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Meet the 13 queens competing for the crown on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 12

The new season will start airing February 28

2020-01-24

RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 queens have been revealed.

This season - which is set to air on February 28 - includes a first for RuPaul's Drag Race herstory with the first ever 'J-pop' queen, a French-born queen and an Iranian-Canadian queen.

Check out the queens looking to be crowned this year's winner below:

Aiden Zhane, 29

Hailing from “the middle of nowhere, Georgia,” Aiden says she is pretty new to the drag world but plans to use that to her advantage.

Brita, 34

New York queen, Brita was previously known as Brita Filter, but said she had to change her name for Drag Race: “I decided to be anything but pure and just be Brita.”

Crystal Methyd, 28

Hailing from Springfield, Missouri, Crystal says she is a “budget girl.”

“My looks don’t matter if they look expensive. She’s fun, she’s nice, she’s creative, she’s definitely thrifty.”

Dahlia Sin, 28

Dahlia is the drag daughter of season nine’s Aja.

“She was the first person to ever put me in drag. She taught me everything from the ground-up.”

Gigi Goode, 21

Gigi has been doing drag since she was 15 and describes herself as a fashion illustration come to life, “but with no concept of direction or basic math.”

Heidi N Closet, 24

About her drag name, Heidi said: "It started out as a joke. A lot of men from my home town are closeted and they would try to get my goodies.”

Jackie Cox, 34

The first ever Iranian-Canadian queen, Jackie says she is influenced by the Cabaret scene and considers herself “like your cool aunt, always ready to have some fun but usually in bed by 10.”

Jaida Essence Hall, 32

Jaida - who hails from Milwauke, Wisconsin - says that her middle name was given to her by her boyfriend, who told her she was “the essence of beauty.”

Jan, 26

Jan started doing drag as Kris Jenner, and met her drag mother while performing as the Kardashian matriarch.

She is the daughter of season nine queen Alexis Michelle.

Nicky Doll, 28

The first French queen to compete on Drag Race, Nicky paints her face to look “entitled,” and says that as well as being a “fashion whore” she is also a “video game whore.”

Rock M Sakura, 28

Rock M Sakura is an “anime, J-pop, manga queen” from San Francisco, California.

Sherry Pie, 27

Sherry considers herself a blend of drag’s past and future, “mixed in to make a lovely yummy pie.”

“Drag is so magical, I love the idea that you can get all gussied up and feel your fantasy and give other people a glimpse into their fantasy.”

Widow Von’Du, 30

Widow Von’Du’s name was inspired by the black widow spider, Kat Von D and Erykah Badu.

She says: “A ratchet ass queen with high class fashion,” Widow says she’s “that b**** who was raised in the nice areas but has to hang out with the hos down the street.”