It seems like it was just yesterday when we were all taking in the Vaseline-smeared no-budget glamour of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and gagged on the 99 Cent Store eleganza as the queens sashayed down a catwalk (read: a stage made up of spray-pained cardboard boxes) under factory-defected flood lights from Home Depot while battling for a prize package worth (insert the amount of three lipsticks and a half-used bottle of perfume from Big Lots). But now Drag Race is a fancy bitch, and the queens no longer have to knife fight hobos for the use of a gas station bathroom across the street from the rec center they used to shoot in. With that said, season 1 will forever be my favorite.
Joining the usual judges for season 10 will be guest judges: SHANIA TWAIN, Courtney Love, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Audra McDonald, Ashanti, Kate Upton, Billy Eichner, Halsey, Andrew Rannels, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Padma Lakshmi, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, *prepare to let out a sloppy groan* Lena Dunham *and groan* and Xtina who looks like Princess Lolly in Mariah Carey drag. Many past Drag Race queens, including Alyssa Edwards, will drop in. The trailer for season 10 probably cost more than the entire budget of season 1, and then some.
Xtina is the first guest judge, and I heard that she wasn’t the first choice. RuPaul had wanted true Drag Race legend and mega superstar, Ornacia, to be the first judge, but she was already booked for something else so they had to settle for Xtina. Xtina stopped on over while on her way to do some grocery shopping. Yeah, that’s why she looks so casual.