RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue episode 1 starts at 8 p.m. ET today (Friday, Aug. 21) on VH1.
Tonight's an eleganza extravaganza if you watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue online. Yes, gurrrl, there's a new addition to VH1's reality franchise, a docuseries following the queens starring in RuPaul's Drag Race Live! in Las Vegas.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue focuses on the professional personal journeys of the live show's performers, who are former cast members of the flagship reality series hosted by RuPaul. They are season 11 winner Yvie Oddly as well as fan favorites Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo.
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The six-episode docuseries provides a behind-the-scenes look look as the legendary divas slay the stage at the Flaming with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
Ru has really been there for us in these difficult pandemic times, blessing us with RuPaul's Drag Race season 12, RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race and the recently-concluded RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5. For more glamorous action, Canada's Drag Race is currently airing.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue.
How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas online anywhere, with a VPN
Just because VH1 isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas in the US
If you're in the U.S., henny, you can watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue premiere today (Friday, Aug.) 21 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1— but only if you have a cable or satellite package that includes the network.
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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue in the UK
Bad news, British glamazons, RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue doesn't yet have a premiere date or channel set for the UK.
American fans who want to use the service they already subscribe to can check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue in Canada
Sorry, Canadian hennies, but RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue does not yet have a premiere date or channel listing in your country, either. Usually, the other RuPaul shows air on OutTV, so there's hope!
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
There are six queens featured in the behind-the-scenes docuseries, all of whom perform at the RuPaul's Drag Race Live! show on the Vegas strip. They are:
- Yvie Oddly - season 11 winner
- Asia O'Hara - season 10 (4th place)
- Derrick Barry - season 8 (5th place), All Stars season 5 (10th place)
- Kameron Michaels - season 10 runner-up
- Naomi Smalls - season 8 runner-up, All Stars season 4 runner-up
- Vanessa Vanjie Mateo - season 10 (14th place), season 11 (5th place)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue trailer
Luck be a lady tonight ... or better a drag queen. The trailer for RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue previews all the drama, pressure and insane outfits experienced by the divas as they perform live on the strip: