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Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2 Kicks Off This Week

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Season two will feature three main Queen Supreme Mentors and six Drag Race legends as extra special guests throughout the series

This article contains spoilers if you haven’t seen the first season of Secret Celebrity Drag Race. 

As RuPaul often does in previous installments of Drag Race, she is changing things up with a new secretive format for Secret Celebrity Drag Race, season 2. 

During the first season, three celebrities underwent dramatic transformations with the help of Drag Race royalty before competing for prize money for various charities. 

Even though season two has the same premise, there is one big twist: the celebrities’ identities will be a secret until they have been eliminated.

Nine celebrities have been handpicked to compete this season, with weekly challenges before the bottom two have to lip sync for their lives. 

In addition to shifting the format, the show will be increasing the prize to the winner – with $100,000 being donated to their charity of choice. 

This format is being compared to the Masked Singer, even though these contestants are more covered. However, drag can dramatically change a person’s appearance, so it may be difficult to tell and be a fun surprise. 

RuPaul, Michele Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Matthews will be returning as judges for Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Monét X Change, Jujubee, and Brooke Lynn Hytes will be this season’s mentors, along with guest appearances from other RPDR alums.

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race premieres on Friday, August 12, on VH1. Here’s the previously mentioned sneak peek: 

What Was the First Season of Celebrity Drag Race Like?

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 1 featured three celebrities that undergo a major drag transformation while being mentored by Drag Race alums. It first premiered on April 24, 2020.

Here is a list of the contestants and how they ranked:

Episode 1 

Celebrity: Jordan Connor
Drag name: Babykins La Roux
Mentor: Trixie Mattel
Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Winner: $30,000

Celebrity: Jermaine Fowler
Drag name: Miss Mimi Teapot
Mentor: Bob the Drag Queen
Charity: RAINN
Runner-up: $10,000

Celebrity: Nico Tortorella
Drag name: Olivette Isyou
Mentor: Monét X Change
Charity: Transgender Law Center
Runner-up – $10,000

Episode 2

Celebrity: Vanessa Williams
Drag name: Vanqueisha De House
Mentor Asia O’Hara
Charity: The Trevor Project
Winner: $30,000

Celebrity: Loni Love
Drag name: Mary J. Ross
Mentor: Trinity the Tuck
Charity: Dress For Success
Runner-up – $10,000

Celebrity: Tami Roman
Drag Name: Miss Shenita Cocktail
Mentor: Alyssa Edwards
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Runner-up –$10,000

Episode 3

Celebrity: Alex Newell
Drag name: Madam That Bitch
Mentor: Bob the Drag Queen
Charity: Hetrick-Martin Institute
Winner: $20,000

Celebrity: Dustin Milligan
Drag name: Rachel McAdamsapple
Mentor: Nina West
Charity: Project HEAL
Winner: $20,000

Celebrity: Matt Iseman
Drag name: Bette Bordeaux
Mentor: Kim Chi
Charity: Arthritis Foundation
Winner: $20,000

Episode 4

Celebrity: Hayley Kiyoko
Drag name: Queen Eleza Beth
Mentor: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
Charity: Planned Parenthood
Winner: $30,000

Celebrity: Madison Beer
Drag name: Coral Fixation
Mentor: Monique Heart
Charity: The Trevor Project
Runner-up: $10,000

Celebrity: Phoebe Robinson
Drag name: Cocotini
Mentor: Alyssa Edwards
Charity: Product Red
Runner-up: $10,000

What is the Art of Drag?

Who are the 9 Queens on Season 2 of Drag Race?

As previously mentioned, season two will feature three main Queen Supreme Mentors and six Drag Race legends as extra special guests throughout the series. All the queens will be helping the celebrity contestants by mentoring them throughout their journey and providing commentary and entertainment for the series.

As we said before, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jujubee, and Monet X Change will be mentoring. The series will also feature guest stars Eureka, Gottmik, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, and Violet Chachki. 

Anticipating Another Instalment of Drag Race

Viewers are getting excited for this rendition of Celebrity Drag Race since it was two years ago when it first aired. Plus, the new format shakes things up and makes the experience extra entertaining. To find out which celebrities are competing for the crown of the next Celebrity Drag Race superstar, be sure to tune in on August 12. 

First Episode Recap

At LGBTQ and ALL, we are Drag Race superfans. Now that a new season is underway, we will be providing a recap of the first episode for our audience, so be sure to check back and see what we have to say about this series. 

What celebrities would you be most excited to see as secret celebrity drag queens?

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