We know you are counting the days until 2020 is over — not only because this year has been a dumpster fire, but because January 1 marks the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13.
As if a surprise season announcement weren’t shocking enough, Mama Ru has one more twist up her wig. After stomping into the workroom for the first time, the new crop of queens are left gagging when they learn that they will immediately be fighting for their lives in a six-way lip sync.
“I hope you like surprises! I’ve got a big one,” RuPaul says in a new Season 13 preview from VH1.
The trailer shows the queens strutting down the runway in their fiercest fashions. We also get a sneak peek at their moves as they perform on the mainstage for judges Ru, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews.
“This is crazy,” Kandy Muse screams in the trailer. You can say that again!
In case you need a RuFresher, the 13 girls who will have you gagging this season are Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Gottmik, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, Lala Bi, Olivia Lux, Rosé, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner, and Utica Queen.
“Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down,” RuPaul said in a statement, referencing how the season was filmed following strict COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
Check out the new preview below, but make sure that wig is on nice and tight before you press play because it’s about to snatched.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 premieres Friday, January 1 at 8/7c on VH1, followed by a new season of Untucked at 9:30/8:30c.