Meet the Queens from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 12

by Jeremy Spirogis
Aja and Thorgy Thor attend

Tease your wigs and put together your finest snatch recreation — VH1’s Emmy-award profitable actuality competitors collection returns for its 12th season this February. With a lot charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and expertise on this upcoming season of Drag Race, it’s arduous to maintain observe. Don’t fear, although, we’ve received you lined. Here’s our look into the solid of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12.

Aja and Thorgy Thor attend 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Premiere Party
Aja and Thorgy Thor attend ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 9 Premiere Party | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ returns to VH1 for season 13

Start your engines, RuPaul’s Drag Race followers. After months of followers praying for a glance into the All-Stars 5 solid and Celebrity Drag Race, RuPaul introduced the subsequent season of his actuality present, premiering throughout February 2020. This season, the drag performers will probably be competing for $100,000, a one-year provide of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics, a crown, and the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

There are 13 queens on this season, with a majority of them hailing from New York City. The contestants are Aiden Zhane, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Dahlia Sin, Gigi Goode, Heidi N Closet, Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Nicky Doll, Rock M Sakura, Sherry Pie, and Widow Von’Du.

Aiden Zhane

From the center of nowhere, Georgia, Adien Zhane isn’t afraid to be somewhat spooky, cooky, and distinctive. Entertainment Weekly experiences this drag performer, “who paints like a cross between Marilyn Manson and Joan Crawford — filmed her total Drag Race audition tape (lip-syncs and all) from inside her bed room.”


A widely known New York City queen, Brita has a status of being endorsed by celebrities, together with Adele and Jennifer Lawrence. Before changing into a contestant on Drag Race, she even carried out on Saturday Night Live as a backup dancer for Katy Perry.

Crystal Methyd

“I’ve always been so feminine, so I’m going to bring that into whatever I’m wearing. I like to be a monster or cartoon character, I want people to not really understand what’s happening,” Crystal Methyd, from Springfield, Mo., stated throughout her interview for Entertainment Weekly.

Dahlia Sin

Just like her drag mom, and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna, Aja, Dahlia is somewhat bit banjee however 100% prepared for this competitors. She began off doing extra “creepy” seems, earlier than transitioning into the attractive, outgoing drag performer she is today.

Gigi Goode

As one of many youngest members of this solid, Gigi Goode shares that she’s impressed by trend and loves dressing up greater than something. From Los Angeles, Gigi says that a whole lot of the instances she’s misplaced and delusional, however she likes to carry out and lipsync nonetheless.

Heidi N Closet

She’s daring, loud, and outgoing, however that’s simply why followers love her. As a southern belle at the moment residing in Ramseur, N.C., Heidi N Closet is the self-proclaimed merge between old-school pageant drag and new-school aptitude.

Jackie Cox

She has a giant coronary heart and big wigs to match. Jackie Cox is from New York City, but additionally celebrates her heritage and highlights minority teams alongside the best way. She additionally somewhat bit nerdy, even sharing her love for Star Trek and I Dream of Jeannie.

Jaida Essence Hall

“If you feel like, today, you want to be the Grinch, then, baby be the Grinch. Drag is all about expression. Whatever I’m feeling, I just let it out in drag,” the outgoing and spirited Milwaukee native, Jaida Essence Hall stated, in line with Entertainment Weekly.


Her first drag title is somewhat longer, sharing the identical title as a backpack firm if you already know what she means. But we’re not going to try this. Jan is from New York City, and because the drag daughter of Alexis Michelle, she likes to carry out.

Nicky Doll

Oh, she’s worldwide fish! Currently residing in New York City, Nicky Doll brings all the very best of French trend to the runway. As she stated throughout the “Meet the Queens” section, this performer may be very impressed by the traits of the 1990s, “with a little twist of villains from anime.”

Rock M Sakura

If you had been the combination collectively anime, excessive trend, Trixie Mattel make-up, and comedy, you’d get Rock M Sakura. From San Fransisco, this drag artist acknowledged that she’s impressed by anime, Ok-pop, and J-pop and that, in fact, comes throughout in her seems.

Sherry Pie

“Drag exhibits have gotten away from being a neighborhood factor to boost up our neighborhood and to poke enjoyable at our neighborhood. At a great drag present, it is best to snicker and cry, and [asking for donations] is our severe second,” Sherry Pie, a full of life New York City drag performer, acknowledged throughout an interview for Entertainment Weekly.

Widow Von’Du

This diva calls herself “the original plus-sized Barbie” and he or she’s received the angle and high-fashion outfits to match. From Kansas City, Mo. Widow Von’Du is a pageant magnificence and recording artist with a love for music.

Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres Friday, Feb. 28 at eight p.m. EDT on VH1.

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