RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 continues its two-part season premiere Friday with the next seven queens entering the workroom, including the first heterosexual queen in franchise history, Maddy Morphosis.
In the clip below, the second half of the queens–Jorgeous, DeJa Skye, Jasmine Kennedie, Morphosis, Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Lady Camden and Daya Betty, enter the “werkroom” for the first time and encounter the first hurdle–realizing that they haven’t met all of the queens who will be participating this season! Another part of the gag is that one of the queens will be asked to leave before even meeting the rest of the cast.
A similar dynamic happened in the first part of the Drag Race premiere last week, with Alyssa Hunter, Bosco, Kornbread “The Snack” Jete, Willow Pill, June Jambalaya, Kerri Colby and Orion Story taking on a wild photography mini-challenge and showing off their talents in the talent show. The group saw one of their own leave first–Orion Story–kicking off the season of twists and turns. The first premiere episode also featured guest judge Lizzo, who gave standout Kornbread (who says she impersonates Lizzo in some of her acts) her props as an electric entertainer. The second premiere episode will feature Alicia Keys as a guest judge.
All 14 queens were interviewed by Shadow and Act before the start of the season. Overall, all of them were excited for the season. Kerri Colby specifically also talked about what it’s like for her and Kornbread to be Black trans women on the show, adding to the diversity within the cast.
“I think that we’ve already seen definitely interest progression, even from Drag Race Holland, just within their first few seasons just bringing it in,” she said. “I think that we’re ready. America has spoken, the world has spoken, World of Wonder has spoken now. And it’s time to showcase the community.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.