'RuPaul's Drag Race' Exclusive: Meet season 2's first queen, Jessica Wild

Ru-Pauls-Drag-Race-cast_l EW is pleased to introduce the first contestant who'll be sashaying your way on season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race: Meet Jessica Wild. The raven-haired beauty (pictured at left in a bustier and door-knocker-sized earrings) is actually the choice of the people — that is, fans chose her from the slew of wannabes who submitted profiles on RuPaulCasting.com. (The rest of the cast will consist of producer-chosen contestants.) As I'm sure Drag Race fans will remember, last year's fan-voted contestant was none other than delicious runner-up Nina Flowers. So Jessica has a lot to live up to in the show's second season, which is set to debut in early 2010.

From the initial information LOGO has provided — and the blog posts and videos Jessica posted on her LOGO profile — here's what we know: Jessica's real name is David. He's a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, but recently moved to Miami, and is a dancer, make-up artist, and choreographer by day. (Are you shocked?!?) "Jessica is a creative character, full of energy, very sensual and unique," David says in a video designed to show off his personality. He then goes on to cite inspirations from Madonna to Nina Flowers herself. How cute is he?

Here, in a somewhat hilarious — and exclusive to EW.com — video, Jessica makes the big announcement herself:

One thing: Girl needs to get a little better at working the camera — the multiple takes are funny, but that ain't gonna cut it on the actual show! If it continues, she'll be "lip syncing for her life" before we know it. Actually, from the videos posted on her profile page, it's seems Jessica is a versatile — and rather physical — performer. Perhaps the following performance video better shows off Jessica's talents:

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you convinced that Jessica Wild should be on RuPaul's Drag Race? Are you pumped for season 2?

More on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' from EW:

RuPaul on 'Drag Race': Five rules for a killer comeback
'RuPaul's Drag Race': LOGO greenlights season 2
'RuPaul's Drag Race': Nine suggestions for staying fresh in season 2
'RuPaul's Drag Race' casting begins: What's your audition song?
'RuPaul's Drag Race' on The Must List

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  • kent

    She gonna be gooood!

    • Nassim

      I’m curious as to the heisatnce to use custom icons. I agree that they override the quick scanibility and differentiation we depend on for quick icon recognition, but I think the idea here is that we use these to customize our own interfaces which we should be quite familiar with. Honestly, with my dock, I depend a lot more on positioning than icon design. So I know my Adobe apps are so-far in from the right side, my browsers and development apps are so-far in from the left, and so on. I don’t think the icon replacement would override that. It’s valid to worry about affecting the user behavior, but if the only user is me, then I dictate my own behavior. I’m all for the idea of customizing my GUI to reflect my own aesthetic.

  • beth

    That is too gross.

  • stephan smith

    I am so PUMPED about season 2! This is the best reality show I’ve ever seen – it’s amazing, it has depth, drama and tons of laughs. It’s just what America needs again – been missing things like this since the 90’s. RuPaul we Love you.

    • Louisa

      I agree with you all the way! Love the show this is true competition. You can see it in their eyes.

  • 1critic

    Screw ANTM. This is the real fierce right here.

  • dustin foss

    I think Season 2 will b a Blast 2 watch,Can”t wait,

  • Jesse

    I agree with Beth… she’s gross. She should never be allowed to speak on camera. Watching her gave me a headache.

  • Neo

    Jesse, get used to it. I bet that she has more style than you.

  • carlos

    jesica yo soy puertoriqueno y te deseo suerte y recuerda dar lo mejor de ti att sindy or nolo du your best because puerto rico can duet.

  • sharon

    I love love love this show. I am an old Jewish mama and I love you “lady boys” too too much!!!

  • sharon

    I love love love this show!!! Old Jewish mama loves the “lady boys” too too much!!!!

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