[12/19/22 - 08:31 AM] Emmy Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Announces Guest Judges for Season 15 Premiering Friday, January 6th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Julia Garner, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter, and Orville Peck to serve as guest judges.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Announces Guest Judges for Season 15 Premiering Friday, January 6th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Julia Garner, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter, and Orville Peck to serve as guest judges
Ts Madison upped to rotating member on the judges panel alongside Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
(NEW YORK, NY - December 19, 2022) - MTV announced that Emmy(R) award-winning host RuPaul will be joined by an epic line-up of celebrities to help mainstay judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and Ts Madison - who has been upped to a rotating member of the judges' panel - as they decide who will stay, lip-sync for their life, or "sashay away." The network also released the much-anticipated trailer for Season 15 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which teases the commercial-free premiere episode and limited-commercial part two on Friday, January 6th, where the queens will bring their gifts to a talent show with guest judge Grammy(R) Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Ariana Grande.
This season's guest judges also include music, television, comedy and film icons Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Julia Garner, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter, and Orville Peck.
The 16 queens will compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and a cash prize of $200,000 - the highest in herstory of the main franchise - served by Cash App. Previously announced queens include Amethyst (West Hartford, CT), Anetra (Las Vegas, NV), Aura Mayari(Nashville, TN), Irene Dubois (Seattle, WA), Jax (Queens, NY), Loosey LaDuca (Ansonia, CT), Luxx Noir London (East Orange, NJ),Malaysia Babydoll Foxx (Miami, FL), Marcia Marcia Marcia (New York, NY), Mistress Isabelle Brooks (Houston, TX), Princess Poppy (San Francisco, CA), Robin Fierce (Hartford, CT), Salina EsTitties (Los Angeles, CA), Sasha Colby (Los Angeles, CA), Sugar (Los Angeles, CA), and Spice (Los Angeles, CA).
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"RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang, Michele Mills and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for MTV and Jen Passovoy serves as Supervising Producer.
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WOW's pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like "Million Dollar Listing." Their film division, WOW Docs, produces groundbreaking documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Party Monster" and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye." WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events.
Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety's Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen's Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. Most recently, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.
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