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Watch: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 Air Date, Cast Announced

Thursday Jan 23, 2020
A moment from the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12 trailer.
A moment from the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12 trailer.  (Source:YouTube Still)

It's time to start your engines: A new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" has finally been announced.

The 12th season of the long-running completion show will welcome 13 new queens who will compete against each other for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. And when can you tune into the new season of "Drag Race?" VH1 will air the premiere on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.

"The best word to describe season 12 is 'OVANESS!' Google it!" host and executive producer RuPaul told Entertainment Weekly of the Emmy-winning show. "Our producers have come up with twisted, outrageous challenges that raise the bar for all competition of reality.

"Our celebrity guest judges are truly legendary. And this cast of queens is, dare I say, the most talented we've ever had. Just when you think you've seen it all, a fresh crop of queens arrives and blows our minds all over again," Mama Ru added.

Below are the names of the 13 new queens who will appear on the new season of "Drag Race." Click here to read EW's profile on each queen and watch the Season 12 trailer below.

Aiden Zahe from Acworth, Ga.
Brita Filter from New York, N.Y.
Crystal Methyd from Springfield, Mo.
Dahlia Sin from Los Angeles, Calif.
Gigi Goode from Los Angeles, Calif.
Heidi N Closet from Ramseur, N.C.
Jacki Cox from New York, N.Y.
Jaida Essence Hall from Milwaukee, Wis.
Jan Sport from New York, N.Y.
Nicky Doll from New York, N.Y.
Rock M. Sakura from San Francisco, Calif.
Sherry Pie from New York, N.Y.
Widow Von'Du from Kansas City, Mo.


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