‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Announces Season 12 Finale And Reunion Plans
RuPaul’s Drag Race and VH1 have released details on the upcoming season 12 finale and subsequent reunion taping.
Because the majority of the show was filmed last year, the only production hurdles for VH1 and World of Wonder were how to tape the finale and reunion specials, as RuPaul’s Drag Race always announces a winner in front of a live audience for a pre-taped finale.
According to Entertainment Weekly, RuPaul and the queens will reunite on Friday, May 22 at 8/7c on VH1 and the finale will air the following week on Friday, May 29 at 8/7c on VH1.
Sherry Pie has been eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race and will not be featured on the upcoming season 12 finale or reunion specials. (Photo: VH1)
The reunion will look very much like Bravo’s recent Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion but the finale taping should be one for the books. According to the magazine, the finalists will compete in a “revolutionary lip-sync for the crown” while some famous queens make guest appearances, like Nina West and last year’s winner, Yvie Oddly. The queens are competing for the title and $100,000 USD.
As previously reported, Sherry Pie was eliminated from the competition after allegations of cat fishing came to light via a BuzzFeed News investigation. As EW notes, VH1 and World of Wonder have agreed to donate $5,000 USD to charity each time Sherry Pie wins a challenge.