The Eliminated Queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 14


Who's ready for another season of high drama, high fashion, and even higher heels? "RuPaul's Drag Race" is back for season 14, and there's more drama (and glitter!) than ever before. A new cast of fabulous drag queens from around the country have come together once again to show off their eye-catching, memorable personas and performances, and we can't wait.

Although there can only be one winner, it's always so much fun to see the variety of queens in each season, and this year is no exception. With queens of all shapes, sizes, and with various life experiences, there's plenty to see and hear from the newest group of contestants. Before you tune in this season, get to know a little bit more about each of these fantastic performers and their outlook on what drag really means.

Alyssa Hunter

This queen proudly reps her Puerto Rican heritage! She always brings plenty of drama and confidence to every look she struts. With a name inspired by Miss USA winner Alyssa Campanella, she's got her own pageant history too, performing at the 2018 Miss Universe Latina pageant.

According to Entertainment Weekly, she's also worked as a runway coach, sharing her insights on what makes a showstopping performance. "Modeling is an art. It's like a show! The only difference is I'm not doing lip-syncs, but I still do choreography. [My walk] is very confident, very fierce, very strong, like Naomi Campbell, but drag," she said. "I feel like a real queen. When I walk, everybody needs to see me ... When you're with a Puerto Rican queen, you know they're going to bring it. That's not a question!"

Alyssa Hunter was eliminated during episode four on Jan. 28.

Angeria Paris VanMichaels

Putting a whole new spin on the idea of a "Southern belle" is this queen. Hailing from Atlanta, she's got all the bold style of a pageant queen and the confidence to pull off any look.

For Angeria, drag isn't just about the glitz and glamour: it's an all-around performance that's meant to really connect with her audiences. "I enter this whole other world. Before I start, I'm like, girl, just entertain the people, you know what you came here to do. I block everything out and I completely put myself in that performance. That's why I like doing slow songs and ballads: emoting, telling the story, and getting into what the performance means," she told Entertainment Weekly.


You only need one name to refer to this fabulous, nonbinary queen! Bosco goes by the title "Demon Queen of San Francisco," and with plenty of spooky, edgy looks, it's easy to see why. In an interview with the Seattle Times, she revealed that her performance roots run deep: she began dance lessons at age 7 in rural Montana. She's been a staple of the Seattle drag scene for several years now and loves the vibes of the city's performance opportunities.

"There's a very cool mix of popular, bar-based drag: Top 40 types of drag that's about entertaining the masses, which is really fun and the girls in town are really good at. But then there's also a very big dive into performance art [that] has been happening over the past few years here. The Seattle queens have found a cool way to make those two lanes meet in the middle."

Daya Betty

Daya's looks embrace a throwback vibe, with edgy, '80s-inspired punk style. It's all part of what sets her apart!

"To me, drag has never been about glamour and perfection," Daya wrote on her website. "The blood, the sweat, the tears; the ability to create something from nothing — THAT is what the artistry is about to me." She notes that she started out with an "underground punk" style that incorporates quirky finds and recycled or repurposed materials, all in pursuit of a crafting a performance that makes a splash... I love the power to connect a room full of strangers through song and dance — there is no sweeter reward."

DeJa Skye

"I'm a huge dork. I'm not afraid to be silly, not afraid to look weird. I love laughing at myself," DeJa told hometown paper the Fresno Bee ahead of the season premiere. That exuberance and joy is a big part of her persona, which, she reveals, is the reason she finally got cast on this season after auditioning and not making the cut twice before.

In previous auditions, she revealed, she tried too hard to be the kind of drag queen she thought producers wanted to see. This time, she was all herself, and it worked. "At the end of the day all they want is you. If you are not a hug [sic] personality, don't try to be a hug [sic] personality," she said. It's all about authenticity, and we love that!

Jasmine Kennedie

Hailing from New York, Jasmine brings plenty of panache to the runway! She's a regular in the New Jersey drag scene, as well as New York City proper.

"Jersey also has had such an influence on my drag as well," she told New Jersey's Courier Post, "because of the type of drag I do, I'm very pageantry and also very high-energy, and you get a lot of that at [club] Paradise."

Although she's not giving anything away about the season, she admits that her time on Drag Race has already changed how she performs. "I definitely think it elevated the level of my drag, and also the thought process behind it. I think in the beginning I thought there was only a couple specific ways to get to an end goal, and at the end of it was very happy to realize that there are other ways and avenues that you can let your mind think to get to a great end product."

Jasmine Kennedie was eliminated during episode 11 on March 18.


Born in San Antonio and currently residing in Nashville, Jorgeous brings a distinctive blend of styles to every performance. She told the Houston Chronicle that her look is Tex-Mex inspired and "hella chunti, hella bad b*tch."

A drag performer since the age of 16, Jorgeous isn't necessarily a fan of her native state's style. "The drag in Texas is very 'pageanty.' Very cookie-cutter drag. Everyone is doing pretty much the same thing," she told the Chronicle. But don't let the shade fool you — she loves making friends. "Anybody can come up and talk to me. I'm here. I'm secretly nice."

June Jambalaya

Los Angeles is well represented this year with June Jambalaya! As she told Voyage LA, her journey to drag royalty was almost like fate.

"After many years of studying Fine Arts with not much success, I entered in a nightly drag competition in West Hollywood, only to win. Then, from that I got invited to complete in the ten-week competition too, [and] also came out as the first plus-size queen of color to take home the $5,000 grand prize. And that was the birth of June Jambalaya."

She's a big risk-taker and not afraid to speak her mind, and she's proud to speak out on important movements like Black Lives Matter. "I feel it's important to take risks because, without that, there is no elevation ... I believe this is the generation of risk-taking entrepreneurial creatives and I'm thrilled to be considered one of them."

June Jambalaya was eliminated during episode three on Jan. 21.

Kerri Colby

Kerri has embraced the unconventional and the bold and made it her calling card! After meeting drag legend Sasha Colby in 2012, she later brought Kerri into her "house" and "named" her, and Kerri's path was set. Another LA-based queen, she's taken her previous insecurities and turned them into her strengths.

"I'm weird as hell," she told Entertainment Weekly. "If it's kind of ugly, it's kind of stupid, it's kind of scary, people won't take roles like that, but I'm like, 'give it to me, I don't mind!' I went through so much of never feeling pretty that there's nothing I won't do. As long as you come back and hit that runway, gorgeous like you know how to be, that's winning."

Kerri Colby was eliminated during episode eight on Feb. 25.

Kornbread “The Snack” Jete

Based in LA, Kornbread's personality is as attention-catching as her glitzy, fabulous costumes.

"I specialize in the art of Lip-Syncing, Hosting shows, two-step dancing, and Live Singing. I'm proud to be a BIG QUEEN! PLUS SIZE! I call myself the Corpulent Queen. A lot of people put negative energy behind the word FAT but I LOVVVEEEEEE IT! I embrace it and I pick up my fork with pride. That's what drag taught me," she told Voyage LA. With regular gigs across the LA and West Hollywood area, she's always dreaming up new ideas for her next performance, all while keeping things real.

"Drag is a hard crowd to get into," she said. "It's a lot of proving yourself. My mentor Calypso taught me 'people will gossip and ignore you in this industry. It's up to you to make them eat their words!' Those words made [me] gain the confidence I needed."

Due to an ankle injury, Kornbread dropped out of the competition during episode five on Feb. 4.

Lady Camden

Born in the UK but now living in San Francisco, Lady Camden is Drag Race's bi-continental queen! She's also a performer in more ways than one. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Camden is also a professional ballet dancer and choreographer in her non-drag life. She's proud to represent her city and the dance world in her own unique way.

"I'm this little British ballerina just kind of dancing around the Castro," Camden told the Chronicle. "I think that what makes a San Francisco queen is the fact that you're kind of different. I couldn't possibly represent an entire genre of San Francisco drag. I'm sort of like an oddball, and I think that San Francisco is full of oddballs."

Maddy Morphosis

Hailing from Fayetteville, AK, Maddy is a Drag Race first: the first cis, straight male contestant in the show's history. It's been a controversial decision to some, and Maddy addressed it head on.

"While I am straight, I don't consider myself a straight drag queen. I'm just a drag queen who happens to be straight," Maddy explained during the official "Meet the Queens" live stream event last week. "My sexuality doesn't define the drag that I do, it doesn't impact that. It's just a facet of who I am outside of drag ... I think my being on the show can tap into a lot of the guys watching at home — like, cisgender, straight guys — and really just, like, projecting to them that gender is completely arbitrary."

Maddy Morphosis was eliminated during episode six on Feb. 11.

Orion Story

"Chaos. Always chaos," Orion said when Entertainment Weekly asked her to describe her drag style. "I just like to make people laugh."

From Grand Rapids, MI, Orion combines all the glamour and camp you expect from a drag performance with a fantastic sense of comedy. According to her, not taking things too seriously is at the heart of all of it.

"The way I think about it is, they come for the looks and stay for the jokes," she said. "I find it hard to not be myself. I don't think I could ever not be. The best way to do that is to be as chaotic as possible. . . . There are so many things we always limit ourselves on. We say, 'that's not my drag,' 'that's not my brand,' but the important thing we need to think about is: what else can we do?"

Orion Story was eliminated during episode five on Feb. 4.

Willow Pill

Willow Pill, a drag queen from Denver, already has one major Drag Race connection: her drag sister, Yvie Oddly, won season 11! In an interview with The Plaid Zebra, Willow acknowledged the challenges of breaking into the drag world, but how much drag has helped her over the years.

"It honestly makes me feel like the happiest person," she said. "Every performance I have I think about my [younger] self and think about how terrified I was all the time, constantly everyday, and how that is over now."

Willow also explained to Entertainment Weekly how her experiences with chronic illness (she was diagnosed with cystinosis, a disease that causes problems with different parts of her body, including the kidneys, at a young age). "We don't talk about what it means to be chronically ill and grieve your life as it's happening," she said. "That's a sacred place of my heart that I shared on the show, that I don't always share. It's not as much for me about awareness as it is I hope the other fans and queens and queer people who are chronically ill or experiencing disabilities in their life can see something that makes them feel seen."