Miss Vanjie Returns! Meet the 15 Queens Competing in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11
MEET THE CAST
VH1, along with Olympian Adam Rippon and season 10 winner Aquaria, unveiled on Thursday the 15 queens who will be vying for the title of America's Drag Superstar on the Emmy-winning reality competition series' upcoming season 11. (A premiere date will be announced soon.)
The biggest surprise? Season 10 fan favorite Vanessa Vanjie Mateo is back! Click through to meet the rest of the cast.
A'keria C. Davenport (Dallas, Texas)
The current reigning Miss Black Universe hails from the legendary drag House of Davenport.
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Ariel Versace (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
This Jersey-licious queen with a Disney princess aesthetic already has a significant following on social media.
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Brooke Lynn Hytes (Nashville, Tennessee)
Brooke Lynn grew up in Toronto, Canada, before traveling the world as a professional ballet dancer.
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Honey Davenport (New York, New York)
Boasting parts in off-Broadway plays, Honey is the second cast member hailing from the House of Davenport.
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Kahanna Montrese (Las Vegas, Nevada)
This Las Vegas showgirl is entering the Drag Race fold in the name of her drag mother, season 5 queen Coco Montrese.
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Mercedes Iman Diamond (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Mercedes moved from Kenya to the U.S. when she was 11. She's the first Muslim queen to ever compete on Drag Race.
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Nina West (Columbus, Ohio)
Plastique Tiara (Dallas, Texas)
Originally hailing from Saigon, Plastique takes a lot of drag inspiration from Vietnamese pop stars.
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Ra'jah D. O'Hara (Dallas, Texas)
Known for her kicks, splits and tearing up the dance floor, Ra'jah is this season's third cast member from the Davenport dynasty.
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Scarlet Envy (New York, New York)
Southern beauty mixed with N.Y.C. grit, Scarlet has even appeared in a musical number on Saturday Night Live.
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Shuga Cain (New York, New York)
A relative newcomer to drag, Shuga quit her sweet six-figure corporate job to become a full-time drag queen.
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Silky Nutmeg Ganache (Chicago, Illinois)
Silky was raised in the church, has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and is on her way to becoming a Doctor of Philosophy.
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Soju (Los Angeles, California)
Raised in Korea, Soju brings Korean influences into her drag and hosts a YouTube show, Shot With Soju.
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Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Los Angeles, California)
Miss Vanjie is back with a vanjeance! This charismatic season 10 queen inspired countless memes, tweets and celebrity shout-outs.
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Yvie Oddly (Denver, Colorado)
Denver's "commodity of drag oddity" draws inspiration from fashion muses like Thierry Mugler and drag stars like Christeene.
Follow @oddlyyvie on Instagram