Here's How the 'All Stars 8' Queens Did On Their Original Seasons
Comparing the ‘Drag Race’ track records from the ‘All Stars 8’ queens.
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The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 cast is bringing back 12 returning queens who all want a chance to stamp their faces on the legendary Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Though none of these queens won the competition during their first time on Drag Race, they left a huge mark on the franchise and deserve to come back for another shot at winning. From early-out contestants who showed a lot of potential to top five queens who got very close to snatching the crown, this cast encompasses many different types of Drag Race alumni.
Scroll through to check out the past track records from the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 – and make sure to watch the new season when it premieres Friday, May 12 on Paramount+.
Alexis Michelle (Season 9)
Alexis Michelle got all the way to the top five of Drag Race season nine, competing with the likes of Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé, and Trinity the Tuck. In the competition, Michelle won a maxi challenge (the Snatch Game) and landed in the bottom two twice. She was eliminated in the top five in a lip sync against Peppermint to “Macho Man” by the Village People.
Darienne Lake (Season 6)
Most Drag Race fans can agree that season six was perhaps the toughest and most competitive regular season in the herstory of Drag Race. Well, it just so happens that Darienne Lake got to the top four of that season with the likes of Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, and Courtney Act. Lake won the “Scream Queens” acting challenge in episode three as well as the Reading (mini) challenge. In turn, she fell in the bottom two times and won two lip syncs against BenDeLaCreme during that season. Alas, Lake did not qualify for the grand finale and was asked to sashay away in episode 12.
Heidi N Closet (Season 12)
The Miss Congeniality of season 12 had a roller-coaster first run on Drag Race that included winning the “Droop” branding challenge and lip syncing for her life four times. Heidi N Closet sent home Nicky Doll and Brita, then got a “double shantay” alongside Jackie Cox. Ultimately, though, she stumbled during her final lip sync to Prince’s “1999” against Jaida Essence Hall.
Jaymes Mansfield (Season 9)
Jaymes Mansfield was the first-eliminated queen of Drag Race season nine despite showing a lot of potential as a comedy queen who could’ve thrived in the competition. Her track record on the show consisted of landing in the bottom two and lip syncing for her life against Kimora Blac to The B-52’s “Love Shack.” Blac was asked to stay, and Mansfield was told to sashay away.
Jessica Wild (Season 2)
We stan an OG queen coming back for All Stars! Jessica Wild was first seen all the way back in season two of Drag Race. Over the course of that competition, Wild struggled with her English but still managed to win a live singing challenge in episode six. Unfortunately, Wild was then sent home during the very next episode after losing a lip sync against Tatianna to Sister Sledge’s “He’s the Greatest Dancer.”
Jimbo (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1, UK vs. the World Season 1)
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The world met Jimbo on Canada’s Drag Race season one, where she won the Snatch Game as Joan Rivers and got to the top four. However, she was shockingly eliminated prior to the grand finale after losing a lip sync to Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” against Rita Baga. Jimbo then came back to compete on the first-ever RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs the World, winning the first two challenges of the season but then being immediately sent home (for being a big threat) in episode three.
Kahanna Montrese (Season 11)
Introduced in season 11 as the daughter of Coco Montrese, there were a lot of expectations placed on Kahanna Montrese to do well in the competition. But for one reason or another, that is not what we ended up seeing from her on Drag Race. Instead, Montrese had to lip sync for her life during both episodes that she was on the show, and was asked to sashay away after that second lip sync.
Kandy Muse (Season 13)
Kandy Muse made a huge name for herself while competing on Drag Race season 13. Despite having to lip sync for her life three times, Muse eventually won the comedy challenge of the season and made it to the grand finale. She then went even further by getting to the top two and going against Symone to lip sync for the crown. Though she did lose to Symone, Muse is the official runner-up of season 13, so she’s coming into All Stars 8 with even more to prove.
LaLa Ri (Season 13)
Fans fell in love with the LaLa Ri experience back in season 13, which culminated in her being crowned the Miss Congeniality of the season. During the competition, however, Ri had struggled more than she was able to excel. Overall, she didn’t win any challenges but had to lip sync for her life twice. Ri was sent home in episode seven after losing a lip sync against Elliot With 2 Ts to Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman.”
Monica Beverly Hillz (Season 5)
Season five star Monica Beverly Hillz was one of the first queens to publicly comes out as trans while competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Because she was still struggling so much with her gender journey, Hillz was unable to truly focus on the competition. She lip synced for her life twice on the show and lost that second lip sync against Coco Montrese to “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls.
Mrs. Kasha Davis (Season 7)
Despite being labeled a “comedy queen” on Drag Race season seven, Mrs. Kasha Davis wasn’t able to thrive in a season full of fashion queens. Overall, she stayed in the competition for a total of five episodes but didn’t win any maxi challenges. Davis was then subsequently eliminated during her first time in the bottom two. She lip synced against Kandy Ho to “Lovergirl” by Teena Marie and was told to sashay away by Mama Ru.
Naysha Lopez (Season 8)
Naysha Lopez arrived on season eight with a huge reputation for being a former Miss Continental winner. However, she didn’t live up to expectations on the premiere’s design challenge and landed in the bottom two. After losing the lip sync to Lady Gaga’s “Applause” against Laila McQueen, Lopez became the first-eliminated queen of the season. She was then brought back a few episodes later, but landed in the bottom in episode four and lost the lip sync to Chi Chi DeVayne.