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[12/14/20 - 07:22 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Ruveals Jaw-Dropping Season 13 Twist
For the first time in Drag Race "herstory" queens will enter the werk room to discover an explosive surprise: that they must immediately go head-to-head on the mainstage to defend their place in the competition with six lip syncs for their lives.

[via press release from VH1]

Emmy(R) award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" ruveals jaw-dropping season 13 twist

New Year's Day premiere to feature six surprise lip syncs kicking off at 8PM ET/PT on VH1

New York, NY - December 14, 2020 - VH1 today unveiled a game-changing twist from the upcoming season of the Emmy(R) award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" premiering Friday, January 1 at 8PM ET/PT. For the first time in Drag Race "herstory" queens will enter the werk room to discover an explosive surprise: that they must immediately go head-to-head on the mainstage to defend their place in the competition with six lip syncs for their lives. Who will stay and who will get the "pork chop?" Take a first-look at the trailer HERE.

On the heels of winning six Emmy(R) Awards this year and becoming the most awarded reality competition show in history, Season 13 is set to be the most gag-worthy season yet with a new group of previously announced queens ready to kick off a "Brand Ru Year." The thirteen queens set to hit the runway and compete for the ultimate title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and a grand prize of $100,000 include Denali (Chicago, IL), Elliott with 2 Ts (Las Vegas, NV), Gottmik (Los Angeles, CA), Joey Jay (Phoenix, AZ), Kahmora Hall (Chicago, IL), Kandy Muse (New York, NY), LaLa Ri (Atlanta, GA), Olivia Lux (New York, NY), Rosé (New York, NY), Symone (Los Angeles, CA), Tamisha Iman (Atlanta, GA) ,Tina Burner (New York, NY), and Utica Queen (Minneapolis, MN).

The Emmy(R)-nominated after-show "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" will premiere immediately following the season premiere at 9:30PM ET/PT. "Untucked" brings viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate and see who will need to lip-sync for their life to avoid the week's elimination.

Beginning on Friday, December 25 at 9:00 AM ET/PT, fans can catch up on every season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" with a marathon of seasons 1-12 on Logo. Ahead of the highly anticipated New Year's Day premiere, fans can tune in to VH1's "Very Ru Year" movie marathon hosted by Season 12 winner, Jaida Essence Hall and "Miss Congeniality," Heidi 'N Closet starting at 1PM ET/PT. Titles include: Clueless, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Mamma Mia.

For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and up-to-date news, go to www.vh1press.com. Join the conversation using #DragRace and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Untucked" are produced by VH1 and World of Wonder.

AboutVH1:

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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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