It’s almost that time again, Kitty Girls. Logo TV's glittery juggernaut RuPaul’s Drag Race is revving up its engines and the season eight premiere is just around the corner, on March 7 at 9 p.m. Eastern. But if you're as ride or die for RuPaul and the rest of the queens as we are, your wig's already knotted in anticipation for the return of RPDR All Stars.
Based on speculation from experts and the votes of drag superfans, here are 10 queens that could be returning to slay the runway and snatch that crown.
As the underdog of her season, Delano surprised herself and the judges by making it into the top three. Even though Delano lost out to Bianca Del Rio, she went on to become the highest charting drag racer of all time. Now, with that “hog body” a thing of the past and a hit record in her pocket, will the former novice return to lead the drag pack?
Let’s be honest, Alaska probably should have won the first time around. But with her then-boyfriend, Sharon Needles, as the previous season’s winner, it was a little too similar, too soon. Now, Alaska has stepped out of Needles shadow and has become a comedic force of nature. Will Thunderfuck sweep All-Stars with her pitch-perfect delivery and model-thin bod?
This Texas queen didn’t know just how funny she was during her first shot at the crown. But since sashaying away, she has become possibly the most popular contestant just under Bianca Del Rio. She’s so memorable, in fact, that season seven winner Violet Chatchki impersonated her during the Snatch Game. Will Ru bring back Edwards and give this pageant girl one more shot at the crown?
It almost seems unfair to make the other queens compete against Detox. She is simply one of the funniest, fiercest, and most polished queens to ever compete for the title. That said, she fell short of the final three in season 5 and we need her to keep Katya on her toes. Will Detox return to read the competition to filth?
Ru’s choice to bring CoCo back might surprise some, but this seasoned showgirl still has a lot to offer. During her season, the focus on Edwards vs. Montrese made for great TV, but took away from both queens’ talent. If CoCo returns, lets hope that pageant–gate is over so this queen can take center stage.
This drag diva has curves for days and a razor sharp tongue that was too much for the audience to handle on season five. Andrews had enough jaw-dropping gag-worthy moments to fill two seasons, but her bitch attitude left her just short of winning the crown. Will Andrews return to slay the runway and take home the ultimate prize?
Ginger was the early favorite to win season seven due to her polished looks, perfect comedic timing and superior acting chops. But Minj’s tendency to trash talk and general knack for stirring up drama left a bad taste in the judges mouth and edged her out of what many think should have been her crowning moment. Now that Ginger has had a taste of humble pie, will Ru give her a second chance to get it right?
Ivy Winters only made it half way through season five, but that was enough for Miss Congeniality-winner to steal the hearts of her fans. The fashionista has made drop-dead outfits for some of the drag greats, but many feel that she could come back and become a legend in her own right.
For many fans, it was a crime against all that is duct-taped when Katya was sent home before making the final three. This zany queen was one of the funniest contestants this side of Alyssa Edwards and had all of us gagging over her sleek yet silly looks on the runway. Although Katya bobbled a few times and struggled with her confidence, she was consistently fabulous and her fans were die-hard. Now that Katya has had a minute to bask in her fans’ adoration, will she return to finish what she started in season seven?
When Trixie was sent home the first time around, the Twitter-sphere erupted in a thunderstorm of angry Drag Race fans who felt that this queen didn’t get her fair shot. RuPaul agreed and brought Mattel back, but she still couldn’t make it to the finish line. Will Ru give this life-size Barbie a third chance to race with the best of the best?
The Wildcard. Kelly had experience that could almost give Willam a run for her wigs, but a fashion stumble in the first episode (that bacon dress!) took her out of the competition before she got to show her goods. Could Ru give Ms. Mantle a shot at being more than just the first girl to go home?