RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 Debuts March 2 with Two New Judges
After lots of speculation and rumors, LOGO announced on Jan. 28 that Logo TV‘s hit series RuPaul’s Drag Race will premiere on Monday, March 2 at 9pm ET/PT and will include the addition of two new judges: Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and Ross Matthews (Chelsea Lately). Additionally, this season will feature a slue of guest judges!
RuPaul’s Drag Race returns to Logo TV with a gaggle of queens so ingenious, a competition so unpredictable and a judges’ panel so packed with talent, you’ll be seeing stars! New this season, RuPaul welcomes pop culture aficionados Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews to the permanent judging panel alongside Michelle Visage. Kressley and Mathews will leave fans gagging with their rapid-fire quick wit, impeccable sense of style and signature sass. Think you know this race? Honey, you have no idea.
“Yes, Virginia, there is a gay Santa Claus!” exclaimed Executive Producer, RuPaul. “I asked for a new, wickedly funny, smart and experienced judge…and I got two! Ross and Carson are the perfect addition to the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ family because they’re not just show biz experts, they’re superfans and longtime lovers of the art of drag.”
“Oh what a thrill to be a judge on season 7 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race!’” declared Carson Kressley. “The wigs, the lashes, the gowns — but enough about us judges — the girls this season are so ‘sickening,’ it’s the best season yet!”
“I have never been more qualified to do anything in my entire life,” said Ross Mathews. “As quite possibly the biggest super fan of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in the entire galaxy, I take my position as a judge very seriously and will proudly serve as a voice for my fellow super fans — albeit, a very high-pitched voice.”
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities in pop culture today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or “Sashay Away.” This season’s celebrity guest judges include Ariana Grande, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kathy Griffin,Olivia Newton-John, Alyssa Milano, Kat Dennings, Jordin Sparks, Mel B, Tamar Braxton, Rebecca Romijn, Santino Rice, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Urie, Rachael Harris, Lucian Piane and Merle Ginsberg.
Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is out to make over the world. Kressley was most recently a “fan-favorite” on ABC’s world-wide hit, “Dancing With The Stars” and recently headlined as the host of Dancing With The Stars Live in Las Vegas. In 2011, Kressley starred in “Carson-Nation,” a one-hour reality show which premiered on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network. In “Carson-Nation,” Carson travelled to small towns throughout the U.S., transforming lives one person at a time with his signature heart, humor and style. Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime’s critically acclaimed show “How To Look Good Naked” and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo’s breakout hit series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” He can also been seen as a style contributor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Live With Kelly and Michael!,” “The Queen Latifah Show,” and “The Wendy Williams Show.” Kressley recently debuted his signature line of women’s sportswear and accessories, “Love, Carson,” which is known for its easy, instant, affordable glamour. Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including “You’re Different and That’s Super,” a children’s book promoting diversity and tolerance.
Ross Mathews has established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities, hosts and pop culture experts in the entertainment arena today. Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut, as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Following, he was a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” Mathews was most recently seen hosting E!’s “Live From E!” and as the host of “Hello Ross,” which garnered him a 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New Talk Show Host.” He is currently covering the biggest award shows as part of E Network’s top rated “Live from the Red Carpet” team. Mathews also holds the title of National Bestselling Author, for his 2014 book entitled Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (Grand Central Publishing).