With Jinkx Monsoon’s Season 5 win firmly a thing of the past, anticipation for Season 6 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has reached near fever pitch. While Logo hasn’t even announced a premiere date (though the new season will likely follow those that have come before it and bow late January, 2014), the show is rumored to be currently in production, causing a flurry of casting rumors.
A website called Buzzsauce claims to have determined which 12 drag queens will be gunning for the title in Season 6, utilizing the very scientific method of noting who has been quiet on social media. Below are the dozen names thought to be filming now, though be sure to take it all with a grain of salt.
1. Adriana Le Glam
It’s noted that this fishy (meaning: very feminine) queen from NYC, while rumored to be on the show, has remained quite active on social media. So, there goes that whole process Buzzsauce used.
2. Ben Delacreme
A camp queen out of Seattle, Delacreme has been silent on Facebook since May 16.
3. April Carrion
A Puerto Rican princess, Carrion hasn’t made a peep since mid-May.
4. Becky Motorlodge
A San Francisco queen (who’s hopefully more about the look than Honey Mahogany), Motorlodge has been silent on Facebook since mid-June.
5. Kelly Mantle
Mantle is a Hollywood queen who’s been uncharacteristically quiet on the ol’ Facebook since early June.
6. Gia Gunn
The thought process behind this one is confusing. Gunn had been rumored to have died from a drug overdose when the Chicago queen was silent for two months on Facebook. However, she recently updated photos on her profile page. Could it mean she’s not filming? Or just that someone in her camp got active on her behalf to stop the death rumors?
7. Laganja Estranja
A California queen who was entered into the fan-vote competition, Estranja is Season 5 finalist Alyssa Edwards‘ drag daughter. Rumored to be in the competition, her Facebook has remained active, though it doesn’t appear she’s the one updating.
8. Adore Delano
Delano comes with a built-in fan base, as his alter ego is Danny Noriega, a former “American Idol” finalist. She lost the fan-vote last year to Penny Tration (who flopped and went home first, I might add). An absence from Facebook was explained away as “visiting family in Hawaii,” but it appears to be a cover-up for her time away filming.
9. Courtney Act
Another Hollywood queen, another “vacation” (this time in Seychelles). Act was gone for roughly the same length of time as Delano, though she did share an out-of-drag photo of her supposedly on the beach before “losing wi-fi.” Buzzsauce claims that a “trusted source” assured the photo is from a year-old vacation.
10. Darienne Lake
A NY queen who would fill the plus-size queen role in Season 6, Lake has been silent on FB since June.
11. Trinity Bonet
A pageant queen from Atlanta, GA, Bonet has — you guessed it — been similarly silent on Facebook.
12. Bianca Del Rio
Del Rio is a classic camp queen from the NYC who does regular shows with RuPaul‘s pal Lady Bunny and also performed at both the Season 5 premiere and finale parties. It was only a matter of time until she found her way to the show, and, of course, her Facebook and Twitter accounts have been quiet for the past month.
Are you looking forward to finding out which queens made it to Season 6 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”?