Monday, November 15, 2010

RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 3 - Cast and Details Announced

Image courtesy of Logo TV

Come January, your Mondays will be such a drag when RuPaul's Drag Race returns with a third fabulous season!

According to a Logo press release, the upcoming season features "[b]igger name guest judges, “OMFG” challenges and higher stakes" than ever before. Not to mention that the cash prize, which was $20,000 in Season 1 and $25,000 in Season 2, is now a whopping $75,000! You can by a lot of eleganza with that kind of cash.

Of course, this new batch of drag queens have some big heels to fill—will they be able to live up to the legacy of former contestants like Bebe Zahara Benet, Nina Flowers, Ongina, Jujubee, Pandora Boxx and Raven? Here's the list of contestants that will be duking it out to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar:
  • Alexis Mateo (St Petersburg, FL)
  • Carmen Carrera (Elmwood, NJ)
  • Delta Work (Norwalk, CA)
  • India Ferrah (Springfield, OH)
  • Manila Luzon (New York City, NY)
  • Mariah (Atlanta, GA)
  • Mimi Imfurst (Astoria, NY)
  • Phoenix (Atlanta, GA)
  • Raja (West Hollywood, CA)
  • Stacy Layne Matthews (Backswamp, NC)
  • Venus D-Lite (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Yara Sofia (Bayamon, PR)

Logo also announced a new permanent judge who will be putting the bass in her walk every week with veteran judges RuPaul and Santino Rice: TV/radio personality Michelle Visage, formerly of the late 80s/early 90s girl group Sensation (you know, "It takes 2 to make a thing go right / It takes 2 to make it out of sight"). Michelle co-hosted The RuPaul Show on VH1, was on RuPaul's radio talk show from 1996-2002 and is apparently replacing former judge Merle Ginsberg, who is not mentioned in the press release (oopsies).

And as if there were any doubt that this show is 100% about RuPaul (and why shouldn't it be?!), take a look at the trailer released today on LogoTV.com:






She sure is fierce, huh? And that laugh is just as creepy as it is fabulous.
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