Ra'Jah Davenport O'Hara, simply known as Ra'Jah O'Hara or sometimes Ra'Jah D. O'Hara, is the stage name of Benni Miller, a performer known for being one of the Season 11 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Drag Name Origin
Ra'Jah's drag name was given to her by her drag mother, Sha'Nyia Ellis Narcisse. She previously competed in pageants under the name "Ra'Jah O'Hara Narcisse". Both her middle and last name come from the fact that she is a member of the "House of Davenport", as well as "House of O'Hara".
RuPaul's Drag Race
Ra'Jah is from Dallas, Texas, where she thinks everything is bigger, better, and bolder. A dancing queen known for her kicks, splits, and tearing up the dance floor, the "D" in Ra'Jah's name stands for Davenport; which made her Season 11's third cast member from the Davenport dynasty.
After frequently placing in the bottom during her fairly-limited run on the show, Ra'Jah quickly became Season 11's primary lip-sync assassin after eliminating Honey Davenport (as part of the six-way lip-sync), Mercedes Iman Diamond, and Scarlet Envy with her high-energy dance performances. She was eventually eliminated by A'keria Chanel Davenport in Episode 7, after her fourth appearance in the bottom two.
|Season Competed||Season 11|
|Mini-Challenges Won:||2 (Eps. 3, 5)|
|Times as Team Captain:||1 (Ep. 3)|
|Main Challenges Won:||0|
|Times in Bottom:||4 (Eps. 3, 4, 6, 7)|
|Episode Eliminated||Episode 7|
Ra'Jah's style is fun and creative where she takes high fashion and "makes it a little bit street." Being raised in the South, she has a big personality and "is a real person from head to toe." Ra'Jah makes sure her performances are polished, beautiful, and funny. She can sing, dance, act, and even backflip.
"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Ra'Jah O'Hara's in the house and I hope you came to play."
- "Let me in! Let me in, it's your girl!" (in Episode 3's mini challenge)
- "My good fur, my good fur."
- "Have you ever seen someone finger paint with their feet? That’s Yvie's mug. No, bitch, you could never. A girl that looks like you, smells like you, acts like you? No, ma'am. An ugly girl could never come for a pretty girl. No. It's an ugly bitch like you crawling out of the swamp to come for me? Mm-mm, girl. I'm over it." (about Yvie Oddly coming for her)
- "She looks like the crypt keeper, so she had to be Kellyanne." (about Yvie Oddly)
- "Bootyhole! *laughs*"
- "Like, bitch, do you bathe?"
- "I'm not gagging."
- "I mean I'm gagging from, like, the smell."
- "I really feel like we shouldn't read it." (About Scarlet Envy's lip stick message)
- "I'm so tired of bitches and their lies."
- “Oh yes this about to be your last dance, see you at the reunion!” (In the lipsync with Scarlet Envy)
- Ra'Jah's drag mother is Sha'Nyia Ellis Narcisse, whose drag mother is Silkie O'Hara Munro, whose drag mother is Kelexis Davenport. Kelexis' other drag daughters include past contestants Sahara Davenport and Kennedy Davenport, as well as Armani Nicole Davenport (drag mother of A'keria Chanel Davenport), Deja Davenport (drag mother of Honey Davenport) and Chevelle Brooks (drag mother of Jiggly Caliente).
- She and A'keria Chanel Davenport and she and Scarlet Envy are the eighth and ninth pair to lip-sync against each other twice. The other pairs are BenDeLaCreme with Darienne Lake and Shangela, Katya and Alaska, Eureka with Aquaria and Kameron Michaels, Monique Heart and Trinity The Tuck, and Yvie Oddly and Brooke Lynn Hytes.
- Ra'Jah is tied with A'keria Chanel Davenport and Honey Davenport to be the 4th contestant from the House of Davenport to appear on the show, the 1st being Sahara Davenport, the 2nd Kennedy Davenport and the third being Monét X Change, who previously performed as 'Monet X Change Davenport'.
- She is the 4th contestant with the last name 'O'Hara' to appear on the show, following Phi Phi O'Hara, Eureka O'Hara, and Asia O'Hara.
- She was paired with Ginger Minj for the Mini Challenge Photoshoot.
- Ra'Jah is tied with Carmen Carrera and Roxxxy Andrews (for All Stars 2) for having the worst performance record in the "Dusted or Busted" Scoring System, all three having a total score of -8.
- Ra'Jah is the fifth queen to land in the bottom four times, following Coco Montrese in Season 5, Kennedy Davenport in All Stars 3, and Srimala and Kana Warrior both in Drag Race Thailand (Season 2). She was followed by Heidi N Closet in Season 12 and Tayce in Drag Race UK Season 2.
- She is also the first of these queens to achieve this without having won a challenge.
- She is the second queen in the American series to lip-sync four times while being in the bottom, following Coco Montrese. She was followed by Heidi N Closet in Season 12.
House of Davenport
|Manila Luzon||Sahara Davenport †|
Lady Deja Davenport
Armani Nicole Davenport
Silkie O'Hara Monroe
|Jiggly Caliente||Honey Davenport||Chi Chi DeVayne †||A'keria C. Davenport|
Shaniya Ellis Narcisse
|Bob The Drag Queen||Monét X Change|
Sasha Pierce Davenport
Season 11 Looks
|2nd: Brooke Lynn Hytes • 3rd & 4th: A'keria Chanel Davenport & Silky Nutmeg Ganache|
|5th: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo • 6th: Nina West (Miss Congeniality) • 7th: Shuga Cain • 8th: Plastique Tiara • 9th: Ra'Jah O'Hara • 10th: Scarlet Envy • 11th: Ariel Versace • 12th: Mercedes Iman Diamond • 13th: Honey Davenport • 14th: Kahanna Montrese • 15th: Soju|
|RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Carson Kressley • Ross Mathews|
|Jason Carter • Bruno Carvalho • Bryce Eilenberg|