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RuPaul RuVeals Shocking “Drag Race All Stars” Season 5 Lip Sync Twist

The biggest shake-up in herstory!

Y’all ain’t ready for this drama, mama.

When the 10 queens who will be competing on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars were unveiled, Mama Ru teased how this new batch of episodes will be truly unhinged: “For All Stars 5, we’ve come up with a new twist that is so twisted, it’s guaranteed to twist your twisted minds.”

In a new trailer, we’ve finally found out what that shocking shake-up is: At the end of each episode, RuPaul will name a top all star of the week. That queen will then lip sync for her legacy—not against one of the other girls in the competition, but against a lip sync assassin from a previous Drag Race season.

And that’s not all.

If the all star wins the lip sync, she’ll get a $10,000 tip and the power to eliminate a queen of her choice. If the assassin wins, a bottom queen selected from a secret group vote will get the chop, and the $10,000 will roll over until a top all star wins a lip sync.

That could add up to a lot of money, honey!

In case you need a RuFresher, the 10 queens who will be vying for their spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame are: Alexis Mateo, Blair St. Clair, Derrick Barry, India Ferrah, Jujubee, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Ongina, and Shea Couleé. Notice that, like Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon from All Stars Season 4, Jujubee and Alexis Mateo will be returning for their second chance on All Stars after competing on Season 1.

Back in February, it was announced that the new season of Drag Race All Stars would be sashaying over to Showtime, which is part of the same ViacomCBS family as Logo and VH1. However, there were scheduling and programming adjustments due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so All Stars Season 5 will stay on VH1.

Oh—did we forget to mention that Ricky Martin will shake his bon-bon in the Season 5 premiere?

Check out the gag-worthy preview below, and make sure your wig is glued on tight before you press play.
 

Logo will be airing a marathon of every All Stars ever starting Saturday, May 30, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 5 will premiere Friday, June 5 at 8/7c on VH1.

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