Season 13 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on VH1 New Year’s Day

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Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race begins on VH1 Friday, Jan. 1. Thirteen “fabulous queens,” in VH1’s words, vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and $100,000. 

“Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down,” said host and executive producer RuPaul. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race will offer a “Meet the Queens” livestream on YouTube at 1 p.m. ET on Dec. 9. The contestants include Denali of Chicago, Elliott with 2 Ts of Las Vegas and Gottmik of Los Angeles. 

After-show RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked will air following Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race won six Emmys this year. 

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