The First-Eliminated Queens of Rupaul's Drag Race: Where Are They Now?

RuPaul's Drag Race has allowed some drag queens to show their amazing drag on TV... but others had to go home too soon. So, where are the 13 5 queens who were the first ones eliminated in their seasons, and what are they up to?

Victoria "Pork Chop" Parker

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The first queen eliminated on Drag Race ever, Victoria is now a beloved fan favorite and a favorite of Mama RuPaul's. She continues to perform drag around the world. She often tweets about politics, and was even blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump.

Insta: @porkchopLA
Twitter: @porkchopLA

Shangela Laquifa Wadley

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Shangela was the first eliminated on season 2, but she returned for season 3. She also went on to win All Stars 3. Shangie is now a world-famous drag queen, dancer, comedian, singer, and activist who tours internationally. She appeared in A Star Is Born and was featured on Ariana Grande's album thank u, next. She was the first drag queen ever to walk the red carpet at the Oscars. She recently performed a Beyonce tribute at the GLAAD awards and got a standing ovation from Beyonce.

Insta: @itsshangela
Twitter: @itsshangela

Tempest DuJour

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Many feel that Tempest was sent home too soon on season 7, but that hasn't slowed her down. She still performs drag, appeared at last year's Drag Con, and starred in the indie film Cherrypop. She raises her son and daughter with her partner.

Insta: @tempestdujour
Twitter: @tempestdujour

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Miss VANjie... Miss VANjie...

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo was so popular after her elimination on Season 14 11 that she became an internet meme and cult favorite. That brief exposure apparently got her so much love that she got a ton of bookings and jobs. Recently, she performed a song with Iggy Azalea. She is now a strong competitor on season 15 12, though the judges keep dragging her corsets. Will she win this season? We'll have to see!

Insta: @vanessavanjie
Twitter: @vanessavanjie


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Soju was the first eliminated this season, but she is still hosting her popular Youtube show, Shot With Soju. She remains problematique, but she still has a large online following on Instagram, Youtube, and elsewhere. No word on how her cyst is doing.

Insta: @shotwithsoju
Twitter: @shotwithsoju

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Who is your fav queen who went home too soon?