Meet the queens: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ premiere set for VH1
It’s still showtime without Showtime for “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”
Season 5 of the “Drag Race” spinoff will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5 on VH1 — not Showtime, as previously announced. But the show will go on with a whole new set of dishy divas.
“For ‘All Stars 5,’ we’ve come up with a new twist that is so twisted it’s guaranteed to twist your twisted minds,” said Emmy-winner and executive producer RuPaul in announcing the upcoming season’s contestants Friday afternoon.
The “Drag Race” offshoot will feature 10 performers from previous seasons of the original series. They’ll compete each week in a series of makeover challenges in hopes of sashaying into the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and taking home a $100,000 cash prize.
The competitive queens and the seasons in which they originally appeared include:
Alexis Mateo (Season 3)
Twitter: @AlexisMateo79 | Instagram: @Miss_Alexis_Mateo
Alexis, who previously competed in the premiere season of “All Stars” in 2012, finished in third place in Season 3 of the original series.
Blair St. Clair (Season 10)
Twitter: @BlairStClair | Instagram: @Blairst.Clair
Blair finished in ninth place out of 14 contestants, in 2018. She was the first competitor from Indiana to compete on the show.
Derrick Barry (Season 8)
Twitter: @DerrickBarry | Instagram: @DerrickBarry
The Las Vegas queen, the fifth-place finisher in 2016, has made a name for herself as a Britney Spears impersonator.
India Ferrah (Season 3)
Twitter: @IndiaFerrah | Instagram: @IndiaFerrah
India was infamously picked up and (wo)manhandled by fellow queen Mimi Imfurst in the bottom competitors’ lip-sync challenge in Episode 3 that season. She was sent home in Episode 4.
Jujubee (Season 2)
Twitter: @Jujuboston | Instagram: @Jujubeeonline
The Boston performer finished in third place in the show’s second year; she also returned for the premiere season of “All Stars.”
Mariah Paris Balenciaga (Season 3)
Twitter: @MUG4DAYZ | Instagram: @MUG4DAYZ
The Gainesville, Georgia, native was eliminated one week after fellow competitor India Ferrah was kicked off “Drag Race” in Season 3.
Mayhem Miller (Season 10)
Twitter: @TheOnlyMayhem | Instagram: @TheOnlyMayhem
Mayhem finished in 10th place that season; she was eliminated in Episode 5 after a lip-sync battle against NYC queen Monét X Change.
Miz Cracker (Season 10)
Twitter: @Miz_Cracker | Instagram: @Miz_Cracker
Miz Cracker, who was eliminated in Episode 11, was among the Season 10 queens based in NYC who shared hot beauty tips with The Post in 2018
Ongina (Season 1)
Twitter: @Ongina | Instagram: @Ongina
The bald-headed competitor came out as HIV-positive in the show’s premiere season. She once lived in New York and worked at drag restaurant Lucky Cheng’s alongside “Orange Is the New Black” alum Laverne Cox.
Shea Couleé (Season 9)
Twitter: @SheaCoulee | Instagram: @SheaCoulee
Shea finished in third/fourth place in the 2017 season. She portrayed Naomi Campbell in a “Snatch Game” challenge that year in an impersonation that got some love from the supermodel herself on Twitter.
Since “Drag Race” premiered in 2009, the series has spawned a fabulous franchise for RuPaul — most recently a new “Secret Celebrity” edition featuring makeovers of stars including Nico Tortorella (“Younger”) and Vanessa Williams. It’s also led to an influx of drag-centric scripted and unscripted programming on various networks.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” now in its 12th season, was hit with controversy this year when NYC contestant Sherry Pie — a k a Joey Gugliemelli — was disqualified after admitting to being a serial catfisher. The show airs at 8 p.m. Friday on VH1.
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