RuPaul’s new Netflix series AJ and the Queen CERTAINLY wasn’t a drag, especially with all of the colorful drag queens in the story. Ruby Rose goes cross-country with ten-year-old sidekick AJ where they learn to love others AND each other. Along the way, Ruby races off from crazy ex-boyfriend Hector Ramirez.
And interestingly enough, some of those queens were in RuPaul’s hit reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race. These characters made a quick cameo within some of the episodes.
If you didn’t catch all of the drag queens, don’t fret –its time to reveal all of the famous cameos from the famous queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
RuPaul Drag Race Contestants Cameos
Victoria “Porkchop” Parker (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1)
Jinx Monsoon (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5)
Latrice Royale (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 1 & 4)
Monique Heart (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 4)
Ginger Minj (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 2)
Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 4)
Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 2)
Mayhem Miller (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10)
Valentina (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 4)
Eureka O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 & 10)
Bianca Del Rio (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6)
Manila Luzon (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 1 & 4)
Vanjie (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 & 11)
Jaymes Mansfield (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9)
Ongina (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1)
Kennedy Davenport (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 3)
Mariah Balenciaga (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3)
Jade Jolie (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5)
Pandora Boxx (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 1)
With the year 2020 in place, more housing starts being developed in cities nationwide. The most popular building tactic is building condos or apartments. These condos/apartments can house multiple groups of residents under one big building. Since the city is the most popular destination for jobs, people look for housing in the area.
Now here’s where things start to get interesting – most of the time the development becomes a luxury condo or apartment. These opulent buildings feature some of the hottest accommodations the city has to offer (24-hour concierge service, indoor pool, playroom, all the bells and whistles). Luxury condos and apartments are the biggest types of housing development happening in 2020.
And the number of people that can ACTUALLY afford these places? Very few.
This is the thing – many people can’t afford an apartment, let alone a LUXURY apartment, in these big cities. New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and even Dallas have some of the highest rent prices in the country. We’re pushing to market these so-called ‘luxury apartments’ to an audience from a different income bracket.
To put it more simply, how do you sell a $3000 a month luxury studio apartment in Boston to someone who makes an average salary of $20,000? The math simply just doesn’t add up. Only answer to the problem would be to sell the property who has an average salary of $40,000 or more.
And that’s just what is happening around the American cities – luxury condos and apartments skyrocketing in construction, looking to be marketed with high expectations. But those expectations won’t be met if the audiences can’t afford even a studio apartment there.
The housing PR nightmare is a simple, yet complex economic math problem cities need to solve. Many audiences have already been leaving cities in the northeast (including Boston!) and flocking down south. Even residents in the west coast are flocking from California and moving a bit east or north.
This is one complex math problems cities must solve in order to get back their audiences, those from every type of income bracket.
When I visited corporate offices as a kid, I remembered that employees had various conservative policies in the workplace. No tattoos, no piercings, no crazy hairstyles, and no casual attire. These such rules even applied for technological situations such as streaming sporting events or using emojis in emails.
This was back before I even started working my first job. Flash forward to decades later and now the workforce has changed dramatically.
More employees are pulling off those non-traditional hair styles. They are more at ease about showing off their tattoos on their arms. And many workers are wearing even more casual attire (other than on casual Fridays!).
These days, hiring managers now say tattoos and wacky hair colors are becoming more accepting in the office. A majority of them even say that workplaces have become less formal than they were a decade ago. More and more employees are busting out their most casual apparel and accessories.
One such reason for this growing trend is that the traditional social standards have loosed in the workplace. Professional appearances have drastically changed over the past decades. Button up suits and shined shoes are continually being replaced by casual graphic tees and flip-flops. More flashy jewelry is being flaunted by both men and women. Visible tattoos no longer have to be covered up by a long sleeve shirt.
Another part of this has to do with the increase of younger generation of workers. Generation Xers and Millennials will make up more than half of the workforce this year. The number of Baby Boomer employees will decrease and Generation Zers will continue to increase as well. The three growing generations of workers are creating a more relaxing work atmosphere when it comes to personal appearances.
A growing set of generations of workers, combined with loosened social standards, have paved the way for a whole new way of conducting work. People are entering their office wearing their favorite casual shirt and piercings, without dealing with the traditional idea of having to change into something more formal.
No matter what personal appearance they have, they are still getting the job done. The only difference is how they look while doing it.
So it has been almost a year since season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race ended. Yvie Oddly won the season, killing it with her incredible looks throughout the episode. After that stunning season finale, fans are already pumped for the next season.
And in this cold winter season, the only thought coming to mind is what the next project RuPaul has in store for us. Interestingly enough, his next TV series recently dropped on Netflix this month.
RuPaul Charles stars as Ruby Red in AJ and the Queen. AJ and the Queen is a comedy series about Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels all across America performing in various clubs in a 90s rundown RV. She drives around the country with her sidekick AJ, a scrappy ten-year-old stowaway. They make stops at Columbus, Little Rock, Pittsburg, Baton Rouge, and other popular cities. As they head through from city to city, Ruby Red spreads the message of love and acceptance among people everywhere.
AJ and the Queen was released on January 10th 2020. It was written by RuPaul Charles and Michael Patrick King (writer, director, and executive producer of Sex and the City).
This comedic sitcom series is a modern twist of the story around two characters traversing across the country. Ruby Red and AJ travel through the states, meeting new queens along the way. Some needed a little inspiration while others ended up teaching a few lessons of their own. It’s a comedic, feel-good sitcom that will truly warm your heart.
If you’re aching for more RuPaul’s Drag Race, then AJ and the Queen is just what you are looking for. In fact, some of the former contestants even make a cameo in the series as well.
This isn’t RuPaul’s ordinary ‘drag race’, because this time its ALL about AJ and the Queen.