RuPaul's Drag Race is back with a bang as it celebrates its sweet 16! The Emmy-winning reality competition series is set to return to MTV on January 5, promising one of the most thrilling seasons in its history. Today, the veil has been lifted, revealing the 14 sensational drag queens vying for the coveted $200,000 grand prize and the title of America's next drag superstar.
In a groundbreaking moment for the series, South Florida boasts not one, but two contestants this season. Meet the Queen of Flips, Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige, a 34-year-old electrifying performer from Miami. Renowned for her gravity-defying flips and tricks on the sun-soaked sidewalks of South Beach, Mhi’ya is ready to turn the competition on its head.
Joining her is the self-proclaimed 'It Girl of Miami,' 25-year-old Morphine Love Dion. A trained dancer featured in music videos for the likes of Maluma and Bad Bunny, Morphine brings body, beauty, and charisma to the stage. Can she cha-cha her way to the top of the competition? RuPaul and MTV certainly think so.
The anticipation builds as the two-part series premiere unveils the queens' talents in the annual show, with a new twist called "Rate-A-Queen." After the performances, contestants must rank each other, adding an extra layer of competition to the Spring Break and "Queen Choice Awards" themed episodes.
But the excitement doesn't end there! Get ready for the return of the aftershow, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," immediately following each episode. And for fans who missed the extended runtime, rejoice! The show is back to its full glory with 90-minute episodes.
Breaking down the geographical barriers, the diverse lineup includes queens from Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. Notable mentions include Amanda Tori Meating and Hershii LiqCour-Jete from Los Angeles, Megami, Nympia Wind, Plasma, Xunami Muse from New York, Mirage from Las Vegas, Plane Jane from Boston, Q from Kansas City, and Sapphira Cristal from Philadelphia.
Don't miss a moment of the glamour, drama, and fierceness. Tune in to MTV on January 5 and witness the queens sashay, shantay, and slay their way to the top.