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Chi Chi DeVayne was wounded, but Drag Race helped her heal

Chi Chi DeVayne sashays away, but not for long.

Chi Chi DeVayne has come a long way from her school of hard-knocks in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 29-year-old was a person who joined gangs, carried a gun and got into all sorts of trouble before she became a drag queen. “I don’t get ready, I stay ready,” she proclaimed on the first episode of Drag Race season 8.

Derrick Barry moves on from Vegas, Britney Spears, and Drag Race

Derrick Barry makes it to the top five of Drag Race, and sashays to new-found success without Britney

Ru Paul’s Drag Race has created many stars. But this year one contestant stood out for having his own successful Vegas show, he unfortunately went home this week, but that’s only the beginning.

Drag Race has opened up endless opportunities for its contestants and made them feel their talent is not limited to local nightclubs or themed special events.

VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Monday

Monday night TV: "RuPaul's Drag Race" finale; "Smash," "Lost Girl" and "Secret Life of the American Teenager."

GLAAD's What To Watch on Monday

Monday night TV picks from GLAAD: "Secret Life of the American Teenager," "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Smash."