The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 Premiere Date—And Judges—Finally Revealed!


You’ve asked and asked—and asked!—and now we’re telling: The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 premiere date has been revealed.

The new crop of queens enter Ru the kingdom on Monday, March 2, at 9pm.

Oh, and judges? Honey, do we have judges!

Season 7 sees some of the biggest names ever helping Ru decide who will sashay away and who will snatch the crown

Guest Judges for Season 7 include Ariana Grande, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kathy Griffin, Olivia Newton-John, Alyssa Milano, Kat Dennings, Jordin Sparks, Mel B, Tamar Braxton, Rebecca Romijn, Santino Rice, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Urie, Rachael Harris, Lucian Piane and Merle Ginsberg.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

And joining Michelle Visage as new fulltime panelists are Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

“Yes, Virginia, there is a gay Santa Claus!” beams RuPaul. “I asked for a new, wickedly funny, smart and experienced judge…and I got two! Ross and Carson are the perfect addition to the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ family because they’re not just show biz experts, they’re superfans and longtime lovers of the art of drag.”

Kressley, renowned for his style and fashion sense says it’s a “thrill” to be a judge on Drag Race. “The wigs, the lashes, the gowns — but enough about us judges — the girls this season are so ’sickening,’ it’s the best season yet!”

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Carson Kressley

Mathews, meanwhile, boasts “I have never been more qualified to do anything in my entire life.”  He promises to be the voice of the super fans, “albeit, a very high-pitched voice.”

Check out a brand-spanking new promo clip, with more T, below!

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