The Kingdom Is All Atwitter As TV's Reigning Queen Returns To Logo In January
2013 For An Outrageous Fifth Season Of "RuPaul's Drag Race"
The Nation's Most Elite Drag Performers Compete for $100,000 Cash and the
Title of "America's Next Drag Superstar"
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --RuPaul and Logo today announced the 14
lucky contestants who will vie for a $100,000 cash prize, the crown and the
coveted title of "America'sNext Drag Superstar." One of cable TV's most
social series, each episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" has fans chattering across
a wide spectrum of digital platforms and enjoys multiple trending topics on
Twitter with each premiere episode. The smash-hit reality competition show
"RuPaul's Drag Race" returns to Logo for a fifth season in January 2013.
Over four outlandish, OMG-filled seasons, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has taken the
country by storm, evolving from a cult hit to a certified pop culture
phenomenon. With a devoted and diverse following ranging from soccer moms to
Hollywood royalty, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has become appointment television for
viewers who can't get enough of the fun, drama, "eleganza" and most of all,
heart that comes with the show.
"As we start our fifth season, I'm thrilled to announce that Britney Spears,
Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey, Nikki Minaj and Keith Urban will not be joining us
as full time judges," said Executive Producer, RuPaul. "Don't get me wrong. I
love them all. But we're gonna keep it all hood up in here. Because that's
what makes 'RuPaul's Drag Race' the best damn show on TV."
This season, a new crop of top-tier drag hopefuls are strapping on their
helmets and revving their engines for the most competitive drag race and
biggest grand prize yet.
The following are the 14, season five "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestants:
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
New York, NY
San Juan, Puerto Rico
oMonica Beverly Hillz
New York, NY
RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, has pushed the boundaries of
popular culture on an international level and continues to make history with
"RuPaul'sDragRace," the first reality television show featuring drag
queens. RuPaul is back for a fifth season alongside judges MichelleVisage
and Santino Rice, to decide who will "shante! stay!" or "sashay away" with a
new batch of the nation's hottest, most glamorous drag queens. Wigs will fly
and drama will run high as the contestants bring their over-the-top attitudes
to the drag battle royale that is "RuPaul's Drag Race."
In the end, only one contestant will have what it takes to win the coveted
title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," and a prize package that includes a
sickening supply of Colorevolution cosmetics, a one-of-a-kind trip courtesy of
AlandChuck.travel, a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour, featuring
ABSOLUT® Vodka, cocktails perfected and a cash prize of $100,000.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton
Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive
Producers. Mandy Salangsang and Steven Corfe serve as Co-Executive
Producers. Brent Zacky and Pamela Post serve as Executive Producers for Logo.
For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and sneak preview clips, go to
LogoTV.com. For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at
@RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace. Follow along with the live gifs from the show
on Tumblr and see photos on the show's Instagram page.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and
discovering what's next—all through a mix of original and acquired
entertainment that's outrageous, smart and inclusive. Entertaining a social,
savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience
that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 51
million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of
online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com,
AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA,
VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that
include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
In celebration of 21 years of storytelling, innovative production company
World of Wonder is publishing its first book, "The World According To Wonder"
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