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.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Jaida Essence Hall
Seasons Competed: Season 12
Ranking: TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2)
Mini Challenges Won: TBA
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom Two: TBA
Episode Eliminated: TBA

Memorable Quotes

  • "Hey, bitches! She's here!" (entrance quote)
  • "My turn. EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH." (her attempt at singing)
  • ”Then how do you drag there?”
  • ”Yup, it‘s Jaida, the essence of beauty. The gowns, the face, and tons of booty! But don’t you be fooled by the perfect facade, she always rises despite the odds! She’s funny, she’s witty, she’s got talent beyond recognition. And that’s how mother dear will slay the competition!” (verse in ”You Don’t Know Me”)
  • "This is not RuPaul's Excuse Race!"


  • 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




  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 12

Web Series

  • (2020) Untucked, on Season 12
  • (2020) Cosmo Queens



  • (2020) "You don't know me" by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast

Social Media


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