Here's one quote that doesn't leave me thrilled: "For All Stars 5, we've come up with a new twist that is so twisted it's guaranteed to twist your twisted minds," said four-time Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer RuPaul."
Here is the new All Stars cast:
Alexis Mateo (Season 3, All Stars 1)
BAM! Alexis Mateo came to season three and made it to the top three before being eliminated. She got her second chance competing in a team on "All Stars" 1, but again fell short of the crown. Now the jig is up! Alexis is back for "All Stars" 5 to secure her spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame!" Sickening, no?
Blair St. Clair (Season 10)
She do declare! It's Blair St. Clair! Since season 10, this young queen has really grown and "glown-up," and now she's ready to be your star! Will she shine bright enough to take the "All Stars" crown?
Derrick Barry (Season 8)
It's Derrick, B*tch! On season eight, Derrick Barry struggled to show she's more than just a Britney Spears impersonator. Derrick is back on "All Stars" 5 to prove she is stronger than yesterday! She is ready to display the full spectrum of her drag and snatch her spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame."
India Ferrah (Season 3)
India came into season three with over-the-top glam looks, but was critiqued for having an under-the-radar personality. She's gone down in herstory for being picked up by another queen during a lip sync for her life. On "All Stars" 5, this high-kicking queen is ready to pick up where she left off and remind everyone that Drag is not a contact sport!
Jujubee (Season 2, All Stars 1)
Jujubee first dazzled the world with her humor, heart and beauty on season two and then again on All Stars season one. But despite her efforts, Jujubee has never made it to the top. What about her?! What about Jujubee?! Is "All Stars" 5 her chance to prove the third time really is the charm?
Mariah Paris Balenciaga (Season 3)
On season three, Mariah, aka Mariah Paris Balenciaga, aka Mariah Successful, was known for her beauty, grace, and mug 4 dayz! She was eliminated after underperforming in Snatch Game, but now Mariah is back on "All Stars" 5 to show the world that this versatile ball queen is ready to take the grand prize!
Mayhem Miller (Season 10)
The drama is here! Mayhem Miller crashed the "Drag Race" party on season 10! She started strong, winning the very first challenge, but a peck of pickle problem put her in the bottom, and she sashayed away too soon. Now this L.A. favorite is back to stake her claim on the Hall of Fame. Is it finally Miller time?
Miz Cracker (Season 10)
"Okay, it's time for Cracker!" Season 10's self-described Jewish Barbie brought smarts and sass to the game - even as she struggled to get out of her head. Now this blonde, beloved New Yorker is back to take a crack at the "All Stars" crown!
Ongina (Season 1)
On season one, Ongina captured the hearts of millions with her charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent and beautiful bald head! Now this high energy Queen is back for "All Stars" 5! Will she make up for lost time and take her spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame?"
Shea Couleé (Season 9)
Chicago in the house! Shea Couleé came to season nine to SLAY not PLAY! And "slay" she did, snatching four wins on her way to the Grand Finale, before a shocking shower of rose petals sent her packin'. Equal parts bougie and banjie, this polished powerhouse now has her eyes on the "All Stars" prize!
The fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is about to serve some “La Vida Loca” realness with its slate of guest judges. Ricky Martin will kick things off as a guest judge for the premiere episode of the reality drag race competition which will premiere on June 5 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1.
The star-studded lineup of guest judges does not stop with the “She Bangs” singer. Joining RuPaul on the mainstage are Tessa Thompson, Jane Krakowski, Nicole Byer, Bebe Rexha, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Sam Richardson, Madison Beer, Sarah Hyland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Tommy Dorfman and Drag Race regular Todrick Hall. In the premiere, Martin will help judge the all-star queens for seasons past as they partake in a reading mini-challenge and hit the runway for a “Werq the World” variety extravaganza.
On top of that, the fifth season has thrown traditional elimination rules out the window. Mama Ru has shaken things up and has “Ru-vealed” that each week she will name a top all-star and that queen will lip sync for her legacy against a mysterious lip sync assassin, chosen from the most iconic performers in Drag Race “herstory”. If the top all-star of the week wins the lip sync, she wins a $10,000 tip and the power to eliminate the bottom queen of her choice. If the lip sync assassin wins, a bottom queen selected from a secret group vote gets the chop, and the money rolls over until a top all-star wins — now that is a gag!
As previously announced, the 10 queens competing for a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and a grand prize of $100,000 are Alexis Mateo (Season 3, All Stars 1), Blair St. Clair (Season 10), Derrick Barry (Season 8), India Ferrah (Season 3), Jujubee (Season 2, All Stars 1), Mariah Paris Balenciaga (Season 3), Mayhem Miller (Season 10), Miz Cracker (Season 10), Ongina (Season 1) and Shea Couleé (Season 9).
The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 reunion airs May 22 at 8pm ET/PT followed by the finale on May 29 at 8pm.
So the game gets even crazier. On the plus side, we'll see even more returning queens. Hmm...