These are the rumoured queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12

This article was originally published on the Gay Community News (GCN) website on 2 AUGUST, 2019.

Following the announcement that Drag Race season 12 had officially begun casting calls, rumours have spread about who will be in the new cast.

The rumours suggest that the show has already gone into production. In a statement on the upcoming season, RuPaul said: “If you are a showgirl, if you are a drag queen, if you are a girl with the cha-cha heels and a pussycat wig honey, you better get up on this show!”

This season will air after All-Stars 5, which is rumoured to feature Blair St. Clair, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, and Ongina, among others.

And if that’s not enough Drag Race to satiate the masses, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air in Autumn this year.

A thread posted on Reddit puts forward some suggestions as to who season 12’s contestants will be.

Brita Filter is a favourite. Brita is immediately recognisable to anyone familiar with the New York drag scene, having won the prestigious NYC Entertainer of the Year Award. She has been absent from social media since July 22nd, fuelling rumours of her appearance on the show.

Widow Von’Du also appears in the thread. A self-styled avant-garde rapper, she is associated with previous contestants such as Scarlet Envy, Willam and Aquaria. She recently did not appear at Drag Survivor, an event she hosts, which is enough for Drag Race superstans to posit her participation on the show.

Known for her cosplay, Jackie Cox is touted as another contestant. If she appears on the show, she will be serious competition in the Snatch Game.

GiGi Goode, a “Scandinavian fashion illustration come to life” is very active on Instagram, amassing a stunning 20,700 followers. Like Brita Filter, she has not posted since the 22nd of July.

Jaida Essence Hall is a regal queen: She sports gowns and has appeared in Cosmopolitan’s revered beauty series. She has been inactive on all social media since July 24th.

Nicky Dollanother viral celebrity, is known for her high-fashion looks and mesmerising stage presence. Like Brita and Gigi, she has not been active online since July 22nd.

The Los Angeles-based is also rumoured to appear. She has come to everyone’s attention in part because of her association with Drag Race stars Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Brooke Lynn Hytes.

Crystal Methyd is the Missouri-based host of Get Dusted, a drag night held monthly in The Outland Ballroom. A diverse queen, she can do both comedy and looks.

Sherry Pie is a proud HIV/AIDS activist who has campaigned for awareness of the virus for years. A camp queen, she has not been online for over three months.

Dahlia Sin, a drag performer known for her association with former Drag Race contestant Aja (her drag mother), has garnered a following on Instagram of over 50,000 people.

Rock M. Sakura takes inspiration from anime and manga for her looks. A self-described “cartoon queen,” there is a video of her lip-syncing to All By Myself by Celine Dion. She has not been active on Instagram since July 23rd.

Jan Sport is a New York-based performer and member of the drag trio Stephanie’s Child. Not only has she been inactive on Instagram, she has also deleted her Facebook.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 will air in early 2020, who are you the most excited to see on the show?

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