RuPaul’s Drag Race is bringing even bigger guest stars for Season 15, including one of music biggest celebrities, Ariana Grande.
Grande will feature in the commercial-free premiere episode and limited-commercial second episode airing Jan. 6 at 8/7c at its new home of MTV, in which the queens will show off their stuff in a talent show. Watch the trailer for the new season below.
Grande joins a stacked roster that includes Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Julia Garner, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter, and Orville Peck.
Another development is the addition of a brand new member of the judges panel. Online personality Ts Madison, who has been a part of a rotation of guest judges and has been seen regularly on other World of Wonder programs, has now been upped to a rotating member of the judges panel along with Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Matthews.
This year, the queens are competing for the highest prize ever announced, $200,000 via Cash App. Another first in franchise herstory is the casting of twins, who will compete against each other for the crown.
The 16 queens gunning for the prize and title of the next drag superstar are: Amethyst (West Hartford, CT), Anetra (Las Vegas, NV), Aura Mayari(Nashville, TN), Irene Dubois (Seattle, WA), Jax (Queens, NY), Loosey LaDuca (Ansonia, CT), Luxx Noir London (East Orange, NJ),Malaysia Babydoll Foxx (Miami, FL), Marcia Marcia Marcia (New York, NY), Mistress Isabelle Brooks (Houston, TX), Princess Poppy (San Francisco, CA), Robin Fierce (Hartford, CT), Salina EsTitties (Los Angeles, CA), Sasha Colby (Los Angeles, CA), Sugar (Los Angeles, CA), and Spice (Los Angeles, CA).
RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked are produced by World of Wonder Productions with RuPaul, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and Michele Mills as executive producers. Tim Palazzola executive produces for MTV and Jen Passovoy serves as supervising producer. The series is sponsored by Cash App, göt2b METALLICS, Maybelline New York, Olay Body and Smirnoff.