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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13: Meet the Cast, Including a Trans First
Meet the Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13
VH1 has unveiled the new queens of RuPaul's Drag Race season 13.
The cast includes Denali, Elliott With 2 Ts, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, LaLa Ri, Olivia Lux, Rose, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner, Utica Queen, and Gottmik, the first out trans man to compete on the reality competition. Once again, contestants vye for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar and $100,000.
The network also unveiled its premiere date and time: Friday, January 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Untucked will air directly afterward at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.
RuPaul, nodding to the concerns of filming during a pandemic, said in a statement, "Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down."
VH1 released the cast's portraits and a teaser as well, which match to the theme of "Happy Ru Year." Learn more about the cast and watch the teaser below.
Photos and bios courtesy of VH1.
Utica Queen (Minneapolis)
Utica Queen is ready to wiggle her way straight to the crown. Identifying as the wacky, wavy inflatable arm tube queen, Utica is hoping to take the world by storm with her form of goofy, pop-art drag.
Tina Burner (New York City)
From being part of a boy band to the RuPaul's Drag Race stage, Tina Burner is always ready to put on a show. This costume comedy queen and reigning National Miss Comedy Queen 2019 is a New York legend and is here to burn the house down.
Tamisha Iman (Atlanta)
Tamisha Iman is one of the most experienced in the art form of drag. As a mother figure who formed her own dynasty, Tamisha comes to the competition with impressive sewing skills, making all her own one-of-a-kind garments from scratch.
Instagram: @tamisha_iman, Twitter: @tamishaiman1
Symone (Los Angeles)
The ebony enchantress has arrived! As the first queen hailing from Arkansas, this confident small-town country girl comes to RuPaul's Drag Race ready to give fashion, face, personality and heart.
Instagram: @the_symone, Twitter: @the_symonee
Rosé (New York)
At the intersection of Wit Avenue and Fashion Boulevard, you'll find New York royalty Rose. As a member of the girl group Stephanie's Child alongside season 12's Jan, Rose is ready to sing and dance her way to the finish line.
Olivia Lux (New York City)
Lux, be a lady tonight. As the diva with a heart of gold, Olivia can melt a room with her dazzling smile. With her old Hollywood style and background in musical theater, this piano player is here to shine all the way to the top.
LaLa Ri (Atlanta)
LaLa Ri is here to slay. This Atlanta-born powerhouse entertainer is ready to bring her mixture of sexy, classy, and sassy to the competition, along with her charming and fun personality.
Kandy Muse (New York)
This "bad and bougie" Dominican doll from New York City is ready to take her competition by storm. After going viral on social media and winning Brooklyn Drag Queen of the Year, Kandy is a pro at being in the limelight and brings the whole package to the table.
Kahmora Hall (Chicago)
Chicago's premier Mackie Barbie doll is here to define what it means to be dripping in luxury. As the essence of glitz and glamour, Kahmora knows how to turn looks on the runway and serve in style.
Joey Jay (Phoenix)
Don't underestimate this dancing powerhouse. This celebrated Jewish princess with unmatched rhinestoning skills is ready to cluck and buck all the way to the top.
Gottmik (Los Angeles, CA)
Hiiiiee gorg! This celebrity makeup artist is ready to win the competition one face at a time. As a trans man who is changing the shape of drag, Gottmik is ready to show an edgy persona d'arte.
Elliott With 2 Ts (Las Vegas)
A dancing queen known for her kicks and splits, this Las Vegas showgirl is here to stand out from the crowd. With her '80s aesthetic and background as a professional dancer, Elliott is hoping to dance circles around her competition.
Instagram: @therealelliottqueen, Twitter: @theelliottqueen
All hail Chicago's ice queen. Given her career as a professional figure skater, much of Denali's unique drag incorporates ice skating and acrobatic elements. Denali is used to competing, but now at the Olympics of Drag, she is ready to break the ice.
Instagram: @denalifoxx, Twitter: @denalifox