Listen up people, we are one step closer to hearing the words: “Tom Cruise… Sashay you stay.” The next best show to have the preface “RuPaul’s” is here with the advent of the newest drag-related series: RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race. Yes, we are going to be gifted a series where has-beens and famous-ish types, and others who VH1 uses the word “celebrity” loosely to describe, get dragged-up by our favorite past Drag Race queens. Buckle in to see people like Cody Simpson, the least-popular Property Brother, or Aaron Carter getting dragged up something fierce.
Deadline reports that VH1 has decided to sign another check for RuPaul Charles and has given the Queen of Drag Queens yet another show to cash the hell in on. The new series has been ordered for 2020 and will be four episodes long.
12 celebrities will head into the competition and pretty much not do anything other than let a seasoned queen do their makeup and get them dolled up like some DL top is on his way over. These celebrities will go head-to-head for the title of “America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar.” Each episode will feature three celebs having a full drag transformation courtesy of previous queens who’ve been on the series. Some announced are: Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
And before you think Ru is going to hand over $100,000 and a shit ton of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics to some rich person, don’t worry. The prize money goes to the charity of the winner’s choice. RuPaul said this:
“Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drag.”
I’m excited. I love Drag Race, and I love watching people who have no business getting on a stage to lip-sync in drag do so. I’m sure this will give us some incredible TV moments. I hope someone falls on a cracked size-13 stiletto. I hope one of their wigs flies off. Oh my god, are these celebrities going to tuck?! I need a wayward testicle popping out of a mini-skirt! Give me the content I crave!