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Chicagoans among drag performers competing to be "America's Next Drag Superstar"
From a news release
2011-11-14

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NEW YORK - November 14, 2011 — RuPaul and Logo are prepping an all-new squad of 13 lucky contestants who will vie for the crown, an unprecedented $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Logo's smash-hit reality competition show "RuPaul's Drag Race" returns January 2012.

Over three trail-blazing seasons, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has taken the country by storm, evolving from a cult hit to a certified pop culture phenomenon. With a devoted and diverse following ranging from soccer moms to Hollywood royalty, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has become appointment television for viewers who can't get enough of the outlandish fun, drama, "eleganza" and most of all, heart that comes with the show.

"We challenged ourselves to make TV's most outrageous show even more outrageous," said Executive Producer, RuPaul. "And I'm happy to report we've succeeded."

This season, a new crop of top-tier drag hopefuls are strapping on their helmets and revving their engines for the most competitive drag race and biggest grand prize yet.

The following are the 13 season four "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestants:

Alisa Summers

Tampa, FL

#DragRaceAlisaSummers, @alisasummers

Chad Michaels

San Diego, CA

#DragRaceChadMichaels, @chadmichaels1

Dida Ritz

Chicago, IL

#DragRaceDidaRitz, @HelloDiDa

Jiggly Caliente

Queens, NY

#DragRaceJigglyCaliente, @JigglyCaliente

Kenya Michaels

Dorado, Puerto Rico

#DragRaceKenyaMichaels, @Kenya_Michaels

Lashauwn Beyond

Tampa, FL

#DragRaceLashauwnBeyond, @LashauwnBeyond

Latrice Royale

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

#DragRaceLatriceRoyale, @LatriceRoyale

Madame LaQueer

Carolina, Puerto Rico

#DragRaceMadameLaQueer, @MadameLaQueer

Milan

New York, NY

#DragRaceMilan, @DwayneMilan

Phi Phi O'Hara

Chicago, IL

#DragRacePhiPhiOhara, @PhiPhiOhara

The Princess

Chicago, IL

#DragRaceThePrincess, @TheDragPrincess

Sharon Needles

Pittsburgh, PA

#DragRaceSharonNeedles, @SHARON_NEEDLES

Willam

Los Angeles, CA

#DragRaceWillam, @willambelli

RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, has pushed the boundaries of popular culture on an international level and continues to make history this season with "RuPaul's Drag Race," the first reality television show featuring drag queens. RuPaul is back for a fourth season, alongside judges Michelle Visage and Santino Rice, to decide who will "shante! stay!" or "sashay away" with a new batch of the nation's hottest, most glamorous drag queens. Wigs will fly and drama will run high as the contestants bring their over-the-top attitudes to the drag battle royale that is "RuPaul's Drag Race."

In the end, only one contestant will have what it takes to win the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," and a prize package that includes a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour, featuring ABSOLUT® Vodka, cocktails perfected, a one-of-a-kind trip courtesy of AlandChuck.travel, a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and RuPaul Charles and Chris McKim serving as Executive Producers. Brent Zacky and Pamela Post serve as Executive Producers for Logo.

For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com . For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace.

ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER

Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" (Sundance Channel), "RuPaul's Drag U" (Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" (Planet Green), and "Finding Sarah" (OWN). World of Wonder has also created award winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster", "Monica in Black and White", and "The Last Beekeeper", which won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. They recently premiered their latest documentary "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. Most recently, their 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit "Becoming Chaz" and HBO special "Wishful Drinking" both garnered a total of five Emmy® nominations.

With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at worldofwonder.net/. The WOW Report receives more than 100,000 visitors a month.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo is the entertainment network for savvy and trendsetting adult viewers from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in nearly 50 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com . Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.


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