Secret Celebrity Drag Race is back, back, back again with a brand new format and an all-new line-up of queens and contestants.
Two years after the celebrity spin-off sashayed onto our screens and saw legendary Drag Race alumni transform various stars into drag queens, the series has finally been confirmed to return later this summer.
Ahead of its premiere, VH1 unveiled a sickening new trailer that teases “top secret identities” and previews explosive main stage performances, while revealing the “Queen Supreme Mentors” to be none other than Brooke Lynn Hytes, Monét X Change and Jujubee.
The nine celebrity contestants will undergo drag transformations before competing in lip-sync smackdowns and, in the end, only one will be crowned “America’s Next Celeb Drag Superstar”.
While the season one celebrities were ruvealed at the beginning of each episode, season two will follow a similar format to The Masked Singer by keeping their identities under wraps until they’re eliminated.
You won’t believe the celebs we’re putting up in drags, honey! 🤩🏁 #CelebDragRace Season 2 premieres FRIDAY AUGUST 12 at 8/7c on @VH1 💋
✨ Queen Supremes ✨@monetxchange @Bhytes1 and Me! pic.twitter.com/7mGa0JVOkw
— JUJUBEE (@jujuboston) July 19, 2022
In a statement, VH1 said this allows viewers to “focus on their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent”.
Not only that, the cash prize – which is donated to a charity of the winner’s choice – has been increased from $30,000 to $100,000.
Jujubee’s run on the show means she has now appeared on five different versions of Drag Race: the US version, All Stars, Drag U, UK vs the World and now Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
Fans have been quick to sound off about the Drag Race legend making another return to the show.
You can see a round-up of the best reactions below:
— Seddera Side (@sedderaside) July 19, 2022
Rupaul putting Jujubee on another Drag Race show pic.twitter.com/fVqbcmkZQA
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) July 19, 2022
— Seddera Side (@sedderaside) July 18, 2022
Jujubee going to do another RuPaul TV show pic.twitter.com/Es6yHe6xh0
— Jesse Thee Slade 🥂 (@Jesse_bslade) July 18, 2022
— ray ☆ (@mascarayde) July 18, 2022
RuPaul when Jujubee refuses to do another season of Drag Race pic.twitter.com/bCXBDtJ0Th
— Christopher (@cntb88) July 19, 2022
— hugeasmammoth.films (@hugeasmammoth_) July 18, 2022
i'll never get enough of jujubee…. please cast ha in every season of drag race
— la doña (@santaa_muerte) July 21, 2022
— Corey in Pride II: The Gayening 🏳️🌈 (@thealmostbear) July 20, 2022
Jujubee getting the call for another season of drag race
— stressed and highly favored (@OhTayCanYouSee) July 19, 2022
Now, with a snap of her fingers, @jujuboston will erase half of the RuPaul Drag Race Multiverse.
Jujubee's endgame was never a crown. It was power. https://t.co/68HF8OKyl4
— Eric Crumrine (@ECrumrine) July 19, 2022
i don't hate this format?
oh, and jujubee getting another drag race infinity stone for her collection, as she should 💅 https://t.co/ImcVP93cP0
— golf bag -the greatest ver.- (@BoAsgolfbag) July 18, 2022
✅ Drag Race Season 2
✅ Drag U
✅ All Stars 1
✅ All Stars 5
✅ Queen Of The Universe
✅ UK VS. The World
✅ Celebrity Drag Race Season 2
Honestly? She's booked 👑 pic.twitter.com/b81kLXWIrN
— Henrique Prata (@henriqueprata) July 18, 2022