It’s that time henny! VH1 have released the first 16 minutes of the highly-anticipated Drag Race season 11 premiere.
First to sashay into the werkroom is Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, who first appeared on the show last – wait, do we even need to? It’s Miss Vanjie. Even our dead homophobic relatives know who she is? Like…
To spice things up, Vanjie hides from the queens and watches on as Nina West, Shuga Cain, Plastique Tiara, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Scarlet Envy and Honey Davenport make their debut, but later reveals herself when they all come to the conclusion that she will make her long-awaited comeback.
A’Keria C. Davenport, Yvie Oddly, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Ariel Versace, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Kahanna Montrese and Soju shortly follow, before RuPaul enters the werkoom and welcomes them all to the Drag Race family.
“My queens! Welcome to RuPaul’s Drag Race,” he tells them. “Or should I say welcome home? Miss Vaaanjie! 126 legendary queens have sashayed through that door before you.
“So, from this moment on, you belong to a sisterhood of badass bitches. That’s right, queens everywhere! So don’t be too gagged if you see them popping up and popping off all season long.
“Sometimes I swear these sugar walls are haunted, which leads us to our very first photoshoot. Are you intrigued? Thought so.”
Urm yas we mothertucking are. Watch the gag-worthy preview below.
Drag Race season 11 will premiere 28 February in the United States on VH1, and it will premiere in the UK the next morning on Netflix.
The synopsis for the first episode reads: “Miley Cyrus goes undercover in the workroom to spy on the new cast of queens competing for $100,000. The first test is to create signature looks from materials belonging to former Drag Race legends.”
Hopefully this means we’ll have a queen recreate Kennedy Davenport’s iconic Death Becomes Her (dead chicken) look and Jiggly Caliente’s RuPocalypse Now extravaganza?!
Last week, the full line-up of guest judges was announced, and it’s potentially the best ensemble of stars evah, mostly because the queen of reality TV, Tiffany “New York” Pollard is making her debut (!).
The rest of the line-up includes Lena Waithe, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Kandi Burruss, Gina Rodriguez, Sydelle Noel, Wanda Sykes, Elvira and Guillermo Diaz.
Deep breath for even more star power: Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Travis Wall, Amber Valetta, Tony Hale, Clea Duvall, Fortune Feimster, Cheyenne Jacksonn, Katherine Langford and Natasha Lyonne.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will also make a special appearance, much like Lisa Kudrow in the show’s ninth season.