Marking March 7 with a colorful bang, RuPaul?s Drag Race premieres its eighth season and their 100th episode with their 100th queen. This long-running competition series starts off with a special 90-minute episode, showing off all the spectacular queens vying for the crown, with a special mention of its 100th queen, Derrick Barry, a Britney Spears impersonator.
In this newest season, 12 new queens will be battling it out with their fiercest outfits and stunning personalities to nab the crown. The competition is all the more intense with these ladies: Acid Betty, Bob The Drag Queen, Chi Chi DeVayne, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Kim Chi, Dax ExclamationPoint, Laila McQueen, Naomi Smalls, Naysha Lopez, Robbie Turner, Thorgy Thor and Derrick Barry.
The sneak peek into season 8 also reveals some famous celebrity judges. Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik?s new love interest, heads the gang, jumping into the fray with the amazing RuPaul. Other judges include Debbie Harry, lead singer of the rock band Blondie; writers David and Amy Sedaris, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, Nicole Richie, and Vivica A Fox. Also joining the celebrity judges are Faith Evans, Thomas Roberts, Jamal Sims, Tasha Smith, Chris Stein, Todrick Hall and Ester Dean. And the trailer suggests that comments may be flying in the judges? panel throughout the show.
These newest queens will be tried and tested to see if they have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to be America?s next drag superstar.
The queens strut their stuff out for that unforgettable first impression that will set the tone for what they can bring to the show. And there?ll be a lot of entertaining not only from the contestants but also from the judges.
As they say, ?Ru ain?t? seen nothing yet.
The 100th episode features the best introductory photoshoot yet, a Drag Race classic. The contestants were asked to pose with the previous winners sans Bianca Del Rio. The runway challenge was all about the classic runway challenges and everyone has to recreate herstory while keeping their own personalities in it.
RuPaul?s Drag Race is an American reality competition television series searching for America?s next drag superstar. Contestants are challenged with different tasks. A regular panel of judges is employed, including RuPaul herself, with the occurrence of guest judges. Contestants are also eliminated regularly in a lip-sync battle until only three are left and fight it out in a grand finale.