Jaida Essence Hall is the stage name of Jared Johnson, a drag artist and one of the Season 12 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Name Origin

When she first got in drag, her friend called her "Jaida," and it stuck. The middle name, 'Essence,' came from when her boyfriend said she was 'the essence of beauty.' The last name of 'Hall' comes from her mother, Tajma Hall. It can be read as 'Jaida Essential.'

RuPaul's Drag Race

Jaida Essence Hall
Seasons Competed: Season 12
Ranking: TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: TBA
Mini Challenges Won: TBA
Times as Team Captain: TBA
Times in Bottom Two: TBA
Episode Eliminated: TBA

Entrance Quote


Memorable Quotes

  • "TBA"


  • Jaida is the 4th ever queen from Wisconsin, following Max, Trixie Mattel, and Jaymes Mansfield.
  • She is the only queen this season to have a three-part name, not including initials as a name
  • Jaida is the drag sister of Season 11 contestant Mercedes Iman Diamond. She is also the drag sister of Season 4 contestant Dida Ritz as the two share a drag mother: Tajma Hall.


Season 12 Looks


Social Media


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