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Akashia is the stage name of Eric Flint,[1] a drag queen from Cleveland, Ohio. Akashia was a contestant on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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.[citation needed]

RuPaul's Drag Race

Statistics 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)
  • "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!"


  • Eric was kicked out of his house at the age of 17 for being gay. Other than this, he does not talk much about his personal life or family throughout the season.[citation needed]
  • Akashia's purpose for wearing the bronze dress on her final episode was to prove to the judges that there is more to her than wearing skimpy outfits, but she regretted this decision after her elimination.
  • Akashia is the first queen...
    • ...from Ohio.
    • survive a lip-sync, as well as the first queen to lip-sync twice and thrice, thus making her the first "lip-sync assassin".
    • lip-sync in every episode she competed in.
      • She is also the only contestant to accomplish this that survived at least 2 lip-syncs.
      • Similarly, she is the first queen to lipsync in the first 3 competitive episodes of the season. She has since been followed by BenDeLaCreme and Denali.
    • fall on stage.
  • When Season 1 aired as "The Lost Season" in 2013, they mistakenly showed a fan twitter account (@DragAkashia) as if it were hers. She does not have an active Twitter.
  • She lip-synced alongside The Vixen during the Season 10 finale.
  • She has said she would for sure return for an All Stars season if asked.[citation needed]
  • At 24 when Season 1 was filmed, she is the oldest queen to have been the youngest of her season during a regular season of the show.
    • If All Stars is taken into account, then Yara Sofia and Jujubee, who were both 28 when All Stars 1 was filmed, would hold the title overall.


Season 1 Looks

Season 10 Looks




Year Title Role Notes
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 1 Herself
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 4 Herself Episode: "RuPocalypse Now!" (Zombie)
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10 Herself Episode: "Grand Finale"

Web Series

Year Title Role
2009 Under The Hood Herself

Social Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 10 Best Pisces Contestants On RuPaul's Drag Race | TheTalko — March 4, 2020