The first teaser for RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 is finally here, and we are on the edge of our seats to find out which queens will be catapulted into drag royalty.
Tipped to be starting in February 2017, we are all waiting to see who will snatch the crown from reigning season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen.
But thankfully the Nancy Drews on Reddit have been scurrying away and have worked out the most likely list of stars.
This isn’t the confirmed list. But last year, the subreddit got only one queen wrong, so the chances are very good.
Aja (Brooklyn, NY)
The T: Was MIA on social media during filming dates. Created a Twitter account on 19 September, shortly after filming ended. Expected to wow with unusual looks and cutting wit.
Alexis Michelle (New York City, NY)
The T: Was MIA on social media during filming dates. An actor as well as a drag queen, Alexis should wow in the performance challenges.
Charlie Hides (London, UK)
The T: This T is a little hazy, but Charlie Hides has both a US and UK passport. Announced she was going on vacation during filming dates and it is believed her husband ran her social media. UK moles have also been spilling T. Known for impersonations of Cher and Madonna, Charlie would kill at the Snatch Game.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Austin, TX)
The T: Surprise return for Cynthia Lee Fontaine, best known from season 8, could be in the works. After being treated for cancer, it is believed this Miss Congeniality winner will be returning for season 9. Is believed to be one of the season 9 queens heard speaking on the NPR interview with RuPaul.
Eureka O’Hara (Johnson City, TN)
The T: A self-described ‘phat fashion icon’, Eureka was MIA from social media during filming dates.
Farrah Moan (Las Vegas, NV)
The T: Was MIA on social media during filming dates. A make-up artist with close ties to Vegas queens Coco Montrese and Derrick Barry, Farrah Moan is a youthful beauty who will rock the runway.
Jaymes Mansfield (Milwaukee, WI)
The T: Was MIA on social media during filming, and said on Facebook she will be missing gigs. Believed to be heard during NPR interview of RuPaul. Describes herself as an ‘artist, actor, puppeteer, movie star, sex goddess’.
Kimora Blac (Las Vegas, NV)
The T: Gorgeous in and out of drag, Kimora was MIA on social media during filming. Describes herself as the ‘whore of all drag queens’.
Nina Bonina Brown (Atlanta, GA)
The T: Is RuPaul combining Skin Wars and Drag Race with Nina? This body painter was MIA on social media during filming. Also usually uploads her audition videos (and did so after season 5, 6, and 8), but didn’t do it this year.
Peppermint (New York City, NY)
The T: Peppermint is already putting up music and a song was even featured in Eating Out 5 (yes, there are five Eating Out movies). Was MIA on social media and was absent from a weekly hosting gig with Sherry Vine during filming dates.
Sasha Velour (Brooklyn, NY)
The T: Was MIA on social media but said she was supposedly going to Russia. This already very popular Brooklyn queen also works as a visual artist and designer so should be providing some incredible looks on the show.
Shea Couleé (Chicago, IL)
The T: Can you say model? This Chicago queen was MIA from social media and didn’t go to her regular weekly gig.
Trinity Taylor (Orlando, FL)
The T: Was MIA from social media during filming dates. Used to host at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Valentina (Los Angeles, CA)
The T: Was MIA on social media during filming dates. Also believed to be possibly one of the S9 queens heard speaking on the NPR interview of RuPaul. Another beauty queen, Valentina’s looks are already loved on Instagram. But will they go down well with the judges?
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 is expected to air on Logo in spring 2017.