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News: RuPaul Returns To Light Up The Runway With Season 8

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RuPaul is back to light up the runway with the highly anticipated new season of the groundbreaking series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Logo revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the nation’s 12 drag elite tonight during the “New Now Next Honors.” In a nod to superfans, Logo also launched a week-long social scavenger hunt via Dubsmash and Instagram that culminated in the announcement of Kim Chi as a competing queen earlier today. The season premiere also marks a drag milestone as it features the 100th episode and 100th drag queen to sashay into the work room.

“This is an amazing time to be producing television,” said executive producer RuPaul Charles. “The fact that ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is celebrating its 100th episode is undeniable proof that there is an insatiable hunger for authentic, unfiltered and ribald voices that not only challenge the norm, but help redefine mainstream media.”

The new season will premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT with a supersized 90-minute episode that unveils a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Along the way, they’ll face an unpredictable competition and deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 88 Queens who fought for the crown before them.

The 12 Queens who will compete in the pop culture phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave include:

Acid Betty
Brooklyn, NY
TW: @acidbettyrocks, IG: @acidbetty

Bob The Drag Queen
New York, NY
TW: @thatonequeen, IG: @bobthedragqueen

Chi Chi DeVayne
Shreveport, LA
TW: @ChiChiDeVayne, IG: @cheechdevayne

Cynthia Lee Fontaine
Austin, TX
TW: @lee_fontaine, IG: @cynthialeefontaine

Dax ExclamationPoint
Savannah, GA
TW: @Daxclamation, IG: @daxclamation

Derrick Barry
Las Vegas, NV
TW: @DerrickBarry, IG: @derrickbarry

Kim Chi
Chicago, IL
TW: @KimChi_Chic, IG: @kimchi_chic

Laila McQueen
Gloucester, MA
TW: @LailaMcQueen, IG: @misslailamcqueen

Naomi Smalls
Redlands, CA
TW: @naomismallsduh, IG: @naomismalls

Naysha Lopez
Chicago, IL
TW: @nayshalopez, IG: @nayshalopez

Robbie Turner
Seattle, WA
TW: @TheRobbieTurner, IG: @therobbieturner

Thorgy Thor
Brooklyn, NY
TW: @ThorgyThor, IG: @thorgythor