RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 Cast REVEALED!

Well, is it already time for the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 cast?

Over the past few days there was a scavenger hunt over the web to find the new queens, totally a cute idea. It was over RPDR, Logo, NewNowNext Facebook pages, Tumblrs, Twitters and Instagrams. I just waiting for one of my FB friends to upload them all and voila (THANKS LOUIE!)

The styling theme for this season was Greek goddesses, or deities. It worked for some but not for other. One thing I am happy about is that there is a contestant from SEATTLE! Finally someone from the Pacific Northwest  There were some surprises, some not so surprises and a few people left out who I thought were for sure on it (Mayhem? Rhea?) Do you want the list? Here it is!

Alaska Thunderfvuk

We all know Alaska, and if you’re a true DRAG RACE fan you knew Alaska BEFORE Sharon. She has auditioned every year and looks like 5th time’s a charm.

Alyssa Edwards

Hailing from Dallas TX, this queen is a lot. Maybe too much? Check out her intro video and tell me what you think. Points for naming herself after Alyssa Milano though.

Coco Montrese

The Vegas Queen is a Showstopper. With a residency in the show capital of the world, does she have what it takes to win?

Detox Icunt

My top pick this season. DETOX is the real deal. Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent to spare! I know she’s auditioned a bunch of times and so happy Ru came to her senses. Trust.

Honey Mahogany

A SanFran queen…have they ever had one on the show? My SF fam tells me Honey is not to be played with.

Ivy Winters

Gorgeous Ivy Winters. From her intro interview this queen is lovable and also very talented. She’s a designer so you know the sewing challenges are going to be easy breezy for this covergirl!

Jade Jolie

You think she can hear the ocean in that shell? Jade Jolie is just what her name says…JOLIE! Real pretty, but it takes more than looks to win Drag Race.

Jinkx Monsoon

JINKX! My second pick this season. I LOVE a good Pacific North West Queen. FINALLY!!! Jinkx was the only queen in the trailer that stood out. Check it out, her intro is hysterical. GO JINKX!

Lineysha Sparx

I’m not even going to pretend I know how to pronounce her name yet 😉 You know me though, give me an African tribal look and I’m all about it.

Monica Beverly Hillz

KENYA MICHAELS IS BACK…Just kidding. But seriously Monica and Kenya look identical no?  Make sure you stand apart from a previous contestant, otherwise it could be your downfall.

Penny Tration

The fan favourite! Well technically there was a bit of dramz as Penny wasn’t the TOP pick (That was Adore Delano who wasn’t asked to be on the show). Penny was the better choice though for real. Can’t wait to see what she brings to the workroom.

Roxxxy Andrews

My third pick of the season. Roxxxy (3 x’s…count ’em) has HANDS DOWN the best promo pic of the season. This pageant queen dominates every competition she enters. Is she the next BODY BEAUTIFUL?

Serena ChaCha

HA! Best. Name. Ever. That’s all I really know about Serena Cha Cha. I’m hoping this lint size beauty packs a big punch! GET YOUR CHA CHA HEELS ON HONEY!

Vivienne Pinay

The final queen is Vivienne Pinay. I’m going to add her as well to my top picks this season. Something about her. But she better not let me down when the season starts.

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There is the new cast for RPDR Season 5. Alaska Thunderfvuk has finally made it on after 5 years of trying out. We’ve got a queen from Seattle (Jinkx Monsoon) and one from San Francisco (Honey Mahogany). I’m totally feeling Vivenne Pinay and Roxxxy Andrews for sure BUT I’m telling you right now…the world isn’t READY for DETOX ICUNT! She is my top pick this season hands down. One of the most original and creative and talented performers on the scene today.

My one complaint about this season is once again we’re going pretty fishy here. I know that Detox will bring some extra flavor to the show but I’m hoping I don’t see the same same same queen this season from everyone. Look at last season, Sharon Needles stood out completely and she won.

You like what you see? Comment below on who your favorite it and don’t forget to follow me on twitter for all your DRAG RACE news! @TommyD

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  • Dragon Musk

    From what I’ve seen… the queens I’m liking so far:

    *Honey Mahogany
    *Penny Tration (I used to watch her Drag Race reviews, love the paint!)
    *Serena ChaCha (the name…)
    *Roxxxy Andrews
    *Alyssa Edwards

    But it’s usually by Snatch Game time I’ve firmly made my decision of “favourite queen” (though for Season 3 Manila was my favourite from the moment she walked in!)

    Thanks again Tommy D!

  • Mike

    Penny Tration ROFL genious!

  • July

    i totally agree, i think DETOX ICUNT is phenomenal!
    i also liked VIVIENNE PINAY, i think just like manila luzon, she has filipino roots
    im exited for RPDR season 5, can’t wait to see cat fights! 🙂

  • JMC

    There’s a LOT of fish this season which was almost completely missing from last season. I’m curious to see what Alaska and Detox bring to runway presentations. Alyssa, Honey, Serena and Ivy look gorgeous but let’s hope they have personality and are capable of any interesting style.

  • Rebel

    Monica Bevery Hillz looks like the second coming of Kenya Michaels. Thus, I don’t see her making it very far.

  • Axel T Prude

    Detox iCunt could go as Michelle Visage when they do the Snatch Game…She and Alaska should probably be on the Final Two

  • Hugo

    I don’t know anyone besides Alaska, maily because RPDR is my only connection with the Drag world, but I’ve read positive reviews about Detox (It seems like she is quite well-known in the drag world).
    And yeah, everything looks kinda too fishy for me, but I blame it to the photoshoot.

    PD: I want to say that the male version of Ivy Winters looks really cute/ kinda hot.

  • justin

    every single season has one filipino

    season 1 ongina
    season 2 jujubee
    season 3 manila luzon
    season 4 jiggly caliente
    season 5 vivienne pinay

    i now raja is asian but cmon cant there be some other drag queens that are asian that arent filipino. show more diversity maybe we just dont have that sort of selection. maybe one day. well just have to see.

  • Rebel

    Umm, Jujube is Loatian.

  • July

    yep jujubee is loatian not a filipino

  • ObsidianButterfly

    It’s not their fault for choosing a filipino drag queen I mean sure there are alot of other ones out there but I’m guessing that they are not what they are looking for.

  • Cherry Noble

    It’s Laotian, not Loatian, bitches.

  • Judz

    Please don’t forget about Phi Phi O’hara from Season 4! She’s a Filipino too. 🙂

  • Ivy Winters reminds me of Manila and Monica Beverly Hillz looks quite like Asian. I heard Jujubee is Laotian and Thai (?) Raja has Indonesian descent.

  • Dragon Musk

    Oh… but Jinkx Monsoon is on Funny or Die. Homegurl is funny! <3

    She's probably the Pandora of the Season (which is a good thing :-D).

  • Brendan

    Roxxxy Andrews! She is going to work it out and represent Orlando well!

  • Rebel

    The trailer and meet the queens clips are out! Looks like it might just be the best season yet!

  • Sean

    These Queens are gorgeous. I cannot wait for Season 5.
    I have to say though I am favoring Roxxy Andrews as she is gorgeous in and out of drag. Good luck girl!!

  • Vera

    I LIVE for Roxxxy Andrews!! Makes me miss Pulse in Orlando!

  • Yevgen Ivanov

    Go honey mahogany

  • Queen Collector

    two words squirrel friends: VIVIENNE PINAY <3

  • Brendon

    i LOOOOVE detox. also, i LOOOOVE penny traition! i’m from ohio, so i might be biased towards penny, but bitch is fierce. also, roxxxy is so sexy in & out of drag. i thought alisa summers was also the best looking boy out of drag & then she got eliminated the first episode of season 4 (which, i think, jiggly should have went home instead). also, i am very interested to get to know jinkx. ahhh, i can’t wait!! anyways, i am very excited for detox & penny! & i can’t wait to get to know the other girls! this season looks like it’s going to be extra special. 🙂

  • Christina

    Coco Montrese will serve fish and attitude this season! Let those kids have it! Original marshmellow for life! Lots of love and luck Coco!


    CoCo Montrese is *SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL* she’s just what this season needs…..#TEAM COCO MONTRESE

  • Cristina

    I don’t know, Jade Jolie is FIERCE at lip-synching, dancing, and sewing- I’ve been to several of her performances and she can wow the crowd every time. She’s a local favorite here in Gainesville 😀

  • FiLdot

    If and when they have the live singing challenge this season Honey is gonna MOP DA FLOOR with these queens…..bitches better get ready!

  • glamgender

    I am so proud of our Honey Mahogany ! She is such a sweetheart and the bitch can serve good face and body for days. All the new girls on Season 5 are fab. I can’t wait!

  • James

    Dont sleep on Coco she has traveled the world as Miss Gay America and fixed a mess Alyssa left. i dont know the whole story but i do know Alyssa was dethroned TWICE of national titles and Coco honored the contract she signed. then landed a job on the Vegas strip. All this shade thrown at her is stupid. Dont know if Alyssa and her minions are the reason but i cant wait to watch Coco the dark horse Black Beauty!

  • And yet again no Latin representation… Mexican Drag needs to be on this show just saying!!!


    Giselle Divine

  • Mike

    ummm….How is a Puerto Rican queen NOT Latin Representation???? There have been Latins on ALL the seasons!

    Don’t start ish where there is no ish to start!! just saying

  • Jason

    Go, Coco!!! Honey, your picture on here is totally pop star. You got the look of Janet Jackson. Show these bitches what you got, babe!!!
    Jason from Saint Petersburg, FL – and yes, we miss you!

  • @Giselle Mexicans and Canadians can’t compete because it’s an American show. Legalities.

  • A

    I’m feeling


    As you can see, I like me a fishy queen. really interested to see what they’re going to do with Alyssa and Coco. I wonder if it’ll end up being a Sharon/Phi Phi-esque kind of relationship.

  • lovely

    go monnie( Monica Beverly Hillz) love you boo!!!!!ky to tha chi stand up!!!!!:):):)

  • MJ

    Yeah, Detox is incredibly witty and entertaining. I hope she gets to use those skills on the show. Sometimes, the focus is heavy on fashion, low on innovative performance, and it’d be a shame if she didn’t get the credit she deserves. She’s definitely gonna eat some of these sweeter bitches up. I’m also getting a nice feeling from Jinkx Monsoon. She’s talented so long as she can rein in some of the show tunes instincts but keep that bubbly Frank-Zappa-in-a-wig vibe. Serena ChaCha seems interesting as well! Haven’t seen enough of Alaska to judge, but she’s certainly very sharp/funny.

  • pj

    Alaska all the way.. Andrews is a pageant queen.. daughter of erika andrews..verge of tranny..not allowed on the show..mark my words..its all a guess right? at this point? right!

  • jake


  • Jake

    finally! one sane queen there after Rupaul- HONEY MAHOGANY!

  • Jamie

    I want a hot cup of COCO! Bring it girl. Alaska is Sharon redux and using her fan base to pump her up,sad! Honey is Beautiful the east african bone structure. I love my Coco an Honey!