If you know me or have been paying attention to my posts, you know that my favorite television show to watch is RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo. It has everything I need or want in a show: drag queens, comedy, drama (or should I say DRAMA?), celebrity guests, dancing, lip-synching and of course: RuPaul herself! If you have never seen the show I want you to stop what you are doing right now and watch every season… Ok good. Now that you’re all caught up, it’s your favorite show too, right?
We have now been lucky enough to see 8 seasons (plus 2 All-Star seasons) and are just weeks away from season 9! The show revealed (ruvealed) the cast today and I wanted to give my first reactions as well as make some entirely random predictions on what we may or may not see this season! It is always so funny when a new cast is announced, because in the past my predictions and first impressions have always been SO off, especially when it comes to queens I have never heard of or seen before. So, let’s come back to this post after the finale and see how different the queens turned out to be from my initial reactions, shall we?
In no particular order, the Season 9 queens are:
Kimora is a life-size Barbie doll…with a slutty side. She gives me Nicki Minaj meets Kim Kardashian. She seems to be trying a little hard to be this season’s bitch, but I am not mad at her look.
While I like that she has a sense of humor, I am not really into Jayme’s personality. And her look is a little boring so I am not seeing much with her. Her looks are a little simple? I’m just not that into her.
Nina Bo’Nina Brown
Nina reminds me a lot of Dax from season 8 a lot. She’s the nerdy, costume girl who loves to go all out on her makeup. That’s not a bad thing, I am just hopeful she shows us more than that on the show. I like her energy and I am excited to see more from her.
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Farrah is serving you fish. Which, as we have seen in the past, is not enough to win this competition. I want to like her, but I can’t see past her obvious influences: Courtney Act and Violet Chachki. I am hoping she has more to show than what we have already seen from queens in past seasons.
She seems to be the seasons only big girl. I like her personality a lot and I like that she seems really sweet and excited about the art of drag. And as long as she has no relation to the O’hara We Don’t Speak Of, we will be just fine.
Apparently, Charlie is the oldest queen to compete on the show, which should be interesting. She definitely has that old-school queen sense of style and humor, but I love her creativity! Excited to see is she will be the Mom of the group or if she will step up and show these young queens how to do it!
I have heard of Alexis a lot being in NYC, but I have never seen her perform live. She is such a New York queen; so poised and professional and gorgeous! I love her look so much! Really excited to see how she does on the competition. I think she may do very well as she is a total package! We’ll see…
Aja is a total Brooklyn queen. She is super into fashion and anime and seems like she may be asleep? But I predict she will go pretty far in the competition (a la Pearl) and use her bitchiness as a way to stick around far into the season.
Valentina seems cute and bubbly, but her perfectionist side may hurt her in the competition. She is very into fashion and I think that will definitely help her on the runway. She is gorgeous (and kind of a cute boy) so I am really excited to see what she brings to the show.
This Chicago queen is definitely confident, but from what I have seen, she has the talent to back it up! She can turn some gorgeous looks and I am definitely looking forward to watching her work on the show!
Sasha is another Brooklyn girl, but I am really into her esthetic. She’s a bald queen who knows the importance of a good fascinator. She comes across very smart and creative. I like her gender-queer, out there look a lot. I am definitely keeping an eye on her!
Peppermint is a NYC legend and the only queen from this season I have seen perform before. I used to go to her weekly shows at Therapy back when I was 21 and I loved her. She is a great performer and host but I am curious to see how that translates onto the show. She is also the only trans contestant to compete on the show, so that should spark a very interesting conversation about the trans/drag community.
So, these are the 13 queens who will be vying for the crown once RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 starts airing sometime in March? Unless you believe the rumors that a queen from a past season will return to the competition to try and prove she has what it takes for a second chance? We’ll just have to watch and find out! And stay tuned, because every week I will be recapping the season here! Something I have always wanted to do and now I have my own blog so, time to check that off the list!
Let’s hear your thoughts! Who are your picks for Top 3. Favorites so far? Any predictions for the season? Let’s talk, squirrelfriends!
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