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The Week in Drag (09/09/22)

The drag world is moving a mile a minute these days! If you’re worried you might have missed some of the week’s biggest stories, we understand. That’s where The Week in Drag comes in, your weekly look at the biggest stories unfolding in the drag scene. From shocking moments that unfold in the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise to what’s going on in your local scene, we’ve got you covered!

Shangela is joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars

Yes, you read that correctly. Shangela from virtually every season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is going to be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. We all know and love this queen and there is no doubt she will slay on the show. I mean, Alyssa Edwards, the queen of dance herself, is her drag mother!

Shangela is making history on the show as the first drag queen to compete in the U.S. series. We couldn’t be more proud of her! We’re all rooting for you, Shangie!

Season 4 of Drag Race UK has been announced 

Drag Race UK has been one of the most fun series of the franchise to date. Now, we’ve learned that not only is season 4 on the horizon, but it will feature an incredible cast of queens and celebrities joining the judges’ panel! 

The new season features these incredible queens: Baby, Black Peppa, Cheddar Gorgeous, Copper Top, Dakota Schiffer, Danny Beard, Jonbers Blonde, Just May, Le Fil, Pixie Polite, Sminty Drop, and Scarlet. Dakota makes history as the first trans woman to compete in the UK series! 

Plus, fans can expect to see legendary guest judges like Hannah Waddingham, Boy George, Mel B, and FKA Twigs. It’s going to be an amazing season! 

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RuPaul makes history again!

It’s no secret that Mama Ru is an icon, but she’s just reached another career milestone. With 12 Primetime Emmy Awards as the host and producer of our favorite show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul has extended his achievement as the Black artist with the most Emmy awards in history! We couldn’t be more proud of the queen of all queens! 

Secret Celebrity Drag Race is heating up

In case you’ve missed out on one of the latest series from Mama Ru and World of Wonder, Secret Celebrity Drag Race is a lot of fun. Celebs are paired up with a legendary drag race contestant and are put through challenges and even have to lip sync for their lives at the end of each episode.

Last week, Glee actor Jenna Ushkowitz, who was paired up with Gottmik, was sent home, leaving only five celebs remaining in the competition. Tune in today to see how episode 5 unfolds!

WowPresents+ launches a new series with Drag Race favorites

The streaming service from our friends at World of Wonder is launching a brand new series starring some of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants. Rock M. Sakura and Heidi N Closet of Season 12 will be starring in Muff Busters, which premieres on September 12th. We have the trailer below for you to check out! It’s sure to be a hoot with these two!

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Continental results!

Over Labor Day weekend, one of drag’s most iconic pageants took place. Sunny Dee-Lite won Miss Continental, completing and arduous twenty plus year journey to the crown, while Layla Larue was crowned Miss Continental Elite. Rachel Meredith, who stole our heart when she bolted from the stage following her win (See the video here!), earned the title of Miss Continental, while Mr. Continental went to Syvon Sinatra Sanchez. Congrats from all of us at to these incredible winners! 

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If you’re in New York City on a Monday night and looking for the best up-and-coming drag show in town, you have to check out What’s She Thinking, a new weekly showcase starring Chicky Gorgina. Pop into The Spot at 10 pm for incredible drag performances! 

Now you’re caught up on The Week in Drag! Did you see an amazing pageant and want to share the results? Did you see a show that had you shook as the kids say? Is there a big story in your local drag scene you want share? Send us an email ( and it might be featured in a future edition of The Week in Drag!

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One small brushfire away from completing the Serial Killer Triad, Haley is a hell-raising college student and sports journalist. Calling the suburbs of the gayest city in America home, she's sure to bring it to you every ball.

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