‘Drag Race’ contestants named; none from Texas

OK, everyone knows the best drag queens between the coasts — maybe including them — are in Dallas. So how come none of the new season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants are from the Lone Star State? It’s an outrage!

Well, we can take comfort in knowing that it means we didn’t have to give up any of our talent for a few weeks of filming … and it makes it easier to meow about who deserves to go.

Two (Mariah and Phoenix) are from Atlanta (Ru’s hometown), two from L.A. (Raja and Venus D-Lite), one (Yara Sofia) from Puerto Rico like last season’s Jessica Wild, with the remaining seven scattered around the country. Get ready to watch these girls lip synch … for their lives.

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Next month’s Big D Rodeo in Alvarado to feature James Allen Clark, Big Diamond Dash barrel race

At Big D Rodeo
James Allen Clark

The Texas Gay Rodeo Association’s Big D Rodeo is coming up in less than a month, and GayCowboyCentral.com has made the video below to promote the event.

The rodeo will be Sept. 10-12 at the Diamond W Arena in Alvarado. In addition to all the usual fun — the Wild Drag Race, the Goat Dressing, the bull riding and the chute dogging and more — James Allen Clark will be on hand to perform his debut single, “If I Didn’t Know Better.” Go out to his website to hear the song. I did, and it’s quite good.

The rodeo opens Friday with exhibitions from noon to 3 p.m., and the Big Diamond Dash Open 5D Barrel Race, with $1,000 in added money, at 6 p.m.

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RuPaul (RuPalin?) returns

The second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” starts Monday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. CST on Logo. And the Supermodel of the World is turning to the image of the Alaskan Snow Queen (Sarah Palin) to promote the new season. Here’s the photo:

Books Palin Cover

And by the way, former Dallasite — and now Hollywood drag sensation — Shangela is one of the contestants in season 2.

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