Fresh on a new network and revved up for a new season, RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for season 15. Sixteen brand new hopeful queens will compete for a chance at a grand prize and title of “Americas Next Drag Superstar.”
While we are patiently awaiting the start of the new season, MTV has officially revealed all the celebrity guest judges who will be making appearances throughout the season 15 competition.
As always, mainstay judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews will all be back on the panel.
One of the biggest stars this season is singer and actress Ariana Grande who will act as a judge for the two-part season premiere. Ts Madison will be a rotating member of the judges’ panel as they decide who will lip-sync for their life or “sashay away.”
Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Julia Garner, Janelle Monáe, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter and Orville Peck are also slated to make appearances throughout the season.
With extra-special guest judges Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Ariana Grande, @HARVEYGUILLEN, @HayleyKiyoko, @JanelleMonae, Julia Garner, @MarenMorris, @megstalter, @TsMadisonatl1, & @orvillepeck 👑— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) December 20, 2022
The competitors were announced just last week and they include: Amethyst, Anetra, Aura Mayari, Irene Dubois, Jax, Loosey LaDuca, Luxx Noir London, Malaysia Babydoll Foxx and Marcia Marcia Marci.
Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Princess Poppy, Robin Fierce, Salina EsTitties, Sasha Colby, and Drag Race's first-ever identical twin contestants Sugar and Spice are also among the competition.
The 16 queens will compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $200,000. That sum is the highest amount so far in the history of this show.
In a recent interview, RuPaul spoke on the upcoming season, saying: "When I hear season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race, I have to pinch myself – I just won't tell you where.
"We never take for granted the opportunity we've been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories. Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all, our brave and beautiful queens."
View the official season 15 trailer below!
Start your engines for the biggest season in herstory! 🤩🏁 #DragRace Season 15 premieres Friday January 6 at 8/7c – NOW ON @mtv! 👑💖 pic.twitter.com/rQCCl9PhsC— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) December 19, 2022
Be sure to catch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 when it premieres Friday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.Hey queen! Don’t miss out on our exclusive curation with the one and only fashion RAJA! Subscribe to Drag Society today.