Did the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Guest Judges Quarantine Before Appearing on the Series?

A new set of queens is ushered into the Werk Chamber, ready to showcase their charisma, unity, nature and talent. However, there are some different things about it RuPaul Draw Race season 13, judging panel entered.

Here’s what we know about the famous guest judges from this reality contest series.

Valentina from the 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars' team
Valentina from the team ‘RuPaul Draw Race: All-Stars’ | Photos by John Lamparski / Getty

Race 13 ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ was shown for the first time on VH1

Start your engines, Drag race fans. Despite the epidemic, RuPaul filmed and released the latest season of the award-winning reality show series, RuPaul Draw Race. (Among the 13 girls for this upcoming season are Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Gottmilk, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, Lala Bi, Olivia Lux, Rosé, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner , and Utica Queen.)

This season, as a result of a pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, competitors, crew members, and even the judges took additional precautionary measures. That includes quarantining the competitors before they enter the Werk Chamber.

Traditionally, competitors are held in separate hotel rooms between challenges. Even the number of people sitting behind the judge’s panel was affected.

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Are there celebrity guest judges for season 13 of ‘Drag Race?’

This season will look a little different in terms of guest looks. But, Deadline reports that favorite competitors from previous seasons will return as guests for season 13.

That includes Miss Congeniality winners Nina West, Valentina, and Heidi N Closet. In addition, there will be “interactive video classes” from Drag race superfans Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson.

In previous seasons, events would often involve at least one appearance of a famous guest judge. At times, the guest would even go back on stage Uninspected and chat with the queens. When Lady Gaga spoke to the contestants, she handed her notebook full of notes as to the appearance of their runway.

Of course, due to the limitations of COVID-19, the celebrity guest surprises had to be a bit limited. As a result, Michelle Visage said, “the people who came and took part – it was so much fun and so close,” according to Insider Tbh.

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Cynthia Erivo and others will be celebrity guest judges for season 13

Celebrities Cynthia Erivo, Nicole Byer, Loni Love, TS Madison, and Jamal Sims are slated to join the Season 13 judging panel, along with key figures Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, and, Mama Ru, a according to Deadline.

That’s not to say fans won’t be surprised enough this season. The first episode featured a gag-worthy lip-sync smackdown, where contestants went face-to-face before the tournament even started, some even getting “the Pork Chop.”

The judging panel for this season looks different from previous years, with RuPaul and the others socially isolated and separated by glass. Despite some distance between them, the RuPaul judges will help decide which actors will advance in the tournament.

Recent events of RuPaul Draw Race premiere weekly on VH1.

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