The full line-up of guest judges has been revealed for Drag Race’s forthcoming 15th season.
The brand new trailer for the series teases the return of pop superstar Ariana Grande, who last appeared on the show’s seventh season, as well as brand new panellists Janelle Monáe and Maren Morris.
In a tweet, the series revealed that further guest stars include Julia Garner, Hayley Kiyoko, Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillen, Megan Stalter and Orville Peck. Sold!
This week, MTV announced that Ts Madison has joined Drag Race as a regular and rotating judge on the panel.
Madison previously appeared on two episodes of season 13, and has gone on to cement her status as an LGBTQ+ icon with roles in Zola, Bros and Netflix’s upcoming rom-com The Perfect Find.
Recently, the television personality made history as the first Black trans woman to star in and executive produce her own reality series with The Ts Madison Experience. Legends only!
That’s not all: Madison’s profile skyrocketed this year when her voice was sampled on Beyoncé’s track Cozy, taken from her ballroom-inspired seventh studio album Renaissance; following its release, the pioneer – as well as producer Honey Dijon – became the first Black trans women to land a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drag Race season 15 will feature the largest cast in the show’s herstory with 16 contestants, including TikTok twin superstars Sugar and Spice and Kerri Colby’s drag mother (and Miss Continental winner) Sasha Colby.
The queens will compete for a franchise-high cash prize (bar All Stars 7) of $200,000.
The new season of Drag Race airs 6 January on MTV, with new episodes of Untucked to follow immediately after.
Check out the queens of season 15 here and watch the brand new trailer below.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 will be available exclusively in the UK via the streamer of all things drag, WOW Presents Plus, from 2AM GMT on Saturday 7 January 2023. Subscribe now via https://uk.wowpresentsplus.com/