RuPaul is workin’ it again for Logo by bringing the Viacom-owned network another original reality series called “RuPaul’s Drag University”.
This version of a make-over show has a fun twist. Popular drag queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” take ordinary tomboy women under their angelic wings to mentor them and transform them into sensational, show-stopping glamorous divas!
The core of the show, according to RuPaul is taking “women from the middle of America who have basically given up on themselves and give them a makeover from the inside out”.
Filming of the show started last month in Culver City. Our on-set reporter described the set much like a fashion show runway. During each episode, three women are re-styled and must take the stage to showcase what they have learned from their drag queen professors. Cyndi Lauper’s “Girl’s Just Want To Have Fun” was the song on the night for one group of women who had to lip sync it. As they are on stage, the women are being judged by a panel of three judges on their looks, choreography (which they are coached on) , and how well they present themselves.
The panel of judges consist of Mia Tyler (plus size model and daughter to Steven Tyler of “Aerosmith”), a choreographer and a drag queen.
Another surprise twist, RuPaul, was wearing a suit on this particular shoot-day in his self-proclaimed role as “President” of the Drag University. His instructors include previous cast members from ‘Drag Race”. They are: Raven and Jujubee, both from season two, and Ongina from season one.
No air date has been announced yet.