Drag Race confirms historic All Stars 8 twist with fans given power to crown a winner

Drag Race All Stars 8 will have “two ways to win”, a new trailer has revealed.

The new season was announced with the cryptic tagline “Are you ready to play the Fame Games?”, and now RuPaul has confirmed that it refers to a major new twist.

A trailer released on Thursday (27 April) Ru-vealed: “For the first time in All Stars herstory, there are two ways to win.”

“The first is the traditional way,” Ru said.

“The second way: fans will determine which of our eliminated queens will win ‘Queen of the Fame Games’.”

Fans will be able to vote to bestow the title and a cash prize of $50,000 to one of the queens who don’t make it to the final.

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Drag Race All Stars 8 trailer reveals guest judges

All Stars 8 will see fan favourite and first outs return for a second chance at snatching a Drag Race crown.

Alongside some sickening runway previews, the season’s fabulous guest judges have been revealed, too.

Among them: Ego Nwodim, Zooey Deschanel, JoJo Siwa, Matt Rogers and Idina Menzel.

All Stars 8 also looks to be the most strategic season of Drag Race yet, with alliances and rivalries between some of the queens hinted at.

“There’s girls who are not playing a fair game” says Kahanna Montrese, with Lala Ri signing the trailer off with: “You never know whats’s gonna happen in this game, honestly child.”

Drag Race All Stars 8 cast

The full cast of queens features one runner-up, multiple early-outs and for the first time in All Stars history, a Canadian queen.

The full list is:

  • Alexis Michelle, season nine
  • Darienne Lake, season six
  • Heidi N Closet, season 12
  • Jaymes Mansfield, season nine
  • Jessica Wild, season two
  • JimboCanada’s Drag Race season one and UK vs the World season one
  • Kahanna Montrese, season 11
  • Kandy Muse, season 13
  • Lala Ri, season 13
  • Monic Beverly Hillz, season five
  • Mrs Kasha Davis, season seven
  • Naysha Lopez, season eight

All Stars 8 premieres 12 May on Paramount Plus and WOW Presents Plus UK.