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Drag Race season 9 cast revealed; ‘shocking opening’ teased

RuPaul in a season 9 promo shot. (Photo by Logo)

RuPaul’s Drag Race announced its season nine cast after a three-day-long social media tease, which featured scintillating, exclusive footage like a loop of a tea bag being dunked into a cup. Besides the cast, not much is known about the new season.

Season nine will debut in March, but Logo has not yet announced the exact date. Last season debuted March 7, 2016; the previous season debuted on March 2, 2015.

Logo’s press release did tease “a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Drag Race history.”

Here’s a total guess of a theory: maybe a queen from a previous season will return to join this cast? I’m guessing that only because there are 13 contestants, compared to 12 last season, and 14 the previous two seasons.

Drag Race season 9’s cast

Here’s the cast and their social media accounts, via Logo:

  1. Aja Brooklyn, New York TW: @ajathekween, IG: @ajathekween
  2. Alexis Michelle New York, New York TW: @AlexisLives, IG: @AlexisLives
  3. Charlie Hides London, UK TW: @charliehidestv, IG: @charliehidestv
  4. Eureka O’Hara Johnson City, TN TW: @eurekaohara, IG: @eurekaohara
  5. Farrah Moan Las Vegas, Nevada TW: @farrahrized, IG: @farrahrized
  6. Jaymes Mansfield Madison, Wisconsin TW: @JaymesMansfield, IG: @jaymesmansfield
  7. Kimora Blac Las Vegas, Nevada TW: @kimorablac, IG: @kimorablac
  8. Nina Bo’nina Brown Atlanta, Georgia TW: @atlsexyslim, IG: @nina_bonina_brown
  9. Peppermint New York, New York TW: @Peppermint247, IG: @peppermint247
  10. Sasha Velour Brooklyn, New York TW: @sasha_velour, IG: @sashavelour
  11. Shea Coulee Chicago, IL TW: @SheaCoulee, IG: @sheacoulee
  12. Trinity Taylor Orlando, FL TW: @TrinityTheTuck, IG: @trinitythetuck
  13. Valentina Los Angeles, CA TW: @AllofValentina, IG: @allaboutvalentina