Wednesday, December 6, 2023

MTV Ru-Veals Premiere Date for Season 16 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

MTV has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming sixteenth season of its Emmy Award-winning competition series RuPaul's Drag Race.

The new season will premiere on Friday, January 5 at 8/7c. with 90-minute episodes. 

14 dazzling new queens are ushered in to compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and a cash prize of $200,000. The premiere will be split into two parts and showcase the iconic talent show as the Maxi Challenge, which are separately themed as MTV's Spring Break and the Queen Choice Awards. Both episodes will feature a gag worthy twist following the talent show performances, where the queens will be tasked to "Rate-A-Queen" - ranking each other's performances to determine the tops and bottoms of that week.

The 14 queens competing in Season 16 include:
  • Amanda Tori Meating, 26 - Los Angeles, California
  • Dawn, 24 - Brooklyn, New York
  • Geneva Karr, 30 - Brownsville, Texas
  • Hershii Liqcour-Jeté, 31 - Los Angeles, California
  • Megami, 33 - Brooklyn, New York
  • Mhi'ya Iman Le'Paige, 34 - Miami, Florida
  • Mirage, 29 - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Morphine Love Dion, 25 - Miami, Florida
  • Nymphia Wind, 27 - Taiwan and New York
  • Plane Jane, 24 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Plasma, 24 - New York, New York
  • Q, 26 - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sapphira Cristál, 34 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Xunami Muse, 33 - New York, New York