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A'keria Chanel Davenport (stylized as A'Keria C. Davenport on the show) is the stage name of Greg D'Wayne,[1] a drag queen, performer, 2017–2018 holder of the "Miss Black Universe" title, and one of the Season 11 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed 3rd/4th.

She would later return to compete on All Stars 6, placing 8th.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed Season 11 All Stars 6
Ranking: 3rd/4th Place 8th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 6, 9) 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6) 0
Times as Team Captain 1 (Ep. 6) 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 3, 7) 3 (Eps. 3, 4, 6)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14 Episode 6

From the legendary "House of Davenport", Miss A'keria's slick shiny look will be sure to make you sit up and pay attention. As past "Miss Black Universe" title holder, this super accomplished pageant queen is doing the Davenports proud with her signature aesthetic: "fit, fashion, mug, and body" and continued that on through the competition being the first Davenport to reach the finale in their original season.

Entrance Quotes

Season 11

"Oh yes, it's me: Miss A'keria D-A-V-E-N-P-O-R, and as you can see, I'm the motherfucking T."

All Stars 6

"The one most meant to meet all the criteria... screw all that! Just say, 'Hey Miss A'keria!'"

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11

  • "Get. Out. Get out!" (to Brooke Lynn Hytes)
  • "I don't know about y'all, but a couple of us is getting Elvis." (referring to Soju's entrance look)
  • "Whas goin' on?"
  • "Oh, you a big bitch, I got to get you twice!" (to Silky Nutmeg Ganache in Episode 2's maxi challenge, the "Good God Girl, Get Out!" sketch)
  • "You tell me her middle name since you know so much about her!" (in episode 3's mini challenge)
  • "No, you checkin' the door!" (in episode 3's mini challenge)
  • "About 5 years ago, I watched that movie Sparkle that she starred in." (referring to the singer Mariah Carey and the movie "Glitter", on Episode 3's maxi challenge, the "Diva Workship" sketch)
  • "LIAR CAREY!" (to Plastique Tiara during the "Diva Worship" sketch)
  • "I don't know where this is leading to. It's just a snake wrapped across her head..." (referring to Brooke Lynn Hytes "MILF Eleganza" look creative process)
  • "I want whatever she's on."
  • "My best advice is: slap that ass and get a free pass."
  • "It'd be no golden showers here as of right now." (as Tiffany Haddish in the "Snatch Game at Sea")
  • "At least the roles were cohesive." (referring to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Plastique Tiara sketch in Episode 9's maxi challenge, the "L.A.D.P." sketch)
  • "TWERKIN IS A BLESSIN! '''TWERKIN IS A BLESSIN' BABY!" (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "Damn, my back went out again. God dammit, where's my cane?" (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "Can I just get a snack, my sugar low." (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • ”Oooh child, they comin’ “
  • "Girl, I can't even fart."
  • "Whats the tea, Christine?"
  • "I think the chicken had more air time than Shuga did." (referring to Shuga Cain and her "L.A.D.P." sketch with Silky Nutmeg Ganache)
  • "If all else fails, go Asian." (referring to Plastique Tiara switching into her Asian accent during the “L.A.D.P” sketch)
  • "I'm confused as hell and lost as a Billy Goat."
  • "Girl, fish turned into a demon!" (referring to Plastique Tiara after she had a demon accent)
  • "Nina looks like the Christmas bear. You know, when you press the button and they move like this..." *bops from side to side* "And she just a going. And Silky looks like a walrus out of water. And girl, now your just flopping across these person's stage." (Talking about Silky and Nina West's lip sync)
  • “Body of a Goddess, face of Aphrodite. She's a new bitch, Miss Ass Almighty. Davenport Diamonds just can't be stopped. She twerked her way straight to the top. I'm the Diahann Carroll of the Ru dynasty. You'll get read, so please don't try me. Yes, she striking but don't just stare. Say, hey, Miss A'keria when you see her. Where is the body? Bitch, she's the body. Yes, Miss Body. Miss A'keria is the body.” (verse in Queens Everywhere)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

  • "Futuristic rooster" (Referring to her promo look in her Meet The Queens)
  • "Winning is a blessing while twerking is too" (Meet The Queens)
  • "The bawdy is baaack!"
  • Silky: I think that's Jaida.
    • A'Keria: Hell naw.
  • ''NO, you're pitchy!''
  • "And even after this, A'Keria is still the tea!" (exit quote)

Trivia

  • A'keria is a member of the House of Chanel, a Ballroom house from the Mainstream scene. She is known for walking Drags Face and being the Gulf Coast mother of the house.
  • A'keria is tied with Honey Davenport and Ra'Jah O'Hara as the fourth contestant from the "House of Davenport" to appear on "RuPaul's Drag Race", the first being Sahara Davenport, the second being Kennedy Davenport, and the third being Monét X Change.
  • She is one of the three Season 11 contestants to feature a brand in her name, the other two being Mercedes Iman Diamond and Ariel Versace.
  • Her favorite past-contestant is Season 9 winner Sasha Velour.
  • She is the first-ever Davenport to reach the finale on her original season.
  • She was paired with Kimora Blac for Episode 1's mini-challenge, a photoshoot.
  • Prior to Drag Race, A'Keria opened up about how she lived her life for almost a year as a woman, until she discovered she identifies as man. [2]
  • She made most of her Season 11 looks herself.
  • She was a part of the first-ever six-way lip-sync against Honey Davenport, Plastique Tiara, Ra'Jah O'Hara, Scarlet Envy, and Shuga Cain.
    • She is the only participant from this lip-sync to reach the finale.
  • She had been raising her nephew prior to the show, this is revealed in the Podcast on Episode 12. She is the fifth father to come out of drag race with Tyra Sanchez, Nicole Paige Brooks, Mrs. Kasha Davis, and Tempest DuJour.
  • A'keria was in Taylor Swift's music video for You Need to Calm Down.
  • Similarly to Detox and Jaida Essence Hall, she eliminated a queen on their fourth lip-sync (Ra'Jah O'Hara in A'keria's case) before the finale.
    • She did this earlier than any other queen, taking only seven episodes to do so.
  • A'keria was the only queen on All Stars 6 to have never lip-synced.

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Looks

Videos

Discography

Appearances/Features

Year Title Artwork Notes
2019 "Queens
Everywhere"
QueensEverywhereArtwork.jpg by RuPaul
with Brooke Lynn Hytes,
Silky Nutmeg Ganache,
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
& Yvie Oddly

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Who is A'keria Chanel Davenport? 'RPDR' star worked with Taylor Swift and Lizzo | MEAWW — June 23, 2021
  2. Three "RPDR" Spent a Day at The Trevor Project, where they Opened Up About Their Own Personal Journeys[1]
  3. https://ew.com/tv/rupauls-drag-race-season-11-cast-photos/

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