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[04/12/12 - 03:01 AM]
Logo Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five With Launch of Online Casting Contest
Voting will end on May 2 and the top queen, as determined by the fans, will join the cast to compete on the new season, slated to air in early 2013.

[via press release from Logo]

Logo Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five With Launch of Online Casting Contest

Drag Queen Hopefuls Can Upload Audition Videos from April 11th to April 18th

Fans to Pick One of the Dragtestants with Online Voting that Begins April 18th and Concludes May 2nd

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 --Are you a Glamazon? Think you have what it takes to work it out on the main stage? Now's your chance! Logo is calling for all "America's Next Drag Superstar" hopefuls to upload their audition videos on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/rupaulsdragrace) starting today until April 18th. Beginning April 18th, fans will be able to watch the submissions and vote for their favorites. Voting will end on May 2nd and the top queen, as determined by the fans, will join the cast to compete on the fifth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" slated to air on Logo in early 2013. The lucky winner will be announced on Facebook in June.

Commenting on the casting contest, RuPaul exclaimed, "I live for drag and to witness the excitement surrounding the success of our show, takes my breath away!"

RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, has pushed the boundaries of popular culture on an international level and continues to make history with "RuPaul's Drag Race," the first reality television show featuring drag queens. The current season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" recorded the highest-rated series premiere in Logo's history reaching nearly one million viewers on its premiere night.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Mandy Salangsang and Steven Corfe serve as Co-Executive Producers for World of Wonder Productions. Brent Zacky and Pamela Post are Executive Producers for Logo.

For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and to view the current episode and sneak preview clips of upcoming episodes, 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 the series on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what's next - all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that's outrageous, smart, and inclusive. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 50 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER

Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag U" (Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "Finding Sarah" (OWN), and the new docu-soap following dancer Travis Wall, "All the Right Moves" (Oxygen). World of Wonder has also created award winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster", "Monica in Black and White", and "The Last Beekeeper", which won a 2010 Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. They recently premiered their latest documentary "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. Most recently, their 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit "Becoming Chaz" and HBO special "Wishful Drinking" both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations.

With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. The WOW Report receives more than 175,000 visitors a month.





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