RuPaul's Drag Race has Ru-vealed the cast of its new season.
The VH1 reality drag competition will feature Aiden Zhane, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Dahlia Sin, Gigi Goode, Heidi N Closet, Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Nicky Doll, Rock M. Sakura, Sherry Pie, and Widow Von’Du on season 12.
The Emmy-winning series will premiere Friday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on VH1; RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, the behind-the-scenes of the show, will air immediately afterward at 9:30 p.m. As always, contestants will compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a $100,000 cash prize.
“With each new generation of queens, the RuPaul’s Drag Race revolution continues to drive culture,” RuPaul, host and executive producer, said in a statement. “And as more and more new viewers discover the show, the phenomenon continues to open hearts and minds with love, laughter and a whole lotta sass.”
Watch the teaser and meet the contestants below.
Images and descriptions courtesy of VH1.
Everyone who knows drag in New York City knows Brita. That’s because this hard-working Polynesian queen captivates audiences with her famous lip-syncs…no less than seven nights a week.
The only thing Crystal Methyd is addicted to is attention. And with her quirky fashions, incomparable makeup skills and screwball sense of humor, she’ll certainly be catching the judges’ eyes.
Originally hailing from Brooklyn, Dahlia Sin emerged from the Haus of Aja (of Season 9 and All Stars fame). Now this look queen lives in L.A., where she wows the West Coast with her urban brand of sexiness.
This leggy fashion queen is only 21, but enters the competition with a sizable social media following. Gorgeous fashion illustrations come to life and make her Instagram fans stan.
Heidi comes from Ramseur, a small country town in North Carolina. She playfully says there’s little to do there except count chickens and cows. But her infectious persona is sure to make her a global name very soon.
The Persian princess of drag has arrived. Born in Canada and with Iranian heritage, Jackie Cox now considers the New York cabaret stage her home. She loves to write her own shows and bring them to life.
Jaida Essence Hall always strives to be the essence of glamour. She originally wanted to be a fashion designer, and now gets to both live that fantasy and model her own gorgeous creations.
The first French contestant to compete in RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nicky Doll relocated from Paris to New York City, where she enchants audiences with her European catwalk, high fashions and seductive charm.
Rock M. Sakura’s aesthetic is an amalgamation of anime, manga, and anything pink. With her high-energy death-dropping performance style and dirty sense of humor, this is a queen who defies categorization.
A campy, polished queen who knows her references, Sherry Pie will leave an audience in stitches. And with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett as her icons, she’s certainly learned from the best.