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Ariel Versace is not to be confused with Ariel

Ariel Versace is an American drag queen, recording artist, performer, co-owner of the wig company "Drag by Chariel" along side her partner and fellow drag queen Chasity St. Cartier, and is one of the contestants on Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Name Origin[]

"Ariel" comes from the main character of the Disney film "The Little Mermaid", which she was obsessed with when she was younger. "Versace" comes from the same-named fashion brand, because she was trying to sound bougie.

Track Record(s)[]

Ariel Versace
Statistics USA Season 11
Ranking: 11th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 5)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 5

Despite landing herself in the bottom on Episode 2's acting challenge, she quickly redeemed herself with her impressive singing skills in her team's evangelical talk show in Episode 3, and landed the lead role in the Rusical. However, her runway looks were described by the judges and the other contestants (particularly Yvie Oddly) as being too monotonous, which landed her in the bottom 2 in Episode 5. She tripped over her skirt in the lip-sync and was subsequently sent home by Shuga Cain.

Entrance Quote[]

Season 11[]

"Now this is what dreams are made of. Nyass."

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11[]

  • "Nyass."
  • "Lights, camera, action and me without a stitch of makeup on."
  • "She's colorful, she's bright, she's a Lisa Frank nightmare, and you're gonna love her."
  • "She thinks she's Hannah Montana but I secretly wanna be Ariana Grande, but with a thyroid problem."
  • "She's the life-size Bratz Doll, get into it, okay."
  • "What does it mean to be a New Jersey queen? We have over-the-top hair, we got the fierce paint, everything larger than life, especially our tequila intake. EVERYTHING is larger than life."
  • "When I'm dealing with drama and conflict I'm gonna be a little bitch because you know what I grew up as an only child and my answer is the only answer and I'm always right so watch out bitches because this is gonna be a bumpy ride."
  • "Ariel is basically like Lisa Frank threw up on a drag queen."
  • "But do you consider yourself an entertainer?" (to Soju)
  • "I'm definitely an entertainer at heart."
  • "Is that a real question?"
  • "I'm like: Girl, this is not the Silky show. *whispers* Take it down. Take it down"
  • "This looks yummy!"
  • "GIRL!"
  • "I am sick of people thinking I am just a 'look queen', I have so much to offer, I am a performer, I can turn out."
  • "MerSHADEs!" (referring to Mercedes Iman Diamond at a viewing party)
  • (in a British accent while twerking) "Yeah, I'm feeling it, oh my god! This is just like tea and crumpets on Sundays! Yass!"
  • "I look like Big Bird's orange cousin from New Jersey." (referring to her Orange Alert runway)
  • "Girl, delusions." (referring to Scarlet Envy)
  • "It's Ariel witch!"
  • "Go big or go home... 5th."
  • "You're literally already a woman, look at you. You are doing great sweetie!"
  • "WOMANA!"
  • "Just as I cyst-spected!"
  • "I hope the fuck not."
  • "Miss Yvie Oddly. Babe, Frodo Baggins called. Girl, he wants his ring back." (reading Yvie at the reunion)
  • "Soju, girl, do you remember that one episode when we-- Oh wait, you don't." (reading Soju at the reunion)

Farewell Message[]

Season 11[]

"You girls taught me what sister (cyster) really is ☹ Kill it! ♡ u girls. Xoxo, Ariel. Mom!!!!"


  • Ariel Versace is one of the three Season 11 contestants to feature a brand in her name, the other two being Mercedes Iman Diamond and A'keria Chanel Davenport.
  • She is the first "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant to have named herself after a Disney princess.
  • She had over 120,000 followers on Instagram prior to the cast reveal, making her the third most followed among Season 11 contestants, behind Plastique Tiara and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
  • She does makeup tutorials on her YouTube channel (where she has around 40k subscribers).
  • Her favorite past-contestants are Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano;
  • Prior to being on the show, she made the wig that Trixie Mattel wore in the Kitty Girl video in All Stars 3.
  • She was paired with Eureka O'Hara for Episode 1's mini-challenge, a photoshoot.
  • Had she reached Snatch Game, she would have impersonated Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings.[2]
  • She is the sixth contestant to slip and fall on the main stage, after Akashia, Naysha Lopez, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, and Farrah Moan. However, she is technically considered to be the fifth, as Cynthia planned her slip and fall as a parody of Madonna's slip at the 2015 Brit Awards for her "Night of 1000 Madonnas" look.
    • She is also the second queen to slip/fall/land incorrectly on-screen during the lip sync for your life, after Kahanna Montrese. Coincidentally, these were both on Season 11.
  • She released the music video of her single, "Venomous", on June 4th.
  • Ariel, alongside Laganja Estranja are the Drag Mothers of Anna May, the drag persona of Youtube Gamer and Actor, Joey Graceffa.


Season 11 Looks[]



Single & Clip Video[]

  • "Venomous" (2019)
  • "Coin" ft. Soju (2019)

External Links[]