Mercedes Iman Diamond is the stage name of Curran, a drag queen, performer and one of the Season 11 contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Name Origin

"Mercedes" comes from the Mercedes Benz she owned around the time she started her career. "Iman" comes from her same named sister. "Diamond" comes from her drag mother, Prada Diamond (which makes her part of the "Haus of Diamond").

RuPaul's Drag Race

Mercedes Iman Diamond
Season Competed Season 11
Ranking: 12th
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Ep. 2, 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

This self-proclaimed African princess moved from Kenya to the USA when she was 11, but Mercedes only was born 10 years later at the world famous Gay 90s club in downtown Minneapolis. All about a gorgeous body, Diamond owns any stage she sets foot on, dazzling the crowd with her graceful presence and the expensive bling she's named after. Being the first Muslim Queen on the show, Mercedes hopes to be a voice for others who are too scared to speak for themselves.


Mercedes does it all. She does pageants, loves to entertain and is always having a good time. Her style is expensive, like her name, as well as sexy. Since she is only 5'3 she doesn't like to wear a lot of clothes and tends to show off her legs. Inspired by 90's Nickelodeon and Bratz dolls, Mercedes' drag is colorful, outgoing and energized.

Entrance Quote


Memorable Quotes

  • "Opulence! You, earn, everything!"
  • "Opulence! You, own, everything!"
  • "You know where I'm from we didn't have Rachel Maddow but we did have a goat."
  • "I am ready to show the world, Muslim is not a terrorist."
  • "Ululululululululululululululay!" (Exit quote)
  • "Lemme get my translushent powder"
  • "Opulence! You earn everyth- you own everything! laughs" -At the Reunion of Season 11
  • "I am the GOAT : Greatest of all time"


  • Mercedes Iman Diamond moved to USA from Kenya in 1998, when she was 11. 
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    Diamond was on the no-flight list for a large portion of her life, due to her name sounding Muslim. Because of this, she had to go to court and legally change her name. 
  • She experienced a stroke which paralyzed half of her body. 
  • She won a few pageant titles, including "Miss Gay 90s", "Miss City of the Lakes", "Miss Queen of Hearts" and "Miss South Dakota Gay United States 2015." 
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    She's the 1st Muslim "RuPaul's Drag Race US" contestant. 
  • Her favorite past-contestant is Shangela.
  • She was paired with Delta Work for Episode 1's mini challenge, a photoshoot.


Season 11 Looks

Social Media


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