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Meet the queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11

The new season kicks off on Friday 22 February on VH1 in the US.

By Will Stroude

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 might still be in full swing, but we’ve just been treated to another fishy filling with the unveiling of season 11’s gag-worthy cast of queens.

14 brand new contestants will be entering the legendary workroom when the brand new season of Drag Race kicks off next month – and there’s a very special returning queen who’ll taking that numbder up to 15.

Yep, the legendary Miss Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, who ensured she went down in herstory after her iconic week one elimination in season 10 spawned legions of viral memes, will be making a return to the competition.

The age of this year’s contestants range from 21 to 40, and with members of the legendary Houses of Davenport, Montrese, Edwards and O’Hara set to compete, we’re already predicting plenty of drama in the search for America’s Next Drag Superstar.

As well as Miiss Vanjie, the queens taking part in season 11 are as follows: A’keria Chanel Davenport, Ariel Versace, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Honey Davenport, Kahanna Montrese, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Ra’jah O’Hara, Scarlet Envy, Shuga Cain, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Soju and Yvie Oddly.

Meet the cast and check out the brand new season 11 promo trailer below:

A’keria Chanel Davenport

Age: 30

From: Dallas, Texas

Ariel Versace

Age: 26

From: Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Brooke Lynn Hytes

Age: 32

From: Nashville, Tennessee

Honey Davenport

Age: 32

From: New York, New York

Kahanna Montrese

Age: 25

From: Las Vegas, Nevada

Mercedes Iman Diamond

Age: 31

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nina West

Age: 39

From: Columbus, Ohio

Plastique Tiara

Age: 21

From: Dallas, Texas

Ra’jah O’Hara

Age: 33

From: Dallas, Texas

Scarlet Envy

Age: 26

From: Brooklyn, New York

Shuga Cain

Age: 40

From: New York, New York

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Age: 28

From: Chicago, Illinois


Age: 27

From: Los Angeles, California

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Age: 26

From: Los Angeles, California

Yvie Oddly:

Age: 24

From: Denver, Colorado

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 will premiere on Friday 22 February on VH1 in the US.