When (and How) Did RuPaul Film Season 13 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race?’

It’s time for a new season of this Emmy-winning reality contest series, with a new version and a new set of contestants. After months of anticipation, fans have a deadline for season 13 of RuPaul Draw Race.

This is how RuPaul filmed new titles despite the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

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Season 13 of the first performances of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in January 2021

2020 has been a turbulent year, especially for live actors. If there is one thing fans have learned RuPaul Draw Race, however, the show must go on.

As RuPaul points out, even a pandemic cannot hold down a good queen. Hot off the heels (literally) of season 12, RuPaul announced the next set of actors resting in the Werk Room.

Demonstrating their charisma, uniqueness, zero, and talent, these queens will show viewers what they want to be the “Next Drag American Superstar. ”

Appearing on New Year’s Day, the 13 girls featured in the upcoming season include Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Gottmilk, Joey Jay, Kahmora Hall, Kandy Muse, Lala Bi, Olivia Lux, Rosé, Symone, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner, and Queen Utica. In addition to the title, this season ‘s winner will earn a crown, and a cash prize of $ 100,000.

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When did the season 13 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ begin filming?

According to a report from the WOWPresents YouTube Channel, the testing process for season 13 began in December 2019 and ran until January 2020.

Filming was slightly delayed due to the broadcast orders and stay at home, but the show returned as one of the first series’ to start production. But, according to Drag Race Fandom, filming began in July 2020 with the correct safety protocols in place.

Production officially ended on August 31, with contestants resuming their social media activity. After that, fans held their breath, waiting to be told the date of the first scene.

“Drag makes me happy,” contestant Kahmora Hall said in an interview with Weekly entertainment. “Everyone has to pick something up to get it picked up. This season is coming at the right time after this leadership, we are still going through a pandemic, we are the pillars of life that people need. ”

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Do the queens compete in person?

To keep the queens as safe and healthy as possible, the reunion and closing events are at RuPaul Draw Race Season 12 was both “meaningful,” with competitors submitting videos from their homes. Did season 13 follow the same format?

Thanks to a teaser from RuPaul and World and Wonder, fans learned that these queens will officially compete in person. That includes looking at the runway, doing lip-syncing for their life, and everything in between.

Season 13 of the RuPaul reality series shows Emmy Award on VH1 on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021 at 8:00/7:00 pm

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