[05/21/20 - 09:31 AM] Global Superstar Ricky Martin Steps Onto the Main Stage of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Premiering Friday, June 5th at 8PM ET/PT on VH1 The global superstar will guest judge the all star queens in a dynamic premiere where the returning favorites open the library for a reading mini-challenge and hit the runway for a "Werq the World" variety extravaganza.
[via press release from VH1]
Global Superstar Ricky Martin steps onto the main stage of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" premiering Friday, June 5th at 8PM ET/PT on VH1
Series unveils shocking new format twist and a star-studded lineup of guest judges including Tessa Thompson, Madison Beer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Nicole Byer, Sarah Hyland, Tommy Dorfman, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Bebe Rexha, Jane Krakowski, Sam Richardson and Todrick Hall
NEW YORK, NY - May 21, 2020 - VH1 today announced that multiple Grammy award-winning artist, Ricky Martin, will grace the main stage for the highly anticipated premiere episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" airing Friday, June 5th at 8PM ET/PT. The global superstar will guest judge the all star queens in a dynamic premiere where the returning favorites open the library for a reading mini-challenge and hit the runway for a "Werq the World" variety extravaganza.
Martin will kick off a show stopping line up of guest judges including Tessa Thompson, Madison Beer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Nicole Byer, Sarah Hyland, Tommy Dorfman, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Bebe Rexha, Jane Krakowski, Sam Richardson and Todrick Hall who will join RuPaul and judge alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.
This season, the traditional elimination rules for "All Stars" have been shaken up. At the end of each episode, RuPaul will name one top all star of the week. That queen will lip sync for her legacy against a mysterious lip sync assassin, chosen from the most iconic performers in "Drag Race" herstory. If the top all star of the week wins the lip sync, she wins a $10,000 tip and the power to eliminate the bottom queen of her choice. If the lip sync assassin wins, a bottom queen selected from a secret group vote gets the chop, and the $10,000 rolls over until a top all star wins.
The 10 competing queens will give their all to impress the judges as they vie for a spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" and a grand prize of $100,000. The previously announced queens include Alexis Mateo (Season 3, All Stars 1), Blair St. Clair (Season 10), Derrick Barry (Season 8), India Ferrah (Season 3), Jujubee (Season 2, All Stars 1), Mariah Paris Balenciaga (Season 3), Mayhem Miller (Season 10), Miz Cracker (Season 10), Ongina (Season 1) and Shea Couleé (Season 9).
"RuPaul's Drag Race" season 12 reunion airs Friday, May 22nd at 8PM ET/PT followed by the finale on Friday, May 29th at 8PM ET/PT on VH1.
Viewers will get a chance to catch up on every season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" with a special marathon consisting of all episodes beginning Saturday, May 30th from 6AM ET/PT through Sunday, May 31st 11PM ET/PT on Logo.
Leading into the premiere of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," "All Stars" winners Monét X Change and Trinity The Tuck will host a special movie marathon of Legally Blonde, 27 Dresses, and The Devil Wears Prada from 1PM to 8PM ET/PT on Friday, June 5th on VH1.
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"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" and "RuPaul's Drag Race" are produced by World of Wonder Productions, with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers. Tim Palazzola serves as executive producer and Jen Passovoy serves as producer.
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About World of Wonder:
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy(R) Award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1/Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), "Dancing Queen" (Netflix), "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse), and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Menendez: Blood Brothers," "Inside Deep Throat," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "I Am Britney Jean," "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking," "Monica in Black and White," Emmy-winning "The Last Beekeeper," and Emmy-winning "Out of Iraq." Seven of WOW's films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including "Becoming Chaz" and "Party Monster." World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder's bi-annual RuPaul's DragCon is the world's largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety's Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen's 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.
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