Monday, July 15, 2024

Historic first for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars cast

In a television first, all eight returning drag queens on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars are previous winners of Drag Race or All Stars.

It is a clear symptom that we are living in a golden age of drag! Variety reports that the returning queens represent victors from seasons stretching back to 2011. In the new season the eight will compete for a $200,000 cash prize and the title of “Queen of All Queens.”

All Stars Season 7 will debut with two episodes on Paramount+ on May 20. A preview of the season will air during the Season 14 finale of Drag Race, airing on VH1 on April 22. A four-episode special, “Countdown to All Stars 7: You’re A Winner Baby,” will air on VH1 April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, featuring eight fan-favorite queens reacting to the best moments of the All Stars Season 7 cast.

The eight All Stars contestants are

Raja: The only Asian American winner of Drag Race in the U.S., Raja won three challenges in her season.

Jinkx Monsoon: Jinkx, who is known for her comedy cabaret performed with BenDeLaCreme, won two challenges in her season and was among the top queens of the week in almost every episode.

Monét X Change: Monét won three challenges on All Stars and is the first queen ever on Drag Race and All Stars to tie for the crown, with Trinity the Tuck.

Trinity the Tuck: Trinity has won seven Drag Race challenges, and…”the body speaks for itself” is a catchphrase that will go down in drag herstory.

Yvie Oddly: Yvie was the first queen to win the crown during her season after winning only one episode challenge. She returned as a lip-sync assassin on Season 5 of All Stars and won in her face-off against India Ferrah.

The Vivienne: Hot UK drag star The Vivienne won three challenges her season, including for her on-point imitation of Donald Trump. Remember to Keep Calm and Be A Queen!

Jaida Essence Hall: Jaida was a lip-sync assassin on Season 6 of All Stars, where she tied with contestant Eureka! Jaida is one talented, well-versed, versatile, Oscar-worthy drag performer!

Shea Couleé: All-rounder Shea serves up self-described “Nubian goddess realness” and Shea has won some big challenges — four on Season 9 of Drag Race and two on Season 5 of All Stars. We look forward to more perfection from this unstoppable star.

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