RuPaul is not giving us an opportunity to miss her luscious ladies. The cast of RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 has just been announced, welcoming to the main stage 14 girls campaigning to be America's next drag superstar. 

Let's meet the girls! 


ALASKA. Full performance name Alaska Thunderf***, but they can't say that on TV! She hails from Pittsburgh, PA and is good friends with Sharon Needles. Her motto: "Big, beautiful, and bats**t crazy," 

ALYSSA EDWARDS: Alyssa is from Mesquite, TX and is known as the "Vanessa Williams of drag." She's also a professionally trained dancer and a former pageant queen forced to relinquish her Miss Gay America crown in the wake of a scandal!

COCO MONTRESSE: The Janet Jackson impersonator resides in Las Vegas, NV where she performs to sold-out crowds six nights a week. She's also the Miss Gay America runner-up who ended up with Alyssa's crown when she was dethroned. This is too good to be true… 

DETOX: Full-name, Detox Icunt. She's a friend of Chad Michaels from Hollywood, CA who performs in Chad's famous Dreamgirls Review show. She's also appeared in a Rihanna video and recorded singles with Ke$ha. 

HONEY MAHOGANY: She's the show's first queen to hail from San Francisco, CA, but she's originally from Ethiopia. 

IVY WINTERS: This New York queen is a professional seamstress whose costumes are coveted in the drag world – and she's even made costumes for some Drag Race royalty like Manila Luzon. She's also a former circus performer who can eat fire – and smoke a bitch out. 

JADE JOLIE: Coming from Gainesville, FL this fun, comedy queen is known for her colorful and ecclectic looks. 

JINKX MONSOON: Classified as a "Jewish narcoleptic drag queen" she's classically trained in broadway theater, she arrives from Seattle, WA. I'm excited about this kooky one. 


LINEYSHA SPARKS: Coming from Puerto Rico, Lineysha is an expert costume maker who produces all her own elaborate looks. And she nevah, evah wears the same outfit twice! 

MONICA BEVERLY HILLS: The Chicago native moved from the big city to Owensboro, KY. But don't let the smalltown address fool you – she has a lot to prove and is not to be tussled with!

PENNY TRATION: Our first curvy queen! Penny is from Cincinnati, Ohio where she's a former Miss Gay Ohio and an outspoken advocate in the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer movement. She's also a staple on party circuit where she DJs and emcees hundreds of events. 


ROXXXY ANDREWS: A self-described pageant girl, the Orlando, FL queen adheres to the bigger is better motto. Which means big hair, big make-up, and big personality. She's also sort of an exhibitionist who relishes flaunting her curves. 

SERENA CHACHA: This baby queen from Tallahassee, FL is fresh out of art school, but don't let her youth fool you. She's got a fierce strut and a fierce attitude! Hopefully she'll learn from the veterans instead of pissing them off. 

VIVIENNE PINAY: Another NY, NY queen, Vivienne is the ultimate fishy queen who is described as a pin-up girl. She's also made an appearance in Vogue Italia, but her couture roots don't mean she won't get nasty if need be. Ms. Vivienne will cut a bitch with her perfectly maicured nails. 

Below is a trailer for the upcoming season and things look exciting. Let's hope they ditch the "teams" concept. Synergy sucks. Season five airs in January 2013!


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