The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 have been announced – and we’re super excited to see a whole new gaggle of kitty girls we’re not that well acquainted with. That’s all about to change obviously, cause starting March 22 Drag Race season 10 begins on VH1 and we’ll be glued to our TV sets watching the drama unfold.
Some standouts from the lineup include Aquaria, a queen who has already established herself in the nightlife community of New York City. Aquaria has only been doing drag a few years, but Mayhem Miller is a seasoned professional. An icon in the drag community of southern California, she’s the sister of Morgan McMichaels and Raven. Kameron Michaels who hails from Nashville is a thirst trap in her own right. In drag she’s a fishy Barbie doll princess and out of drag he’s a sexy tatted up hunk.
We’re also surprised to see that five of the queens are from New York City. Every year there are a few queens from NYC, but this is a record-breaking number. Joining Aquaria are Monét X Change, Miz Cracker, Yahua Hamasaki and Dusty Ray Bottoms. Aquaria and Miz Cracker look quite a lot like each other in drag, so we’re curious to see how this will play out on our television set.
While there’s a bunch of queens from the Big Apple, there also quite a lot of queens hail who from smaller cities in the United States like Albuquerque, Indianapolis and Junction City.
And one more thing to note: Eureka O’Hara is back! After her season 9 elimination due to an injured knee, RuPaul promised she would bring her back, and sure enough she did.
But enough chit-chat! Let’s show you the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10.
Aquaria (New York, New York)
Known for her expertise in makeup and creative looks, Aquaria is a social media phenomenon, particularly on Instagram. She is Sharon Needles’ drag daughter and goes for high energy dance numbers on stage, with stunts and acrobatics. At 21, she is the youngest queen this season.
Asia T. O’Hara (Dallas, Texas)
Asia is a seasoned 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 a professional seamstress and owns her own costume design company. She’s also a dance and color guard instructor, having taught in high schools in Texas, and is the drag mother of Phi Phi O’Hara.
Blair St. Clair (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Young, beautiful and obsessed with musical theater, her specialty is graceful renditions of memorable numbers from musicals, besides being a singer herself. At 21, she won Miss Gay Indiana 2016 and had as her platform promoting body positivity, working with the National Eating Disorder Association.
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Dusty Ray Bottoms (New York, New York)
Dusty is known for her big cotton candy hair, her punk-inspired aesthetic and her out-of-the-box performances. Having moved from Kentucky to New York City about seven years ago, 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 at The Monster.
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Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
As the first queen on Drag Race from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she’s a self-described small town girl with big dreams. With a peppy and fun personality, she is a big girl who’s willing to be sexy, dance, fall into splits and do plenty of ass shaking in her performances, having won the title of Miss Duke City in 2016. She works as a hairstylist out of drag.
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Kameron Michaels (Nashville, Tennessee)
She is at the same time, in her own words, a body builder and a barbie doll, loving both makeup and push ups. Although she paints herself fishy most of the times, she’s not afraid of going out of the box and doing creature looks and fantasy makeup.
Mayhem Miller (Riverside, California)
A staple at Mickey’s Showgirls for many years, she’s one of the major names in LA/WeHo drag, having started around the same time as Raven and Morgan, her close sisters. She serves the polish and attention to detail you’d expect from a seasoned LA queen, plus sharp lip sync abilities, a biting wit, hosting experience and some singing on the side.
Miz Cracker (New York, New York)
The self-proclaimed Jewish princess of Harlem, Miz Cracker is a comedy queen who’s able to entertain a crowd on the mic with her jokes, dance and split jumps. Her mother is Bob The Drag Queen, and she takes after her comic abilities and political awareness, which she often brings to her own shows.
Monét X Change (New York, New York)
A professionally trained opera singer, Monet decided to pursue a career in drag instead of music after graduating college, and she ended up becoming one of the most notable names in NYC drag. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she’s best friends with Bob The Drag Queen, who refers to her as her “friendlier twin,’ and she hosts The Help with Pixie Aventura every Wednesday at Therapy in Hell’s Kitchen.
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Monique Heart (Kansas City, Missouri)
Monique is an energetic performer and will bring twirls and kicks to the stage if necessary. A devoted Christian and a motivational speaker out of drag, she can tone down the sass to say a word of encouragement (she dreams of one day becoming “the gay Oprah”). She makes almost all of her own costumes and is a former Miss Gay Kansas City.
The Vixen (Chicago, Illinois)
The pussy popping, death dropping, duck walking queen of Chicago drag – her ballroom origins serve as a base for her high energy performance style. She’s known as a woke queen and will call people out on their bullshit. She is a rapper for at least eight years now, and recorded a verse for “Cocky” by Shea Couleé.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Tampa, Florida)
A young pageant queen from Tampa, Florida, Vanesssa won Miss Polk Gay Pride Newcomer and Miss Southern Nights Newcomer, among other local competitions. Alexis Mateo is her drag mother.
Yuhua Hamasaki (New York, New York)
A professional seamstress, Yuhua makes all of her own costumes and regularly sews for other New York City queens — including Monét, Cracker, Dusty, Bob, Peppermint and Alexis — besides having her own clothing line. She has won several prestigious New York pageants under her corset. Originally from China, she moved here when she was 7 years old.
Eureka O’Hara (Johnson City, Tennessee)