On Friday morning during a special episode of Trixie’s Playhouse with Trixie Mattel, Detox, and Katya, the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 was revealed. The cast of 10 queens slated for season 4 is truly gag-worthy as some big personalities and fan favorites return to try to snatch that crown.
Joining the race for the crown is Monét X Change (season 10), Latrice Royale (season 4 and season 1 of All Stars), Trinity Taylor (season 9), Farrah Moan (season 9), Valentina (season 9), Monique Heart (season 10), Jasmine Masters (season 7), Naomi Smalls (season 8), Gia Gunn (season 6), and Manila Luzon (season 3).
Originally, the announcement was scheduled for Thursday but was delayed due to the mass shooting that took place in Thousand Oaks, California. The delay was announced on Twitter following the horrific violence that left 12 people dead and injured many others.
Our hearts are with those impacted by yet another act of mass gun violence. In light of the news from Thousand Oaks, CA last night, we are rescheduling the social RuVeal with @trixiemattel, @TheOnlyDetox and @katya_zamo to tomorrow morning at 10am.
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) November 8, 2018
Drag Race fans were divided over the results of All Stars season 3 after BenDeLaCreme eliminated himself and Trixie Mattel came from behind to win it all, while many believed Shangela was more deserving of the crown. Without a doubt, season 4 of All Stars will offer just as much drama and intrigue as the previous run.
“The girls on All Stars 4 are exciting and they have so much more to show,” RuPaul told EW. “I think it will shock fans, although I don’t think they’ll be as disappointed. We always try to do something fresh and interesting, and sometimes it turns out in a way that you don’t really expect. I love Trixie [Mattel]. She’s a real superstar, but I really didn’t count on the other girls who came back being so vindictive [and voting against Shangela].”
A week before the premiere of All Stars 4, on Friday, December 7, a new holiday tradition will air on VH1, RuPaul’s Holi-Slay Spectacular. The hour-long yuletide special brings eight beloved queens back to the small screen to compete for America’s first Drag Race Christmas Queen. Competing on the holiday special is Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique, and Trixie Mattel.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 premieres on VH1 at 8 p.m. EST on Friday, December 14.