Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will include its first-ever male transgender contestant.
In a first-look clip of the trailer, RuPaul has given fans what they have been waiting for, by revealing the new batch of queens aiming to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.
For the first time in show history, the series will see Gottmik compete as the first trans man, and to be honest, we can’t wait to see it.
Taking to Twitter to announce the exciting news, host RuPaul teased: ‘In a world full of shade, we ALL shine thru!
#DragRace Season 13 is ringing in the Ru Year NEW YEAR’S DAY at 8/7c on @VH1!’
Gottmik recently opened up in an interview with Gay Times, where he explained ‘there’s a significant lack of attention on trans men who perform as women’.
‘People cannot seem to understand how someone born female can identify as a man but still want to perform and artistically express themselves through femme drag,’ the makeup artist explained.
‘In my opinion, a healthy soul/person needs a good balance of masculine and feminine energy to survive.’
‘While we often hear about drag queens who identify as trans or non-binary, there’s a significant lack of attention on trans men who perform as women,’ he added.
The other queens competing for that all-important crown are Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, LaLa Ri, Olivia Lux, Rose, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner and Utica Queen.
When is RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 launching in the UK?
While the likely US launch date is Friday, January 1 on VH1 in the US, a UK air date is yet to be confirmed.
However, on previous seasons, the show aired on Netflix the following day, uploading at 8am so quick viewers don’t see spoilers online.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix and World of Wonder for comment.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 returns January 1 on VH1 in the US.
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