drag race all stars season 7

RuPaul’s Drag Race Winners: who will be returning in the new season?

RuPaul’s Drag Race is well known for bringing previous queens back for Drag Race: All-Stars and Drag Race UK vs The World. But more recently, a trailer dropped for the 7th season of Drag Race All Stars that will star past winners of the show. All-Stars Season 7 will bring back winners from 2011 to 2020, from both the UK and the US. We can barely contain our excitement- especially when the RuPaul’s Drag Race winners taking part include:

Raja Gemini (Drag Race, season 3)

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Firstly, Raja Gemini – sometimes known as just Raja – won season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She is a makeup artist and model and has also worked on America’s Next Top Model as an MUA. Her real name is Sutan Ibrahim Karim Amrullah, and they are a non-binary Dutch-Indonesian American from California.

Sutan chose the stage name Raja as it is an Indian title given to kings or princes, and Gemini because that’s their zodiac sign. Raja has a drag daughter, Rhea Litre, and has more recently “adopted” Anderson Brooks, Thierry Meissel, Illuminati Prince and Bionka Simone.

When on the show, Raja was only in the bottom once, in episode 12 of the season. Aside from that, Raja was consistently on top, winning 3 maxi challenges and 2 mini-challenges.

Jinkx Monsoon (Drag Race, season 5) 

Jinkx Monsoon won season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and is well known for her performance, acting and musical skills. Out of drag, Jinkx’s name is Jerick Hoffer, and they are a non-binary Jewish American from Oregon. Before appearing on the show, Jinkx had worked on theatre productions of RENT and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She’s also worked in the voice acting industry, voicing Emerald on the beloved cartoon Steven Universe!

Jinkx was a nickname given to Jerick at an outreach centre for gay youth and was based on “jinx” due to their chronic bad luck. Jerick then chose Monsson after the character Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous.

When Jinkx was on RuPaul’s Drag Race, she was only ever in the bottom once, on episode 11. She won 2 maxi challenges and 1 mini-challenge.

Yvie Oddly (Drag Race, season 11) 

Fashion designer, performer, rapper and recording artist. Yvie Oddly won RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11. Since then, she has returned as a lip-sync assassin on All Stars season 5. When not in drag, Yvie’s name is Jovan Bridges and they are an African-Native American from Colorado.

Yvie’s name was inspired by so many people calling her performances weird. She decided that she wanted to own it and chose a name that was “even odder than everybody else’s”.

Yvie was only in the bottom once on the show, in episode 8. She won 1 maxi challenge whilst on the show, and that was all.

Jaida Essence Hall (Drag Race, season 12) 

Jaida Essence Hall is a fashion designer, makeup artist and performer, and she won RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12. Jaida’s actual name is Jared Johnson and he’s an African-American queen from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jaida says that her first name was given to her by a friend when she first did drag, and Essence is a callback to her boyfriend saying she was the “essence of beauty”. Hall, her final name, is a homage to her drag mother, Tajma Hall.

During her time on the show, Jaida ended up at the bottom once, on episode 11. But otherwise, she was consistently top-tier, winning 3 maxi challenges across the season.

Shea Coulee (All-Stars, season 5) 

Shea Coulee, otherwise known as Jaren Merrell, is a performer, rapper and winner of season 5 of Drag Race: All-Stars. She had previously been a contestant on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and tied 3rd/4th with Trinity The Tuck. Jaren is a non-binary African-American from Illinois and is currently based in Chicago.

Shea gets her name from, well, her name. Jaren’s middle name is Kyei. It’s Swahili for ‘beautiful boy’, and the slang spelling for Kyei is Shea! Coulee is a reference to dessert coulis. She has 3 drag daughters, Kenzie Coulee, Bambi Banks-Coulee and Khloe Coulee.

During her time on the show, she won a whopping 4 maxi challenges and only ended up in the bottom once.

Trinity “The Tuck” (All-Stars, season 4) 

Formerly known as Trinity Taylor, Trinity is a performer and queen that won All-Stars season 4 after finishing 3rd/4th alongside Shea Coulee in season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Out of drag, Trinity’s name is Ryan Taylor. They’re part British, Irish, Scandinavian, Italian, Greek and Native American, according to Drag Race Wiki. But they’re from Birmingham, Alabama.

Trinity got her name from The Matrix, and “The Tuck” is a reference to Trinity’s regularly applauded tuck. She belongs to the House of Taylor, founded by Bob Taylor.

On the show, Trinity was in the bottom once and won 4 maxi challenges on All-Stars, and 3 challenges on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Monet X Change (All-Stars, season 4) 

Monet x Change, or Kevin Bertin, won All-Stars season 4 after competing in season 10 of normal US Drag Race. She is well known for lip-syncs, comedy and charisma. Kevin is a non-binary Afro-Saint Lucian American from the heart of Brooklyn, now based in California.

Monet’s name comes from a currency exchange booth, swapping ‘money’ for Monet and X Change being ‘exchange’. She’s part of the House of Davenport and is the drag daughter of Honey Davenport.

On All-Stars, Monet ended up in the bottom twice but won 3 maxi challenges across the season.

The Vivienne (Drag Race UK, season 1) 

Diehard fans will remember The Vivienne who won the first-ever season of Drag Race UK. Out of drag, The The Vivienne’s name is James Williams and he’s a Welsh queen from Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire.

Thie Vivienne’s name was inspired by her love for Vivienne Westwood, and a desire to not have “one of those cheap, nasty, slutty drag names”, so she chose “the” at the start. She thought “The Vivienne, and here she is, there’s only one of them”.

She was in the bottom once on the show and won 3 main challenges across the season. She will be the first Brit to participate in All-Stars.

So, hands up; whos excited for the new season of Drag Race All-Stars? Plus, read on to find out who the wealthiest Queens are. 

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