The Werk Room has arrived with a new group of queens, ready to demonstrate their charm, individuality, nervousness and talent. But in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13, certain aspects are different, like the judges.
In this reality competition series, here’s what we know about the celebrity guest judges.
Season 13 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Premiered on VH11
Get your engines started, drag race fans.
RuPaul has shot and launched the new season of its award-winning reality competition series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” considering the pandemic. (Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Gottmilk, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, Lala Bi, Olivia Lux, Rosé, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner and Utica Queen are the 13 girls in the upcoming season.)
Owing to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), special measures were taken this season for the contestants, crew members and even the judges.
Before they reach the workroom, this means quarantining the contestants.
Traditionally, between challenges, the candidates are housed in different hotel rooms.
Even the number of individuals seated behind the jury panel was impacted.
Ex “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants such as Shea Coulee, Shangela, Aquaria and Trixie Mattel perform for their societies.
Are there celebrity guest judges for ‘Drag Race’ season 13?
In terms of celebrity appearances, this season will be a little different. Nevertheless, Deadline notes that fan favourites from past seasons will return for Season 13 as guests.
These include Nina West, Valentina and Heidi N Closet, winners of Miss Congeniality.
In addition, Drag Race superfans Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson will have “interactive video masterclasses”.
Episodes usually featured at least one celebrity guest judge appearance in past seasons. The guest also went behind the scenes of Untucked often and chatted with the queens. She brought her notebook full of notes about their runway looks as Lady Gaga talked to the contestants.
Of course, because of COVID-19 limitations, the celebrity surprise guests had to be very restricted.
As a result, according to TV Insider, Michelle Visage said, “the people who came and participated – it was so fun and so intimate,”
Why, according to Sasha Velour and Peppermint, Lady Gaga “insisted” on going backstage at “RuPaul’s Drag Race,”
For season 13, Cynthia Erivo and others will be celebrity guest judges for
Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and Mama Ru will join celebrities Cynthia Erivo, Nicole Byer, Loni Love, TS Madison and Jamal Sims on the Season 13 judging panel, Deadline says.
That’s not to say that there are not plenty of surprises in store for fans this season.
A gag-worthy lip-sync smackdown was featured in the premiere episode that pitted the contestants against each other before the competition even began, and some of them even got “the pork chop.”
The jury looks different from previous years for this season, as RuPaul and the others are socially distant and divided by glass.
The judges will help RuPaul determine the performers are going to advance in the competition, considering the gap between them.
RuPaul’s latest Drag Race episodes will air regularly on VH1.