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Akashia is an American drag performer and was a contestant on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag Name Origin[]

Akashia's drag name comes from the vampire "Akasha" from the movie "Queen of the Damned", based on the novel by Anne Rice and played by Aaliyah in the movie. She has previously dressed up as Akasha for Halloween.[3]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 1
Ranking: 7th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 1, 2, 3)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 3

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1[]

  • "I love the attention, I do. I love it, crave it..."
  • "Jade is very cute, um I might be a lesbian with him."
  • "Maybe the makeup is just afraid to stay on your face!" (to Victoria Parker as her makeup was running off)
  • "Porkchop looked like a football field." (referring to Victoria Parker's runway look on Episode 1)
  • "Sewing is not my strong point, clearly from the challenge. [laughter] Clearly."
  • "Every competition needs a bitch, and that bitch is ME and I'm happy with that. I tell it how it is and I'm fierce!"
  • "I can't believe I'm crying! I haven't cried in like, 4 years!"



RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Looks[]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 1 Themself Contestant (7th place) [3]
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 4 Zombie Episode: "RuPocalypse Now!" [6]
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10 Themself Episode: "Grand Finale" [5]

Web Series[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Under The Hood Themself [7]

External Links[]


  1. RuPaul's Drag Race Moments of Black Excellence | VH1 | YouTube — February 19, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Akashia - RuPaul's Drag Race Casting Audition Tape | YouTube, WOWPresents — October 15, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Meet The Queens: Akashia | YouTube, RuPaul's Drag Race — September 27, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 RuPaul's Drag Race season 1 cast: Where are they now? | Entertainment Weekly — March 3, 2023
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lip Sync Eleganza Extravaganza Performance w/ S1 & S10 Queens 💃 | YouTube, RuPaul's Drag Race — June 28, 2018
  6. TV Show and Tell: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 PREMIERE | Blogspot — February 3, 2012
  7. Under The Hood of RuPaul’s Drag Race 2 | World of Wonder — February 11, 2009