Survivor took 40 seasons and 20 years to have an all-winners season, but RuPaul’s Drag Race is doing it in season seven—well, season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, or season 21 overall, not counting spin-offs.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will premiere next month on Paramount+, and have eight former Drag Race—and Drag Race All Stars—winners competing for $200,000 and the title “Queen of All Queens.”
Three of the winners are from All Stars seasons, while one is from an international season.
Paramount+ didn’t reveal anything about the format or structure of the season, nor any of the clever, brilliant, genius twists that World of Wonder is inevitably planning, having borrowed them from a beloved book.
A report in The Tab claims, without sourcing, that there will be no eliminations, but instead the queens will earn points in each challenge throughout the season. That would truly be an original—and welcome!—twist.
The first two episodes premiere May 20, but it’s unclear how many episodes there will be total. There are just eight queens competing.
Last season had 12 episodes, but also 13 queens competing. Season one had just six episodes but 12 queens.
While the show will be on streaming only, VH1 will air a four-episode advertisement—I mean “series”—called Countdown to All Stars 7: You’re a Winner Baby, on which “fan-favorite queens … watch and react to the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season seven’s very best moments.”
Drag Race All Stars 7’s queens
Here’s the cast, with their bios from Paramount+.
Jaida Essence Hall
Winner, season 12
Look over there! Season 12’s winner and trade of the season is back to snatch another crown. With her dazzling charisma and show-stopping talent, Jaida remains the essence of beauty, and she’s ready to prove she’s the Queen of All Queens.
Winner, season 5
Season five champion Jinkx Monsoon is a powerhouse performer and one staunch character! This beloved, quirky queen is a force of nature, but can she prove it’s Monsoon season – again?
Monét X Change
Winner, All Stars 4
Miss Congeniality of season 10 and winner of All Stars four, Monét X Change is back, and the exchange rate is about to go up! Get ready to soak up all her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent as Monét stakes her claim on another crown!
Winner, Season 3
Season three’s Drag Race superstar, Raja inspired a generation of young queens with her creativity and style. Now this luminous legend is back to show once and for all that she is still the champion.
Winner, All Stars 5
Fashion icon, performer and activist, Shea Couleé is the epitome of drag excellence. On All Stars five, she ruled the runway and snatched the crown. Now she’s back to slay a new day … and claim the ultimate prize!
Trinity the Tuck
Winner, All Stars 4
The mighty Tuck is back – and tighter than ever! On All Stars four, she secured the crown with her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. And now she’s ready to prove she’s the holy Trinity of drag. Will the Tuck take all?
Winner, RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. season 1
Ready for a British Invasion? The first crowned queen of Drag Race U.K., The Vivienne is here to represent British drag on the OG main stage. Can this talented performer and glam grande dame claim the crown for queen and country?
Winner, Season 11
The queen of the queerdos is back to fly her freak flag and prove she’s the Queen of All Queens. Season 11’s eclectic winner stole our hearts and blew our minds with her own brand of drag fabulosity! Now, she’s here to even the odds and take home another crown!