More surprises await viewers on this season of the Emmy-winning reality show.
If you're still reeling from the double-twist on Ru Paul's Drag Race All Stars finale which ended last week, get ready for whole new surprises as season 11 of Drag Race proper begins on Thursday, Feb. 28.
One of the things fans have grown to expect is an A-list lineup of guest judges and this year the roster is like a laundry list of LGBT icons.
Joining Ru and regularjurists Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews are personalities that range from horror icons to reality stars to an MSNBC commentator.
Guest judges include Miley Cyrus, Troye Sivan, Lena Waithe, Joel McHale, Cara Delevingne, Bobby Moynihan, Kandi Burruss, Tiffany Pollard, Gina Rodriguez, Sydelle Noel, Wanda Sykes, Elvira, Guillermo Diaz, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Travis Wall, Amber Valetta, Tony Hale, Clea Duvall, Fortune Feimster, Cheyenne Jackson, Katherine Langford and Natasha Lyonne.
Additionally, Rachel Maddow will treat the queens to a special guest appearance.
The 15 competing queens will give their all to impress the judges as they vie for the ultimate title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a grand prize of $100,000.
The previously announced contestants include:
A’keria C. Davenport (Dallas, TX)
Ariel Versace (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Brooke Lynn Hytes (Nashville, TN)
Honey Davenport (New York, NY)
Kahanna Montrese (Las Vegas, NV)
Mercedes Iman Diamond (Minneapolis, MN)
Nina West (Columbus, OH)
Plastique Tiara (Dallas, TX)
Ra’jah D. O’Hara (Dallas, TX)
Scarlet Envy (New York, NY)
Shuga Cain (New York, NY)
Silky Nutmeg Ganache (Chicago, IL)
Soju (Los Angeles, CA)
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Los Angeles, CA) and Yvie Oddly (Denver, CO).
The series recently made history as the first to win Emmys® for both Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program categories in the same year. It also scored VH1’s first Producers Guild Award for Producer of Game and Competition Reality Show.
Fans can catch up on past seasons during Logo’s “Drag to Ru-Member MaRUthon” kicking off with the very first episode of season one on Friday, February 22 at 8 pm ET/PT. The marathon will cycle through all 10 seasons and end with the season 11 premiere on Thursday, February 28 at 9 pm ET/PT on VH1.
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