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The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise continued its worldwide expansion in 2022, with international editions in France and the Philippines and the announcement of iterations in Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and Brazil. None will feature the show’s namesake, but RuPaul did honor the show’s global reach by hosting “RuPaul’s Drag Race: U.K. vs. the World.” He exec produced Paramount+’s drag-queen singing competition “Queen of the Universe,” and a second season is in the works. Along with Season 14 of the mothership series, RuPaul emceed the first all-winners edition, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars,” widely considered one of the best seasons in the series’ 13-year history. With his seventh Emmy for best host of a reality competition series, RuPaul broke his own record, extending his streak as the most decorated person of color in that award’s history. 



Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Inclusion Impact
  • Reality TV Impact
  • Variety Vanguard


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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race' Announces Largest Cast Ever for Season 15, Including First Twin Contestants

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race' Announces Largest Cast Ever for Season 15, Including First Twin Contestants

Firsts! Firsts! Firsts across the board!"RuPaul's Drag Race" is returning for Season 15 with a bevy of firsts for the venerated, and Emmy-celebrated, reality competition series. The cast will comprise of 16 contestants, the largest ever collection of drag queens on the Emmy-winning reality competition series. The show will debut for the first time on MTV, in a two-part season premiere on Jan. 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The queens will be competing for a cash prize of $200,000 —...


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