A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth...and on to the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race where she finished as one of the final three contestants before returning and taking the crown as winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars in 2016.
As a solo artist, Alaska has released two full-length studio albums, Anus and Poundcake (reaching the #3 and the #4 spots on Billboard Dance Albums chart, respectively). As one-third of the AAA Girls (with fellow drag superstars Courtney Act and Willam) Alaska recently released the full-length debut album Access All Areas.
Alaska's artistic output also includes co-authoring the young adult novel Alaska Thunderfun and The Inner Space Odyssey, which is part of the Sickening Adventures fiction series, and the "Lil' Poundcake" talking doll, which sold-out within hours of release.
Alaska continues to tour the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness, and gender non-conformity. Her message to humankind? "If you're not wearing nails, you are not doing drag." Watch this rare, magnificent being as she lights up stages and screens throughout the universe.
Music and fashion have always been intimate bedfellows, but neither world has ever heard or seen an artist and presence quite like Don Benjamin. Don Benjamin's notable model credits include serving as the face for Guess, True Religion, RocaWear, BooHoo UK, Tilly's, and Pink Dolphin campaigns as well as being a finalist on the 2013 season of America's Next Top Model.
Currently, Don Benjamin grabs the mic and holds tight on his forthcoming debut album. The rapper ignites slick, smart verses via an impressive flow, relaying personal stories with palpable panache. His track "Across The Sky" (featuring Nikki Flores) saw placements on Big Brother, America's Next Top Model, and various MTV programs. It also landed in the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart, officially announcing his arrival as an artist.
Drita D'Avanzo, aka "Lady Boss", has always been a fan favorite on VH1's hit series Mob Wives. She is known to fight for what she believes in and stand up against bullies.
Drita has been featured in music videos and even dropped a remix with French Montana. In addition, she has a successful website which she sells her own mineral cosmetic line "Lady Boss" in over 10 countries. Drita is a proud mom of two beautiful girls, happily married, and is currently writing an autobiography.
Erica Mena is an actress, author, fitness enthusiast, and model. Raised in the Bronx, New York and of Puerto Rican and Dominican decent, Erica was always in a performing arts class or activity as a child. Erica's boost of motivation came at the age of 15 and shortly after she was discovered during MTV's "Jennifer Lopez Lookalike" contest, which she won in 2003. It wasn't long after that Erica started creating her own name, gaining some serious recognition within the industry.
Erica Mena has been featured in magazines such as Latina, People, Playboy, Us Weekly, XXL, and Sports Illustrated. Her curvy physique was embraced by Playboy.com during a social media influencer spread which starred the Latin model. Erica has also been featured in print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, as well as being a spokesmodel for various companies domestically and internationally.
Erica Mena starred in VH1's hit series Love & Hip Hop for four consecutive seasons which catapulted her into becoming a household name who captivated audiences everywhere, of all demographics. After she left Love & Hip Hop in 2015, her fans continued to skyrocket, taking her base into the millions.
Erica began branding herself by dedicating more time to her apparel line which she launched in 2014, taking it from t-shirts to ready-to-wear and everyday apparel. She then launched the her jewelry collection in summer of 2015. In June 2017, Erica guest-starred in the Thanksgiving episode of Aziz Ansari's hit Netflix series, Master Of None. This was Erica's first acting role, where she worked alongside Angela Bassett.
Following a very public breakup, Erica Mena decided to focus soley on herself and her family's mental and physical health. Outside of being an entrepreneur, she fell in love with the gym, eating clean, and loving herself. Erica Mena's hard work and persistence in this game has opened up many different business endeavors and she hopes to continue on her path of growth and success.
Eva Marcille Pigford is an African-American fashion model and actress who was the winner of the third season of America's Next Top Model. As the winner, Eva's prizes included a CoverGirl cosmetics contract, a spread in Elle magazine, and a Ford modeling contract.
Since appearing on ANTM, Eva has appeared on the cover of Brides Noir, Women's Health and Fitness, King Magazine, IONA, and Essence Magazine. Her other modeling credits include (but are not limited to) CoverGirl, DKNY, Samsung, Red by Marc Ecko, Jewel Magazine, In Touch Weekly Magazine, King Magazine , IONA, UNleashed Magazine, Star Magazine, ELLE, ELLEgirl, Applebottoms, and Lerner Catalog.
Eva Marcille's runway shows include the Marc Bouwer Fall 2005, ELLEgirl Presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005, GharaniStrok Fall 2005, Deborah Lindquist Spring 2006, Naqada Spring 2006, the 8th Annual 'Models Of Perfection' Show 2006, Mal SirrahSprin 2006, Monarchy Collection Fall 2007 LA Fashion, Ed Hardy Fall 2007, and many more.
Nikki (Nicole) Mudarris was born to Marcelle and Tony Mudarris in Los Angeles, California. Nikki is a well-educated woman who received her business degree with honors from University Of Southern California.
Nikki has been a main part of VH1's hit series Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. The series' success, which is now in its ourth season, has further cemented Nikki's celebrity status and furthered her fame to stardom.
Nikki is a hard worker who often works seven days a week. She is a tough but kind and caring person. Despite some controversies in her personal life, Nikki remains focused on her acting career and her well-received lingerie line, Nude By Nikki.
Safaree "SB" Samuels is a lyrical virtuoso that treats each bar as a journey. His sound is a rich kaleidoscope blending of true hip hop, reggae, and dance hall fusion that has mass appeal.
Hailing from Flatbush, Brooklyn, SB is no stranger to superstardom as he was the driving force behind the biggest female artist in the hip hop industry and he contributed to the platinum album successes of the Pink Friday legacy and The Pinkprint.
Safaree, a true musical visionary, has created a new lane for himself with the release of his EP, It Is What It Is followed by It Is What It Is Vol. II, and most recently, Real Yard Vibes Vol. I. SB's stunt culture sound (documented in his web series All We Do Is Stunt) broadcasts loud and clear on his projects. Safaree continues to create his own success as a leading cast member on VH1's hit series Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.
Sky (Jakeita) Days was born to Benjoir Days in Harlem, New York. Sky, of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, has always been a smart, determined, and strong-willed wild child whose free spirit and no-nonsense attitude has made her into the optimistic, outspoken, and strategic woman she is today.
Working in the makeup artistry trade, Sky worked with Dex Cosmetics for NYC Fashion Week in 2000. Sky was always determined to grow in the industry (plus having the determination to make it out the streets) by using her "any means necessary" attitude to accomplish her aspirations of being a star.
Sky has been a monumental addition to the cast of VH1's hit series Black Ink Crew. With the show in the midst of its sixth season, Sky's ability to relate to the audience has helped her to become a fan favorite and further cement her celebrity status and career beyond measurable results. Not only has she had opportunities in hosting different television shows, but Sky has also become a motivational speaker/life coach to young adults, especially young ladies in dealing issues like adoption, domestic violence, and self-love.
Tiffany "New York" Pollard has made a big name for herself on the small screen. As a star on VH1's Flavor Of Love and her own series I Love New York, Tiffany is no stranger to the dating game. Tiffany was originally nicknamed "New York" by none other than Flavor Flav himself.
Tiffany is known for her quotable one-liners like "The Original HBIC," GIF-worthy expressions, and feisty personality - all of which helped land her on the list of VH1's 20 Greatest Celebrity Fights.
Hailing from Utica, New York, this reality star has also appeared on shows such as Famously Single, Celebrity Big Brother, Sharknado, The Next: 15, Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn, and Brunch with Tiffany.
Jasiel "Yung Joc" Robinson is a multi-platinum Grammy Award-nominated artist, television personality, and producer.
Both of Yung Joc's 2006 platinum-selling New Joc City and its 2007 follow-up gold selling Hustlenomics albums debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the R&B chart, which yielded several platinum and gold singles. Yung Joc's well-known hits "It's Goin' Down" and "I Know You See It" are certified platinum by the RIAA and "1st Time" is certified Gold.
Yung Joc is also known for his influential talent on hits such as Danity Kane's smash "Show Stopper", T-Pain's multi-platinum "Buy You A Drank" and Lil Boosie's "Zoom". In 2009, Yung Joc launched his label Swagg Team Entertainment as an imprint on Sony, which launched artist Hot Stylz's "Lookin Boy" and "Stanky Leg" by the GS Boyz - both gaining platinum ratings. Yung Joc also launched a publishing company called Grannyman Publications.
Yung Joc joined the cast of VH1's hit series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta during its third season and is now currently filming the 7th season. Yung Joc is also featured on the hit spin-off show Leave It To Stevie as the comedic wingman.
In early 2017, Yung Joc took the position as radio host on Streetz 94.5 flagship show The Streetz Morning Take Over. He has been making appearance across the nation brandishing his comedic chops and likeable personality as a guest host on VH1's Hip Hop Squares, WETV's Bossip, Wild N' Out Barbershop, Coalition DJ's X Craft Syndicate and X Dutch Masters, and FX's newest series Snowfall.
Adding to his most impressive movement, Yung Joc starred in his first web series Pressure 1 and Pressure 2, and starring in the highly anticipated movie Dating In Atlanta. Yung Joc has also signed on with BET's Plates and Poles to showcase the best strip club food in Atlanta. He's been hard at work in the studio preparing his own latest music releases, "Hard Way" and "Moving and Grooving", in addition to producing new talent.