RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8? More like Season ATE. No crumbs.
That's what these dozen dynamos are serving in the cast RuVeal for the highly-anticipated new All Stars season, as we are Ru-acquainted with the latest crop of queens who are returning to compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame — along with a $200,000 prize!
The 12 glamazons who will be stomping back into the workroom are Alexis Michelle, Darienne Lake, Heidi N Closet, Jaymes Mansfield, Jessica Wild, Jimbo, Kahanna Montrese, Kandy Muse, LaLa Ri, Monica Beverly Hillz, Mrs. Kasha Davis, and Naysha Lopez.
The new season follows last year's herstoric "all winners" season which saw Jinkx Monsoon be crowned the "Queen of All Queens."
As Logo previously reported, a short new teaser for the new All Stars season debuted during the Drag Race Season 15 grand finale. The preview showed Mama Ru in full glam in front of a theater, with the paparazzi around her, flashing their cameras. In a voiceover, Ru says, "Are you ready to play the fame games?"
All Stars Season 8 premieres Friday, May 12 on Paramount+ with two all-new episodes. Untucked is also back for a new season on the streamer. And if that's not enough drag for you, Queen of the Universe will also be returning to Paramount+ for a new season on June 2.
For a RuFresher on the returning All Stars queens, scroll through for images and bios — courtesy of Paramount+ — below.
Are you ready to play the fame games?
Alexis Michelle (Season Nine)
Curtain up! Light the lights! New York City’s Alexis Michelle is ready to take the stage – again! This singing and dancing Broadway baby made it to the top five on season nine, and now she’s ready for her encore – and to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame!
Darienne Lake (Season Six)
It’s time to take another dip into the cool, refreshing waters of Darienne Lake! This pretty and witty comedy queen made a big splash in season six, going all the way to the top four. Now, after a transformative weight loss journey, she’s ready to show the world she’s the fiercest queen of all!
Heidi N Closet (Season 12)
The blessed and highly favored Miss Congeniality of season 12, Heidi N Closet, is back to snatch the All Stars crown! This former small-town girl has hit the big time, and is ready to prove that she’s got the ssssoft and ssssupple star power to take her all the way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Jaymes Mansfield (Season 9)
Season 9’s bubbly, blonde bombshell – Jaymes Mansfield – is bringing classic showbiz sparkle to All Stars! She’s taken the internet by storm with her hilarious online beauty tutorials, and caused a commotion in The B* Who Stole Christmas. Now she’s got her sights on the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Jessica Wild (Season 2)
From season two, it’s the original golden child Jessica Wild. The lovable and talented Puerto Rican powerhouse is back to prove that she can sing, dance and crack your padded ass up! Baby, things are about to get Wild! Escándalo!
Jimbo (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1, U.K. vs. the World Season 1)
What’s big, bouncing and may be used as a floatation device? Canada’s drag clown, Jimbo! This bodacious queen is stacked – with talent! And after gagworthy seasons on Canada’s Drag Race and U.K. vs. the World, she’s ready to bring home the bologna. And a crown!
Kahanna Montrese (Season 11)
Did someone say “glow-up” from the floor up? Here comes Kahanna Montrese! This showgirl from Sin City has been wowing crowds at RuPaul’s Drag Race Live in Las Vegas, and now she’s doubling down on the ultimate jackpot – the All Stars crown!
Kandy Muse (Season 13)
The queen of the Badonka-donk Bronx is back to give you a sugar rush! After coming “this close” to winning the @eason 13 crown, this outspoken and outrageous Kandy Muse is ready to remind the world what “star quality” is all about!
LaLa Ri (Season 13)
Season 13’s fierce fan favorite is back to bag a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame! Can this former Miss Congeniality prove that nice girls finish first? Get ready for the LaLa Ri Experience 2.0!
Monica Beverly Hillz (Season 5)
Monica Beverly Hillz made herstory on Season 5 when she shared her truth on the mainstage. Now, the trans trailblazer is back to serve face and fashion on her way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame. 9021-OMG!
Mrs. Kasha Davis (Season 7)
There’s always time for… Mrs. Kasha Davis! Season seven’s international celebrity housewife and Drag Story Hour hostess is here to turn a new page and demonstrate that reading – and kindness – are fundamental!
Naysha Lopez (Season 8)
Hola, the beauty is back! Chicago’s hardest-working pageant queen, Naysha Lopez, is ready for the biggest contest of them all! Gone too soon from Season 8, this gorgeous glamazon – and former Miss Continental – will thrill drag fans all over again!