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RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 to make history with first trans male contestant

13 brand new queens will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Jaida Essence Hall when Drag Race returns to VH1.

2020-12-09

Get those engines running, because a brand new instalment of RuPaul's Drag Race is right around the corner - and season 13 is set to make show history with its first ever trans male contestant

The 13 queens competing in the upcoming series - widely expected to premiere on VH1 in the US on 1 January 2021 following the early leak of a promo trailer this week - were announced on Instagram on Wednesday (9 December), offering fans their first look at look at the performers who'll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jaida Essence Hall and be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar.

Among them is Gottmik, an LA-based drag queen renowned for his hyper-feminine looks and style, and who stands as the first transgender man to compete on the series.

"Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down," RuPaul said in a statement.

Meet the 13 queens competing in RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 below:

Denali Foxx

 
 
 
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Elliott with Two Ts

 
 
 
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Gottmik

 
 
 
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Joey Jay

 
 
 
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Kahmora Hall

 
 
 
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Kandy Muse

 
 
 
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LaLa Ri

 
 
 
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Olivia Lux

 
 
 
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Rosé

 
 
 
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Symone

 
 
 
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Tamisha Iman

 
 
 
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Tina Burner

 
 
 
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Utica Queen

 
 
 
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