RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 returns to Netflix UK this February
Staff Reporter | On 25, Jan 2020Reading time: 4 mins
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 has officially got a release date, with episodes set to arrive on Netflix UK this February.
Drag Race has become a veritable phenomenon in recent years, with RuPaul finally giving fans a UK version of its own. With that only just finishing on BBC Three, and with All Stars Season 4 hitting Netflix UK in December – not to mention RuPaul’s drama series AJ & the Queen premiering this month – there’s no risk of running out of your drag queen fix. That’s especially true because it’s just a few weeks now until Season 12 sashays until our screens.
The series, which sees queens strut their stuff in a bid to be crowned America’s drag superstar, will once again see 13 contestants face off, judged by RuPaul and Michelle Visage, plus a panel of celebrity judges.
We don’t know who those judges will be yet, but we do know the full line-up of queens, which Season 11’s winner, Yvie Oddly, unveiled online this week, under the theme “I pledge allegiance to the drag”. They are: Aiden Zhane, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Dahlia Sin, Gigi Goode, Heidi In Closet, Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Nicky Doll, Rock M Sakura, Sherry Pie, and Widow Von’Du.
Is the US, they can be seen in action on 28th February on VH1. In the UK, we get episodes within 24 hours of the US broadcast, so you can expect the series to premiere on Saturday 29th February, with episodes then arriving weekly. With Season 11 also accompanied by Untucked – the access all areas, behind-the-scenes companion series – you can expect Season 12 of Untucked to also debut on the same day each week.
Here’s the video unveiling this year’s queens, or you can read on below for a full rundown with profiles.
Aiden Zhane (Acworth, GA)
Hailing from rural Georgia, it’s apparent Aiden Zhane is attracted to the darker side of life. Horror films, Marilyn Manson, and weirdness all inform her outlandish — and original — spooky persona.
Brita (New York, NY)
Everyone who knows drag in New York City knows Brita. That’s because this hard-working Polynesian queen captivates audiences with her famous lip-syncs … no less than seven nights a week.
Crystal Methyd (Springfield, MO)
The only thing Crystal Methyd is addicted to is attention. And with her quirky fashions, incomparable makeup skills and screwball sense of humor, she’ll certainly be catching the judges’ eyes.
Dahlia Sin (Los Angeles, CA)
Originally hailing from Brooklyn, Dahlia Sin emerged from the Haus of Aja (of Season 9 and All Stars fame). Now this look queen lives in LA, where she wows the west coast with her urban brand of sexiness.
Gigi Goode (Los Angeles, CA)
This leggy fashion queen is only 21, but enters the competition with a sizeable social media following. Gorgeous fashion illustrations come to life and make her Instagram fans stan.
Heidi N Closet (Ramseur, NC)
Heidi comes from Ramseur, a small country town in North Carolina. She playfully says there’s little to do there except count chickens and cows. But her infectious persona is sure to make her a global name very soon.
Jackie Cox (New York, NY)
The Persian princess of drag has arrived. Born in Canada and with Iranian heritage, Jackie Cox now considers the New York cabaret stage her home. She loves to write her own shows and bring them to life.
Jaida Essence Hall
Jaida Essence Hall always strives to be the essence of glamour. She originally wanted to be a fashion designer, and now gets to both live that fantasy and model her own gorgeous creations.
Jan (New York, NY)
Jan is a musical theatre queen and skilled singer, who can belt in the original key of a female pop star’s song. Ambitious and driven, she’s looking to slay the Drag Race performance challenges.
Nicky Doll (New York, NY)
The first French contestant to compete in RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nicky Doll relocated from Paris to New York City, where she enchants audiences with her European catwalk, high fashions and seductive charm.
Rock M. Sakura (San Francisco, CA)
Rock M. Sakura’s aesthetic is an amalgamation of anime, manga, and anything pink. With her high-energy, death-dropping performance style and dirty sense of humor, this is a queen who defies categorisation.
Sherry Pie (New York, NY)
A campy, polished queen who knows her references, Sherry Pie will leave an audience in stitches. And with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett as her icons, she’s certainly learned from the best.
Widow Von’Du (Kansas City, MO)
The Widow is up in the building. A Missouri girl who lives life out loud, this queen can perform the house down … and dance circles around her competition.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 1 to 11 are available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.