“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season One, Meet The Queens: Ongina

Good news, everybody: The long-lost first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is coming back to Logo, starting September 30. To get you revved up, we’re re-introducing you to the pioneering divas that blazed a trail for the Rajas, Tyras and Sharons to come.

Today it’s time for Ongina, a standout for her original look, determination, and fierce honesty in discussing her HIV-positive status. Voted Most Addictive Reality TV Star at the 2009 NewNowNext Awards, Ongina doesn’t wear wigs, padding or tuck, but she’s still one of the most versatile and focused contestants Drag Race ever had.

Get to know Ongina in the video above, and see her do her thing when Drag Race returns to Logo, September 30 at 9pm/8pm central, only on Logo.

Related:  Ongina Delivers $25,000 to the Harvey Milk School – In Fierce Heels!

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.