As anticipation builds for the official RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 cast announcement this month, details are slowly beginning to surface. The highly rumored New York City queen Bianca Del Rio has been on our radar for a few months, but an event posting by Mount Airy Casino has further confirmed our suspicions. The casino's December burlesque show advertises Bianca as "this season's RuPaul's Drag Race contestant" (see below):
This announcement, her disappearance from social media during the time of filming, and her close connections with Drag U's Dean of Drag Lady Bunny all point to her involvement on the show. Bianca's polished look, extensive theatre background, and campy attitude should make her a fierce competitor!
We cannot wait for the Queen of Mean to turn this competition upside down. Are you #TeamBianca?
11/11/2013 03:34:09 am
I find it very weird that Kelly Mantle, Courtney Act and Bianca del Rio are on s6. I mean... they're already extremely well known in Drag community, and even outside. I know Raja was, because of ANTM and all, but... and Chad as well known, as well as Willam, but I mean, this is taking it to new heights. Kelly and Courtney I knew well before I got interested in drag or even knew about RPDR... Bianca I would've thought was legendary the same way as Hedda Lettuce og Sherry Vine. Guess not? They all got Wikipedia-pages too. Confusing as hell.
11/11/2013 09:46:55 am
@Gantranrrar: I can understand your reaction. It's sort of like American Idol's old rules on being an "amateur" vs. the Voice which can have people who have had record deals but just didn't have massive success. I think the difference here is that getting on RPDR6 could mean success in mainstream entertainment. We know of these queens because we seek them out or are tuned into that entertainment genre, but they are not even to the level of d-list celebrity on a mainstream level.
11/11/2013 03:47:56 pm
I think Kelly Mantle is way above a d-list celebrity status. She's been a working actress and Hollywood celebrity for years. I heard her say on a TV interview that she might do Drag Race someday because she thought it would be fun. Not because she needs it for her celebrity status.
11/12/2013 07:57:26 pm
Sorry, but appearing in a single episode of various shows does not make her a Hollywood celebrity... an actress yes, but not necessarily a celebrity. On a mainstream level, I doubt many people know who she is.
11/18/2013 10:13:58 pm
No one knows who Kelly Mantle is. She's not even D-list.
11/11/2013 09:37:53 pm
I am waiting for the season that casts Vicky Vox and Rhea Litre.
11/12/2013 06:42:13 am
Oh god, Rhea Litre should NEVER do drag....that brow and jawline....someone call Charles Darwin....we've discovered the missing link!!!
11/12/2013 08:25:47 pm
Vicky, Rhea, AND Jacky Beat!
11/27/2013 10:43:12 am
Also check out Lola Honey! Totally drag race material.
11/13/2013 06:00:22 am
Now I'm thinking about drag queens and the d-list celebrity status. Hmm, Joey Lawrence, Amy Sedaris, Carmen Electra, MC Hammer and Erik Estrada are d-list celebrities. Okay, maybe Carmen in a C minus at this point. And here we go, and I hate to say it, but RuPaul, while an icon, is technically a d-list celebrity. She probably could work her way up to higher if she appeared in public in drag more (red carpets, etc.). And did more movies.
11/20/2013 02:23:07 am
The love child of Honey Mohogany and Phiphi O'Hara
11/25/2013 09:59:32 am
Hahaha! Couldn't have said it better myself! I had to go back and take another look at the photos..lol
11/20/2013 11:52:37 am
They are so pretty! I wish my mother and sisters were this pretty...
Jorge la Jolla
11/20/2013 11:56:12 am
12/1/2013 01:31:34 pm
I feel like this kind of leak is a breach of contract enough so that should Bianca find herself in the final three, they'll give the win to somebody else (a la Angelea of ANTM All-Stars fame... or rather infamy).
12/9/2013 03:39:00 am
I can't wait for misty eyez to be on she deserves it
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