“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 will crown America’s subsequent drag famous person on April 22 when the finale airs on VH1. With that, the successful queen will even obtain a money prize of $150,000, the best quantity awarded thus far. Moreover, for the primary time within the historical past of drag race, the runner-up will even obtain $50,000 money prize, powered by Money App.
The season introduced collectively 14 queens from world wide with Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Willow Capsule, Woman Camden and Daya Betty nonetheless standing on the runway in hopes of taking residence the coveted crown. The newest episode airing April 8 will see the queens play catty supermodels battling for the highlight within the music video for RuPaul’s new hit music, “Catwalk.” Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley all return to function judges.
The Season 14 reunion will air on April 15, one week from the finale to mirror on highlights from the season.
April 22 will see the finalists battle it out in a unprecedented lip-sync as they compete stay from the Flamingo Showroom, which is residence to the “RuPaul’s Drag Race Reside” present.
For a number of seasons, the “Drag Race” franchise has expanded its imaginative and prescient of what defines a drag queen. The just-concluded third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race U.Ok.” included the franchise’s first cisgender lady, Victoria Scone, who identifies as a lesbian. The primary season of “Drag Race U.Ok.” featured a bisexual performer, Scaredy Kat, who had a girlfriend when he was on the present. The newest season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” was gained by Kylie Sonique Love, the primary out trans lady to win in franchise historical past. And final 12 months, “Drag Race” featured its first trans male contestant, Gottmik, who identifies as pansexual.
This season, Maddy Morphosis grew to become the primary heterosexual queen to compete on “Drag Race,” whereas Kerri Colby and Kornbread brazenly introduced they have been trans girls when the season began. Because the episodes performed out, three different queens got here out as trans. Bosco, made the announcement through Twitter. She wrote, “I can’t actually consider a greater time to inform y’all so right here it goes: I’m straight too.”
Jasmine Kennedie opened up about her gender identification and her journey. Throughout the aftershow “Untucked,” Kennedie opened as much as her castmates saying, “Earlier than coming right here I used to be about to start out hormones, and coming right here I used to be scared and I didn’t wish to should undergo this course of whereas going by that. However seeing Kerri and seeing how assured she is in who she is, it simply additional affirmed what I’ve been feeling my entire life.”
Willow Capsule, an viewers favourite shared through social media, “I actually began to comprehend that I’m not proud of my gender identification both. A lot of that is because of being on ‘Drag Race’ and feeling euphoria being Willow for the primary time since quarantine and being round a bunch of queer and trans associates on set.” She added, “I’m nonetheless undecided the place I match on the spectrum, for now I simply say trans femme, however I additionally don’t should know now.”
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