“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Queens Re-Imagined As Disney Princesses


Sharon Needles

I’m going to have to agree with MamaPop.com blogger Joy-Martin Malone who claims she’d much rather her young daughters look up to the queens of Drag Race as role models than Disney’s litany of cartoon princesses:

When it comes down to it, I respect Drag Queens.  They are artists.  They are able to conceptualize an idea and transform themselves (without the help of magic, I might add).  They are risk-takers.  They are punk.

And Disney Princesses?  They are a man-made franchise created to sell cheaply made shit to our daughters.  They are a perpetuation of the weak, dumb woman that obediently waits for a man to come along and make her valuable.

Now, no t no shade to the Magic Kingdom, but homegirl has a point.

W’ve already seen the Drag Race dolls re-imagined as Disney villains, but Martin got us thinking: What if our queens were made over as Disney princesses?


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Jinkx Monsoon as Sleeping Beauty

Given Lady Monsoon’s penchant for unprompted napping, we think she’d do a great job as the most tired of the Disney girls.

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Pandora Boxx as Alice

This one’s almost too easy since Pandora dressed up as Alice for a gamer convention this summer. Of course, Pandora’s version was more bloodthirsty than Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, but we think she’d do a great job singing to semi-invisible cats and avoiding being decapitated.

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Serena ChaCha as Belle

Serena is back with a new music video but as Beauty & the Beast’s Belle, she would have plenty of time to “pick up a book and go read,” considering she’d be locked inside an endless library.

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Honey Mahogany as Princess Jasmine

This San Francisco treat got read for filth in Season 5 for her diehard commitment to kaftans. But as Aladdin’s Jasmine she could weary flowing gowns till the end of time.

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Latrice Royale as Tiana

In the wise words of Mo’nique: Never trust a skinny cook.  That’s why we cast Latrice Royale, the chunky-yet-funky Floridian diva as a more realistic version of southern gourmand Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

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Ongina as Mulan

Ongina, the androgynous superstar from Season 1, was a fierce warrior princess who was brave enough to bare her soul. We think she would slay on the battlefield as Mulan just as much as she did on the runway.

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Coco Montrese as Scar from The Lion King

Look how orange you fucking look, girl! (Okay, Scar’s not technically a princess—but he sure was a queen.)

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