RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 is coming!! Meet the queens who will be taking part
We’ve got ice skaters, makeup artists and professional dancers
This year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are as fierce as ever and they’re ready to bring their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent to the Season 13 runway. The show will be kicking off on Friday 1st January 2021 (the best way to start your new year) and it will also include the first trans male contestant to appear on the show.
This season will see 13 queens vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and try to claim the cash prize of “100,000 dollars”. They will be all aiming to follow in the footsteps of last season’s winner Jaida Essence Hall.
This season was shot during the summer, however, show producers have stated that social distancing and Covid measures were taken. RuPaul, Executive Producer and Host said: “Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down”.
This Chicago queen is a triple threat, not only is she stunning but she’s an ice skater and has some amazing acrobatic skills that we can’t wait to see when the show airs.
Elliott with two Ts
A classique Vegas showgirl. Elliott is a queen famous for her 80s aesthetic and high kicks. Elliott trained as a professional dancer so we are sure that she is gonna slay in the dance challenges.
A look queen who already has a large following on Instagram. She is a makeup artist to the stars already famous for her incredible lewks on celebs like Heidi Klum and Gigi Gorgeous. A good pal of Season 12 frontrunner Gigi Good, we are excited to see Gottmik’s killer makeup skills on the mainstage.
Self-described as “the lipstick lesbian of Phoenix”, Joey Jay is the Jewish Princess from Arizona that everyone has got their eye on. Literally, people can’t take their eyes off this rhinestone queen because her looks are so sparkly and we are here for it.
This Chicago queen comes from the infamous House of Hall, her drag mother Tajma Hall has mothered iconic queens including Naysha Lopez, Dida Ritz and last season’s winner Jaida Essence Hall. Kahmora’s drag daughter is also a drag race legacy, Soju from Season 11. Described as the essence of glitz and glamour, we’re expecting Kahmora to follow in the footsteps of her iconic drag family.
The Kandy Muse
Kandy is a New York queen from another famous drag family, the House of Aja (we knew that makeup and orange wig looked familiar). Kandy was initially cast to take part in Season 12 of Drag Race but had to drop out and was replaced by her sister Dahlia. This Dominican queen has been described as the “bad and bougie doll” of the season.
This Season 13 queen is competing alongside her drag mother, Tamisha Iman. Lala is sexy, fierce and ready to stir up the competition. She said that she is ready to “bring her mixture of sexy, classy and sassy to the competition.”.
Just like her name, this New York queen is ready to set light to the mainstage. Olivia’s background is in musical theatre, this queen can play the piano, sing and turn a look. She has played Angel in Rent, Donkey in Shrek the Musical, and Atossa in The Persians.
Another New York queen, Rosé is the drag sister of Season 12 contestant Jan. She is also a Scottish queen, being the only other Scottish competitor aside from Morgan McMichaels from Season 2. This queen is drag royalty and is ready to sing and dance her way to the finish line.
Symone is the drag sister of Season 12 queen, Gigi Goode and is the first Arkansas queen to appear on the show. Whilst she is a country girl she is ready to bring fashion, face and personality to the runway.
Not only is Tamisha drag mother of Lala Ri but she is the most experienced queen of this season’s competitors doing drag since 1996. Tamisha is another Georgian queen and the winner of Miss Gay America (the infamous award that sparked the monumental season 5 feud of Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese).
Tina Burner is a camp queen coming from New York. In case the name didn’t give it away she is a huge Tina Turner fan and is the former lover of national sweetheart Graham Norton. She is a close friend of Season 11’s Nina West and was the first queen to be verified on Instagram from Season 13. Another triple threat, she brings costumes, comedy and performance to the main stage.
Utica is a Minnesota queen who is wacky and wavy, describing herself as a “pop-art queen”. She is also a Seventh Day Adventist and the first drag queen to have a name beginning with U. She is a designer queen with a love for extended arms and she is ready with some serious statement looks for this season’s runway.