Shantay, you stay! War on the Catwalk sashays into Balboa Theatre

Seven Season 9 contestants of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” including winner Sasha Velour, will take the stage on Friday evening at Balboa Theatre in a stop of a tour titled War on the Catwalk.

That’s half of the most recent season’s competitors, including three of the final four, that will be part of the “Catwalk” extravaganza.

Here are the queens who are ready to serve “fishy realness” Friday night:

Sasha Velour

Age (during season): 29

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Signature: Bald, brainy and always fashion forward

Placement: Winner

Highpoint: Again, she won, and she was never in the bottom two.

Elimination: N/A

War on the Catwalk

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown

Cost: Tickets start at $65

Info: 619.570.1100 or

Trinity Taylor (host)

Age: 31

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

Signature: The pageant queen has an incredible “tuck.”

Placement: 3rd/4th in finale

Highpoint: Multiple challenge winner

Elimination: Lost to runner-up Peppermint in a semifinal lip-sync battle to Britney Spears’ Stronger - the first of two - to finish 3rd/4th.

Shea Coulee

Age: 27

Hometown: Chicago

Signature: Fierce competitor (acting and dancing)

Placement: 3rd/4th in finale

Highpoint: Won a challenge for her portrayal of Blac Chyna in Kardashian: The Musical.

Elimination: The frontrunner lost to Velour in the second semifinal lip-sync battle to Whitney Houston’s So Emotional to finish 3rd/4th.

Alexis Michelle

Age: 32

Hometown: New York City

Signature: The Broadway Queen

Placement: 5th

Highpoint: Win as Liza Minnelli in Snatch Game; slayed as Kris Jenner in Kardashian: The Musical.

Elimination: Overall “basic” Pride, horse and Village People catwalk looks

Nina Bo’nina Brown

Age: 34

Hometown: Riverdale, Ga.

Signature: Intricate face makeup, but a Debbie Downer

Placement: 6th

Highpoint: Won the first challenge - hometown looks and Lady Gaga drag

Elimination: Weakest drag transformation of male crewmember

Farrah Moan

Age: 23

Hometown: Las Vegas

Signature: Young, blonde, thin and pretty

Placement: 8th

Highpoint: Her Madonna look

Elimination: Weakest in the roast of judge Michelle Visage

Kimora Blac

Age: 27

Hometown: Las Vegas

Signature: Her curves and derriere

Placement: 13th

Highpoint: Well ... she was part of Season 9?

Elimination: Weakest fairy-tale princess, Banana Lady

After San Diego, the show lands in two of the headliners’ hometown, Las Vegas, on Sunday night at the House of Blues.

Don Chareunsy is an arts and entertainment editor and reporter based in Las Vegas. He worked at The San Diego Union-Tribune from 2002-2008.