Lady Gaga is going from the Super Bowl halftime show to the Super Bowl of drag.
Yes, Mother Monster is finally set to appear on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” She will guest on the Season 9 premiere in March on Logo. Specific date is to be announced.
Gaga has said she was a fan of the show and wanted to be on the judging panel. But it likely took some time and scheduling, given her full-time gig as a pop goddess.
Can I PLEASE be a judge on drag race! @RuPaul I started out in these club, these women taught me how to serve!
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) August 14, 2013
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) February 7, 2017
“And may the best woman win,” Gaga says in a preview clip, finishing one of the show’s signature lines. She looks every bit the drag diva herself in a sparkling bodysuit and ballooned shoulder pads.
The Season 9 premiere also promises “a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in ‘Drag Race’ history.”
The halftime show has kicked off a resurgence for Gaga, whose “Joanne” album and “Million Reasons” single have been at the top of the iTunes chart since Sunday. “Drag Race,” Logo’s highest-rated show and a social media sensation, will add to the sparkle.
“Drag Race” has arguably created more stars than the likes of “The Voice” and “Project Runway.” They include Alaska, Sharon Needles, Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano. The show puts 13 queens through a series of challenges involving comedy, singing, acting and more. One is eliminated weekly until a winner is crowned.
Several “Drag Race” stars are appearing soon at South Beach nightclub in Montrose. The club has also booked the entire Season 9 cast for upcoming dates TBA.