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12/09/2013 01:29 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Six Queens Competing On Reality Show Released

It feels like it's been forever since Jinkx Monsoon stole the crown from Alaska Thunderfuck (and Roxxxy Andrews too, we guess...) last May and, honestly, our lives have been starting to feel a little bit empty.

Cue the release of the names of the queens set to star in "RuPaul's Drag Race" season six -- and we could NOT be more excited.

“Our sixth season is rated ‘BBB.’ ‘Bitches Better Beware!’” said RuPaul in a statement sent to The Huffington Post. “It’s our most outrageous and sickening cast to date. And quite frankly, I’m scared of these queens.”

This group of 14 queens is completely gag-worthy and absolutely bursting with Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent. Honestly, we don't think the show has seen a batch of queens this all-around fierce and talented throughout ANY of the show's herstory.

Meet the 14 queens below, follow them on Twitter and get excited for the premiere in FebRUary, squirrel friends!

  • 1 Adore Delano
    LOGO TV
    Hailing from Azusa, CA, this relatively new queen dominated in this year's casting contest after being beaten out last year by fan-pick Penny Tration. He's tight with several of the queens from previous seasons and has performed with a few of them, including Delta Work and Pandora Boxx.

    Azusa, CA
  • 2 April Carrion
    LOGO TV
    Carrion will be representing Puerto Rico in this season's "Drag Race." A highly fashion-forward queen, he previously appeared in Gloria Estefan's video for "Hotel Nacional."

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • 3 BenDeLaCreme
    LOGO TV
    A close friend of season five's winner Jinkx Monsoon and a rising Seattle drag queen, Ben has been a rumored queen for season six for quite some time. He raised quite a few eyebrows about his involvement over the summer when he was replaced in the popular "Gender Blender" at the last minute.

    Seattle, WA
  • 4 Bianca Del Rio
    LOGO TV
    Arguably one of the most well-known east coast queens and close friend of RuPaul's BFF Lady Bunny, Bianca is bringing an impressive legacy with him to "Drag Race." Not only is he a fixture in the New York and New Orleans club scenes, but he has been highlighted in numerous publications and made both television and movie appearances.

    New York, NY
  • 5 Courtney Act
    LOGO TV
    Hailing originally from Australia, Courtney is one of many long-rumored queens on this season of "Drag Race," bringing an international fan-base with him to the show. He was a semi-finalist on "Australian Idol" in 2003 and has prominently appeared in a number of reality television shows. He has previously been called "Australia's Favorite Drag Queen."

    Los Angeles, CA
  • 6 Darienne Lake
    LOGO TV
    Cited by season two's Pandora Boxx as his "adoptive Drag Mother," Darienne is a camp queen who has been active in the drag scene since 1990. He has previously been called "the funniest drag queen on Twitter."

    Rochester, NY
  • 7 Gia Gunn
    LOGO TV
    A fixture in the Chicago drag scene, Gia is a fierce queen who is going to be more than a formidable opponent for his competition. Check out some of his previous performances here and here.

    Chicago, IL
  • 8 Joslyn Fox
    LOGO TV
    A stunning queen, Joslyn has remained fairly under the radar up until the casting announcement. Click here to check out one of his previous performances.

    Worcester, MA
  • 9 Kelly Mantle
    LOGO TV
    The nephew of professional baseball player Mickey Mantle, Kelly comes from a long line of athletes. He graduated with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma, and has appeared on TV shows such as "Undressed," "CSI," "George Lopez Show," and "The New Normal." Check out his impressive IMDB page here.

    Los Angeles, CA
  • 10 Laganja Estranja
    LOGO TV
    The drag daughter of season five legend Alyssa Edwards, this queen is an all-around threat. He is both high-fashion and edgy while still comic and campy, in addition to being an incredible dancer. In fact, Estranja teaches dance alongside Edwards at his dance studio Beyond Belief. Watch out for this one, ladies.

    Los Angeles, CA
  • 11 Magnolia Crawford
    LOGO TV
    A Los Angeles queen with ties to Seattle, Magnolia was a surprise inclusion in this season's cast, having remained largely under the radar until the announcement. Click here watch a video from the queen's YouTube page and get to know him a little better.

    Los Angeles, CA
  • 12 Milk
    LOGO TV
    A member of the New York drag collective "The Dairy Queens," the group is a hilarious posse known throughout the Manhattan club and art scene. Head here to check out their Facebook page. We'll have to see how Milk defines himself separately from the collective this season!

    New York, NY
  • 13 Trinity K. Bonet
    LOGO TV
    With "RuPaul's Drag Race" lacking an Atlanta queen since season three, it's about time that the dirty south has some more representation. Little is known about Trinity but click here to check out one of his performances at Atlanta Pride.

    Atlanta, GA
  • 14 Vivacious
    LOGO TV
    Another queen with relatively little information available, we'll have to wait and see what Vivacious brings to the table this season. Click here to check out his Facebook fan page.

    New York, NY

May the odds be ever in your favor, ladies!

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