May 31, 2015 06:20 PM EDT By Sam Machado

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 8 Spoilers: Cast Members, Judges & More Reveal Shocking Moments & Advice For Future Queens [EXCLUSIVE]

As 'RuPaul' fans brace themselves for the winner of this year's race, Enstars spoke with the contestants as they reflected back on the series as well as where their future will go from here.

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  • As RuPaul fans brace themselves for the winner of this year's race, Enstars spoke with the contestants as they reflected back on the series as well as where their future will go from here.

    While attending Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race season finale event in Los Angeles, this season's queens gave insight on certain moments that made them smile and gasp in bewilderment. Not only did we get to hear from popular contestants such as Kennedy Davenport and Miss Fame, but some earlier cast members from the race spoke up, including Courtney Act, Adore Delano along with a few iconic winners.

    The lucky winner of RuPaul Season 7 will be crowned this Monday night on Logo TV; also, for any potential queens who want to join the race next year, check out the slideshow for some tips on what a drag queen must do to survive on the race...as well as what she must never do.
  • Kennedy Davenport, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What was your best and worst moment from the race?

    "My best moment would have to be my lip-sync to Katy Perry's 'Roar.' I mean, I had to lip-sync for my life, but it came from within. My worst moment would have to be Shakespearean challenge, but I wouldn't take it back because it sparked the fire in me to take it to the next level in competition for myself."
  • Miss Fame, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What do you think was the most shocking moment this season?

    "That jello wrestling scene with Pearl. I couldn't believe we were doing that. I was actually having a b---h fit about it afterward because I was cold and I felt my glamour was compromised and I'm a glamour girl so I'mt like, 'This is not realignment with my future.'"

    ES: What are your plans for the future?

    "I have an album coming out. A full on album. I released 'Rubber Doll,' the debut single off my album, which I haven't released the name of, but it's an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about me as a writer, as a singer, and also as a visual artist in front of the camera, which is my all-time favorite thing to do. And my bigger all-time goal would be walking fashion shows for Jean Paul Gaultier. I want to get there to do the runway shows. The duality model of the future, gender should have no boundary, beauty should have no boundary. It should be fluid."
  • Max, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What were your best and worst moments on the series?

    "The two challenges where I won were my best moments. And my times getting to actually know the girls, every time that we weren't being told to be quiet on set, those were good times. And then my worst time was probably when I got eliminated, but my best time was when I actually won two challenges."

    ES: What are your plans for the future?

    "Music, MAC cosmetics collaboration, movies,a theme park, television, traveling stage shows, novelty items...it's never gonna end. I'm on a Hollywood role and I'm not stopping."
  • Kandy Ho, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What were some of your best and worst moments on the series?

    "I think they were all great moments. I just try to do my best at what I knew how to do, and what I didn't I tried even harder. It was a lot of good girls so you have to stand out in any possible way. But I loved each and every moment. Maybe the downside would have been my beautiful beard in the first episode. But it happens.

    That's what you're there for. You're there to learn, have a good time and it's just drag, don't take it too seriously. You have to be a professional about it, that keeps you balanced."
  • Mrs Kasha Davis, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "The first shocking moment to me that was so fresh and real was when Kennedy was sent home. That really shocked the crap out of me. I didn't expect that at all. Not to say that the others didn't do well, but I expected Ginger and Kennedy to be there."

    ES: What is the best way to break out into drag?

    "It's to start and practice at home, but just get out there and do it. You got to go mess up before you can do well. Like anything else, it doesn't just happen. You got to get through it, do it several times before you can say you're an expert. And get on the tutorials, there's so many experts online. Get out there and see what they're doing and practice, practice, practice."
  • Jasmine Masters, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What was the biggest shock this season?

    "Kennedy going home...that was a big shock...biiiig shock."

    ES: What's the best way to break out into drag?

    "Just do it. Just go for it. You have nothing to lose. Put it on and live your fantasy."
  • Sasha Belle, Season 7 Contestant

    Enstars: What do you think were the most shocking moments in the race this season?

    "I was shocked when Pearl almost quit...that, like, hurt my heart. I was like, 'How dare you?' [laughs] I was shocked when they sent Jasmine to pack her bags, I'm like, 'Couldn't you guys have done this on Episode 2 so I could've stayed a little longer?'

    Pearl and Violet in the snatch game were hilarious and I thought Fame was really good in the John Waters challenge, I don't agree with that decision that she was bottom two, I thought that she was one of the funniest ones. It's really cool to see girls branch out like that. That's what the show does to you."
  • Tempest Dujour, Season 7 Contestant

    What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "Pearl's exchange with Ru on the couch...that was a little sassy. As a parent, that made ma a little tense...like, Pearl needs a time-out. Other than that, surely, the most shocking moment happened in my elimination. I mean, who would've thought?"

    ES: What is the best way to break out into drag?

    "Practice, practice, practice. These girls, we're dealing with generation entitlement now. Young kids, like they just become famous when they put on a dress. You got to work for it. Define your craft like anything else. Work for it."
  • Courtney Act, Season 6 Contestant

    Enstars: What have you been up to since your RuPaul days?

    "I just finished recording my EP, which is coming out in July. I was writing that with Sam Sparrow, Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters and more producers in LA, we just shot the first music video in London last week. And the first music video is coming out in the beginning of June and the whole EP is coming out in the beginning of July."

    ES: What were some of the most shocking moments from this season?

    "I think that Violet's corset moment was pretty brilliant. I thought that Pearl and RuPaul's stand-off was pretty fabulous. I want to see the uncut version of that, I think that would be fun. And I haven't seen the last three episodes because I've been overseas and I didn't want to be forced into life of crime and illegally download them."
  • Adore Delano, Season 6 Contestant

    Enstars: What have you been up to since your RuPaul days?

    "I released an album. I've been popping out music videos and just working on my new album, it'll be coming out later this year. And just making music and traveling the world."

    ES: What advice do you have for future contestants?

    "Suck it up. Just have fun with it. We forget that drag is supposed to be a celebration first and rebellion and having fun. It shouldn't be rules in anything that you do as long as fun comes first."
  • Darienne Lake, Season 6 Contestant

    Enstars: What is the best way to break out in drag?

    "I think it's best to not just 'break out into drag,' I think it's best to sort of ease into it. Maybe first trying it at home or maybe Halloween- Halloween, I always think is a great way to sort of have your debutante ball if you will. But it depends on where you live and the country. You don't want to break out your first time somewhere where it's, like, Tucsan, where it's 118 degrees. So that's why Halloween is great, it's perfect, it's not too cold, not too warm."

    ES: What have you been up to since your RuPaul days?

    "I've been traveling all over the world- Australia, Europe, just about everywhere and all over the country and Canada, which I love! So I'm just really enjoying that- paying off my house, which is a fantastic benefit to this whole entire thing."
  • BenDeLaCreme, Season 6 Contestant

    Enstars: What is the best way to break out into drag?

    "Don't do it! If you're not already doing it, I recommend you just steer clear, it's a terrible life! [laughs] No, the best way to get started is to just dive into it. I feel like too many people are looking at other peoples' model of how they do drag and you just have to step into it. Don't be afraid to be like, 'I'm going to do exactly what I think drag should be for me,' and that's the key to success right there."
  • Joslyn Fox, Season 6 Contestant

    Enstars: What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "What really shook me was when Katya had her breakdown when she was crying because I all of a sudden saw myself in her. And she's a Boston girl so we're home sisters, but I never met her before and it was in that moment where I felt like I had known her my whole life. And she was doing what we all went through and what all those girls are going through. It's a lot. It's a huge scale of emotions so I thought that was so raw and honest and I just loved that she did that, it kind of shocked me because it was so honest."

    ES: What is the best way to break out into drag?

    "The best way is to steal your mom's clothes- that's what I did [laughs]. Just do what you need to do. There's so many different styles of drag and don't try to fall into some kind of a category. Just take everything you love and make that your drag and that's what your persona will be."
  • Bianca Del Rio, Season 6 Winner

    Enstars: What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "I thought the most shocking moment was when Violet came out with that oxygen tank and I thought Oh My God, what is Ru using now? [Laughs] No, that's a joke...get it? Takes a minute to explain...but you know, the great thing about this show is that each year it re-invents itself. So it's great to see young, new fresh talent, which the year before, you saw me and Courtney Act roll. And they're always trying to change it and make it better. So I think the whole process has been amazing."
  • Jinkx Monsoon, Season 5 Winner

    Enstars: What advice do you have for future contestants on the series?

    "Bring your tenacity and leave your excuses at home because all we get to see is what you put on that runway. The excuses do not pay the bills" [laughs hysterically].
  • Sharon Needles, Season 4 Winner

    Enstars: What advice do you have for future contestants on the series?

    "All I can say is, don't think you know the way the game works. And now we are living in a generation where these drag queens- especially the younger ones- started drag with this show already being a part of pop culture. Also, pay your dues. Don't think you can just put on a wig and that you're going to enter drag race. You got to go out in the world, you got to fall on your feet, you got to get your purse stolen. You got to do a couple rails of blow in the back of a dressing room at one in the morning on the corner of 47th and 9th in midtown. You get yourself dirty. Learn what this lifestyle is all about before you walk onto that main stage because anyone nowadays can look like a drag queen with makeup tutorials, but are you a drag queen within? And that's what you really need to be. That's why I was so sad to see some of these season queens go so early because I knew they had so much life experience to express on the show."
  • Ross Mathews, judge

    Enstars: What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "Maybe the Violet Chachki corset moment, I'll never forget that, that was an unbelievable sight, and that made my jaw drop."

    ES: What advice do you have for future contestants on the series?

    "I think pop and pop early, don't get in your own head. I think so many of them- Pearl's a perfect example- sort of like held back and then slowly came out of her shell. There is not time to slowly come out of your shell, you have bad timing crack of a window of an opportunity, you kick it down, honey, and turn it into a doorway and I think that if Violet could do it again, she would do it that way. A lot of the queens that went home early shouldn't have would do that as well."
  • Carson Kressley, judge

    Enstars: What was the most shocking moment this season?

    "When one of the queens [Violet Chachki] said she hated Michelle Visage, that was kind of a jaw-dropper, I was kind of like, 'Oh no, that's not good! She's gonna regret that...' I loved some of the fashion moments, like the convertible outfit that Violet Chachki had in the first episode where she was in a black cocoon and all of a sudden, she flipped it and was like a tartan butterfly. That was pretty great. And I think every episode had something really memorable."

    ES: What advice do you have for future contestants on the series?

    "First of all, you got to be in it to win it. So send in your applications, thousands of girls apply every year, but everyone should think that they have a chance so they should definitely apply. And then I think when they make it I think sometimes girls make mistakes like, 'Oh, I'm already a fabulous drag queen and I know everything,' but actually they really need to learn from the experience and take what the judges say and really let that evolve because I think every reality show- whether it's RuPaul's Drag Race or Dancing With the Stars- you're looking for somebody that has that journey and you see them evolve and become better than they even thought they could be. And that's who I relate to and that's who the fans at home relate to."
  • Jason Carter, pit crew member

    Enstars: What advice do you have for future contestants on the series?

    "Be original, know how to sew, know the words to your songs and just don't worry about trying to be someone that you're not. They put you on a show because of who you are and what they see so just bring that and you should be successful."

    ES: Is it awkward at all wearing almost nothing on the series?

    "You get used to it. At first, it's a little like, 'WHAAAT?!' But after a while it's like another day at the office."
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