RuPaul’s Drag Race announced the slate of guest judges who will join the regular panel in the reality show’s upcoming 15th season.
RuPaul returns as head judge and will be joined by core judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kennedy and Ross Matthews, with Ts Madison returning as a rotating member. The series will kick off with a two-part premiere that will feature the one and only Ariana Grande as the season’s first guest judge.
After that, RuPaul and company will be joined by a roster of music, film and TV icons as guest judges each week. These include Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Julia Garner, Janelle Monáe, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter and Orville Peck.
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RuPaul’s Drag Race follows the drag queens, all of whom have already been announced for season 15, competing for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar as well as a cash prize of $200,000. This sum is the highest amount so far in the history of this show.
The season will start on January 7 next year and will be available on WOW Presents Plus for UK viewers. The show will be immediately followed by the Untucked after-show.
Previously, RuPaul commented on the competition’s historic 15th season.
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“When I hear season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag RaceI have to pinch myself – I just won’t tell you where,” RuPaul said.
“We never take for granted the opportunity we’ve been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories. Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all , to our brave and beautiful queens.”
All of RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars broadcast on Paramount+ in the US and streamed on WOW Presents Plus in the UK.
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