Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Gottmik and Nina West Source: Instagram

The Queens Have Been Announced for 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 9

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.

The queens have officially been announced for season 9 of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Star," and the news did not disappoint with some casting surprises, twists and turns about the setup of the upcoming season.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, a total of 8 fan-favorite queens are competing for another shot at being crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, and the competition is extra fierce this time around.

Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Gottmik, Jorgeous, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Roxxxy Andrews, Shannel, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo will all be looking to wow judges for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Yet instead of competing for a cash prize for themselves, the popular queens will be competing for a $200,000 donation to a charity of their choice.

As promotion around the upcoming season teases, the queens will be using their fabulousness "drag superpowers for good" throughout the season, but there is bound to be plenty of tense moments over which queen is more talented than another. It is "Drag Race" after all.

Mama Ru will be back to handle the lead the panel of judges, and more guest judges are expected to be announced closer to the show's May 17 premiere on the Paramount+ streaming service. Episodes will also be followed by the "Untucked" aftershow.

And now, here are the queens and their chosen charities below:

Angeria Paris VanMicheals

Angeria is competing to benefit the National Black Justice Collective.

"A stunning season 14 finalist who checks all the boxes, Angeria is ready to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame," says her official show bio, EW reports.


Gottmik is competing to benefit Trans Lifeline.

"But this bona fide trendsetter is more than a style icon – Gottmik's got the wit and wiles needed to snatch the All Stars crown!" teases her show bio.


Jorgeous is competing to benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
Her show bio teases, "This pocket-sized dynamo has irresistible charm, stunning looks, and the performance skills to make her a serious contender to take it all!"

Nina West

Nina West is competing to benefit The Trevor Project.

"Nina won over fans with her kindness, but make no mistake – with top-notch acting chops and killer comedy skills, this Broadway baby is here to slay," reads her show bio.

Plastique Tiaraç

Plastique Tiara is competing to benefit The Asian American Foundation.

According to her show bio, "Plastique Tiara is back, bolder and more beautiful than ever!" We agree.

Roxxxy Andrews

Roxxxy Andrews is competing to benefit Miracle of Love, Inc.

Simply, "Bitches better beware!" warns her show bio.


Shannel is competing to benefit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

And "this ultimate Vegas showgirl is ready to remind the world how classic drag is done and to prove that she is still the one to beat!" per her show bio.

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo is competing to benefit the ASPCA.

"Fresh from world tours, the Vegas stage and a major glow-up, she's showing up with her 'lightning in a bottle' personality and the skills to claim her crown," according to her show bio.

Condragulations, queens, and may the best queen win.

by Emell Adolphus

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