RuPaul's Drag Race (season 12)

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RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 12
Broadcast fromFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28) –
Michelle Visage
Ross Mathews
Carson Kressley
Runtime60 minutes

The twelfth season of the drag queen reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race is slated to air on VH1.[1]

In August 2019, both RuPaul's Drag Race and the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars were renewed and announced by VH1. This was expected as the series, along with the behind-the-scenes RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked, were nominated for fourteen Emmy Awards, a record for the network.[2] The cast was officially revealed on January 23, 2020 by season 11 winner Yvie Oddly.[3]

The casting call was in January 2019 and the cast has been set.[4] The season will premiere on Friday, February 28, 2020.[3][4]


Ages, names, and cities stated are at time of filming.

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome
Aiden Zhane 29 Acworth, Georgia TBA
Brita[a] 34 New York City, New York TBA
Crystal Methyd 28 Springfield, Missouri TBA
Dahlia Sin 28 Los Angeles, California TBA
Gigi Goode 21 Los Angeles, California TBA
Heidi N Closet 24 Ramseur, North Carolina TBA
Jackie Cox 34 New York City, New York TBA
Jaida Essence Hall 32 Milwaukee, Wisconsin TBA
Jan[b] 26 New York City, New York TBA
Nicky Doll 28 New York City, New York TBA
Rock M. Sakura 28 San Francisco, California TBA
Sherry Pie 27 New York City, New York TBA
Widow Von'Du 30 Kansas City, Missouri TBA
  1. ^ Brita Filter is referred to as Brita on the show.
  2. ^ Jan Sport is referred to as Jan on the show.

Guest judges[edit]

The guest judges on season 12 were revealed to be, in no particular order:[5]


  1. ^ Swift, Andy (August 19, 2019). "RuPaul's Drag Race Renewed for Season 12; All Stars 5 Also Ordered". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (August 19, 2019). "VH1 Renews Two Series in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Franchise". Variety. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  3. ^ a b Mitchell, Amanda (August 21, 2019). "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12: Premiere Date, Trailer, Cast, News". Oprah Mag. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  4. ^ a b Bonner, Mehera; Chambers, Hannah (August 19, 2019). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 Air Date, Cast, Filming, Judges". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  5. ^ ago, Christopher Rudolph 2h. "AOC, Robyn, and More RuVealed as "Drag Race" Season 12 Guest Judges". LOGO News. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  6. ^ Rudolph 1/30/2020, Christopher. "Nicki Minaj Will Pound the Alarm on "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12 Premiere". LOGO News. Retrieved 2020-02-13.