As the anticipation of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 builds up, fans have already begun predicting who the top queens will be in the competition.
The Emmy award-winning reality competition television series announced on Wednesday that the 13th season would be airing on 1st January 2021.
Fans didn’t waste time voicing their predictions of which queens they thought would make it to the top four after the queens were revealed.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is a drag queen competition, where contestants compete in numerous challenges in the hopes of being crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar.
Despite the excitement of the new season, some fans felt the show had lost the “spark” that the show had when it began in 2009.
According to NBC News, season 13 of “Drag Race” was shot late last summer under full COVID-19 protocols. “Competing safely and fiercely, our 13 queens proved that it takes more than a global pandemic to keep a good queen down,” host and executive producer RuPaul said in a statement.
Unlike before, this season is the first to have a transgender man contestant, Gottmik, in the drag competition.
During the “Meet the Queens” special on YouTube, Gottmik said, “ I need to be the first trans winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, period.”
He added, “ the more and more I got comfortable with my gender identity, the more I got to play with the drag/Gottmik side, and now that it’s solely my art, it’s just the best thing in the world.”
The Los Angeles queen said “ it’s so important for me to represent L.A. this season…the fact that I could possibly be the next angel to bring the crown home to Los Angeles is crazy to me…it means so much for me to be on the show right now, especially being a trans guy going in-a feminine perspective of a trans guy. The trans movement is getting so big, so powerful, so strong.”