Kahmora Hall is the stage name of Paul Tran, a drag performer based in Chicago, Illinois and a contestant on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag Name Origin

Kahmora comes from Kimora Lee Simmons, who was popular at the time she started drag. She changed the spelling to make it more unique to her. Her name was partially suggested by her past drag mother Tajma Hall (who she often sends love to over Instagram).

Track Record(s)

Kahmora Hall
Season Competed: Season 13
Ranking: 13th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

Memorable Quotes

Season 13

  • "The Mackie doll is finally out of her box!" (entrance quote)
  • "KAH-mora!"
  • "Eeeny, meeny, miny, moe. Utica, you gotta go."
  • From the House of Haaaaaaall, Chicago's Mackie Doll. Serving beads and face, I'm the mo-o-o-ost glamorous in this race. The way my beauty shines, Kahmora's gonna blind them and snatch the crown-ow! ♪ (verse in Phenomenon)
  • "Beauty can’t be rushed! But today it will have to."
  • “I was rooting for US!” (during the RuPaulmark acting challenge)
  • “From the House of HALL!” (exit quote)


  • "Shine and sparkle will never go out of style." (commonly used phrase)

Farewell Message

"Keep chasing the sparkle, I love you ladies. KAHMORA HALL"


  • Kahmora has been doing drag since 2012.
  • Kahmora auditioned four times before being cast on Season 13.
  • Kahmora was born on Friday the 13th (September 13, 1991), was cast on Season 13 and placed 13th.
  • On Tamisha Iman's YouTube show: 'The Tamisha Iman Show', Kahmora revealed that she has been adopted into the Iman Dynasty by Tamisha herself.
  • Kahmora’s drag mother, Tajma Hall sadly passed away just a few months after Kahmora started seriously doing drag, in April 2014.
  • Kahmora’s first drag name was originally Yoko Tsunami, but her drag mother, Tajma Hall, did not approve of it.
  • Kahmora loves extravagant fashion, especially Bob Mackie, but she says she is a bargaining queen. While most Mackie wear ranges from about $1,000 to $6,000, she says she has never payed nearly that much for one. “My momma taught me well”, she said while talking about her bargaining skills.
  • While doing drag part time, Kahmora worked as a research coordinator for a social science institute. She did clinical trails with people with mental health and substance abuse.
  • Kahmora is drag related to several past Drag Race contestants.
  • Kahmora is the fifth Vietnamese Drag Race contestant, after Season 9 contestant Kimora Blac, Season 11 contestant Plastique Tiara, Drag Race UK Series 1 contestant Sum Ting Wong and Season 12 contestant Rock M. Sakura.
  • Kahmora is the fourth consecutive Drag Race first-out contestant to have a drag relative who competed on Drag Race before them, after Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Alexis Mateo), Soju (her own drag daughter) and Dahlia Sin (Aja).
  • Kahmora had to see the medic on set. While she was getting ready for the runway mini challenge, her ears were bleeding because she was wearing earrings for so long. Causing her to be later then she really was.
    • Ironically, the judges weren't even there by the time she was on set.
  • Kahmora is the Drag Race first-out contestant that has competed in the most episodes before getting eliminated, with three.
    • Season 8 first-out contestant Naysha Lopez competed in three episodes as well. However, she was brought back on and competed in two more episodes before getting eliminated a second time.
    • Coincidentally, Kahmora and Naysha are drag sisters.
  • Kahmora was going to portray Yoko Ono on the Snatch Game.
  • Kahmora’s Unaired Drag Excellence look was made as a tribute to the late Tajma Hall.

Drag Family

House of Hall

Prada Diamond
Lady Tajma Hall †
Tamisha Iman
Pretty Belle
Mercedes Iman Diamond
Jaida Essence Hall
Dida Ritz
Naysha Lopez
Kahmora Hall
Eva Young
Frisbee Jenkins
Becky Essence Hall
Briawna Banana


Season 13 Looks


Season 13

Social Media


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