Kahanna Montrese is the stage name of Tyrone Hardiman, a drag queen, performer, and contestant on Season 11 of "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Drag Name Origin

The name "Kahanna" comes from her love of exotic fields and that tropical sexiness. In an interview, Kahanna said that she wanted a name that would embody a tropical feel and represent her style. Her surname, "Montrese," comes from her drag mother Coco Montrese.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Las Vegas's "hip-hop showgirl" and daughter of Drag Race legend Coco Montrese, Kahanna merges edgy street influences with upscale high fashion couture. However, her unique fashion sense did not translate into her first runway creation, and she landed in the bottom 2 with Soju. Her acrobatic performance in the lip-sync saved her from elimination.

In the second episode, she was criticized for both her runway look and not standing out in the acting challenge, and despite putting up a good fight in the lip-sync, she was sent home by her friend Mercedes Iman Diamond.

Kahanna Montrese
Season Competed Season 11
Ranking: 14th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times Placed High 0
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times Placed Low 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 1, 2)
Episode Eliminated Episode 2


Kahanna's style is high fashion, revealing, fun and vibrant. She is seductive, glamorous, exotic, and of course a showgirl. Her drag reflects her true self by expressing the enjoyment and passion she feels every time she performs on stage.

Entrance Quote

"Vegas is back in the house, and this time, we're hitting jackpots!"

Memorable Quotes

  • "My fashion is very...uhm...naked."
  • "Rhinestones can be for pretty girls."



Season 11 Looks

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