RuPaul’s Drag Race is making herstory with its largest cast – and cash prize – for season 15. On Tuesday (13 December), season 14 champion Willow Pill ushered in the new season as she revealed the 16 – we repeat, 16 – contestants vying for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $200,000.
This marks the second consecutive year that the prize money has been increased. From season four until 13, the cash prize remained at $100,000 until earlier this year when Willow took home $150,000.
The season 15 cast includes TikTok-famous twins – marking the first time siblings have ever appeared on the same season – queens from Connecticut (another first!) and a former Miss Continental winner (who just-so happens to the drag mother of Kerri Colby).
Season 15 premieres 6 January on MTV with a double episode, with new episodes of Drag Race Untucked to air immediately after.