And with that platform comes, of course, an increase in your fanbase and a sharp, sudden rise in your social media following.
Certain queens had a larger Instagram presence prior to being announced as contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race season 14, but everything changed once fans got to know them on the show (which is currently in the midst of airing weekly on VH1).
Throughout this season, a few queens have clearly risen to the top in terms of Instagram followers (which, as we know, doesn't always correlate to how well they're doing in the competition), and the ranking below shows just how many followers the queens of Drag Race season 14 currently have (as of Friday, February 18, 2022) compared to the stats of their Instagram presence on December 2, 2021, which was the day before the official RuVeal.
New York City queen Jasmine Kennedie had 13,700 Instagram followers before being announced on Drag Race season 14. She currently has 58,500 followers, which is a growth of 327%.
On her Instagram, Orion Story went from 5,200 followers pre-Drag Race to 64,600 followers as of this writing. This was a massive Instagram growth of 1,142.31% for the queen.
June Jambalaya may have been eliminated too early on Drag Race season 14, but she still grew substantially on Instagram. June had 5,100 followers before the show and now has 64,900 followers – growing a whopping 1,172.55% on the social network.
Lady Camden, the British queen from San Francisco, had around 5,100 Instagram followers before the season 14 RuVeal. With her current 74,600 followers, Lady Camden has grown 1,362.75% in her Instagram presence.
Due to her affiliation to the Get Dusted drag family from Crystal Methyd, Daya Betty already had 23,000 followers on Instagram prior to Drag Race, which is pretty significant. Over time, Daya Betty has grown 260.435% on Instagram and currently has 82,900 followers.
On Instagram, Angeria Paris VanMicheals had 7,400 followers prior to being announced in season 14. Angie now boasts 94,000 followers on the social network, which represents a growth of 1,170.27%.
Alyssa Hunter had 15,600 Instagram followers before being announced in the season 14 cast. Now, the Puerto Rican queen has 97,300 followers – a growth of 523.718% in her Instagram presence.
As the first-ever straight cis male queen in Drag Race herstory, Maddy Morphosis only had 8,900 followers on Instagram prior to season 14. Since her "Meet the Queens" video, though, Maddy has grown 1,439.33% to a whopping 137,000 followers – the biggest Instagram growth out of any queen in this entire cast.
Seattle queen Bosco had 16,000 followers on Instagram and has already reached 154,000 followers so far. This represents an 862.5% growth in her Instagram following.
Kerri Colby had a respectable 26,500 Instagram followers before the season 14 RuVeal. Currently, the L.A. queen boasts 168,000 followers on the platform. Thus, Kerri has grown 534% on Instagram since being on the show.
On Instagram, Willow Pill had 18,400 followers prior to being RuVealed as a season 14 contestant. Willow now has 213,000 followers, which shows a growth of 1,057.61% in her Instagram following.
Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté has unfortunately left RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 due to an injury. However, she is still the most-followed queen in the entire cast as of this writing. Kornbread currently has 235,000 followers on Instagram, which is a lot more than the 24,900 followers she had before the RuVeal. As it stands, Kornbread has grown 844% on Instagram.