Adam Lambert, Rachel Hunter, Maria Thattil and more to star as the celebrity special guests for the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Season 3, premiering July 28, only on Stan.

(L to R: Maria Thattil, Adam Lambert, Rachel Hunter)
(L to R: Maria Thattil, Adam Lambert, Rachel Hunter)

July 19, 2023 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today revealed the superstar special guest line up and official trailer for the brand new season of the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, premiering Friday July 28, only on Stan.

The extra special guest judges and mentors joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson on this season of Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under are global singing sensation Adam Lambert, supermodel Rachel Hunter, actor Keiynan Lonsdale (Stan Original Series Eden), footballer Josh Cavallo, former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil, Amyl and the Sniffers front-woman Amy Taylor, and US singer Deva Mahal among others.

Watch and share the trailer here: https://youtu.be/2ZeNoELiHuE

Rachel Hunter said: “Always divine to be part of such an inspiring, electric show."

Maria Thattil said: “As a long-time fan of RuPaul, the show and the art of drag, I am so excited to join as a judge on Season 3. I’m someone who loves to challenge the status quo and right now, that’s being the first openly queer Miss Universe Australia on the most glittery panel the world has seen. Now more than ever the world needs more drag magic and I can’t wait for everyone to see the queen's birth joy, love and enchant the world with their talent.”

Keiynan Lonsdale said: "Stoked to get to hop on this wild ride again, and just the way I like it, down under. Hope everyone's as gagged as me." 

Josh Cavallo said: "I'm a big fan of the show and was thrilled to be a guest on the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. As the only openly gay male professional footballer currently playing top-flight football in the world, I’m a big fan of embracing your true self, but for many in sport and the queer community this is really difficult to do. This is why RuPaul's Drag Race is so important, because it inspires queer people to be their authentic self, and allows drag to become more accepted and celebrated like it should be."

The Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is a World of Wonder production in collaboration with Warner Bros. International Production New Zealand for Stan and TVNZ. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and RuPaul Charles serve as Executive Producers. Passion Distribution will distribute the series globally in line with Passion Distribution and WOW’s distribution strategy.

The series recently received two coveted 63rd TV WEEK Logie Awards nominations for its second season - Most Outstanding Entertainment Program and the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, for Season 2 runner-up Kween Kong. This is the first time a drag performer has ever been nominated for a TV WEEK Logie award.

The brand new season of the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will premiere Friday July 28, only on Stan.

To vote for Kween Kong for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 63rd TV WEEK Logie Awards head to tvweeklogies.com.au

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About World of Wonder:
World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 30 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RuPaul’s Drag Race and DragCon. WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like Million Dollar Listing. Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Party Monster, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.


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