Trixie Mattel, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Alyssa Edwards, and Others Return For A Celebrity-Filled Season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Start your engines, Drag Race fans. Hot off the heels of RuPaul’s first United Kingdom-based season of the reality show, the drag performer announced another special season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. This one will feature celebrities, all competing for the title of “America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar.” Who will appear on this season of the series? When does Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere? Here’s what we know about the show so far.

RuPaul created another special season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ entitled ‘Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Drag Race is more than just a reality show — it’s an empire. There’s the Emmy-nominated spin-off show, Untucked. There are seasons of the series exclusively featuring the best former contestants, called RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars. There’s even been the “Holi-slay” winter-themed episode, filled with holiday cheer and gags. This upcoming season of the reality series, entitled Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race, will be a four-episode season featuring public figures and a few familiar faces from the Drag Race family.

“Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are,” RuPaul said in a press release. “I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!”

Former contestants of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ will be on ‘Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Although this is a season featuring celebrities, that doesn’t mean some fan-favorite contestants will not appear. According to Vanity Fair, the former contestants returning for this season include 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.

“This was the most fun I’ve ever had on [RuPaul’s Drag Race,]” Trixie Mattel tweeted, following the announcement. Presumably, these former contestants will be helping transform these celebrities into drag versions of themselves. Throughout this series, they will compete for the title of “America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar.”

While RuPaul has not announced which celebrities will appear on the series, celebrities who made appearances on other seasons include Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Miley Cyrus. Even Nancy Pelosi appeared to give the queens encouragement.

Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor, Morgan McMichaels, Milk, BenDeLaCreme, Kennedy Davenport, Trixie Mattel, Aja, and Shangela of 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars'
Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor, Morgan McMichaels, Milk, BenDeLaCreme, Kennedy Davenport, Trixie Mattel, Aja, and Shangela of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’ | Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

When does ‘Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race’ premiere?

After 13 Emmy wins at this year’s award show, some fans are ready for another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. While we have confirmation that Drag Race is returning for the twelfth season, there is no official premiere date for this series. There will also be an All-Stars 5 premiering within the upcoming months, in addition to this special season of Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The “celebri-tea” has officially been spilled. According to the show’s Twitter account, Celebrity RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres sometime in 2020. Until then, fans can watch episodes of RuPaul’s other spin-off series, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Drag Race UK is available for streaming on Wow Presents Plus. New episodes premiere on the television network, LOGO, on Friday nights.

RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race will premiere next year on VH1 sometime in 2020. Fans can stream episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on or on the VH1 App.