She's beautiful, she's perfect, she looks like a model; of course, we're talking about Valentina. An early front-runner during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, Valentina had all the elements to be the winner. Unfortunately, her infamous failed lip-sync with the mask made her infamous for very different reasons. There's no doubt Valentina is looking for lip-sync redemption on stage.
Trinity "the Tuck" Taylor earned her legendary status for several reasons: her lip-sync assassin skills, her feminine body, and of course, her professional skills with tucking. Despite a bumpy start and a not-so-subtle feud with Eureka O'Hara, Trinity slayed her way to reach the finals of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9. She lost in her battle against Peppermint, but this time she won't leave any prisoners in her way to the top.
Before Valentina came on the scenes, Naomi Smalls was the drag queen serving looks and poses straight from the pages of a magazine. This editorial supermodel-esque queen has legs for days and a style that won't get out bed for anything less than $10,000 a day. Naomi killed it on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8, but will she snatch the crown this time?
Facts are fact, Monique Heart is the bomb-dot-com. Period. Truth. Save it and send it to print. With little budget and a lot of determination, the thrifty queen made most of her gowns hours before hitting the runway on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10. Now that she's learned from that hurdle, she'll probably have stunning gowns ready for her big return.
The queen of the sponge dress left her mark on fans during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10. Monet had one-liners for days and a beautiful positive personality that could make anyone smile. In fact, she even won Miss Congeniality in the first ever queens-only vote.
Similar to Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon is another queen who is competing in her second All Stars season (she also competed on RuPaul's Drag Race All Star Season 1). Manila is fun, wild, and loves to be the star in the limelight. She first captivated us during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, but could this be her year for a crown?
Bow before her majesty! Latrice Royale is a beloved fan favorite and iconic past performer from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4. Her epic one-liners, shade, and honesty earned her a place in the hearts of fans. This is her third time appearing; her second was during RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1.
Jasmine Masters has something to say and she came here to slay. Not many could match her enthusiasm and charisma, but her performance during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 failed to shine. Jasmine has a lot to prove to compete against the heavyweights returning this year.
The floating eyelash heard around the world! Gia Gunn brought new levels of "fishy" to the competition during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4. Unfortunately, her performance during Snatch Game did her in. Gia has become more polished, glam, and she feels more confident since coming out as transgender since her last appearance. Could this competition be her year?
The RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 showgirl is back in all her feminine glory. Her multitude expressions and frustrated moaning sounds wowed fans alike, but her lackluster performance didn't blow the judges away. Her chance at redemption could show everyone that Farrah is a competitor you don't want to mess with.
Ten drag queens are returning for the chance to win the title of Drag's Next Superstar. (L-R: Trinity Taylor, Monique Heart, Gia Gunn, Jasmine Masters, Naomi Smalls, Latrice Royale, Valentina, Monet X Change, and Farrah Moan.)
Michelle: I love a conflicting pattern. Tonight... it’s a full-out war. [RuPaul laughs] Michelle: There is the leg things with the crystal fringe and then we open the acid-wash shirt and there’s my giraffe, yes. Monique: You said giraffe but I got brown cow. Michelle: Girl, that’s a giraffe. [RuPaul laughs] Michelle: Cow’s aint spotted like that. That’s a giraffe. Monique: I saw it and I was like, “Ah, brown cow! Stunning!” [Everyone laughs]