Thursday, January 24, 2019

QUEENS OF ELEVEN

This is gonna be good bitches!



Just when I think to myself – ‘shedonealreadydonehadherses’ – a new crop of killer queens sashay their way into my heart and leave me gagging for more.  Dare I say, this might be the most sickening season of all time. I am familiar with or have  met or seen half the cast, and of the others, there is a invasion of drag daughters.... Seems we have the houses of Edwards, Montese and Davenport all doing battle. No premiere date for the new season has been announced, but fans of the show still have the ongoing fourth installment of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” which airs new episodes every Friday on VH1. I just hope Lattrice brings it now, but thinking though Manila or Trinity is taking that crown.  But this is about the next race hennys. Here's the queens, and the number behind the city is when I think they will get eliminated.
Read the full bios for each of the 15 queens below.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul's Drag Race
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Los Angeles, CA) #5
Miss Vanjie. Miss Vaanjie. Miss… Vaaanjie! Never have more iconic words been uttered by a departing queen. Despite being the first queen eliminated from season 10, Vanessa’s mesmerizing backwards exit inspired memes, tweets and celebrity shout-outs and an overwhelming demand to see more of this charismatic queen. She’s back with a Vanjeance, but can the queen live up to the memes? Having seen her perform now and know more about her, she will get much further, a middle queen... but I still don't see a win.
Yyvie Oddly RuPaul's Drag Race
Yvie Oddly (Denver, CO) Top 4

Denver’s “commodity of drag oddity,” shock queen Yvie bucked her boring local drag scene and brought conceptual artistry into the mix. Tall and weird (her words), Yvie draws inspiration from fashion muses like Thierry Mugler, and drag stars like Christeene. Known for bringing her brain to the table, anyone who encounters Yvie is guaranteed to end up with their jaw on the floor. She is unique, but do we need another avant gaude queen besides Sharon Needles and Sasha Velour? She'll make top four, the judges will want to see what she has.
Shuga Cain RuPaul's Drag Race
Shuga Cain (New York, NY) #6

A relative newcomer to drag, and I adore her!!!!! Shuga quit her sweet six-figure corporate job to become a full-time drag queen. But talent rises to the top, and within 18 short months Shuga has already established herself as a key fixture in the competitive New York City drag scene where she relies upon her performance background in opera and musical theater to stand out from the crowd.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache RuPaul's Drag Race
Silky Ganache (Chicago, IL) #10

The life of the party, you always know when exuberant “Big Silk” is in the building. But scratch the surface of this gregarious queen and you’ll find a softer side to Silk- one who was raised in the church, has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is even on her way to becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. Let’s hope her accolades translate into success in the competition.
Soju RuPaul's Drag Race
Soju (Los Angeles, CA) #15
Raised in Korea, Soju brings Korean influences into her drag, be it colorful crazy K-Pop aesthetics or Taekwondo martial arts weapons. Producer and star of the popular YouTube show “Shot With Soju,” where queens spill the beans about their time on “Drag Race,” Soju comes into the competition fully prepared for her own shot at the crown. But I don't see a win.
Scarlet Envy RuPaul's Drag Race
Scarlet Envy (New York, NY) #7

Southern beauty mixed with New York City grit, Scarlet pulls from references as varied as movie stars of the 40s, Andy Warhol superstars of the 60s and supermodels of the 80s. A self-described “natural beauty,” Scarlet has worked with fashion photographer Steven Klein, Harper’s Bazaar magazine and even appeared in a musical number on Saturday Night Live. Scarlett is one of my favorite queens, she is gorgeous!!!! She also does a mean Yma Sumac..
Mercedes Iman Diamond RuPaul's Drag Race
Mercedes Iman Diamond (Minneapolis, MN) #12
This African princess moved from Kenya to the USA when she was 11, but Mercedes wasn’t “born” until 10 years later at the world famous Gay 90s club in downtown Minneapolis. All about the “body-ody-ody,” Mercedes owns any stage she sets foot on, dazzling the crowd with her graceful presence and the expensive bling she is named after.
Nina West RuPaul's Drag Race
Nina West (Columbus, OH) Top 4

I have been waiting for my girl Nina to get on!!!!! This comedy queen has a big reputation preceding her into the competition. Nina has won the national Entertainer of the Year pageant and writes and produces her own spectacular shows complete with show-stopping dance numbers, and over the top camp looks. She's also an advocate and fundraiser for LGBTQ causes. If this is the season for a bigger gal to win, Nina should have a excellent chance. I can't say enough good things about her.
Plastique Tiara RuPaul's Drag Race
Plastique Tiara(Dallas, TX) #9

Originally hailing from Saigon, Plastique takes a lot of drag inspiration from Vietnamese pop stars. Stunningly beautiful, her popular Instagram drag photos have even been reposted by Tyra Banks. With none other than “Drag Race” superstar Alyssa Edwards for a drag mother, all eyes will be on Plastique to see if she can deliver in the competition. Straight men watching will be totally confused by how fem she is. She will come close to the top, but looks will only take her so far.
Ra'jah D Ohara RuPaul's Drag Race
Ra’jah D. O’Hara (Dallas, TX) #11

Ra’jah is from Dallas, Texas, where everything is bigger, better and bolder. A dancing queen known for her kicks, splits and tearing up the dance floor, the “D” in Ra’jah’s name stands for Davenport: this season’s third cast member from the Kennedy Davenport dynasty. A high energy performer, Ra’jah warns her competitors to watch their backs when she is lip-synching.
Brooke Lynn Hytes RuPaul's Drag Race
Brooke Lynn Hytes (Nashville, TN) Top 3

Brooke Lynn Hytes grew up in Toronto, Canada before traveling the world as a professional ballet dancer. Much of her drag centers around dance and movement and she is a prestigious former Miss Continental pageant winner. Will Brooke Lynn dazzle the judges with the same polish she brings to the dancefloor? I have seen this beauy...she puts one a stunning show. She should go far this season.
Honey Davenport RuPaul's Drag Race
Honey Davenport (New York, NY) #13

New York City’s crown jewel, Honey is the second cast member hailing from the legendary House of Davenport and cites “Drag Race” alum Sahara Davenport  also as a mentor. She also happens to be Monet X Changes's drag mother. With parts in Off-Broadway plays, an electro band and 18 pageant crowns under her belt, queens know to bow down to this talented diva. I love Honey's style, but I don't see a win.
Kahanna Montrese RuPaul's Drag Race
Kahanna Montrese (Las Vegas, NV) #14
Las Vegas’s hip-hop showgirl, Kahanna merges edgy street influences with upscale high fashion couture. After seeing Kahanna perform just one time, “Drag Race” legend Coco Montrese adopted this spitfire performer and Kahanna’s drag identity was born. Will Kahanna finish the job that mama Coco Montrese started? Kahanna is also the lip-synch queen to watch out for.
A'keria C. Davenport RuPaul's Drag Race
A’keria C. Davenport, (Dallas TX)  Top 4

From the legendary drag House of Davenport, A’keria’s slick, shiny look makes you sit up and pay attention. The current reigning Miss Black Universe, this super accomplished pageant queen is doing the Davenports and mama Kennedy proud with her signature aesthetic: “fit, fashion, mug and body.” Expect big hair, big attitude and big results from this competitor.
Ariel Versace (Philadelphia/Cherry Hill) #8
My girl Ariel!!!!! I have to root for my hometown gal! You may remember her Grinch picture I used this Christmas...that was her!!!!  A life-sized Bratz doll, this queen’s Jersey-licious/Philadelphia,  Disney princess aesthetic is already a hit on social media, where she has a significant following. But don’t be fooled by a pretty face with a poppin’ Instagram presence – Ariel can sing, act and put on a fully entertaining show. I have seen this bitch in action on many occasion. She is also the queen with the wig of many colors!!! Ariel and her boyfriend, another drag queen Chasity St. Cartier, own a wig company. You’ve been warned. I hope she would win, or make top three, but in this competition, I will have to place her in the middle at #8.

And here's a nice peak at the runway before the workroom. This is what drag is about right here henny's.

40 comments:

  1. Hell. I’m just recovering from s10, and All Stars!!! And yes, we must root for our local gal Ariel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She does put on a hellva of show. Will be interesting to see how your order goes....the last couple seasons.... you know your stuff!

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  2. Yaaasss mama! *tongue pop* *shenaningans*
    I’m loving that some of these participants do not have an online presence. They won’t be fighting about ‘followers’. And Miss Vanjie gives me life!
    Bring it!
    XoXo

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  3. Did you say Yma Sumac?
    I love you.

    XoXo

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    1. Yes. I did. Did you get hard sixpence? lol!!!!

      When I was little, my grandmother used to baby sit me, and was a huge fan of hers, so from a very early age, I heard a lot of Yma when I was a wee one. She is spectacular.

      Scarlett does a mean impersonation of her. She'd be foolish not to do her in Snatch Game. She even portrayed Yma in a play back in 2017 titled The Legend of Yma Sumac, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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    2. Of course I did. You know me.
      Yma and her sound are everything. Perfect for drag. If she does Yma during snatch game it could get Little Edie iconic. For real.

      XoXo

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  4. I don't watch the show, but I think I've worn that outfit of Silky Ganache's while picking up my prescriptions at Walmart! Nope, I cover my muffin top. Never mind.

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    1. You mean your not Silky Ganache????

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    2. Sorry to disappoint you sweetie, but, no. The skin tone is different. I'm more like, um, Butterscotch Pudding! There is also no way I'd ever have that much fabulosity!

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    3. Oh no.. another good drag name for you...Butterscotch Puddin! And you already have to much fabulosity in my book!

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    4. Can one really have too much fabulosity, Mistress (I seem to be in a call you Mistress instead of Maddie mood)? Wait a minute, Liberace. Yep too much :)

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  5. If Vanessa Vanjie Mateo isn’t in the top 4, well then I'll be done. I really have grown to like her. But I like the looks of Scarlett too. I like to read about your perspective and placement...it's fun.

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  6. I love your hot drag tea.

    I am also happy to see you placed Nina high. She is full of hilarity. And camp. Which is what drag should be.

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  7. Wow! That's a great lineup. Bestest wishes to all.

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  8. This is a great line up. I'll be rooting for my New York queens, Brooklyn, Honey and Scarlett! Scarlett has a good chance I'm thinking.

    And how long did you know about this line up?????????

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    1. Put your head between your knees before you pass out Ms Moorecock! Somebody, smelling salts, stat!

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  10. Im very excited by as many of my sisters being on this season. Plastique might be the fishiest queen in drag race herstory.

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  11. Plastique as front runner? Yes. But I’m high key... not feeling this seasons queens except for Ariel, Plastique, Nina, Brooke, and Scarlett.

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  12. I love your post and order. My New York girls are firece is so fierce, but at the same time, Nina West is a living legend, she is respected by so many queens, and she is HILARIOUS, I could see her taking the crown just as much as one of the stick bitches. I feel like this season could be sickening.

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  13. Wasn't a huge fan of Vaaaaanjie at first, yet I hope she shines this time for more time, like you said. But that Brooklyn is smoking.

    And did you know about the cast already? I noticed you featured Brooklyn earlier in the week my pretty?

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  14. I already can't wait to see the workroom entrances. That's my favorite part. I like the looks of Nina and Honey myself.

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  15. Shuga Cain is the only one who really did anything fierce in the runway...and she was FIRCE LOOKING! Loved her energy...followed by Scarlett and Nina.

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  16. Wow. Out of all of them, Shuga Cain and Khanna struck me the most. All very distinct, fashion-forward aesthetic. And a presence that is radiating and badass!

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  17. Scarlett is soooooo you mistress. But I have to root for my drag sister Nina!!!! She means the world to me. And Silky should bring lots of fun and loudness.

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  18. Love your overview and preview and it's nice to get your take.This runway thing is really good. This should always be an essential each season, it gives me a first feel for there energy.

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  19. As Monique would say...this season looks to be The Ooh Ah Ah Sensation henny.

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  20. Brook Lynn Hytes is the trade of season 11!! Look at photos of her out of drag and tell me im wrong.

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  21. What a cast!!!!! But I have to root for our hometown bitch, Ariel!!!!

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  22. I'll be cheering for Brooke Lynn Hytes, the first Canadian queen to be on Drag Race!

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  23. It really is a fun show. Perhaps Kahana will surprise you. But, Plastique does look to be one to be reckoned with. Woot!

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  24. At the risk of sounding supremely stoopid (no, I know those legs in the header don't belong to a real person, they don't do they?), just what does Queens of Eleven mean?
    There are no stupid questions, just dumb bunnies who ask them!

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  25. Oh man does this look good. And I loved the clip. I am liking platique, nina, shuga scarlett and silky. They radiated something I liked.

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  26. oH WOW- I am happy to see so many contestants from Dallas!!

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  27. Nina West......welcome back camp comedy drag. We missed u.

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  28. I learned something I thought Miss Vanjie was an expression didn't know she was an actual person.

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  29. Is Shuga the only one who got the memo to actually do something instead of just shuffle down the runway? I loved her energy. And Scarlett to me looks like Blair St.Clair all grown up, but with some edge. I'll be rooting for those two.

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