If you thought RuPaul had run out of killer drag queens to showcase, well allow us to disabuse you of that notion, hunty. The cast for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 has been announced and we're already gagging over these girls.
In fact, a few of the queens on the upcoming season boast some impressive drag family pedigrees and makeup skills for days. Read on to get the scoop on the latest group of queens headed to the workroom.
1. A'Keria Chanel Davenport
A'Keria's last name may ring a few bells for you, and that's because this pageant queen from Houston reps a dynasty. Her drag family includes Kennedy Davenport from Season 7 and All-Stars 3, and the late Sahara Davenport from Season 2. But she doesn't need to rest on their laurels. A'Keria holds plenty of titles, having taken the crown at the 2017 Miss Black Universe and Miss International Vogue pageants.
Follow her on Instagram: @mizakeriachanel
Follow her on Twitter: @A_doubleC_D
2. Ariel Versace
3. Brooke Lynn Hytes
4. Honey Davenport
Uh oh, get ready for some possible family drama. Honey also hails from the Davenport dynasty, but she also raised an All-Star. Her drag daughter, Monet XChange, is still in the running on the current RPDR All-Stars Season 4.
Follow her on Instagram: @honeydaveportofficial
Follow her on Twitter: @honey_davenport
5. Kahanna Montrese
6. Mercedes Iman Diamond
Mercedes hails from Minneapolis, land of Prince, but her inspiration comes from Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna. She's petite at 5'3" but her personality is gigantic. And she's proud to represent as the first Muslim queen on the show.
Follow her on Instagram: @mercedesimandiamond
7. Nina West
Nina hails from the Columbus, OH, and her name comes from her emotional inspiration in college, Nina Simone. She's a classic John Waters-style campy queen and she looks up to comedians like Steve Martin. She loves to give back and does a great deal of charity work. Total heart of gold!
Follow her on Instagram: @ninawest
Follow her on Twitter: @NinaWest
8. Plastique Tiara
9. Rajah O'Hara
Not just another Texas pageant queen, Rajah loves to play with blurring gender lines just as much as she enjoys being a super femme. She's also a gifted portrait artist!
Follow her on Instagram @therajahoharashow
10. Scarlet Envy
11. Shuga Cain
12. Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Silky isn't big on social media, but she is big on the pageant circuit, so we expect to see plenty of polish along with that signature charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent each queen brings to the table.
Follow her on Instagram: @silkynutmegganache
14. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
Vanjie needs no introduction, because you met her already last season. Despite being the first girl to sashay away in Season 10, the Tampa beauty was gone too soon and RuPaul must've agreed with audiences who wanted more Vanjie. We expect she'll go much farther this time around.
Follow her on Instagram: @vanessavanjie
Follow her on Twitter: @VanessaVanjie
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