RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8: Queens Return for the Crown

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 8 will feature 12 returning queens from various seasons, including a fan-favorite from Canada's Drag Race, and will premiere on May 12 on Paramount+ in the US and WOW Presents Plus in the UK and internationally.
The cast boasts a diverse range of talent from over 10 different seasons, including a trans trailblazer and two Miss Congeniality winners.
The All Stars spin-off has provided a second chance for standout queens from previous seasons to return to the competition and vie for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, and has become an essential part of the Drag Race franchise with a history of unforgettable moments and legendary winners.
Fans can expect another season filled with fierce competition, jaw-dropping runway looks, and memorable performances from a cast hailing from multiple seasons of the original show and Canada's Drag Race.
The show has become a cultural phenomenon, redefining the world of drag and creating a platform for talented queens to showcase their creativity, charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, while pushing the boundaries of inclusivity and diversity in the entertainment industry.

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 is set to return with an exciting new season featuring 12 returning queens from various seasons, including a fan-favorite from Canada’s Drag Race.

The season will premiere on May 12 on Paramount+ in the US and WOW Presents Plus in the UK and internationally.

The All Stars 8 cast boasts a diverse range of talent from over 10 different seasons, including a trans trailblazer and two Miss Congeniality winners.

A Glittering Cast Ready to Slay

The queens competing for the coveted $200,000 prize and a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame are:

  • Alexis Michelle (Season 9) – A Broadway performer from New York City, Alexis is eager to claim her spot in the Hall of Fame after her top-five finish in Season 9.
  • Darienne Lake (Season 6) – This comedy queen made a big splash in Season 6 and is now back after a transformative weight loss journey.
  • Heidi N Closet (Season 12, Miss Congeniality winner) – The small-town girl turned star is back to prove she has what it takes to win the crown.
  • Jaymes Mansfield (Season 9) – A bubbly, blonde bombshell with a penchant for classic showbiz sparkle, Jaymes is ready to take the stage again.
  • Jessica Wild (Season 2) – The talented Puerto Rican powerhouse is back to prove her singing, dancing, and comedic skills.
  • Jimbo (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World) – The first-ever queen from an international franchise to compete on a non-winners season of All Stars, Jimbo is ready to bring home the crown.
  • Kahanna Montrese (Season 11) – This Las Vegas showgirl is doubling down on her pursuit of the ultimate jackpot: the All Stars crown.
  • Kandy Muse (Season 13) – The outspoken and outrageous queen from the Bronx is back to remind the world what “star quality” is all about.
  • Lala Ri (Season 13, Miss Congeniality winner) – The fierce fan-favorite is back to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
  • Monica Beverly Hillz (Season 5) – The trailblazing trans queen returns to serve face and fashion on her way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
  • Mrs. Kasha Davis (Season 7) – The international celebrity housewife and Drag Story Hour hostess is back to turn a new page in her Drag Race journey.
  • Naysha Lopez (Season 8) – Chicago’s hardest-working pageant queen is ready for the biggest contest of her career.

The All Stars 8 cast boasts a diverse range of talent from over 10 different seasons, including a trans trailblazer and two Miss Congeniality winners.

A Season Full of Surprises

With a cast as diverse and talented as this, All Stars 8 promises to be an unforgettable season full of surprises, fierce competition, and unforgettable performances.

Fans can’t wait to see which queen will join the ranks of legendary All Stars winners in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, like Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, Monét X Change, Trinity The Tuck, Shea Couleé, and Kylie Sonique Love.

A Decade of Drag Race and All Stars Excellence

Over the years, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a cultural phenomenon, redefining the world of drag and creating a platform for talented queens to showcase their creativity, charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

Since its inception in 2009, the show has not only entertained viewers around the globe but also pushed the boundaries of inclusivity and diversity in the entertainment industry.

The All Stars spin-off, which debuted in 2012, has provided a second chance for standout queens from previous seasons to return to the competition and vie for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

With a history of unforgettable moments and legendary winners like Trixie Mattel, Shea Coulée, and Kylie Sonique Love, All Stars has become an essential part of the Drag Race franchise.

As we gear up for the eighth installment of All Stars, fans can expect another season filled with fierce competition, jaw-dropping runway looks, and memorable performances.

With a cast hailing from multiple seasons of the original show and even Canada’s Drag Race, All Stars 8 is set to be an exciting and unpredictable journey, proving once again that the world of drag knows no bounds.

Craig Miller

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