Meet the Queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 12 (PHOTOS)

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Aiden Zhane

Hailing from rural Georgia, it’s apparent Aiden Zhane is attracted to the darker side of life. Horror films, Marilyn Manson, and weirdness all inform her outlandish – and original – spooky persona.



Everyone who knows drag in New York City knows Brita. That’s because this hard-working Polynesian queen captivates audiences with her famous lip-syncs…no less than seven nights a week.

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Crystal Methyd

The only thing Crystal Methyd is addicted to is attention. And with her quirky fashions, incomparable makeup skills and screwball sense of humor, she’ll certainly be catching the judges’ eyes.

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Dahlia Sin

Originally hailing from Brooklyn, Dahlia Sin emerged from the Haus of Aja (of Season 9 and All Stars fame). Now this look queen lives in LA, where she wows the west coast with her urban brand of sexiness.

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Gigi Goode

This leggy fashion queen is only 21, but enters the competition with a sizeable social media following. Gorgeous fashion illustrations come to life and make her Instagram fans stan.

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Heidi N Closet

Heidi comes from Ramseur, a small country town in North Carolina. She playfully says there’s little to do there except count chickens and cows. But her infectious persona is sure to make her a global name very soon.

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Jackie Cox

The Persian princess of drag has arrived. Born in Canada and with Iranian heritage, Jackie Cox now considers the New York cabaret stage her home. She loves to write her own shows and bring them to life.

Jaida Essence Hall

Jaida Essence Hall

Jaida Essence Hall always strives to be the essence of glamour. She originally wanted to be a fashion designer, and now gets to both live that fantasy and model her own gorgeous creations.



Jan is a musical theater queen and skilled singer, who can belt in the original key of a female popstar’s song. Ambitious and driven, she’s looking to slay the Drag Race performance challenges.

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Nicky Doll

The first French contestant to compete in RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nicky Doll relocated from Paris to New York City, where she enchants audiences with her European catwalk, high fashions and seductive charm.

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Rock M. Sakura

Rock M. Sakura’s aesthetic is an amalgamation of anime, manga, and anything pink. With her high-energy death-dropping performance style and dirty sense of humor, this is a queen who defies categorization.

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Sherry Pie

A campy, polished queen who knows her references, Sherry Pie will leave an audience in stitches. And with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett as her icons, she’s certainly learned from the best.

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Widow Von’Du

The Widow is up in the building. A Missouri girl who lives life out loud, this queen can perform the house down… and dance circles around her competition.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race is getting patriotic for its upcoming 12th season on VH1. In a new teaser for the show, we meet the 13 new queens vying for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Set to premiere Friday, February 28, Season 12 will be followed by the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, which gives viewers an all-access pass to backstage drama from the beloved series.

“With each new generation of queens, the RuPaul’s Drag Race revolution continues to drive culture,” said executive producer and four-time Emmy Award-winning host RuPaul. “And as more and more new viewers discover the show, the phenomenon continues to open hearts and minds with love, laughter and a whole lotta sass.”

Get to know the new queens pledging their allegiance in the teaser below, and scroll through the gallery above for a peek at the season’s contestants in all their patriotic glory.

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 12 Premiere, Friday, February 28, 8/7c, VH1

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, Series Premiere, Friday, February 28, 9:30/8:30c, VH1