RuPaul has decided to continue to shake the the gays™ and bring us RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 on March 22, exactly one week after the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Does she think we can handle all of this? We’re literally here for a half a year of drama in the werkroom. The gays™ better secure their wigs because Mother Ru is about to snatch us bald ‘til July.
So what’s T on season 10? Who are the 14 queens competing? Who is this season’s Alaska? Valentina? Bob the Drag Queen? Ongina? Porkchop? Penny Tration? Meet RuPaul’s 10th set of fierce queens:
The high fashion and high energy drag daughter of Sharon Needles. She is known for mixing pop culture with her unique sense of visual style and glamour to create her signature “Aquarian” drag. As a performer, Aquaria is halfway between Lady Gaga and Madonna: a superstar on the stage, club red carpet, Instagram, and any camera.
Phi Phi O'Hara’s drag mother may have taken six seasons to finally be on Drag Race, but this goddess exudes a sense of power and legacy. She draws inspiration from the glamorous goddesses of ancient Egypt and Aztec cultures, commanding the attention of any audience in her midst.
BLAIR ST. CLAIR
Indiana’s premiere “Broadway Baby.” Since her debut in 2014, she has become a prominent name in the Indiana drag scene. She has won the Miss Gay Indiana Pageant and served as a “Symbol of Excellence.” Blair founded the Blair St. Clair’s Body Beautiful Project to encourage self-love, acceptance, and body positivity.
DUSTY RAY BOTTOMS
Like Trixie Mattel, Alexis Michelle’s sister reclaimed a negative name as a power-bank of fierceness. While working as a waiter, Dustin Rayburn was teased for being a bottom. “Dusty Ray Bottoms!” they would say. Who’s laughing now?
This queen needs no introduction.
Okay fine. The Queen of Elephants is back from her injury in Season 9 to make a mess out of Season 10. This Tennessee queen is a fan favorite and a force to be reckoned with. Watch out.
KALORIE KARBDASIAN WILLIAMS
No, the “b” in Karbdashian is not a typo. Kalorie’s drag is like a box of chocolates… you don’t know what you’re gonna get. Kicking? Spins? Splits? You got it! Kalorie is all about curves, fun, and body positivity. She is has served as Miss Rising Star and Miss Duke City 2016.
Kameron is the bodybuilder Barbie. She blurs the line between masculinity and femininity, while thriving on both sides of the spectrum. Kameron loves to dance and lives to lift. When a fantasy gamer grows up and finds muscles and makeup, Kameron Michaels is born.
The Queen of the Party started her drag career in Southern California with icons like Detox and Morgan McMichaels. Mayhem brings more to the table than many can stomach. You will want seconds, thirds, and fourths of her drag. She is a staple in the nightlife communities of the West Coast and now, the world.
A drag queen, writer and comedian living in Harlem, Miz Cracker launched her drag career in 2011 while participating in her drag mother Bob The Drag Queen’s marches for marriage equality in Times Square. Now she can be seen at drag venues across Manhattan.
Bob herself calls Miz Cracker one of “the smartest people she’s ever met.” Go figure.
MONET X CHANGE
One day, she was eating chicken wings, minding her own business. Then BAM! She sees a sign for a currency exchange across the street. Money Exchange became Monét X Change. Miz Cracker may be Bob’s daughter, but Monét is her fierce sister. It runs in the family.
Monique’s original drag name was ‘Kutahbetch.’ After arguments with her drag sisters, she became Monique Heart. Don’t be fooled, though: this Kansas queen will still cut you.
This Tampa queen was born from the fierce mermaid fish, Alexis Mateo. She declared herself “Ursula” because she looks like The Little Mermaid character’s human form. Don’t be fooled: she’s out there to steal your man.
This Chicago queen is intertwined with social justice and activism. She is an accomplished drag queen, songwriter, fashion designer and dancer. She is the founder of BlackGirlMagic, a drag concert where queens of color celebrate their unique experiences through storytelling and performance.
Miss Asia NYC, Miss Gay South Pacific, former Miss Fire Island, Miss Stonewall, and Miss Long Island Entertainer of the Year. Yuhua did not come to Season 10 to play. She is known for her bubbly and comedic personality and Asian-themed looks, which inspired Time Out NY magazine to proclaim her their favorite queen and "Queen of the Year."
Who are you rooting for this season? RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for its 10th fierce season with 90 minute episodes followed by Untucked on VH1 on March 22nd at 8/7c.