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Search Results On Cameo For Drag Queens
Drag queens have “amassed true cultural capital”, as Vulture said. While the reality TV show and competition RuPaul’s Drag Race has helped to popularise drag queen culture, many drag queens perform in local clubs and enjoy a cult social media following. Their fans are enthusiastic and supportive and one of the ways they support their favourite queens is to book them to record Cameos, personalised video greetings. (Related article: Cameo)
RuPaul’s Drag Race Winners
As of 2021, these are the winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race in alphabetical order:
- Angele Anang (Drag Race Thailand)
- BeBe Zahara Benet
- Bianca Del Rio
- Bob the Drag Queen
- Envy Peru (Drag Race Holland)
- Jaida Essence Hall
- Jinkx Monsoon
- Natalia Pliacam (Drag Race Thailand)
- Yvie Oddly
- Priyanka (Drag Race Canada)
- Raja Gemini
- Sasha Velour
- Sharon Needles
- Tyra Sanchez
- Violet Chachki
- The Vivienne (Drag Race UK)
- Leona Winter (Drag Race Chile)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winners are:
- Chad Michaels
- Monét X Change
- Shea Couleé
- Trinity Taylor
- Trixie Mattel
Not all of the winners of Drag Race are on Cameo, but many fan favourites are.
For example, superstar drag queen Bianca Del Rio is not on Cameo, and if you are a fan you probably already know that.
Drag Race Thailand season 2 winner Angele Anang has a profile and a perfect 5-star rating.
Also, Cameo is proving to be a good platform for newest stars from the TV show, who get a bit of extra exposure by being featured in the ‘New in Drag Queens’ section. This is also a nice discovery tool for other drag queens who may not have appeared on the show.
Searching for Profiles On Cameo
You can search on Cameo using a small number of filters:
- Price high-low
- Price low-high
- Number of reviews
You can also search by price point (from under $100 to over $500), average review rating, number of reviews and response time (from same day up to seven days, which is the maximum amount of time allowed to reply to a request).
When you search by average review rating, which goes from 1 star and up to 4 stars and up, the filter doesn’t seem to differentiate between profiles and displays the same results.
Popular Drag Queens on Cameo: Popularity By Number Of Reviews
With a total of about 1,500 reviews and an overall rating of 4.9 stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race judge and choreographer Todrick Hall is the top result on Cameo for Drag Queens by number of reviews. He he was never a contestant in the reality TV show and started collaborating with RuPaul as a guest judge from season 8. He has performed in Broadway and in the West End. His video greetings are about one minute long with tailored messages according to the occasion.
Tammie Brown from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 1 and All Stars 1 is second in popularity in the Cameo search results with more than 800 reviews and a 4.9 star rating. Her Cameos (about three minutes long) are well crafted and include a personalised message and singing in English and Spanish, sometimes off-the-cuff making up a tune or from her own albums.
Thorgy Thor from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 and All Stars 3 is third with more than 600 reviews and a perfect 5 star score on her profile. Her video greetings (about two minutes long) are energetic, whimsical, encouraging, often bonkers and sometimes with a musical accompaniment (the xylophone makes several appearances).
Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 and 3 and All Stars 3 is fourth with about 600 reviews (and the highest price point in this group) and a perfect 5 star score. Her video greetings feature all her favourite catchphrases, are high energy and supportive, and are about two minutes long on average.
Jan Sport from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 is fifth with about 500 reviews and a perfect 5 star score. Her video greetings are full of positivity, energy and encouragement, often featuring beautiful singing and they are about three minutes long.
This is just a snapshot of results at the time of writing, subject to change. Prices may vary according to availability – the more requests, the higher the price point.
The “landscape”, so to speak, becomes more interesting when searching for Cameo profiles with more than 200 reviews. The search results include diversity, international queens and non-winners, which is a true indicator of popularity.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 1 queen Cheryl Hole is almost at 500 reviews and her profile averages a 5-star rating. Her Cameo messages are warm, positive and energetic, and are about two minutes long.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada season 1 is represented by Jimbo with more than 250 reviews and an overall 5-star rating. Her messages (about two minutes long) are a mix of singing and talking with a bit of cheeky and cheerful teasing.
Latrice Royale from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4 (voted Miss Congeniality by the public, a clear signal of her popularity) and All Stars 1 and 4 has almost 300 reviews and a perfect 5-star score.
Her video greetings are warm and thoughtful and are about one minute long. She also offers 10 minute live Zoom calls for a virtual meet and greet (priced at $275).
Other popular queens of colour include Jaida Essence Hall and Vivacious.
Jaida Essence Hall, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 with more than 200 reviews and a perfect 5-star score. Her video messages are joyful, energetic and motivating, on average they are about three minutes long.
Vivacious from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 with more than 200 reviews and a perfect 5-star rating. Ornacia makes special appearances and Vivacious’ messages are motivating, warm and thoughtful, they are about three minutes long.
A popular RuPaul’s Drag Race queen from season 7 (voted Miss Congeniality by the viewers, “$95,000 less valuable than winning” as she said jokingly in an interview) and All Stars 2, Katya Zamolodchikova is on Cameo but her profile doesn’t appear on the list of results when you search for drag queens or RuPaul’s Drag Race. With more than 100 reviews and a 5-star rating, her Cameos (sometimes five minutes long) are well thought-out, mostly surreal (often featuring lip-syncing in Russian) and crafted carefully. Her strong social media presence (2 million followers on Instagram) makes her Cameos highly sought-after and she tends to make sporadic appearances on Cameo.
Bob The Drag Queen is the top result when searching for RuPaul’s Drag Race and her profile is highlighted in a separate box, but in the overall list of profiles hers is not displayed. Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 (also making appearances in seasons 9 and 10 as well as in RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race), she received almost 100 reviews with a score of 4.9 stars overall. She is not often available on Cameo and her video greetings are about one minute long with funny, warm and thoughtful messages.
Who Would You Choose?
If you were to book a cameo message from a drag queen, who would you choose and what would you ask for?
Booking a Cameo
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