Get hunty with RuPaul: Here’s where to watch Drag Race season 16

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 online

Drag Race season 16 official poster

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 is slaying the competition, and if you’re finally ready to see the show-stopping looks, fierce lip-syncs, and drama unfold, then you have come to the right place. Whether you’re a seasoned Drag Race fan or a newbie ready to werk your way into the fandom, this guide will have you shouting “YASSSS” in no time. Find out where you can stream all the latest episodes of Drag Race season 16 and get ready to crown your favorite queen!

Where to watch Drag Race season 16: Is it on MTV?

As of March 13, 2024, Drag Race season 16 is airing every Friday on MTV from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. You can also stream episodes of the show on, fuboTV, and Spectrum on Demand. The episodes can also be purchased as downloads on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play Movies, and Microsoft Store.

Can you also watch Drag Race season 16 on Paramount+?

No, you cannot watch Drag Race season 16 on Paramount+ currently. While Paramount+ streams RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, the original series of the franchise, including season 16, airs on MTV first.

Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • New seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere on MTV in the US.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, featuring returning queens, is exclusive to Paramount+.
  • After season 16 has finished airing on MTV, it likely will become available to stream on Paramount+ at some point.

What is Drag Race season 16 about?

Here’s the official synopsis for Drag Race season 16:

“Drag performers from across the U.S. come together to compete in the art form’s biggest contest, in which one queen will show RuPaul and her panel of judges the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Like Drag Race‘s past seasons, season 16 is all about fierce competition, showcasing the talents of a new group of queens vying for the crown and other prizes. The grand prize for the season 16 winner includes a cool $200,000 courtesy of Cash App and a one-year supply of makeup from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Drag Race season 16 features some key elements that make the iteration more exciting, and these are as follows:

  • Rate-A-Queen Twist: This rattles things up by having the queens critique each other’s performances, adding a layer of strategy and potentially sparking drama.
  • Challenges with Variety: From challenges like “Spit Game” to a “Neo-Goth Maxi Challenge,” the season keeps the queens on their toes, demanding versatility and adaptability.
  • Immunity Up for Grabs: As usual, winning challenges grants immunity from elimination, raising the stakes and keeping the competition fierce.

Who joins RuPaul at the judges’ table in Drag Race season 16?

RuPaul for Drag Race season 16
RuPaul for Drag Race season 16

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 has a panel of judges that includes both permanent members and rotating guest stars.

Permanent Judges

  • RuPaul: The head judge and host of the show.
  • Michelle Visage: A long-time judge known for her sharp critiques and wit.
  • Rotating Third Judge: This spot is filled by either Carson Kressley or Ross Mathews, who offer their fashion expertise and comedic commentary.

Guest Judges

Season 16 features a star-studded lineup of guest judges who bring fresh perspectives and add an extra layer of excitement to the show. Some confirmed guest judges include:

  • Charlize Theron
  • Becky G
  • Adam Shankman
  • Icona Pop (Caroline Hjelt + Aino Jawo)
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Jamal Sims
  • Joel Kim Booster
  • Kaia Gerber
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Kyra Sedgwick
  • Law Roach
  • Mayan Lopez
  • Ronan Farrow
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

Who are the queens of Drag Race season 16?

The Queens of Drag Race season 16
The Queens of Drag Race season16

Here are the 14 queens of Drag Race season 16, along with their ages and hometowns:

  • Dawn, 25, New York City, New York
  • Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige, 34, Miami, Florida
  • Morphine Love Dion, 26, Miami,
  • Florida Nymphia Wind, 27, New York City, New York
  • Plane Jane, 25, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Q, 26, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sapphira Cristál, 34, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Plasma, 24, New York City, New Yor
  • Xunami Muse, 34, New York City
  • Megami, 33, New York City, New York
  • Geneva Karr, 33, Brownsville, Texas
  • Amanda Tori Meating, 26, Los Angeles, California
  • Mirage, 29, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Hershii LiqCour-Jeté, 32, Los Angeles, California
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