The NYC premiere of season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race was in Times Square at the Playstation Theater last night and Season 7’s Ginger Minj was on hand to sparkle plenty as the hostess of the evening, with Lady Bunny DJing.
The show got started with a very Broadway produced moment at the top of the show by the dancers and queens from Brandon Voss’s Drag Brunch. Ginger then introduced the season 9 girls one-by-one as they came out;
Aja, Alexis Michelle, Eureka O’Hara, Sasha Velour, Charlie Hides, Peppermint, Farrah Moan, Jaymes Mansfield, Kimora Blac, Nina Bo’nina Brown, Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor and Valentina.
She then said,
“I know there have been whispers about a 14th queen… and she is THE queen of all queens, – RUPAUL!”
Needless to say, the place went nuts for a solid two minutes as you can see in the video below. Mama Ru introduced the season one clip that features Lady Gaga (you will LIVE for her entrance on the show!) and then we all watched it.
Then the show got started and I shot some SICKENING performance videos for a LOT of the queens below, if I do say so myself. But sadly, as shooting video eats your battery, I was running back and forth to a wall socket, so consequently I missed a few AMAZING performances. There are stills that will give you some idea of what we all were gagging over, each queen topping the next.
So, get ready to GAG non-stop watching season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, premiering Friday, March 24 on VH1.