There’s no arguing that “Rupaul’s Drag Race” has changed the world and perception of drag. Drag has become a popular, mainstream part of American culture in large part to the show and RuPaul’s work. Nothing proves this more than the annual RuPaul’s DragCon event that brings the famous queens to the fans with days of entertainment, panels and performances. Here’s a little peak into the Latino presence that will dominate RuPaul’s DragCon this year.
Get those dancing shoes ready. AB Soto is sharing his dancing skills with all of his fans and convention attendees. The singer and dancer is going to be part of the “Jealous of My Boogie” panel on Saturday morning talking about his love of dance and how he fell into the business. Be ready, he might be willing to teach you a few steps.
2. Yara Sofia
Yara Sofia is sharing her experience and expertise with her fans with multiple panels. First, she will be joining fellow Latino queen Alexis Mateo and other Season 3 queens to talk about how things really are in the RuPaul work room and beyond. Then, on Saturday afternoon, Sofia will give fans a taste of what it means to properly tuck for the best drag in your life. Be ready to hear some things that you might not be ready to hear.
3. Alexis Mateo
The mother of the infamous Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, aka Miss Vanjie, and that is what she is bringing to RuPaul’s DragCon this year. She, along with her drag mother Madame LaQueer and daughter Miss Vanjie, will host a panel about the importance of drag families. Just like friends, drag mothers and daughters are the family you choose.
4. Serena ChaCha
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You might remember Serena ChaCha from her brief time on season 5. While she didn’t take home the crown, she did use her fame and name to create a line of wigs that will leave you gagging. That said, it makes sense that ChaCha will be imparting her knowledge about wigs to her fans during her panel “Wig Out!: Create Your Coif.”
5. Ginger Minj
Drag queens use sexual innuendos in a lot of their comedy. Not a read, just an observation. Clearly there is nothing wrong with some naughty jokes and salacious banter even if you are committed. That’s why Ginger Minj is joining Chad Michaels and Dusty Ray Bottoms on Saturday afternoon to discuss committed life while being a very famous drag queen. #Education
Who else remembers the game Toot or Boot from the show? Well, Aja and Raja are bringing the show to life with their own special version called “WOW Presents Plus: Fashion Photo Ruview.” Find out what these two queens think about different looks in only the way they can.
7. Cynthia Lee Fontaine
“Proud of my heritage” 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷Im proud to be Boricua and Proud to be part of my Hispanic community ! Picture by the Amazing @danielvargas1620 , jacket by my friends from Guadalajara MX @aviescwho , brazier by my friend @gilbertdoeve1409 @gilbertdoeve1409 , accessories by Michael Perez , hair by @wigsandgrace . Please follow this incredible group of talented people ! Y que viva nuestra gente 💪!!!! #rupaulsdragrace #logotv #hispanos #boricua🇵🇷 #cucugeniality
Cynthia Lee Fontaine left fans shook when she came back as a surprise contestant on season 9 after being eliminated in season 8. She did win Miss Congeniality on her original season so it wasn’t a total loss. She is just one of the queens during “Guess Who’s Back In the House: Returning Queens” to discuss what it is like to come back and face RuPaul again.
8. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
Mis Vanjie! There is no denying that this queen made herself very famous when she left the stage chanting her name over and over again. The queens on season 10 still refer to that moment because that is a legacy, baby. Check her out on Saturday with her drag mother and grandmother discussing the concept of a drag family.
9. Madame LaQueer
All the way from Puerto Rico, and season 4, Madame LaQueer is one of the queens we cannot forget. She might have made 10th place on her season but her talk about family and the unity that is drag sisterhood is important. Check her out with her drag family Saturday afternoon.