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.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Maxi Challenges Won:
Mini Challenges Won:
1 (Ep. 2)
Times as Team Captain:
1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom:
3 (Eps. 1, 2, 3)
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)
"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.
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...
...to survive a lip-sync, as well as the first queen to lip-sync twice and thrice, thus making her the first "lip-sync assassin".
...to 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.
...to 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.