Look Queen’, proving she can work both a lipsync number and the mic.
“’I’m gonna have to pull out some stunty ass bullshit to impress y’all out there.”
Guess who’s back for season 10? Let me give you a hint: she was last spotted limping off the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 after the physical exertions of the Cheerleader Challenge Showgirls led her into early retirement (seriously – who thought that challenge was a good idea?)
Anyway, it’s Tennessee gal, Eureka O’Hara.
KALORIE KARBDASHIAN WILLIAMS
“Being a big girl, I knew I was never going to fit in with the Kardashians, so I figured I’d be the wicked step-sister.”
Self-described ‘small town girl with big dreams’, Kalorie (what a great name!) won the title of Miss Duke City in 2016 and is the first queen on Drag Race from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She likes to be remembered for being kind (which is another word that starts with ‘K’.)
When she is out of drag she works as a hairstylist.
“A lot of people have told me I can’t do drag because I have muscles”
Kameron describes herself as ‘Bodybuilder and a Barbie doll all in one’ as she loves both makeup and push-ups equally.
She’s known for her out-of-the-box creature looks and fantasy makeup, her outfit reveals and her great dance numbers.
She also does charity and voluntary work in the Nashville LGBT youth centre.
Mayhem got her name “from watching Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s video and Tommy has mayhem about his lower regions.”
She has been regularly mentioned in fans’ wishlists for every Drag Race season since S4.
She is one of the major names in LA and West Hollywood drag and started her career with her sisters Raven and Morgan McMichaels.
“Some describe my style as ‘Jewish Barbie on bath salts’. I think that sums it up.”
The Jewish princess of Harlem, as she calls herself, is a comedy queen who can work the crowd with hilarious jokes, dance and do splits all in one performance.
She says she has auditioned for Season 10 because “she had come all the way to the top and it was time to go even bigger.”
Miz takes after her drag mother, Bob The Drag Queen, for both comic abilities and political awareness, which she often brings to the stage
MONÉT X CHANGE
“I want to be known as someone who is really fucking amazing and talented but still doesn’t take life too seriously.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Monét is a professionally trained opera singer. She is famous for her unique lipsync performing style which mixes comedy, expressive body language and tongue-in-cheek spoken word.
Her best friend Bob The Drag Queen refers to her as her “friendlier twin”.
Former Miss Gay Kansas City and devoted Christian, Monique is an energetic performer who can twirl and kick while performing on stage.
Out of drag she is a “glam queen on a budget”, a motivational speaker and dreams of one day becoming “the gay Oprah”.
Her style is ” combination of old meets new meets funk meets art.”
“The Vixen is the superhero of the universe. She is here to save the day, every day. She is disco, she is fun.”
Vixen has been a rapper for over 8 years and has recorded a verse for “Cocky” by Shea Couleé, who described her as “a savage drag queen”.
She describes drag as “the male interpretation of female empowerment.”
She’s also known for making outfits out of unusual materials, as well as for her explosive personality.
VANESSA VANJIE MATEO
Winner of Miss Polk Gay Pride Newcomer and Miss Southern Nights Newcomer, Vanessa is a pageant queen from Tampa, Florida.
Her drag name comes from The Little Mermaid’s character, Vanessa, who is Ursula in human form. Her drag mother, Drag Race S3 second runner-up, Alexis Mateo, picked the name as she thought her drag daughter and the movie character looked a lot alike.
Vanessa is a trained dancer and is known for her dance numbers and her exceptional makeup skills.
Out of drag she works as a makeup artist.
Born in China, Yuhua is a professional seamstress who makes all of her outfits and regularly designs costumes for other NYC queens (including Monét, Cracker, Dusty, Bob, Peppermint and Alexis).
She describes her drag as “campy, very futuristic and a mix of cabaret and old-school drag.”
Yuhua is a regular hostess for weddings, birthdays and bachelorette parties and is known for her fun and bubbly personality.
The brand new Season 10 will premiere on March 22. There is no news yet on whether the new season will be available on Netflix, but we will keep you posted.
Have you picked your Season 10 favourite already? Let us know in the comments.
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