Behind-the-Scenes Pics: RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Hit the Cover of NYC's Next Magazine! Smile Carmen, Manila & Mimi!

Can you name this bosom? Which sparkling Drag Racer is rocking the bejeweled boobs?

This Friday, NYC’s provocative and sassy weekly gay rag, Next Magazine, glams things up a little with a trio of queens from Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race gracing the cover. Next is featuring three local ladyboys who are among the 12 contestants slated to make their big debut on RuPaul’s Drag Race when the new season steps off on Monday, January 24th (starting at 9pm ET).

Carmen Carrera (from nearby Elmwood Park, NJ), Mimi Imfurst (a NYC fixture for the past few years) and Manila Luzon (a splendid newer beauty on the local drag scene) all serve up their best Rocky Horror-inspired looks for the cover shoot, snapped by Glammy-Award winning photographer Jeff Eason. Inside the mag (available at fine gay joints citywide; or online at, get into some dishy lil’ interviews with the gals.

(And… PSSSST! Those are Manila’s spiked knockers you’re peeking at above.)

Right here, I’ve just assembled a few on-the-set pics snapped at the photo shoot. Oh, the glamour… Want more from these queens? Watch our RuPaul’s Drag Race cast interviews as the gals discuss important issues like queen-on-queen sex (aka “kai kai”), throwing shade and tranny chasers.

Nah, it’s not your vision. This one’s a little blurry… After the jump get more crystal clear on-set pics!

Carmen: Maid in New Jersey, Baby!!!!

Chesty Mimi ties one on.

Good help ain’t so hard to find… Carmen helps Manila get her look on.

Mimi gets some prep help from her manager David Charpentier and Escuelita’s Louie Garay snaps pics!

The queens with photographer Jeff Eason and Next Magazine editor Benjamin Solomon (right). Awwwwwwwwwwww…

Dang! Manila always knows exactly where the camera is…

Girrrrl, Mimi has no time for you, OK?

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Next offices… Maybe you’d like some wallpapers of old Next Magazine covers?

Here’s a look at Carmen in her post-shoot street drag. Fiiiiine!!!

And this is Manila’s after-shoot look… Just a little something for the ride home! BAMMM! Get it, Lady!!!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 premieres on Logo starting at 9pm ET on Monday, January 24th.

And if you’re in NYC, you can see Carmen Carrera and Mimi Imfurst both this coming Saturday, Jan. 15th at Escuelita. Season 2’s Jessica Wild will be performing, too! Go ladies!

Oh… And here’s the final cover shot!!! Grab Next this weekend, y’all!

Get into Next via Facebook. Ciao!!!!

John Polly is a former editor at NewNowNext. He now makes the magic happen at World of Wonder.