A new season in RuPaul's Drag Race there are only a few weeks left – and the guest judges are stuttering. On Thursday, MTV released the first trailer for the new season, revealing a star-studded lineup of guest judges and new twists on the fan-favorite drag competition.

Guest judges include Mexican-American pop star Becky G, actress Charlize Theron and country singer Kelsea Ballerini, “I Love It” pop duo Icona Pop, Buffy the Vampire SlayerSarah Michelle Gellar, journalist Ronan Farrow, among others.

“I’ve been killing bitches forever,” Gellar says in the trailer; “I was seduced!” adds Theron.

Also making appearances are Jamal Sims, Joel Kim Booster, Law Roach, Mayan Lopez, Isaac Mizrahi, Adam Shankman, Kaia Gerber and Kyra Sedgwick.

The new season will feature 14 new queens, including five Latina drag queens Geneva Karr, Xunami Muse, Megami, Mirage and Morphine Love Dion. “This is a big thing for us because I believe we are the first DACA queens on the show,” Karr says in the trailer, referring to herself and Muse. Created by former President Barack Obama with a 2012 executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation and allows them to obtain work permits.

Rounding out the list of drag queens competing for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar are Amanda Tori Meating, Dawn, Hersii LiqCour-Jeté, Mhi'ya Iman LePaige, Nymphia Wind, Plane Jane, Plasma, Q and Sapphira Cristál.

Season 16 will also include an immunity twist and see the queens “judging each other” in a Rate-a-Queen twist. “If this is just a glimpse of who you are, I’m ready for a buffet,” jokes judge Ross Matthews in the trailer.

RuPaul's Drag RaceThe premiere will be divided into two parts on January 5th and 12th on MTV. The competition show will be followed by fan favorites Out of pants.

The brilliant Sasha Colby took home the title of America's Next Drag Superstar and made history as the first queen to win Miss Continental and drag racingthe first Polynesian winner and the fourth consecutive trans person to win the crown.


“As a trans person, everyone hopes that people will leave us alone. Let us be free and be successful,” said Colby Rolling Stone earlier this year. “The more we flood social media with this instead of Ron DeSantis and all these other politicians, the more we give ourselves power and they don’t.”

Last year, there were guest judges like Ariana Grande and Marren Morris who apologized for country music's treatment of LGBTQ people during their episode.



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