Gentlemen, start your engines! May the best woman win!
(NEW YORK) After much critical acclaim and widespread popularity, Logo's hit reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race will soon return for a second season. This second lap of RuPaul’s Drag Race will reflect the same hallmarks of the first season that made it a pop culture hit, including the now classic "lip synch for your life" segment. However, with a larger cast of competitors, mega-watt of celebrity guest judges and more extravagant weekly challenges, the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be the most tweeted about show of the season. The stakes, wigs and heels are higher than ever as RuPaul searches to crown one lucky up-and-coming drag queen the title (and tiara) of "America's Next Drag Superstar." RuPaul’s Drag Race returns Monday, February 1, 2010.
This season, the show returns stronger than ever with a dream team of A-list celebrity and judges. Each week, joining RuPaul on the judges' panel includes the return of fashion journalist Merle Ginsberg and Project Runway breakout star Santino Rice. Guest judges and stars include: Kathy Griffin, Cloris Leachman, Debbie Reynolds, Jackie Collins, Tatum O'Neal, Kathy Najimy, and countless others.
The 12 new contestants set to take a lap on RuPaul’s Drag Raceare:
• Jessica Wild - San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Jujubee - Boston, MA
• Morgan McMichaels - Los Angeles, CA
• Mystique Summers Madison - Bedford, TX
• Nicole Paige Brooks - Atlanta, GA
• Pandora Boxx - Rochester, NY
• Raven - Riverside, CA
• Sahara Davenport - New York, NY
• Shangela - Los Angeles, CA
• Sonique - Atlanta, GA
• Tatianna - Falls Church, VA
• Tyra Sanchez - Orlando, FL
In the end, only one will have what it takes to win the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," and a prize package that includes headlining Logo's "Drag Race" Tour, a feature photo spread in Paper Magazine, a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics, a one year PR contract with the leading LGBT firm Project Publicity and becoming part of l.a. Eyeworks legendary designer eyewear campaign.
While RuPaul’s Drag Racetakes a look at the outrageous world of drag, it also reveals the courage, perseverance and humanity of 12 men who have overcome and endured the hardships of a masculine dominated society that mocks and makes fun of men who act like women. Not only do viewers get a bird's eye view of what it takes for these chameleons to transform themselves but were also able take away the secrets of the artistry of drag.