So yeah, as the title says, the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season six was released over the weekend, and OH GAWD EVERYTHING IS LOVE AND JOY RIGHT NOW. LET’S JUST GET TO THE QUEENS.
23, Azusa, CA
Notorious for sassing Simon Cowell on American Idol, Danny Noriega is now setting the Southern California drag scene ablaze as the infectiously charming party girl Adore. But will Adore’s sassy attitude charm or choke the judges?
23, Guaynabo, PR
Pure Puerto Rican fish down, this latina pageant queen mixes her winning beauty with edgy future fashion looks. But don’t be fooled by her sweetness and charm – there’s a hunger for the crown that drives everything she does.
Ben de la Creme
31, Seattle, WA
Kooky, funny and “terminally optimistic,” this vintage pin-up queen brings and excess of character to the race … not to mention being a dead ringer for Michelle Visage. “DeLa” for short, or “Miss Creme” if you’re nasty.
Bianca Del Rio
37, New York City, NY
Broadway seamstress and “Queen of Mean” Bianca Del Rio will tell it like it is, and read a bitch down! A self-professed insult comic, Bianca’s razor sharp wit will sting her fellow competitors… because it usually comes from a very truthful place.
31, West Hollywood, CA
Already a household name in Australia thanks to her stint on Australian Idol, Courtney describes herself as “a singer, dancer, actor and a goddamn supermodel.” Clearly more than just a pretty face, Courtney’s fishy realness has her reputation preceding her into the race … and her competitors are worried.
22, Chicago, IL
This Chi-town runway queen knows how to make an entrance – with her reading glasses firmly fixed on her face. Gia’s brand of drag is serving fish, attitude and sass, while dripping in jewels, sequins and stones. She’s EXPENSIVE. But will her sharp tongue buy over the judges?
26, Worcester, MA
An adorable ditzy small town body oddy oddy queen, Joslyn never met an accessory she didn’t like. But you’d be a fool to underestimate this fox in the hen-house. The self-professed “black horse” of the competition, this queen is in it to win it, and might just have the chops and sly charm to pull it off.
37, Los Angeles, CA
Singer, actor and comedienne, seasoned Kelly Mantle has already made a name for herself in Hollywood and has a list of television credits as long as her legs. Though she has a sweetly charming exterior, when the acting challenges come round, the other queens had better fear Miss Mantle’s formidable reputation in the ‘biz.
24, Van Nuys, CA
An amazing dancer and a polished baby queen, Laganja comes from fierce drag lineage, with none other than Alyssa Edwards as her drag mother, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley her drag sister. Extremely driven and determined to be recognized for her talents, you’ll see Laganja’s competitive side whether you’re her friend or foe.
27, Seattle, WA
Seattle’s most glamorous trash queen, Magnolia likes to take the beautiful and make it look ugly. With such a strong aesthetic and sense of self, it’s lucky she does not apologize for who she is, or what she says. But with opinions as strong as hers, that’s going to ruffle some feathers in the competition.
25, New York, NY
Who wants Milk? With her jaw-dropping avant-garde gender-f*** club kid looks, very soon all of America will be falling in love with this dairy queen. A giant glamazon who towers over the rest of the queens, Milk’s determination to stay true to her campy persona will either win the judges over … or cost her the crown.
Miss Darienne Lake
41, Rochester, NY
Already the Facebook Fan Favorite, the world is soon going to be taking a dip into the refreshing waters of big, beautiful Darienne Lake. With over 20 years drag experience and a wit the size of her girth, Darienne will not be underestimated because of her size.
Trinity K. Bonet
22, Atlanta, GA
The young beauty queen from the ATL pageant scene is actually a drag veteran – despite her 22 years, she’s been doing drag professionally since she was 15, and knows how to bring the polish. But rub this Beyonce impersonator the wrong way, and she’ll put you in your place.
40, New York, NY
One of the original New York City club kids, this Jamaican queen considers her drag to be “living art.” Well known in the New York City straight club scene, she considers herself to be an “ambassador of drag,” and won’t be shy about educating the fishy young things in the competition about the history of their craft.
Honestly, I can’t say who will or won’t make it to the top three, because in all honesty? This is a really tight crop of queens. Although I will say that my current personal favourites are Milk, Miss Darienne Lake and Vivacious.