'RuPaul's Drag Race': Meet the Season 12 contestants

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12 contestants were announced by VH1 on Thursday.

The new drag queens will compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar when RuPaul's Drag Race returns to VH1 on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. EDT.


Yvie Oddly, who won Season 11 in May, announced the contestants on Twitter with each drag queen showing off their best poses and runway moves.

Each contestant was also given their own three-minute video to introduce themselves on VH1's YouTube page.

The contestants include 29-year-old Aiden Zhane of Acworth, Ga.; 34-year-old Brita of New York City; 28-year-old Crystal Methyd of Springfield, Mo.; 28-year-old Dahlia Sin of Los Angeles; 21-year-old Gigi Goode of Los Angeles; 24-year-old Heidi N Closet of Ramseur, N.C.; 34-year-old Jackie Cox of New York City; 32-year-old Jaida Essence Hall of Milwaukee; 26-year-old Jan of New York City; 28-year-old Nicky Doll of of New York City; 28-year-old Rock M Sakura of San Francisco; 27-year-old Sherry Pie of New York City; and 30-year-old Widow Von'Du of Kansas City.


VH1 is also set to premiere in 2020 RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race which will feature three stars every episode receiving drag transformations from past contestants including Alyssa Edwards, Asia O'Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Money X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.

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