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[04/23/24 - 09:01 AM]
Paramount+ Announces Star-Studded Cast for Ninth Season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars"
In this new season, due May 17, eight fan-favorite queens return to use their drag superpowers for good, competing to win a supersized donation of $200,000, provided by The Palette Fund, for a charity of their choosing.

[via press release from CBS]

PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CAST FOR NINTH SEASON OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS"

Eight All-Star Queens Return to Use Their Drag Superpowers to Save the World in First-Ever Charity Season and Earn a Coveted Spot In the Drag Race Hall of Fame

Hit Series Premieres May 17

April 23, 2024 - Paramount+ today ru-vealed the legendary cast for the ninth season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, which begins streaming exclusively on the service with two all-new episodes on Friday, May 17. In this new season, eight fan-favorite queens return to use their drag superpowers for good, competing to win a supersized donation of $200,000, provided by The Palette Fund, for a charity of their choosing. The Palette Fund is a private foundation dedicated to breaking down barriers and advancing social change in communities that are under-resourced and facing significant challenges. This season marks the first time in franchise herstory where the queens are competing for charity and harnessing their drag skills to win money for a variety of organizations.

Additionally, new episodes of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED - available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ on May 17 - take viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate each week.

The eight queens returning to RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS and the charities they have chosen to compete for are the following:

ANGERIA PARIS VANMICHEALS (Season 14)

Insta / X: @Angeriavm

Angeria is back, you ug-aly bitch! The sweet southern belle from the ATL uses her irresistible drawl and comedic charisma to captivate the judges. A stunning Season 14 finalist who checks all the boxes, Angeria is ready to claim her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

National Black Justice Collective

· Since 2003, NBJC, now known as the National Black Justice Collective, has been America's leading national civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to end racism/anti-Blackness and LGBTQ+ bias, stigma and discrimination so that every member of the beautifully diverse community can be free.

GOTTMIK (Season 13)

Insta / X: @gottmik

Since Season 13, Gottmik has become a darling of the fashion world, strutting runways and striking poses for the world's top design houses. But this bona fide trendsetter is more than a style icon - Gottmik's got the wit and wiles needed to snatch the ALL STARS crown!

Trans Lifeline

· Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline, advocacy and micro-grants non-profit offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

JORGEOUS (Season 14)

Insta / X: @jorgeous_1

Hello-tis, it's your girl Jorgeous! The Lip-Sync Assassin of Season 14 is back. Jorgeous may be small, but she is BIG competition. This pocket-sized dynamo has irresistible charm, stunning looks and the performance skills to make her a serious contender to take it all!

National Alliance of Mental Illness

· The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions.

NINA WEST (Season 11)

Insta: @ninawest

Fresh from the Hairspray national tour, Nina West is bringing her performance powers back to the Mainstage. As Season 11's Miss Congeniality, Nina won over fans with her kindness, but make no mistake - with top-notch acting chops and killer comedy skills, this Broadway baby is here to slay.

The Trevor Project

· The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Trevor offers 24/7 crisis services, connecting highly trained counselors with LGBTQ+ young people whenever they need support. To drive prevention efforts, The Trevor Project also operates robust research, advocacy, education and peer support programs.

PLASTIQUE TIARA (Season 11)

Insta: @plastiquetiara

Plastique Tiara is back, bolder and more beautiful than ever! Since Season 11, she's racked up the largest social media following of any Drag Race alum. Now, the TikTok icon is ready to make ALL STARS 9 her most viral moment yet. With the likes and the lewks, she's set her sights on the crown.

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF)

· The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) serves the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander and violence. Launched in 2021 in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate and to address the long-standing underinvestment in AANHPI communities, TAAF convenes all sectors to fight against hate and violence, reclaim narratives and celebrate stories through core pillars of Anti-Hate, Education, Narrative Change and Resources & Representation. Through high-impact initiatives, events and investments in national and local nonprofits, TAAF is creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of AANHPIs in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org.

ROXXXY ANDREWS (Season 5, ALL STARS 2)

Insta / X: @roxxxyandrews

She's Roxxxy Andrews, and she's here to make it clear: This show-stopping legend is back to put her signature "thick and juicy" talents to devastating use. Bitches better beware!

Miracle of Love

· Miracle of Love, Inc. (MOL) is an organization founded by Mr. Stafford in 1991 for the distinct purpose of providing accessible HIV/AIDS prevention programming and supportive assistance to service the multicultural needs of communities in Central Florida, namely Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties. Today, Miracle of Love, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). This community-based minority HIV/AIDS organization is the oldest in Central Florida. MOL continues to be, with over 29 valuable and outstanding years of service, a repository for education, support, care, community advocacy and referral services.

SHANNEL (Season 1, ALL STARS 1)

Insta: @theofficialshannel X:@ShannelOfficial

Shannel was the first Queen to ever enter the RuPaul's Drag Race Werk Room, and now she's back to make herstory all over again! This ultimate Vegas showgirl is ready to remind the world how classic drag is done and to prove that she is still the one to beat!

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

· The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is a global nonprofit committed to advancing research and helping people overcome anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder and related conditions.

VANESSA VANJIE (Season 10, 11)

Insta / X: @vanessavanjie

Vanessa Vanjie became the breakout star of Season 10 after just one episode - and nearly made it to the top on Season 11! Fresh from world tours, the Vegas stage and a major glow-up, she's showing up with her "lightning in a bottle" personality and the skills to claim her crown.

ASPCA

· The ASPCA believes every animal deserves to live a life free from suffering. For more than 150 years, the ASPCA has been on the frontlines to save, transform and protect the lives of millions of dogs, cats, equines and farm animals in the fight against animal cruelty and homelessness.

The ALL STARS Queen ru-veal launched exclusively on the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE YouTube channel through a YouTube premiere here. Following the launch, additional content, including Meet the Queens, will go live across the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube accounts.

For more information on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS and up-to-date news, go here. Join the conversation by using #DragRace and #AllStars9, and follow the official accounts on Instagram, X, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED is produced by MTV and World of Wonder.

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About Paramount+

Paramount+, part of Paramount's (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment and news brands, is a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combining live sports, breaking news and A Mountain of Entertainment(TM). The streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME(R), the service's cornerstone plan, is also home to SHOWTIME(R) content, including scripted hits and critically acclaimed nonfiction projects and films. This premium plan includes unmatched events and sports programming through the local live CBS stream, including golf, basketball and more. All Paramount+ subscribers have streaming access to CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis. For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com, and follow @ParamountPlus on social media.

About SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks

SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks is a global network of media assets that reaches over one billion people in more than 180 countries featuring some of the most iconic brands in entertainment including SHOWTIME, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Network among others - and, its Studios arm which produces 120+ series annually, including some of today's biggest hits such as Yellowstone, Yellowjackets, Emily in Paris, 1883, 1923, George & Tammy, South Park, Tulsa King, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, to name a few.

About World of Wonder

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 33 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RuPaul's Drag Race and DragCon. WOW's pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like Million Dollar Listing. Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Party Monster, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety's Reality TV Impact Report and Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful Producers in Unscripted. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen's Global 100 list, Banff's Impact Award, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.





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