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Here Are The New Queens Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8

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And with a new season comes a set of fresh new queens gasping for attention. Here's what you need to know about the latest queens fighting for RuPaul's love and approval without having to watch all those intro videos:

1. Acid Betty

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Age: 39 (The oldest queen this season.)

From: Brooklyn, New York

Meaning behind the name: It's combination of the drug, acid, and Betty Paige.

Drag style: Aggressive, alternative, and hyper-colored.

Wants to be known for: Expanding peoples' minds and the drag world beyond just realness and femininity.

Acid Betty's reel:

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2. Bob the Drag Queen

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Age: 29

From: New York City

Meaning behind the name: "Bob" stands for "big old bottom."

Drag style: Hilarious, irrelevant, beautiful, bold, and humble.

Wants to be known for: Being real and having the most feminine voice.

Bob performing Madonna's "Vogue":

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3. Chi Chi DeVayne

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Age: 30

From: Shreveport, Louisiana

Meaning behind the name: Named after Chi Chi from To Wong Foo. "DeVayne" was her late drag mother's last name.

Drag style: Campy, beauty, and energy.

Wants to be known for: An all-around entertainer.

Chi Chi performing "Dreamgirls":

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4. Cynthia Lee Fontaine

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Age: 34

From: Originally from Puerto Rico; currently lives in Austin, Texas

Meaning behind the name: "Cynthia" comes from her best friend Cynthia who was a pageant queen. "Lee" and "Fontaine" were taken from different drag mothers.

Drag style: Dramatic yet feminine.

Cynthia performing to Rihanna's "Where Have You Been":

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5. Dax ExclamationPoint

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Age: 31

From: Savannah, Georgia

Meaning behind the name: "Dax" is her birth name; used to go by "Chlamydia Marie St. James."

Drag style: Road warrior, glitter punk, superhero assassin.

Wants to be known for: Cosplay, queen of all nerds, and someone who can go beyond the typical drag nightlife.

Fun fact: Violet Chachki from Season 7 is her drag daughter.

Dax ExclamationPoint's performance video of RuPaul's "The Beginning":

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6. Derrick Barry

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Age: 32

From: Las Vegas, Nevada

Meaning behind the name: Birth name.

Drag style: Sexy showgirl with Britney elements.

Wants to be known for: Being so much more than just "Britney."

Derrick Barry's performance of Britney's "Work Bitch":

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7. Kim Chi

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Age: 28

From: Chicago

Meaning behind the name: "Kimchi" is a Korean dish — Kim wanted to represent her Korean heritage.

Drag style: Avant-garde, monochromatic head-to-toe looks.

Kim Chi performing "Wok" medley:

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8. Laila McQueen

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Age: 22

From: Gloucester, Massachusetts

Meaning behind the name: "Laila" means "night beauty" in Arabic... even though she's a "skinny white dude."

Drag style: "Bad."

Wants to be known for: Not just another "spooky" Sharon Needles wannabe.

Laila performing to Lady Gaga hits:

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Naomi performing Abra's "Roses":

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Naysha performing J.Lo's "Dance Again":

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11. Robbie Turner

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Age: 33

From: Seattle, Washington

Meaning behind the name: Appropriated from a male character in a book titled Atonement.

Drag style: Old Hollywood — 1930s and 1940s inspired.

Wants to be known for: Being kind and helpful.

Robbie Turner performing Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head":

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12. Thorgy Thor

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Age: 31

From: Brooklyn, New York

Meaning behind the name: Her middle name is "Thor" and her last name starts with a "G" — "Thor-Gy." (Pronounced like "orgy")

Drag style: Eclectic but colorful and over-the-top.

Wants to be known for: Inspiring people to have a "fucking" good time.

Thorgy Thor performing "The Circle of Life" from The Lion King:

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  1. So, which queen do you think is gonna win it all in Season 8?

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    Acid Betty
    Bob the Drag Queen
    Chi Chi DeVayne
    Cynthia Lee Fonatine
    Derrick Barry
    Dax ExclamtionPoint
    Kim Chi
    Laila McQueen
    Naomi Smalls
    Naysha Lopez
    Robbie Turner
    Thorgy Thor
    Michelle Visage

Here Are The New Queens Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8

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