Logo’s wig-flying, over-the-top TV show Rupaul’s Drag Race is returning for a third season in January 2011 with two Atlanta drag queens in tow. Phoenix and Mariah will battle it out with 10 others for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” The network made the announcement this morning.
“I’m so excited about everything happening right now and I am even more excited to see what [RuPaul’s Drag Race] opens [for me],” Season 3 contestant Phoenix told us today. “It’s definitely been an experience to remember. I hope these bitches are ready to feel the fire of Phoenix. It’s gonna be severe.”
Phoenix is known for her shows at Blake’s, Jungle, and Shout. She also made waves in September playing a Hindu goddess in Fenuxe’s religion issue. Mariah carries a famous name to live up to and doesn’t mince words about her chances. “I’m already a ballroom legend, now I want to take the international stage,” she told Fenuxe. “Dragons, get ready to battle!”
Here’s the rest of Phoenix and Mariah’s competition for the title:
- Alexis Mateo (St Petersburg, FL)
- Carmen Carrera (Elmwood, NJ)
- Delta Work (Norwalk, CA)
- India Ferrah (Springfield, OH)
- Manila Luzon (New York City, NY)
- Mimi Imfurst (Astoria, NY)
- Raja (West Hollywood, CA)
- Stacy Layne Matthews (Backswamp, NC)
- Venus D-Lite (Los Angeles, CA)
- Yara Sofia (Bayamon, PR)
The winner receives a headlining spot on Logo’s Drag Race Tour, a lifetime supply of Kryolan Professional Make-up, and $75,000 cash. See The Fenuxe Interview with BeBe Zahara Benet and Tyra Sanchez, Rupaul’s Drag Race winners from Seasons 1 and 2, respectively.