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Rupaul’s Drag Race is now in its 12th season and the fandom continues to grow. Back in 2017, SNL showed their love for the show in their “Auto Shop” skit with a pretty hilarious lip sync battle…

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Now VH1 will air a 4 part series “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” where a few of your favorite male celebrities get glamed up in drag. On the first episode; Jordan Connor from Riverdale, Jermaine Fowler, stand up comedian from the film “Sorry To Bother You” and Nico Tortorella from Younger, compete against each other in a “Quick Drag” challenge, runway look and a lip sync battle.

Bob the Drag Queen, season 8 winner, Monet X Change, All Stars 4 Winner, and Trixie Mattel, All Stars 3 Winner serve as mentors to the celebrities in this first episode because “the only way to learn drag is from a drag queen”. 

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Themes of acceptance, confidence and inclusion are displayed throughout the series. Jermaine Fowler, known for his complement fight scene in “Sorry To Bother You”, shares that his mother passed a year ago and was a lesbian so he did this show in her honor. Eventhough he didn’t win, his charity of choice, RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline received $10,000. Catch new episodes Friday nights after a new episode of season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1 at 8pm. 

 

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