Akashia, born Eric Flint, is a drag queen from Cleveland, Ohio. Akashia was a contestant on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race.


Akashia was known for her looks, beauty and shadiness on the show, and for wearing very little clothing.

Akashia was eliminated on the third episode, being in the bottom for the third consecutive time.

In her introduction video for RuPaul's Drag Race, she described herself as "Crazy, real and honest."

Eric believes that drag allows him to be an actor and get away with things more than he could as Eric.

Performing as Akashia, her goal is to entertain. She always aims to please the audience, prove her capabilities and leave them wanting more.

Drag Name Origin

The name is from the vampire Akasha from the movie Queen of the Damned based on the novel by Anne Rice played by Aaliyah. She likes vampires and has dressed up as Akasha for Halloween.



Akashia was eliminated on the 3rd Episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The 3rd episode's name was called the "Queens of All Media" where the queens had to channel their "Inner Oprah". Their first task was to read off a teleprompter to the camera about current events. Their second task was to pitch a chosen product as Oprah does on her "My Favorite Things" specials. Their final task was interview celebrity guest judges Tori Spelling and Dean McDermond.

The causes of her elimination first reflected to the main challenge. Akashia messed up reading the teleprompter & later froze during her product pitching. Akashia refused good manners by not standing up and greeting Tori and Dean as they arrived on the set, and she didn't say goodbye to them as they left. During Akashia's runway presentation, she slipped and fell on her bottom.

The episode of Akashia's elimination was her 3rd time in a row in the bottom. She was outshined by Shannel in her elimination, but eliminated Tammie Brown and Victoria Parker in the previous 2 episodes.

RuPaul's Drag Race Stats

Season Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 7th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1
Times as Team Captain: 1
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 3
Episode Eliminated: ep. 3

Memorable Quotes

- During the Show

  • "If I was a girl, I'd be a stripper, or a slut pregnant with a whole bunch of children."
  • "I love the attention, I do. I love it, crave it..."
  • "Jade is very cute, um I might be a lesbian with him."
  • "Maybe the Makeup is just scared to stay on your face!" - to Victoria Parker as her makeup was running off.
  • "It looks like you're ready to give a $20 hand job" - From Santino Rice to Akashia critiquing her dollar/thrift store outfit from the 1st episode.
  • "Every competition needs a bitch, and that bitch is ME and I'm happy with that. I tell it how it is and I'm fierce!"


  • Ever since Season 1's ending, Akashia has worked various nights working with her fellow contestants on the show.
  • Akashia's purpose for wearing the bronze dress on her final episode was to prove to the judges that there is more to her than wearing skimpy outfits, but she regretted this decision after her elimination.
  • Akashia was kicked out of his house at the age of 17 for being gay, and really hasn't talked to her family prior to the show's airing.

External Links

  1. Akashia's Myspace
  2. Akashia's Facebook


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