'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 13 Trailer Reveals a Big Lip Sync for Your Life Twist
By John Boone
Who said 13 was an unlucky number?
RuPaul's Drag Race tapped a baker's dozen of queens for a thirteenthgendary season. "Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down," says Mama Ru.
Season 13 premieres on New Year's Day and the cast includes the series' first trans male contestant, as well as a number of queens with connection to Ru Girls past: Kandy Muse is Aja's drag daughter, Kahmora Hall is Soju's drag mother and Rosé and Jan are in a girl group together, among others.
On Monday, the first trailer dropped, providing a first look at the season and revealing a big twist. (You didn't think there'd be a twist? New year, same Ru.) Upon entering the Werk Room, the queens will immediately go head-to-head with six lip syncs for their lives.
Below, read the official bios for all of the season 13 queens.
All hail Chicago's ice queen. With a career as a professional figure skater, much of Denali's unique drag incorporates ice skating and acrobatic elements. Denali is used to competing, but now at the Olympics of Drag, she is ready to break the ice.
A dancing queen known for her kicks and splits, this Las Vegas show girl is here to stand out from the crowd. With her 80s aesthetic and background as a professional dancer, Elliott is hoping to dance circles around her competition.
This "bad and bougie" Dominican doll from NYC is ready to take her competition by storm. After going viral on social media and winning Brooklyn Drag Queen of the Year, Kandy is a pro at being in the limelight and brings the whole package to the table.
Lux be a lady tonight. As the diva with a heart of gold, Olivia can melt a room with her dazzling smile. With her old Hollywood style and background in musical theater, this piano player is here to shine all the way to the top.
At the intersection of Wit Avenue and Fashion Blvd., you’ll find New York royalty Rosé. As a member of the girl group Stephanie's Child alongside Season 12's Jan, Rosé is ready to sing and dance her way to the finish line.
Tamisha Iman is one of the most experienced in the art form of drag. As a mother figure who formed her own dynasty, Tamisha comes to the competition with impressive sewing skills, making all her own one-of-a-kind garments from scratch.
From being part of a boy band to the RuPaul's Drag Race stage, Tina Burner is always ready to put on a show. This costume comedy queen and reigning National Miss Comedy Queen 2019 is a NY legend and is here to burn the house down.
Utica Queen is ready to wiggle her way straight to the crown. Identifying as the wacky, wavy inflatable arm tube queen, Utica is hoping to take the world by storm with her own form of goofy, pop-art drag.
RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 premieres Friday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. on VH1.