By Mark Kariel

On February 2, the 13 amazing drag queens competing for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar were announced. Those queens are Aja, Alexis Michelle, Charlie Hides, Eureka, Farrah Moan, Jaymes Mansfield, Kimora Blac, Nina Bo’Nina Brown, Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Trinity Taylor and Valentina.jaymes-mansfield-1

And the first two of those queens are coming to South Beach in March!

On Saturday night, March 11, South Beach welcomes Jaymes Mansfield to Houston.

Born James Wirth, Jaymes is 27 years old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His drag name was inspired by his actual first name of James and the actress Jayne Mansfield, while his drag style was inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe.

Jaymes has his own YouTube channel called Jaymes Mansfield where he discusses drag history among other drag related themes. Be sure to check it out!

jaymes-mansfield-2Jaymes considers himself very competitive. He says he will play nice with the other Season 9 girls…before he slashes their eyes out! This should make for some interesting drama!

The next Saturday night, March 18, South Beach welcomes Kimora Blac to our fine city.

Born Von Dulce, Kimora is 28 years old and resides in the “ sin city” a/k/a Las Vegas, Nevada. He chose his drag name because he absolutely loves Kimora Lee Simmons.

Kimora describes himself as a “ life-size Barbie” right out of the Barbie box.

” I’m your rich, hot, platinum blonde Barbie—super bronzy!” He goes on to describe his drag aesthetic as sexy and showgirl.

On both Saturday nights, there will be one big show with an encore after midnight, followed by an autograph and photo shoot party. Come have your photo taken with these amazing queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9!jaymes-mansfield-3

South Beach is located at 810 Pacific Street in Houston, Texas 77006. For more information, visit www.sobehouston.com or call 713-521-0107.

RU-MINDER: Stay tuned for the next edition of the MONTROSE STAR for many more upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race events. On February 2, Logo announced the 13 amazing queens who will be competing for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 9! At press time, an exact start date has not been announced, other than that it will be in March. Stay tuned!