The cast of the upcoming season 4 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” was announced Friday, five weeks before it is set to premiere on VH1 on Friday, December 14 at 8 pm. Returning are 10 queens from seasons 3 through 10, including both Monét X Change and Monique Heart who were among the season 10 cast that helped earn the RPDR franchise its first series Emmy this year.
Monet and Monique are joined by former finalists Manila Luzon, Naomi Smalls and Trinity Taylor, as well as earlier boots Gia Gunn, Jasmine Masters, Farrah Moan and Valentina, and then Latrice Royale, who along with Manila are the only two queens to return for their second All Stars season. Manila and Latrice were both on the first season of All Stars as a pair, but were eliminated together in 7th/8th place–this should be a RuDemption season of sorts for them.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” made herstory this year when it won its first series Emmy, beating out previous winners “The Amazing Race,” “Top Chef” and “The Voice,” as well as earning RuPaul Charles his third consecutive statue as Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program. Of the new season, RuPaul says, “it is going to blow. your. mother. tucking. mind. Satisfaction guaranteed or your henny back.”
Below we’ve listed all 10 queens again with a few stats about their prior performance on previous seasons. Who is your favorite competing for the crown? Did any queens not make the cut that you’d prefer to see? The library is officially open in the comments below!
Manila Luzon – season 3 runner-up; All Stars 1 seventh/eighth place
Won three challenges and scored high four other times while only ever appearing in the LSFYL once, eliminating Delta Work in her performance of Donna Summer’s “MacArthur Park” while dressed in a Big Bird-inspired yellow feather gown.
Latrice Royale – season 4 fourth place; All Stars 1 seventh/eighth place
Named Miss Congeniality of her season after being eliminated by future All Stars 1 winner Chad Michaels just before the finale following two consecutive LSYFL wins in episodes 9 and 10.
Gia Gunn – season 6 tenth place
After her brief stint on RPDR, Gia made huge strides in her personal and professional life. She’s now living her truth as a transgender woman and is a proud member of the Haus of Edwards, started by the legendary Alyssa Edwards.
Jasmine Masters – season 7 twelfth place
Like Gia, Jasmine was eliminated early in her season, but has since gained a massive cult following because of her hilarious and iconic YouTube videos.
Naomi Smalls – season 8 runner-up
One of the many, if not actually one of the very best, “look queens” in RPDR herstory, Naomi is known for her fierce walk and always creating a flawless fashion moment on the runway.
Trinity Taylor – season 9 third/fourth place
After being one of the winningest queens of her season, Trinity fell victim to the first ever Lip Sync For The Crown tournament in the season 9 finale. She lost in round 1 of that tournament to Peppermint, who prior to the finale was considered the least likely to win among the finalists.
Valentina – season 9 seventh place
Referred to lovingly by some fans as “Villaintina” for her multiple feuds with the other queens of season 9, Valentina created two very iconic moments: 1) When she said “I’d like to keep it on please” after RuPaul asked her to take her mask off during the LSFYL that sent her home, and 2) inspiring Aja to mock her by saying “You’re perfect, you’re beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista, you’re a model!”
Farrah Moan – season 9 eighth place
Honestly, Farrah’s most iconic moment was when RuPaul attempted to trick the season 10 queens by presenting Christina Aguilera as if she was Farrah returning for a second season. The gag was real because they’re dead on as twin sisters.
Monét X Change – season 10 sixth place
Monét’s lasting mark on last season was the complete 180 she turned after battling her way through two LSFYL’s in episodes 4 and 5 to score within the top 3 for the next four episodes. She was also voted Miss Congeniality by her peers after the public vote had to be scrapped due to ballot meddling.
Monique Heart – season 10 eighth place
Struggling to make a solid impression either way on the judges, Monique was one of season 10’s most frustrated and frustrating queens, though by the time she was eliminated she had solidified herself as one of the indisputable fan favorites.