RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 9: Meet The Queens Returning For First-Ever Charity-Focused Season

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The series returns to Paramount+ on May 17

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is giving back in season 9.

The Paramount+ series is doing something different next season, bringing back eight queens to not only earn a coveted spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, but also to compete to win a supersized donation of $200,000 for a charity of their choosing.

That sum will be provided by The Palette Fund, a private foundation that, according to a release, is “dedicated to breaking down barriers and advancing social change in communities that are under-resourced and facing significant challenges.”

This new twist doesn’t mean the queens will be playing nice this season. The crop of contestants joining this season are some of the strongest competitors in the history of the franchise, and will be battling it out all season long to earn the most for their charities.

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Fans can watch it all play out when the show premieres on Friday, May 17 with two all-new episodes. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked will also be back, taking viewers behind-the-scenes at all the drama.

Here’s Paramount+’s official bios for each queen, plus the charity for which they’ll be raising money;

1. Angeria Paris VanMichaels (Season 14)

Bio: Angeria is back, you ug-aly bitch! The sweet southern belle from the ATL uses her irresistible drawl and comedic charisma to captivate the judges. A stunning Season 14 finalist who checks all the boxes, Angeria is ready to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Who She’s Playing For: National Black Justice Collective. Since 2003, NBJC, now known as the National Black Justice Collective, has been America’s leading national civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to end racism/anti-Blackness and LGBTQ+ bias, stigma and discrimination so that every member of the beautifully diverse community can be free.

2. Gottmik (Season 13)

Bio: Since Season 13, Gottmik has become a darling of the fashion world, strutting runways and striking poses for the world’s top design houses. 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!

Who She’s Playing For: Trans Lifeline, a grassroots hotline, advocacy and micro-grants non-profit offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

3. Jorgeous (Season 14)

Bio: Hello-tis, it’s your girl Jorgeous! The Lip-Sync Assassin of Season 14 is back. Jorgeous may be small, but she is BIG competition. This pocket-sized dynamo has irresistible charm, stunning looks and the performance skills to make her a serious contender to take it all!
Who She’s Playing For: The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions.

4. Nina West (Season 11)

Bio: Fresh from the Hairspray national tour, Nina West is bringing her performance powers back to the Mainstage. As Season 11’s Miss Congeniality, 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.

Who She’s Playing For: The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Trevor offers 24/7 crisis services, connecting highly trained counselors with LGBTQ+ young people whenever they need support. To drive prevention efforts, The Trevor Project also operates robust research, advocacy, education and peer support programs.

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5. Plastique Tiara (Season 11)

Bio: Plastique Tiara is back, bolder and more beautiful than ever! Since Season 11, she’s racked up the largest social media following of any Drag Race alum. Now, the TikTok icon is ready to make All Stars 9 her most viral moment yet. With the likes and the lewks, she’s set her sights on the crown.

Who She’s Playing For: The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), which serves the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander and violence. Launched in 2021 in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate and to address the long-standing underinvestment in AANHPI communities, TAAF convenes all sectors to fight against hate and violence, reclaim narratives and celebrate stories through core pillars of Anti-Hate, Education, Narrative Change and Resources & Representation. Through high-impact initiatives, events and investments in national and local nonprofits, TAAF is creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of AANHPIs in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org.

6. Roxxxy Andrews (Season 5, All Stars 2)

Bio: She’s Roxxxy Andrews, and she’s here to make it clear: This show-stopping legend is back to put her signature “thick and juicy” talents to devastating use. Bitches better beware!

Who She’s Playing For: Miracle of Love, Inc. (MOL), an organization founded by Mr. Stafford in 1991 for the distinct purpose of providing accessible HIV/AIDS prevention programming and supportive assistance to service the multicultural needs of communities in Central Florida, namely Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties. Today, Miracle of Love, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). This community-based minority HIV/AIDS organization is the oldest in Central Florida. MOL continues to be, with over 29 valuable and outstanding years of service, a repository for education, support, care, community advocacy and referral services.

7. Shannel (Season 1, All Stars 1)

Bio: Shannel was the first Queen to ever enter the RuPaul’s Drag Race Werk Room, and now she’s back to make herstory all over again! 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!

Who She’s Playing For: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), a global nonprofit committed to advancing research and helping people overcome anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder and related conditions.

8. Vanessa Vanjie (Season 10, 11)

Bio: Vanessa Vanjie became the breakout star of Season 10 after just one episode – and nearly made it to the top on Season 11! 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.

Who She’s Playing For: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which believes every animal deserves to live a life free from suffering. For more than 150 years, the ASPCA has been on the frontlines to save, transform and protect the lives of millions of dogs, cats, equines and farm animals in the fight against animal cruelty and homelessness.
The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 9 will join the winners Chad Michaels (Season 1), Alaska (Season 2), Trixie Mattel (Season 3), Monét X Change and Trinity the Tuck (Season 4), Shea Couleé (season 5), Kylie Sonique Love (Season 6), Jinkx Monsoon (Season 7) and Jimbo (Season 8) in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

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