30, Dallas, Texas
From the legendary drag House of Davenport, A'Keria's slick shiny look makes you sit up and pay attention. The current reigning Miss Black Universe, this super-accomplished pageant queen is doing the Davenports proud with her signature aesthetic: "fit, fashion, mug and body." Expect big hair, big attitude and big results from this competitor.
26, Cherry Hill, NJ
A life-sized Bratz doll, this queen's Jerseylicious Disney princess aesthetic is already a hit on social media, where she has a significant following, but don't be fooled by a pretty face with a poppin' Instagram presence; Ariel can sing, act and put on a fully entertaining show. You've been warned.
32, Nashville, TN
Brooke Lynn grew up in Toronto before traveling the world as a professional ballet dancer. Much of her drag centers on dance and movement, and she is a prestigious former Miss Continental pageant winner. Will Brooke Lynn dazzle the judges with the same polish she brings to the dance floor?
32, New York, NY
New York City's crown jewel, Honey is the second cast member hailing from the legendary House of Davenport and cites "Drag Race" alum Sahara Davenport as a mentor. With parts in Off-Broadway plays, an electro band and 18 pageant crowns under her belt, queens know to bow down to this talented diva.
25, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas's hip hop showgirl, Kahanna merges edgy street influences with upscale high-fashion couture. After seeing Kahanna perform just one time, "Drag Race" legend Coco Montrese adopted this spitfire performer, and Kahanna's drag identity was born. Will Kahanna finish the job that Coco Montrese started?
30, Minneapolis, MN
This African princess moved from Kenya to the U.S.A. when she was 11, but Mercedes wasn't "born" until 10 years later at the world-famous Gay 90s club in downtown Minneapolis. All about the body-ody-ody, Mercedes owns any stage she sets foot on, dazzling the crowd with her graceful presence and the expensive bling she is named after.
39, Columbus, Ohio
This comedy queen has a big reputation preceding her entrance into the competition. Nina has won the national Entertainer of the Year pageant and writes and produces her own spectacular shows, complete with show-stopping dance numbers. She's also an advocate and fundraiser for LGBTQ causes. Can this local legend live up to all of her hype?
21, Dallas, Texas
Originally hailing from Saigon, Vietnam, Plastique takes a lot of drag inspiration from Vietnamese pop stars. Stunningly pretty, her popular Instagram drag pics have even been reposted by Tyra Banks. With none other than "Drag Race" superstar Alyssa Edwards for a drag mother, all eyes will be on Plastique to see if she can deliver in the competition.
33, Dallas, Texas
Ra'Jah is from Dallas, where everything is bigger, better and bolder. A dancing queen known for her kicks, splits and tearing up the dance floor, the "D" in Ra'Jah's name stands for Davenport; she's this season's third cast member from the Davenport dynasty. A high-energy performer, Ra'Jah warns her competitors to watch their backs when she is lip-synching.
26, New York, NY
Southern beauty mixed with New York City grit, Scarlet pulls from references as varied as movie stars of the 40s, Andy Warhol superstars of the 60s and supermodels of the 80s. A self-described "natural beauty," Scarlet has worked with fashion photographer Steven Klein and Harper's Bazaar magazine and even appeared in a musical number on "Saturday Night Live."
40, New York, NY
A relative newcomer to drag, Shuga quit her sweet six-figure corporate job to become a full-time drag queen. Talent rises to the top, and within 18 short months, Shuga has already established herself as a key fixture in the competitive New York City drag scene, where she relies on her performance background in opera and musical theater to stand out from the crowd.
28, Chicago, IL
The life of the party, you always know when exuberant "Big Silk" is in the building, but scratch the surface of this gregarious queen and you'll find a softer side to Silk, one who was raised in the church, has a master's degree in organizational leadership and is even on her way to a doctorate in philosophy. Let's hope her accolades translate into success in the competition.
27, Chicago, IL
Raised in Korea, Soju brings Korean influences to her drag, be it colorful, crazy K-pop aesthetics or tae kwon do martial arts weapons. Producer and star of the popular YouTube show "Shot with Soju" -- on which queens spill the beans about their time on "Drag Race" -- Soju comes into the competition fully prepared for her own shot at the crown.
26, Los Angeles, CA
"Miss Vanjie. Miss Vaanjie. Miss… Vaaanjie!" Never have more iconic words been uttered by a departing queen. Despite being the first eliminated from Season 10, Vanessa's mesmerizing backward exit inspired memes, tweets and celebrity shout-outs -- an overwhelming demand to see more of this charismatic queen. She's back with a Vanjeance, but can the queen live up to the memes?
24, Denver, CO
Denver's "commodity of drag oddity," shock queen Yvie bucked her boring local drag scene and brought conceptual artistry to the mix. Tall and weird (her words), Yvie draws inspiration from fashion muses like Thierry Mugler and drag terrorists like Christeene. Known for bringing her brain to the table, anyone who encounters Yvie is guaranteed to end up with their jaw on the floor.