RUPAUL IS TURNING THE COMPETITION UP TO 100 AND ADDING AN ALL-STAR PANEL OF GUEST JUDGES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE”
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is celebrating all things 100! The mega-hit competition series returns to Logo with a Queen-sized 90-minute premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT that also marks the 100th episode and 100th Queen to sashay into the workroom. To celebrate the milestone, Logo will air a ‘Runway to 100’ marathon of the full series beginning on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new interviews with previous contestants who will spill all of the behind-the-scenes T on their seasons.
The ‘Runway to 100’ series marathon leads into the 100th episode extravaganza and the kick-off of a historic new season featuring a court of cutthroat Queens competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize as well as the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” RuPaul welcomes backCarson Kressley and Ross Mathews to the permanent judging panel alongside Michelle Visage. Think you know this race? Honey, you have no idea.
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or “Sashay Away.” This season’s celebrity guest judges include Nicole Richie, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, David and Amy Sedaris, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Ester Dean, Faith Evans, Jamal Sims, Chanel Iman, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Tasha Smith and Vivica A. Fox.
For a sneak peek at the new season, click here.
The 12 previously announced Queens include: Acid Betty (Brooklyn, NY), Bob The Drag Queen (New York, NY), Chi Chi DeVayne (Shreveport, LA), Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Austin, TX), Dax ExclamationPoint (Savannah, GA), Derrick Barry (Las Vegas, NV), Kim Chi (Chicago, IL), Laila McQueen (Gloucester, MA), Naomi Smalls(Redlands, CA), Naysha Lopez (Chicago, IL), Robbie Turner (Seattle, WA) and Thorgy Thor (Brooklyn, NY).
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo.
For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race” news and exclusives, join the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Facebook page or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace. Follow along with live gifs from the show onTumblr and additional content on the show’s Instagram page.
Logo is celebrating the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with premiere events nationwide featuring gag-worthy performances by the entire season 8 cast and beats from DJ Lady Bunny. Surprise hosts to be announced soon. Events to take place in New York City on February 22, Chicago on February 24th, Austin on February 26th, San Francisco on February 28th and Los Angeles on March 1st. For ticket information go to vossevents.com.