PHOTOS: Meet The Cast Of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5! Plus, VIDEO Trailer!

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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