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Ball Winners

Ball Eliminated

Ball Challenges

Absolut Drag Ball

See "House Ball" Looks

As this ball was sponsored by Absolut Vodka, the queens' three outfits each had to represent one of four flavors of Absolut Vodka: citron, mandarin, mango, and raspberry. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Nina Flowers got to assign the themes. Bebe Zahara Benet was the winner of this challenge and Shannel was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Executive Realness
  • Swimsuit
  • Evening Gown Extravaganza
Contestant Flavors Placement
Bebe Zahara Benet Raspberry WINNER
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Nina Flowers Mango HIGH
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Rebecca Glasscock Citron BOTTOM 2
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Shannel Mandarin ELIMINATED
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The Diva Awards

See "Diva Awards Ball" Looks

This ball took a different format: Rather than taking place under the context of a single ball, the setting given to the queens was one of an awards show. The girls had to perform an opening number as well as put together outfits for three different styles of award ceremonies. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Tyra Sanchez was tasked with choreographing the opening number. Tyra also won this challenge, while Tatianna was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Teen Diva Awards
  • Diva D.C. Press Awards
  • Diva Hollywood Extravaganza Awards
Contestant Runways Placement
Tyra Sanchez TyraSanchezS2E9LookPart1.png TyraSanchezS2E9LookPart2.png TyraSanchezS2E9LookPart3.png

WINNER

Raven RavenS2E9LookPart1.png RavenS2E9LookPart2.png RavenS2E9LookPart3.png

HIGH

Jujubee JujubeeS2E9LookPart1.png JujubeeS2E9LookPart2.png JujubeeS2E9LookPart3.png

BOTTOM 2

Tatianna TatiannaS2E9LookPart1.png TatiannaS2E9LookPart2.png TatiannaS2E9LookPart3.png

ELIMINATED

RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza

See "Hair Ball" Looks

For the first of Season 3's two balls, the queens had to make three outfits centered around hair. Of these three looks, the last one (Fantasy Hair) had to be made entirely out of wigs. Yara Sofia was declared the winner of this challenge and Shangela was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Historical Hair
  • Red Carpet Glamour
  • Fantasy Hair Extravaganza (made out of wigs)
Contestant Runways Placement
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WINNER

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HIGH

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HIGH

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BOTTOM 2

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ELIMINATED

Make Dat Money

See "Money Ball" Looks

Season 3's second ball featured money as a central theme. All categories had to do with money and elegance, and one outfit had to be made entirely out of fake dollars and coins. In addition, the queens had to perform a musical number homaging 42nd Street, involving large coins as a prop. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Yara Sofia received an additional million dollars to work with, but was also tasked with choreographing the performance. Manila Luzon won this challenge while Yara Sofia was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Cocktail Attire After 5
  • Evening Gown Eleganza (made out of fake money)
Contestant Runways Placement
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WINNER

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HIGH

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BOTTOM 2

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ELIMINATED

The Fabulous Bitch Ball

See "Bitch Ball" Looks

This season's ball took inspiration from dogs. The three looks were themed after dogs, and the third look had to be inspired by a dog assigned to each queen. For this third look the queens would walk the runway with their assigned dog. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Chad Michaels got to assign each queen her dog, but was also tasked with choreographing the opening number. Sharon Needles was the winner of this challenge while Latrice Royale was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Daytime Dog Park
  • Pooch in a Purse
  • Canine Couture (inspired by assigned dog)
Contestant Runways/Dog Breed Placement
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WINNER

Phi Phi O'Hara HgkKwv5.png VBKGJ1M.png Bloodhound
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HIGH

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BOTTOM 2

Latrice Royale Fegh5Ml.png JZrh7T4.png Pomeranian
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ELIMINATED

Sugar Ball

See "Sugar Ball" Looks

Season 5's ball was themed after candy, with a candy-centric opening number and candy-themed outfit categories, with a requirement that the third outfit of the ball be made entirely out of candy. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Alaska received additional time selecting her materials from the candy table before the other girls, but was also tasked with choreographing the opening number. Alaska would go on to win this challenge while Detox was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Super Duper Sweet 16
  • Sugar Mama Executive Realness
  • Candy Couture (made out of candy)
Contestant Runways Placement
Alaska
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WINNER

Roxxxy Andrews
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HIGH

Jinkx Monsoon
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BOTTOM 2

Detox
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ELIMINATED

Glitter Ball

See "Glitter Ball" Looks

This ball was inspired by glitter, jewels, and other precious materials. Each girl was tasked with creating an outfit inspired by a certain gemstone (diamond, sapphire, ruby, topaz, and rose quartz) assigned to them. As winner of the mini-challenge, BenDeLaCreme got to assign each girl's theme, but also had to choreograph the opening number. This challenge was won by Adore Delano while BenDeLaCreme was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Banjee Girl Bling
  • CEO Platinum Card Executive Realness
  • Dripping In Jewels Eleganza (inspired by assigned gemstone)
Contestant Runways/Gemstone Placement
Adore Delano
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Diamond
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WINNER

Bianca Del Rio
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Sapphire
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HIGH

Courtney Act
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Ruby
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LOW

Darienne Lake
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Topaz
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BOTTOM 2

BenDeLaCreme
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Rose Quartz
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ELIMINATED

Hello, Kitty Girls!

See "Hello Kitty Couture" Looks

Season 7's ball took a different approach: rather than requiring the queens to make three outfits, one from scratch, with an opening number, this ball had no opening number and the queens were only required to produce two outfits, with the caveat that both had to be made from scratch. As the week's special guest judge was Hello Kitty, both of the looks were Hello Kitty-inspired: the first was creating a new best friend for Hello Kitty in the style of a Hello Kitty character (with large, cartoonish blocky heads being given to each queen), and the second was a traditional outfit made out of Hello Kitty merchandise. Violet Chachki was the winner of this challenge while Katya was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Hello Kitty BFF Realness (done in the style of a Hello Kitty character)
  • Hello Kitty Eleganza (made out of Hello Kitty merchandise)
Contestant Runways Placement
Violet Chachki
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WINNER

Ginger Minj
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HIGH

Pearl
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HIGH

Kennedy Davenport
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BOTTOM 2

Katya
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ELIMINATED

RuPaul Book Ball

See "Book Ball" Looks

Season 8 returned to the traditional ball theme, this time inspired by books. As RuPaul's semi-autobiographical novel had recently been released, Ru tasked the girls with telling their life story across three outfits, from being a child to a full-fledged drag queen. The final outfit came with the additional challenge of being made entirely out of books. Further the opening number paid tribute to Strangers With Candy by having each queen perform as Jerri Blank. As winner of the mini-challenge, Chi Chi DeVayne was tasked with choreographing the opening number. Kim Chi won the challenge while Derrick Barry was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Baby Drag Realness
  • That's My Mama Realness
  • Book Couture (made out of books)
Contestant Runways Placement
Kim Chi
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WINNER

Chi Chi DeVayne
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HIGH

Naomi Smalls
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HIGH

Bob the Drag Queen
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BOTTOM 2

Derrick Barry
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ELIMINATED

Gayest Ball Ever

See "Gayest Ball Ever" Looks

For this season's ball, Ru threw the gayest ball ever. Each of the outfit categories was based around traditionally "gay" symbols, and the opening number involved the "gayest Olympic sport of all:" ribbon twirling. One of the categories was based on the Village People, and for the look each girl had to create an outfit inspired by one of the Village People (construction worker, cowboy, cop, leather biker, and Native American) assigned to them. As winner of the mini-challenge, Sasha Velour got to assign the theme to each queen, and also had to choreograph the opening number. Shea Coulee won this challenge while Alexis Michelle was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Rainbow-She-Betta-Do
  • Sexy Unicorn
  • Village People Eleganza Extravaganza (inspired by assigned Village People character)
Contestant Runways/Theme Placement
Shea Couleé
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Construction
Worker
WINNER
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Sasha Velour
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Cowboy HIGH
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Trinity Taylor
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Cop LOW
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Peppermint
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Biker BOTTOM 2
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Alexis Michelle
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Native
American
ELIMINATED
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The Last Ball on Earth

See "The Last Ball on Earth" Looks

This season, Ru surprised the queens by holding a ball early in the series, while there were still eleven queens left in the competition. This ball was inspired by climate change, with the first two looks themed around climate change and the final look themed around leaving Earth. This final look (Martian Eleganza Extravaganza) had to be designed by the queens using intergalactic-themed materials. Due to this ball happening with eleven queens, there was no performance component to it. The winner of this challenge was Aquaria , while Dusty Ray Bottoms was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Alaskan Winter Realness (actually a swimsuit category)
  • Miami Summer Realness (actually a winter wear category)
  • Martian Eleganza Extravaganza (made out of space-themed materials)
Contestant Runways Placement
Aquaria
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WINNER
Kameron Michaels
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HIGH
Miz Cracker
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HIGH
Blair St. Clair
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SAFE
Eureka
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SAFE
Mayhem Miller
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SAFE
Monique Heart
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SAFE
The Vixen
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SAFE
Asia O'Hara
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LOW
Monét X Change
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BOTTOM 2
Dusty Ray Bottoms
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ELIMINATED

The Monster Ball

See "Monster Ball" Looks

Following Season 10, the ball challenge was held when there was still eleven queens left in the competition. This ball was inspired by Halloween, with the first look being inspired by the idea of trick or treating and the second look being inspired by witches. The final look (MILF Eleganza: Monster I'd Like To Freak) had to be designed using Halloween appropriate and themed materials. Due to this ball happening with eleven queens, there was no performance component to it. The winner of this challenge was Brooke Lynn Hytes and Ariel Versace was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Trampy Trick or Treater
  • Witch, Please!
  • MILF Eleganza: Monster I'd Like to Freak
Contestant Runways Placement
Brooke Lynn Hytes
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WINNER
Plastique Tiara
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HIGH
Yvie Oddly
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HIGH
A'keria Chanel Davenport
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SAFE
Nina West
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SAFE
Ra'Jah O'Hara
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SAFE
Scarlet Envy
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SAFE
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
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SAFE
Silky Nutmeg Ganache
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LOW
Shuga Cain
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BOTTOM 2
Ariel Versace
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ELIMINATED

The Ball Ball

See "The Ball Ball" Looks

Like the two previous seasons, Season 12's ball challenge was held early with twelve queens left in the competition. This ball took the "ball" theme literally, with the first two looks inspired by sports and the final look incorporating ball-shaped materials. Due to this ball happening with twelve queens, there was no performance component to it. The winner of this challenge was Gigi Goode, while Rock M. Sakura was eliminated.

Outfit Categories:

  • Lady Baller
  • Basketball Wife Realness
  • Balls to the Wall Eleganza (incorporated ball-shaped materials)
Contestant Runways Placement
Gigi Goode
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WINNER
Jaida Essence Hall
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HIGH
Nicky Doll
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HIGH
Crystal Methyd
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SAFE
Heidi N Closet
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SAFE
Jackie Cox
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SAFE
Jan
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SAFE
Sherry Pie
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SAFE
Widow Von'Du
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SAFE
Aiden Zhane
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LOW
Brita
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BOTTOM 2
Rock M. Sakura
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ELIMINATED

The Bag Ball

See "The Bag Ball" Looks

As previous seasons, this season's ball was held with twelve queens left in the competition. The queens had to present three outfits centered around bags, with the first look inspired by bag phrases, the second look accessorized with a Coach Create bag designed by themselves, and the final look made entirely out of bags. Due to this ball happening with twelve queens, there was no performance component to it. The winner of this challenge was Gottmik, while Joey Jay was eliminated by LaLa Ri.

Outfit Categories:

  • Mixed Bag (a punny look that includes the word "bag" in its description)
  • Money Bags (executive look accessorized with a Coach Create bag)
  • Bag Ball Eleganza (a look made entirely out of bags)
Contestant Runways / Theme Placement
Gottmik Bodybag
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WINNER
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Rosé Bagpipes
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HIGH
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Utica Queen Doggie Bag
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HIGH
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Denali Airbag
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SAFE
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Elliott with 2 Ts Giftbag
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SAFE
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Kandy Muse Bag of Tricks
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SAFE
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Olivia Lux Punching Bag
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SAFE
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Symone Fun Bags
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SAFE
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Tina Burner Brown
Baggin' It
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SAFE
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Tamisha Iman That Old Bag
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LOW
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LaLa Ri Bag of Bones
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BOTTOM 2
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Joey Jay IV Bag
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ELIMINATED
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A Pair of Balls

See "A Pair of Balls" Looks


Outfit Categories/Group 1: Hide and Seek Ball

  • Zebra Print Resort
  • Leopard Evening Wear
  • Animal Print Bridal Couture

Outfit Categories/Group 2: Red, White and Blue Ball

  • Red Hot Resort
  • Evening Wear: All In White
  • Red, White & Blue Bridal Couture
Contestant Runways / Theme Placement
Willow Pill
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Angeria Paris VanMicheals
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Jorgeous
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Alyssa Hunter
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SAFE
Bosco
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Daya Betty
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DayaBridalLook.png SAFE
DeJa Skye
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DeJaEveningWearLook.jpg
DeJaBridalLook.png SAFE
Jasmine Kennedie
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JasmineKennedieEveningWearLook.jpg
JasmineKennedieBridalLook.png SAFE
Kerri Colby
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KerriEveningWearLook.jpg
KerriBridalLook.png SAFE
Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté
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KornbreadBridalLook.png SAFE
Lady Camden
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LadyCamdenBridalLook.png SAFE
Orion Story
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Maddy Morphosis
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June Jambalaya
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