With an array of queens getting ready to slay RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, VH1 has announced the guest judges to appear on the upcoming season that will premiere next Thursday (February 28).

The new faces will appear alongside show regulars Carson Kressley, Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and, surprise, surprise, RuPaul.



The lineup of new judges to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 is everything we could’ve hoped for, from the queer sensations that are Miley Cyrus and Troye Sivan to the gorgeous supermodel Cara Delevingne and Natasha Lyonne, following her excellent role on Netflix’s Russian Doll.

Pansexual celebrity Miley Cyrus
Singer Miley Cyrus. (Getty)

And not only will Cyrus act as a guest judge for the season’s premiere episode, but VH1 suggested that the star will go undercover in the workroom to spy on our new fabulous queens.

Others included in the full lineup of new guest judges for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 are:

  • Lena Waithe (Master of None)
  • Tiffany Pollard (Celebrity Big Brother)
  • Bobby Moynihan (SNL)
  • Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta)
  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
  • Sydelle Noel (GLOW)
  • Wanda Sykes (comic)
  • Elvira (Mistress of the Dark)
  • Guillermo Diaz (Scandal)
  • Adam Rippon (Olympian)
  • Mirai Nagasu (figure skater)
  • Travis Wall (choreographer)
  • Amber Valetta (model/actress)
  • Tony Hale (Veep)
  • Clea Duvall (Veep)
  • Fortune Feimster (comic)
  • Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story)
  • Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
  • Joel McHale (Community)
RuPaul's Drag Race season 11
The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11. (VH1)

In addition to all those amazing guest judges, television host Rachel Maddow will make a special guest appearance on the show, although she won’t be judging the queens.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 was announced along with the 15 new contestants in January

The 15 queens set to fight for “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and the winning prize of $100,000 were revealed, with Season 10 contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo—or “Miss Vanjie”—making a return.

Other queens competing for the crown include Miss Black Universe A’keria C. Davenport, of the House of Davenport, and “life-sized Bratz doll” Ariel Versace, according to a press release from VH1.

The line-up features two more House of Davenport queens, Honey Davenport and Ra’jah D. O’Hara, professional dancer Brook Lynn Hytes and Las Vegas showgirl Kahanna Montrese.

A promotional photo of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 contestant Miss Vanjie
Miss Vanjie will return to compete against queens including the current Miss Black Universe A’keria C. Davenport (VH1)

In a VH1 press release, RuPaul said: “Just when I think to myself—‘shedonealreadydonehadherses’—a new crop of killer queens sashay their way into my heart and leave me gagging for more.

“Dare I say, this might be the most sickening season of all time.”

— RuPaul about RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11

“Dare I say, this might be the most sickening season of all time.”

The eleventh season will also feature Mercedes Iman Diamond, who moved to the USA from Kenya aged 11, Nina West, who has previously won the national Entertainer of the Year pageant, and Plastique Tiara, whose drag is inspired by Vietnamese pop stars.

Watch the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 trailer below:




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