[01/23/20 - 09:18 AM] Emmy(R) Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Ru-veals Cast for Monumental 12th Season Premiering Friday, February 28th at 8:00PM ET/PT on VH1 The highly anticipated new season brings together thirteen fabulous queens as they vie for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and a cash prize of $100,000.
[via press release from VH1]
Emmy(R) award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" ru-veals cast for monumental 12th season premiering Friday, February 28th at 8:00PM ET/PT on VH1
New York, NY - January 23, 2020 - VH1 today ru-vealed the cast for the 12th season of award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race." On the heels of its second consecutive Emmy(R) win for Outstanding Competition Program, the fiercest series on primetime returns to the runway on Friday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The highly anticipated new season brings together thirteen fabulous queens as they vie for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and a cash prize of $100,000.
Additionally, the Emmy(R) nominated after-show "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" will premiere immediately following at 9:30 PM ET/PT. "Untucked" will provide viewers with an all-access pass to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate and who will need to lip-sync for their life to avoid the week's elimination.
"With each new generation of queens, the RuPaul's Drag Race revolution continues to drive culture," said Executive Producer and four-time Emmy(R) Award-winning host RuPaul. "And as more and more new viewers discover the show, the phenomenon continues to open hearts and minds with love, laughter and a whole lotta sass."
The newest queens who are ready to pledge their allegiance to the drag and snatch the crown of "America's Next Drag Superstar" were introduced via a Twitter Live stream which can be viewed HERE.
The only thing Crystal Methyd is addicted to is attention. And with her quirky fashions, incomparable makeup skills and screwball sense of humor, she'll certainly be catching the judges' eyes.
Dahlia Sin (Los Angeles, CA) | Instagram/Twitter: @dahlia_sin
Originally hailing from Brooklyn, Dahlia Sin emerged from the Haus of Aja (of Season 9 and All Stars fame). Now this look queen lives in LA, where she wows the west coast with her urban brand of sexiness.
This leggy fashion queen is only 21, but enters the competition with a sizeable social media following. Gorgeous fashion illustrations come to life and make her Instagram fans stan.
Heidi N Closet (Ramseur, NC) | Instagram/Twitter: @heidincloset
Heidi comes from Ramseur, a small country town in North Carolina. She playfully says there's little to do there except count chickens and cows. But her infectious persona is sure to make her a global name very soon.
Jackie Cox (New York, NY) | Instagram/Twitter: @jackiecoxnyc
The Persian princess of drag has arrived. Born in Canada and with Iranian heritage, Jackie Cox now considers the New York cabaret stage her home. She loves to write her own shows and bring them to life.
Jaida Essence Hall (Milwaukee, WI) | Instagram/Twitter: @jaidaehall
Jaida Essence Hall always strives to be the essence of glamour. She originally wanted to be a fashion designer, and now gets to both live that fantasy and model her own gorgeous creations.
Jan (New York, NY) | Instagram: @janjanjan, Twitter: @jansportnyc
Jan is a musical theater queen and skilled singer, who can belt in the original key of a female popstar's song. Ambitious and driven, she's looking to slay the Drag Race performance challenges.
Nicky Doll (New York, NY) | Instagram: @thenickydoll
The first French contestant to compete in RuPaul's Drag Race, Nicky Doll relocated from Paris to New York City, where she enchants audiences with her European catwalk, high fashions and seductive charm.
Rock M. Sakura (San Francisco, CA) |Instagram/Twitter: @rockmsakura
Rock M. Sakura's aesthetic is an amalgamation of anime, manga, and anything pink. With her high-energy death-dropping performance style and dirty sense of humor, this is a queen who defies categorization.
Sherry Pie (New York, NY) | Instagram/Twitter: @sherrypienyc
A campy, polished queen who knows her references, Sherry Pie will leave an audience in stitches. And with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett as her icons, she's certainly learned from the best.
Widow Von'Du (Kansas City, MO) |Instagram: @thewidowvondu, Twitter: @WidowVonDu
The Widow is up in the building. A Missouri girl who lives life out loud, this queen can perform the house down... and dance circles around her competition.
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"RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producers for VH1 and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer.
VH1 is a dominant pop culture brand focused on reality content that explores the personal stories of today's popular artists and celebrities including the Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race and powerhouse franchises, Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew.
About World of Wonder:
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy(R) Award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1/Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), "Dancing Queen" (Netflix), "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse), and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Menendez: Blood Brothers," "Inside Deep Throat," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "I Am Britney Jean," "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking," "Monica in Black and White," Emmy-winning "The Last Beekeeper," and Emmy-winning "Out of Iraq." Seven of WOW's films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including "Becoming Chaz" and "Party Monster." World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder's bi-annual RuPaul's DragCon is the world's largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety's Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen's 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.