Just after you got a taste of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Logo's reality competition series announced its season nine cast finally.... and introduces fans to the crop of drag queens fighting for the title of the next winner for the crown on RuPauls's Drag Race. Many may look familiar as they have been Grand Dames here before. This year's crop is a fascinating bunch, with a strong divide between performers and look queens reminiscent of season seven. As with nearly every season, there's one queen who looks to be a master lip-sync artist. For season nine, that queen is Aja, hands down, who'll likely shake things up whenever she falls into the bottom two and is forced to lip sync for her life. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Season nine will premiere Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1and Logo. In the meantime, meet the 13 queens competing on season nine.....Let's take a look see and who will be cat fighting......
This Brooklyn queen follows in the footsteps of such tight lip-syncers as Coco Montrese, Morgan McMichael's, and Bob the Drag Queen. I know she is shaking up New York and she should on here too. She will be the lip syncer to watch out for. And she calls things as she see's them.
A theater queen from New York, Alexis brings a contemporary-to-classic balance to her work. Previous theater queens like season five champion Jinkx Monsoon were more old-school. Alexis is full of creative and elegant looks, big hair, and very professional. I don't know she'll win, but I will guess she'll place top 5.
Giving a little British flair to the proceedings, Charlie is a U.K. queen, and legendary in England. Can she do what Australian Courtney Act couldn't and become a foreign America's next drag superstar? Charlie is a phenomenal performer and nails impressions dead on. With impression of Cher, Madonna, most of the Kardashians and Melania Trump. If he doesn't win the Snatch Game, this thing is rigged! Charlie also has a quick wit, and is funny as hell. Charlie should place top 5, and is my choice for the win.
Eureka O Hara
Drag Race's big girl of the season. Tennessee queen, Eureka brands herself "the elephant queen." Eureka is a beauty and entertaining, but if Latrice and Ginger didn't win, who were highly fabulous and talented, this one is not quite to that level. I don't see a big girl winning here this year, as funny as she is.
Farrah is a Vegas queen, following in the footsteps of last season's pseudo-villain and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry. Perhaps she'll perform as Mariah Carey in this season's Snatch Game? She should do pretty good here.
Milwaukee's own Jaymes Mansfield is an active YouTuber — an important quality for success post-Drag Race. Just ask Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Katya and Trixie Mattel. She's also has got a deep knowledge of drag herstory, something Ru loves to see in her girls. I feel Jamyes should be entertaining, but I don't know how far she will get... possibly maybe somewhere in the first four gone. I little of her goes a looooong way.
Kimora is another Vegas queen with a strong, breast-first aesthetic. She's the Instagram star of the bunch. She's fun, but fishy doesn't always mean a win, and I don't see one here.
Nina Bo'nina Brown
Atlanta queen Nina Bo'nina Brown is this year's makeup queen. Her looks range from freaky to fabulous. She is definitely a creative force, but I don't know this will get her a win. Even I don't understand some of her looks, but applaud her for her creativity.
Like Sonique , Kenya Michaels, Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz, Peppermint is a trans- queen. Unlike most who have come before her, who came out either during or after the show, she was out before her season filmed. Will the series — which has had trouble with trans women in the past — fittingly acknowledge her status? That aside, Peppermint is already a talented legend in New York where I have seen her perform at the Monster and right here in New Hope. I think she will place top 5. She is sort of a home girl here.I love her.
Yet another New York queen! Sasha's got looks for days, reminiscent of season eight's Acid Betty. Will those looks take her far? She is very club kid, but if Acid Betty didn't win, who is excellent at her creative talent, I too don't see a win here. But she make just make the top 5 I'm thinking.
Shea is from Chicago, not New York, and thus I appreciate her. I also appreciate her stunning looks. I say we watch this one !
Trinity marks one of few queens who shares a name with another former contestant on the show. Interestingly, she once beat Alyssa Edwards in a pageant. She is also an Orlando queen, quite the showstopper down there and very well liked... thus talk of the Pulse nightclub shooting is almost inevitable. I have always adored Trinity for her style and looks, which are to die for. You go gurl, werk it, but don't wreck it!
I have already met her once at a show, but for those who haven't: Valentina is the only Los Angeles queen of the bunch, and as such will be playing on home turf this season. Notably, Valentina is a very cute boy out of drag, which is a great way to amass fans of the show. Her style is mad sickening and will probably do very well in runway and any editorial challenges or photo shoots. I think she will see the half point, but not much further.
So who are you hunty's feeling out for the season???