RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3Hits in January!

By: Joe Thompson

The hunt for "America's Next Drag Superstar" returns in January 2011, with 12 new contestants—including one of's very own Queens of Drag.

This season, RuPaul has also brought in Michelle Visage as a new permanent judge alongside himself and Santino Rice. Visage was RuPaul’s outspoken sidekick on the original RuPaul Show on VH1. (She was also in the group Seduction, with the iconic hit “Two to Make It Right.”)

Get a sneak peek at the new contestants and watch a teaser trailer.

The 12 contestants in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 include:
·Alexis Mateo (St Petersburg, FL)
·Carmen Carrera (Elmwood, NJ)
·Delta Work (Norwalk, CA)
·India Ferrah (Springfield, OH)
·Manila Luzon (New York City, NY)
·Mariah (Atlanta, GA)
·Phoenix (Atlanta, GA)
·Raja (West Hollywood, CA)
·Stacy Layne Matthews (Backswamp, NC)
·Venus D-Lite (Los Angeles, CA)
·Yara Sofia (Bayamon, PR)
·Mimi Imfurst (Astoria, NY)

Yes, that's right, Mimi Imfurst from Queens of Drag is one of the contestants and we wish her the best.

The winner gets a prize package that includes a headlining spot on Logo’s Drag Race Tour, featuring cocktails perfected by ABSOLUT®, a lifetime supply of Kryolan Professional Make-up and a cash prize of $75,000.

Watch the teaser video below!

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