By Joey Nolfi
February 27, 2019 at 11:07 AM EST
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Did someone kill a few lightbulbs on the runway or is it getting a little shady in here?

In the great tradition of Paris Is Burning, EW gathered the gag-worthy girls of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 (premiering Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. on VH1) to open the library and read several hilarious throwback photos of each other’s first time in drag.

Ahead of the Miley Cyrus-filled RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 debut, watch EW’s exclusive reading session with the queens above, and read on for some of the best reads of the session.

A’Keria Chanel Davenport

“Bitch, you look good!” – Brooke Lynn Hytes

“That’s before the man kicked in.” – A’Keria Chanel Davenport

Ariel Versace

“Do you got a lash under your nose too, bitch?” – A’Keria Chanel Davenport

“This is probably the best beard coverage Scarlet [Envy] has ever had.” – Yvie Oddly

“Why your nose so black?” – Silky Nutmeg Ganache

“I remember responding to this ad on Craigslist.” – Kahanna Montrese

Credit: Courtesy of Ariel Versace

Brooke Lynn Hytes

“What about those semicolons as eyebrows, girl?” – Ra’Jah O’Hara

“This was after Brooke Lynn [Hytes] watched Silky’s eyebrow tutorial.” – Plastique Tiara

Honey Davenport

“This look from Honey is the future. This is better than I’ve ever seen her makeup.” – Yvie Oddly

Kahanna Montrese

*unintelligible mixture screaming, jumping, and laughing* — group

“This is just proof that Kahanna is the trade of the season.” – Yvie Oddly

Mercedes Iman Diamond

“By the hair on her chinny chin chin!” – Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Nina West

“You look like a contestant from Drop Dead Gorgeous!– Ariel Versace

“You’ve been doing drag for 16 years and your style still hasn’t changed?” – Yvie Oddly

Plastique Tiara

“She looked more Asian then. Now you’re like a white girl!” – Soju

Ra’Jah O’Hara

“Do you believe God is a woman?” – Plastique Tiara

“Your toes are hanging so far over those shoes. Your toes are supposed to go in the shoes, girl!” – Honey Davenport

“She looks like she’s about to go audition for Bad Girls Club!” – Ariel Versace

Credit: Courtesy of Ra'Jah O'Hara

Scarlet Envy

“This is me. And there’s no beard!” – Scarlet Envy

“Girl, Hot Topic doesn’t count as custom.” – Yvie Oddly

Shuga Cain

“Rachel Dolezal, I love you!” – Plastique Tiara

“She was born by a bronzer palette, bitch! Nobody’s skin tone is that orange. Your skin tone matches that bracelet!” – Nina West

“For your first time in drag, I cannot believe Carrot Top turned out like this!” – Yvie Oddly

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

“Are you in line at a fast food restaurant? Because that glow looks like it’s coming off the menu.” – Nina West


“Bitch, you need to go back in time!” – Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

“You look like a woman I would see in Harlem, like one of the girls walking around uptown!” – Shuga Cain

Yvie Oddly

“You still look the same, girl.” – Shuga Cain

“This is very ‘My parents don’t understand me and I hate everybody.'” – Brooke Lynn Hytes

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