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First Look: Meet The Queens Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Eight

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It's that time of year again -- queers all around the world are gearing up for the much anticipated eighth season of the show that brought drag culture into the mainstream: "RuPaul's Drag Race."

Logo revealed the 12 girls who will compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" last night during the NewNowNext Awards -- and we're pretty gagged over the line-up.

With girls from all across the scenes and spectrum of drag performance coming together to compete head to head (and tuck to tuck), we're happily going to dub this time of year "gay football season."

There's still a bit of time until the premiere date is announced, so until then, scroll down the list and get to know the new queens below.

Happy "Drag Race," Squirrel Friends!

All contestant descriptions courtesy of Logo. Keep checking back here for more details on the upcoming season and head to LogoTV.com for even more info.

  • ACID BETTY, 37, Brooklyn, NY
    "No need to adjust your TV sets -- this acid trip is all real. The self-proclaimed 'bitch' of the competition, Acid Betty mix
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    "No need to adjust your TV sets -- this acid trip is all real. The self-proclaimed 'bitch' of the competition, Acid Betty mixes a retina-searing psychedelic style with an outspoken, confrontational attitude. As Betty herself puts it, 'even Bianca [Del Rio] won’t f*** with her. That’s the T!'"

    HuffPost Queer Voices previously interviewed Acid Betty for our series "After Dark" -- check it out here.
  • BOB THE DRAG QUEEN, 29, New York, NY
    "This funny girl describes herself as 'hilarious, beautiful, talented… and humble.' And, well, she might toot her own
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    "This funny girl describes herself as 'hilarious, beautiful, talented… and humble.' And, well, she might toot her own horn, having perfected her comedic chops hosting drag shows six nights a week in Manhattan. Bob’s unabashed confidence will either win the judges over… or cost her the crown."
  • DAX EXCLAMATIONPOINT, 31, Savannah, GA
    "The self-described 'queen of all nerds,' Dax is a cosplaying queen who draws her inspiration from comic book superheroes. Co
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    "The self-described 'queen of all nerds,' Dax is a cosplaying queen who draws her inspiration from comic book superheroes. Combine her unique take on drag with a gritty determination to succeed, and Dax looks like the perfect Storm to take the crown."
  • CHI CHI DEVAYNE, 29, Shreveport, LA
    "A sassy, southern dancing queen with a formidable lip-synch, this queen puts the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in '
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    "A sassy, southern dancing queen with a formidable lip-synch, this queen puts the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in 'country.' Hailing from humble roots, Chi Chi is determined to win the $100,000 prize. And if she can rise to the challenge and embrace who she is in the competition… she might just be laughing all the way to the bank."
  • CYNTHIA LEE FONTAINE, 34, Austin, TX
    "Originally from Puerto Rico, this latina pageant queen is 'sexy as a goddesses and funny as a clown.' Cynthia plans to domin
    Courtesy of Logo
    "Originally from Puerto Rico, this latina pageant queen is 'sexy as a goddesses and funny as a clown.' Cynthia plans to dominate the competition with her giant personality… and with her giant 'kuku' too. But will her wonderful wackiness translate on the runway?"
  • DERRICK BARRY, 32, Las Vegas, NV
    "Professional celebrity impersonator Derrick transforms himself into Britney Spears six nights a week on the Las Vegas strip,
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    "Professional celebrity impersonator Derrick transforms himself into Britney Spears six nights a week on the Las Vegas strip, with a look so convincing even Brit-Brit herself was left speechless when she met him. But whether the judges will go crazy for Derrick’s Britney, or ask him to gimme more, remains to be seen."
  • KIM CHI, 27, Chicago, IL
    This Korean drag queen is not only a cultural first for RuPaul’s Drag Race -- she’s also the first Korean drag qu
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    This Korean drag queen is not only a cultural first for RuPaul’s Drag Race -- she’s also the first Korean drag queen ever to be on television. With her formidable makeup skills and over-the-top anime drag, it doesn’t look like she will disappoint in her ambassadorial duties for Korea. Not bad for a queen named after pickled cabbage."
  • LAILA McQUEEN, 22, Gloucester, MA
    "A quasi-rocker-goth-queen, Laila brings a dark and delicious flavor to the race. Her punky aesthetic and Beetlejuice fashion
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    "A quasi-rocker-goth-queen, Laila brings a dark and delicious flavor to the race. Her punky aesthetic and Beetlejuice fashions make her stand out from the crowd… but only time will tell if they can make her rise to the top of the competition."
  • NAOMI SMALLS, 21, Redlands, CA
    "This ridiculously leggy, tall glass of water is obsessed with 90s supermodels, like her namesake Naomi Campbell. But with a
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    "This ridiculously leggy, tall glass of water is obsessed with 90s supermodels, like her namesake Naomi Campbell. But with a last name inspired by Biggie Smalls, it’s no wonder she also has a notorious reputation... so you’d better check your lipstick before you come for her."
  • NAYSHA LOPEZ, 31, Chicago, IL
    "One of the most beautiful queens ever to grace the 'Drag Race' runway, Naysha already made waves in the pageant world when s
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    "One of the most beautiful queens ever to grace the 'Drag Race' runway, Naysha already made waves in the pageant world when she snatched the prestigious Miss Continental crown. But rub this flawless queen the wrong way, and her reaction will be anything but pretty."
  • ROBBIE TURNER, 33, Seattle, WA
    Hailing from the same city as her best friends (and 'Drag Race' alumni) Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, Robbie Turner has som
    Courtesy of Logo
    Hailing from the same city as her best friends (and 'Drag Race' alumni) Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, Robbie Turner has some big shoes to fill as the third installment of the Seattle Drag Race trilogy. Luckily, Robbie is a multi-talented comedic performer… skills that will stand her in good stead if her predecessors are any indication."
  • THORGY THOR, 31, Brooklyn, NY
    "Fans are going to fall in love with this colorful 'fashion clown' for both her high-octane energy and eclectic style. A perf
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    "Fans are going to fall in love with this colorful 'fashion clown' for both her high-octane energy and eclectic style. A perfectionist by nature and determined to be recognized for her talents, will Thorgy’s competitive streak ultimately help or hinder her in the race?"

    HuffPost Queer Voices previously interviewed Thorgy Thor for our series "Queer New World" -- head here to check it out.
  • ...and RuPaul!
    Who could forget Mother Ru herself?
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    Who could forget Mother Ru herself?