UPDATED with Season 10 cast bios: “In a world full of 9s, be a 10.” After winning two Emmys last year for its first season on VH1, RuPaul’s Drag Race has a premiere date for its next go-round. The Viacom-owned cable net said today that Season 10 of the popular reality competition series will premiere Thursday, March 22, followed by its aftershow RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.
“To celebrate a decade of Drag Race, we’ve pulled out all the stops,” said executive producer and back-to-back Emmy-winning host RuPaul. “The queens, the challenges and the shenanigans are off the mother-tucking charts.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked gives viewers an uncensored, behind-the-scenes look at each episode of the main competition. During the aftershow, cameras reveal conversations not seen on the main show as the queens anxiously wait to learn their fate and who will need to lip sync for their life to avoid the week’s elimination.
“I’m thrilled that Untucked is back on VH1,” RuPaul added. ‘Cause, henny, if you ain’t watching Untucked, you’re only getting half the story. Okurrr?”
Both series are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers. Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as EPs for VH1.
Here are bios for the 14 cast members in Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1:
Asia O’Hara, Dallas
Texas is back in the house. A formidable competitor on the pageant circuit, Asia won Miss Gay America the first time she entered. Multi-talented, Asia has a costuming business on the side, designing for color guard teams and ice skaters.
Aquaria already has a big reputation preceding her into the competition. At just 21, Aquaria has been photographed by Steven Klein for the pages of Vogue Italia. Confident and at the center of New York’s Drag Scene, Aquaria has the support of some of nightlife’s biggest legends.
Blair St. Clair, Indianapolis
A small-town girl with big city dreams, Blair St. Clair is a Broadway baby at heart. Combining her love of musicals with her passion for drag, Blair plans to sing, dance and act her way across the finish line of the competition.
Dusty Ray Bottoms, New York
Self-described as “dark, glamorous and trashy,” this punky queen defies categorization. Look for the queen with the signature dotty-faced makeup. A Kentucky native who moved to the big apple to pursue acting, Dusty channeled his desire to perform into drag.
Eureka O’Hara, Johnson City, TN
She’s back! Season 9’s Southern belle departed way too soon after injuring her knee. But Eureka is back following knee surgery, and hungrier than ever to prove herself the second time around.
Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams, Albuquerque, NM
Kalorie’s infectious giggle might be the first thing to enter a room, but it’s her gravity-defying ass that has all eyes on it as she leaves. This twerk queen proudly flaunts her curvaceous body in daring sexy dance performances.
Kameron Michaels, Nashville
You’re equally as likely to find this tattooed muscle queen down at the gym pumping iron, as you are to find performing at her local drag bar in Nashville. Deliberately intending to capture strength and beauty, Kameron Michaels is the body builder Barbie doll.
Mayhem Miller, Riverside, CA
Mayhem enters the competition with big expectations, as the sister of Drag Race alumni like Raven, Morgan McMichaels, Delta and Detox. Mayhem dazzles her Los Angeles’ audiences with polish and sass.
Miz Cracker, New York
Proud to call Bob The Drag Queen her drag mother, Miz Cracker began doing drag as a member of Bob’s Marches for Equality in Times Square. Pretty and witty, Miz Cracker captures you with her beauty, and then surprises you with the belly laughs.
Monét X Change, Bronx
Monet blurs the lines of comedy, performance and New York City grit. A degree in Opera Performance means she’s the singer of the season, while her bright colorful street style ensures all the judges eyes will be on her.
Monique Heart, Kansas City, MO
A creative well-rounded queen who knows how to do hair, makeup, dance… and make an entrance. A devoted Christian, Monique enters the competition hungrier than most to win, and with a promise to live up to her moniker as the “Heart of Season 10.”
The Vixen, Chicago
Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, The Vixen combines elements of political art and protest into her performances. This vocal, woke queen brings both activism and fire to the stage – and is not about to take on her competition lying down.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Tampa, FL
Get these cookies, baby! Drag Race Season 3 and All Stars Season 1 star Alexis Mateo’s drag daughter brings electricity to the stage, with her high-energy dance performances and winning personality. Will Vanessa finish the job that Alexis Mateo started?
Yuhua Hamasaki, New York
Originally hailing from China, Yuhua moved to Manhattan’s Chinatown when she was seven. Now a sickening seamstress by day and a hard-working queen by night, Yuhua regularly sews gowns for New York royalty like Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen.
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