This is it, folks! The final installment of my WEEK OF RU! I hope you had fun along the way--it was incredible seeing such enthusiastic responses to my first work for Season 6. I feel like I've grown a lot as an artist with these new portraits, and I'm so excited to draw these queens once Season 6 starts.
...and I kind of want to have more silly voting contests every day. Speaking of, congratulations Nick V. on Facebook for winning today's guessing game!
As pretty much everyone knows, the "mystery queen" from a past season was Yara Sofia with her epic "helicopter hair" from All Stars. Ah, Yara. All Stars was definitely a mixed bag, but one of the highlights was seeing both Yara and Alexis get another chance to shine.
Alright, let's get on with the show! First...
TRINITY K. BONET
This Southern, softspoken beauty may not seem like competition, but we might have another Tyra up in here. Trinity is quiet, but she's fierce.Check out some of the incredible looks she has in the new trailer! In fact, she even reminds me of Mariah with the edgy elegance of those outfits.
Trinity comes onto the show without as clearly defined a character as the other queens. But my question is if she gets a chance to define herself, what kind of queen will she be?
When I moved to Chicago last summer, all the queens I met were talking about Gia, because the rumor was that she was off filming Season 6 of the Drag Race. So when I finally saw her perform live, I had high expectations.
It's a good thing she's so fierce! Gia is at her best with high-energy numbers and elaborate costumes. She's gorgeous, can dance like hell, and she's a diva. She's going to bring eleganza and drama this season.
And I'm already thinking about which Chicago queen I want on the show next year...
Okay, so was that 14 queens? I think I got them all during the WEEK OF RU. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride! To finish off the week, I'm having a Reddit AMA over at the phenomenal RuPaul's Drag Race subreddit from 7:30-9:30 pm ET tonight! So come and share the T!
By the way, here's the full cast portrait that I've been teasing on social media all week! I actually made last-minute changes to some of these queens after creating this image, but before posting their individual "Week of Ru" illustrations, so the eagle-eyed among you can try to spot those discrepancies!