During the New Now Next Honors earlier this week, LOGO took the opportunity to reveal the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8. It’s about friggin’ time 😉
The premiere will be a supersized 90-minute extravaganza on Monday, March 7. As it turns out, the premiere also marks a drag milestone as it features the 100th episode and 100th drag queen to sashay into the work room. Expect an unpredictable season full of head-turning twists.
“This is an amazing time to be producing television,” said executive producer RuPaul Charles. “The fact that ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is celebrating its 100th episode is undeniable proof that there is an insatiable hunger for authentic, unfiltered and ribald voices that not only challenge the norm, but help redefine mainstream media.”
The drag queens will be competing for a $100,000 cash prize and more importantly, the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”
The ones that made a solid first impression for me right away include Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Acid Betty and Derrick Barry. If you’ve been to Las Vegas, you’ll recognize Barry. Girlfriend does a sensational Britney Spears impersonation. If she makes it to the Snatch Game, you just know Barry will bring out his best Brit. Meet all the 12 fierce queens vying for your hearts this season.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Cast
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Acid BettyHometown: Brooklyn, NY
TW: @acidbettyrocks?, IG: @acidbetty?
Bob The Drag Queen
Hometown: New York, NY
TW: @thatonequeen, IG: @bobthedragqueen
Chi Chi DeVayne
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
TW: @ChiChiDeVayne, IG: @cheechdevayne
Cynthia Lee Fontaine
Hometown: Austin, TX
TW: @lee_fontaine, IG: @cynthialeefontaine
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
TW: @DerrickBarry, IG: @derrickbarry
Hometown: Savannah, GA
TW: @Daxclamation, IG: @daxclamation
Hometown: Chicago, IL
TW: @KimChi_Chic, IG: @kimchi_chic
Hometown: Gloucester, MA
TW: @LailaMcQueen, IG: @misslailamcqueen
Hometown: Redlands, CA
TW: @naomismallsduh, IG: @naomismalls
Hometown: Chicago, IL
TW: @nayshalopez?, IG: @nayshalopez
Hometown: Seattle, WA
TW: @TheRobbieTurner, IG: @therobbieturner
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
TW: @ThorgyThor, IG: @thorgythor? ?