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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten: Meet the Girls

Ten’s across the board. Meet the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race season ten right here.

You knew it was coming. After teasing us throughout the week, the girls of season ten have been announced and it’s safe to say that New York has well and truly been represented.

The show, which launches on the 22nd March, will see 14 fresh-faced competitors fight it out for the crown and the grand prize.

Speaking about the knock-out cast, RuPaul said:

While preparing for season 10, I realised that one of our contestants was 11-years-old when we first launched Drag Race. The fact that we’re still here and still going strong is because of our talented queens.  They are the heart and soul of the series. And as they continue to evolve and push the boundaries of drag, so does Drag Race.

The girls are:

Asia O’Hara (Dallas, TX) Twitter: @AsiaOharaLand (and Instagram, too)

Texas is back in the house. A formidable competitor on the pageant circuit, Asia won Miss Gay America the first time she entered. Multi-talented, Asia has a costuming business on the side, designing for color guard teams and ice skaters.

Aquaria (Brooklyn, NY) | Twitter: @aquariaofficial, Instagram: @ageofaquaria

Aquaria already has a big reputation preceding her into the competition. At just 21, Aquaria has been photographed by Steven Klein for the pages of Vogue Italia. Confident and at the center of New York’s Drag Scene, Aquaria has the support of some of nightlife’s biggest legends.

Blair St. Clair (Indianapolis, IN) | Twitter: @BlairStClair, Instagram: @blairst.clair

A small-town girl with big city dreams, Blair St. Clair is a Broadway baby at heart. Combining her love of musicals with her passion for drag, Blair plans to sing, dance and act her way across the finish line of the competition.

Dusty Ray Bottoms (New York, NY) | Twitter: @DustyRayBottoms, Instagram: @dustyray

Self-described as “dark, glamorous and trashy,” this punky queen defies categorization. Look for the queen with the signature dotty-faced makeup. A Kentucky native who moved to the big apple to pursue acting, Dusty channeled his desire to perform into drag.

Eureka O’Hara (Johnson City, TN) Twitter: @eurekaohara (and Instagram, too)

She’s back! Season 9’s Southern belle departed way too soon after injuring her knee. But Eureka is back following knee surgery, and hungrier than ever to prove herself the second time around.

Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams (Albuquerque, NM) | Twitter: @kalkarbdashianw (and Instagram, too)

Kalorie’s infectious giggle might be the first thing to enter a room, but it’s her gravity-defying ass that has all eyes on it as she leaves. This twerk queen proudly flaunts her curvaceous body in daring sexy dance performances. 

Kameron Michaels (Nashville, TN) | Twitter: @KameronMichaels (and Instagram, too)

You’re equally as likely to find this tattooed muscle queen down at the gym pumping iron, as you are to find performing at her local drag bar in Nashville. Deliberately intending to capture strength and beauty, Kameron Michaels is the body builder Barbie doll.

Mayhem Miller (Riverside, CA) Twitter: @TheOnlyMayhem (and Instagram, too)

Mayhem enters the competition with big expectations, as the sister of Drag Race alumni like Raven, Morgan McMichaels, Delta and Detox. Mayhem dazzles her Los Angeles’ audiences with polish and sass.

Miz Cracker (New York, NY) Twitter: @miz_cracker (and Instagram, too)

Proud to call Bob The Drag Queen her drag mother, Miz Cracker began doing drag as a member of Bob’s Marches for Equality in Times Square. Pretty and witty, Miz Cracker captures you with her beauty, and then surprises you with the belly laughs.

Monét X Change (Bronx, NY) | Twitter: @monetxchange (and Instagram, too)

Monet blurs the lines of comedy, performance and New York City grit. A degree in Opera Performance means she’s the singer of the season, while her bright colorful street style ensures all the judges eyes will be on her. 

Monique Heart (Kansas City, MO) | Twitter: @IAmMoniqueHeart, Instagram: @kevinandmonique

A creative well-rounded queen who knows how to do hair, makeup, dance… and make an entrance. A devoted Christian, Monique enters the competition hungrier than most to win, and with a promise to live up to her moniker as the “Heart of Season 10.”

The Vixen (Chicago, IL) | Twitter: @TheVixensworld (and Instagram, too)

Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, The Vixen combines elements of political art and protest into her performances. This vocal, woke queen brings both activism and fire to the stage – and is not about to take on her competition lying down.

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Tampa, FL) | Twitter: @VanessaVanjie (and Instagram, too)

Get these cookies, baby! Drag Race Season 3 and All Stars Season 1 star Alexis Mateo’s drag daughter brings electricity to the stage, with her high-energy dance performances and winning personality. Will Vanessa finish the job that Alexis Mateo started?

Yuhua Hamasaki (New York, NY) | Twitter: @YuhuaNYC, Instagram: @yuhuahamasaki

Originally hailing from China, Yuhua moved to Manhattan’s Chinatown when she was seven. Now a sickening seamstress by day and a hard-working queen by night, Yuhua regularly sews gowns for New York royalty like Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen.

The new season premieres on VH1 on Thursday, March 22, followed by the popular after-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.”

Written by QWEERIST editor

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