Meet the Queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 13

Who said 13 was an unlucky number?

RuPaul’s Drag Race tapped a baker’s dozen of queens for a thirteenthgendary season. “Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down,” says Mama Ru.

On Wednesday, VH1 officially announced season 13’s premiere date — New Year’s Day — and cast, which includes the series’ first trans male contestant and a number of queens with connection to Ru Girls past: Kandy Muse is Aja’s drag daughter, Kahmora Hall is Soju’s drag mother and Rosé and Jan are in a girl group together, among others.

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Check out the season 13 promo above and scroll on to meet the queens.

Instagram: @denalifoxx | Twitter: @denalifox
Hometown: Chicago, IL

All hail Chicago’s ice queen. With a 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: @therealelliottqueen | Twitter: @theelliottqueen
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

A dancing queen known for her kicks and splits, this Las Vegas show girl 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: @gottmik | Twitter: @gottmik
Hometown: 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.

Instagram: @joyjayisgay | Twitter: @joeyjayisgay
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

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.

Instagram: @Kahmorahall | Twitter: @Kahmorahall
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Chicago’s premiere 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.

Instagram: @TheKandyMuse | Twitter: @TheKandyMuse
Hometown: New York, NY

This “bad and bougie” Dominican doll from NYC 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.

  

Instagram: @MissLaLaRi | Twitter: @MissLaLaRi
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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.

Instagram: @TheOliviaLux | Twitter: @TheOliviaLux
Hometown: New York, NY

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.

Instagram: @omgheyrose | Twitter: @omgheyrose
Hometown: New York, NY

At the intersection of Wit Avenue and Fashion Blvd., you’ll find New York royalty Rosé.  As a member of the girl group Stephanie’s Child alongside Season 12’s Jan, Rosé is ready to sing and dance her way to the finish line.

Instagram: @the_symone | Twitter: @the_symonee
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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: @tamisha_iman | Twitter: @tamishaiman1
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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: @TheTinaBurner | Twitter: @TheTinaBurner
Hometown: New York, NY

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 NY legend and is here to burn the house down.

Instagram: @QueenUtica | Twitter: @QueenUtica
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

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 own form of goofy, pop-art drag.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 premieres Friday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. on VH1.

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