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What do Nicki Minaj, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rachel Bloom and Jeff Goldblum all have in common? They’re all going to serve as guest judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12.
The Emmy-winning series returns for a season 12 on Friday, Feb. 28 with Nicki Minaj joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley on the panel. The full list of guest judges this season: Nicki Minaj, Whoopi Goldberg, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chaka Khan, Robyn, Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones, Normani, Jeff Goldblum, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s Daisy Ridley, Westworld star Thandie Newton, Olivia Munn, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom, Winnie Harlow and Mean Girls stars Daniel Franzese and Jonathan Bennett.The premiere will air over two Friday nights beginning Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. on VH1. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked follows.
The return of RuPaul’s Drag Race comes on the heels of RuPaul’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live and the premiere of his Netflix series AJ & the Queen.
Take a peek at the new trailer above. In it, Ru promises a big twist, AOC makes a contestant emotional and Jones works the runway.Below, meet the new contestants who will light up the stage, lip-sync for their life or ultimately sashay away until one is crowned the next drag superstar.