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They’re baaaaack!!!! The official cast list for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 is out with great pics and also a dragalicious cast? Who are you gonna root for?
The new season will start on the 25th of August 2016, when the queens will arrive to see who will join last time winner Chad Michaels in the Hall of Fame. RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley return to judge, with Todrick Hall joining the panel. There will be challenges, there will be lip syncs, and there will be Snatch Game.
“The world needs these queens now more than ever,’ declared RuPaul. ‘We take great pride in providing a platform for our all-stars to shine bright. Because fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce”.
The competing queens are:
Adore Delano (Season 6)
Adore Delano is an American punk drag queen and singer. Delano first appeared as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol in 2008 and after that Adore competed in the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race making it into the final three. She released her second studio album “After Party” in 2016. This rock chick may struggle with sewing, but she slayed the singing and lip syncs.
Alaska (Season 5)
Alaska was declared the runner-up of season 5, but she has proved she is a queen to be reckoned with since the show. Since appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Alaska has toured and performed consistently, appearing in RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons shows, the Drag Stars at Sea cruises, custom one-woman shows and a cabaret show. Alaska became also a spokesmodel for American Apparel alongside Willam Belli and Courtney Act. She has pursued a music career and released a string of singles, namely “Ru Girl“, “Your Makeup Is Terrible“, “Nails” and “This is My Hair.”
Alyssa Edwards (Season 5)
Alyssa Edwards is an American dancing queen, dance teacher, and businesswoman. Alyssa was known for competing in drag pageantry and being dethroned from her title as Miss Gay America 2010. This was all before she was trying to find out her “secret” on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but it didn’t matter to the many fans that fell in love with Alyssa’s endlessly gif-able face.
Coco Montrese (Season 5)
Coco Montrese is an American Drag Performer, pageant contestant and Las Vegas entertainer. Her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race often surrounded her feud with Alyssa Edwards that began before the show’s run. But now the fight is over between Coco and Alyssa, will she now be able to focus on the competition?
Detox (Season 5)
Detox Icunt is an American drag performer and recording artist. Detox has appeared in music videos with Ke$ha and Rihanna. In March 2012, Willam Belli released “Chow Down,” a parody of “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips with co-writers and performers Detox and Vicky Vox. The three began performing under the name DWV, a dual reference that takes note of their first initials (Detox, Willam and Vicky) Together they released several other singles: “Boy is a Bottom,” a parody of “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys, which debuted at number six on Billboard’s Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week, “Silicone” and “Blurred Bynes”. The accompanying videos all became viral hits with views in the multi-millions. Detox was going through a rough time when she was on the show, and has since said she longed to show what she could do. Now she has her shot on the show again to show what she could do. Will her double-decker pecker wrecker lips destroy the competition?
Ginger Minj (Season 7)
Ginger Minj is the voluptious drag performer, actor and singer. Ginger has long reigned as The Comedy Queen of The South, with the pageant titles, including “Miss Gay United States 2013,” “Miss National Comedy Queen 2012” and others, to prove it. Originally from Leesburg, Florida, she now calls Orlando home. Tipped for the crown, but beaten by Violet’s incredibly tiny waist, Ginger aced the acting challenges. Will she be the first “BIG” winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race?
Katya (Season 7)
Katya or Katya Zamolodchikova is an American drag queen and actor from Boston, Massachusetts. During the Season 7 reunion, Katya was voted fan favorite and won the title of Miss Congeniality. Katya has created several Web series on her YouTube channel, “welovekatya“, including “RuGRETs,” “RuFLECTIONS,” “Drag 101,” and “Irregardlessly Trish,” about a Bostonian hairdresser who lives in a Dumpster. The Russian-based aspect of her persona was inspired by a professor Katya had in college. In episode one of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Katya said that this professor never left the house without a full face of makeup with six inch stilettos in the snow. Since then Katya went on to take several Russian courses and mastered the harsh accent of most Russians using a cassette tape called “Pronounce It Perfectly. This Russian hooker won all of our hearts with her surreal humor and edgy take on drag.
Phi Phi O’Hara (Season 4)
Never before in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race has one contestant been so overwhelmingly disliked. Phi Phi constantly yelled at other contestants, often complaining of what she perceived to be a lack of talent. A memorable quote of her; “You don’t need RuPaul to be big. I can say for a fact that people knew who Phi Phi was before I got here. So I don’t need RuPaul to say I’m sickening. I know I’m sickening. I don’t need her to tell me that”. She has since moved past it to become the cosplay Party City queen she always wanted to be. She’s rocking it with her “365 days of drag”, but will she be able to let us all see how much she’s grown?
Roxxxy Andrews (Season 5)
Roxxxy is a drag performer from Orlando. She famously shared on the runway that as a child, she and her sister were abandoned at a bus stop by their biological mother. Roxxxy lip-synced for her life against Alyssa Edwards to Willow Smith’s “Whip Your Hair”. In the lip-sync, Roxxxy pulled off her wig to reveal another wig underneath; arguably one of the most memorable lip-sync for your life moments in Drag Race history. RuPaul decided it was to be a non-elimination. RuPaul later mentioned that this was his favorite lip-sync battle ever. But she still missed out on being “America’s Next Drag Superstar” to Jinkx Monsoon. This queen knows her way around drag, and could easily take the prize with her focus and determination.
Tatianna (Season 2)
Tatianna is an American drag performer, hair stylist, make-up artist and performing artist from Falls Church, Virginia. Tatianna was known as one of the most controversial queens of Season 2 and was often complimented as the “prettiest” or “fishiest” of her season. Tatianna served glamour and fish, but was criticized for not having fashion-forward outfits and extravagant performances. However, she was highly praised and won the Snatch Game challenge for her Britney Spears performance. Let’s see what she will bring to the table, because she will tell it like it is.
May the best Queen win and we look forward to see what shenanigans will happen on and backstage. Get your freak on hunties and be FIERCE and most of all….DON’T FUCK IT UP!!!