RuPaul made an announcement via a Vanity Fair event that next year there will be a four-episode “Drag Race” competition with celebrities as the contestants.
Celebrities will compete for the title of America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar plus they’ll win money they can donate to the charity of their choice.
“I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!” said RuPaul.
The celebrities will be mentored by past Drag Race competitors and winners such as Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (“Vanjie, Vanjie, Vanjie”).
They haven’t announced the celebs yet but I’m hoping for Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Mike Pence. We can only hope!
To tide you over, here’s a flashback video from RuPaul’s debut album, featuring a song called “Back To My Roots”. Man that was a good album.