When it comes to RuPaul’s Drag Race, it looks like, increasingly, the reality show likes to keep it all in the family. Season 10 featured a crop of queens with an extensive family ties to other Drag Race alumna. Most famously, the seasons’ winner Aquaria is the drag daughter of season 4 winner Sharon Needles, making the mother-daughter pair the first to both have crowns.
This season, more than half the girls have familial relationships with previous Drag Race contestants, with several being either drag daughters or drag mothers to previous queens. Watch out Sharon and Aquaria, there may be another drag family coming for you.
Davenport, who is also the current reigning Miss Black Universe, is part of the famous “House of Davenport.” You probably know the House of Davenport for two other amazing pageant queens, season seven and All Stars 3’s Kennedy Davenport and season two’s Sahara Davenport. But A’Keria is not alone: two other season 11 queens, Honey Davenport and Ra’Jah O’Hara are from the same tree.
Season 11’s youngest queen, Plastique Tiara is part of the infamous House of Edwards. (As Naomi Smalls said on All Stars 4, the house of “stunts, shenanigans and buffoonery.”) Season 5 contestant Alyssa Edwards is Plastique’s drag mother. The house includes Drag Race royalty like Shangela, Laganja Estranja, Gia Gunn and Vivienne Pinay. Infamously, the House of Edwards has never taken home a crown although they certainly do well for themselves booking Netflix shows (Alyssa) and walking the Oscars red carpet (Shangela) — perhaps Plastique can change that.
Is there something on my face? Or my family tree? Fashion student and Kentucky native Scarlet Envy is the drag daughter of season 7 contestant Pearl. If there’s one thing that Pearl should have taught her daughter, it’s that “nothing you say matters unless that camera is rolling.”