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"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5" Just RuVealed The Big Twist This Season In Its New Trailer

We have lots more eleganza extravaganza coming in June!!!

Hey, squirrel friends! So we're just two weeks away from the grand finale of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12, where one of the finalists will snatch the crown...

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...and Heidi Afrodite (née N. Closet) will be crowned this year’s Miss Congeniality*.

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*Again, I have no inside knowledge of that, but WE ALL KNOW she is getting it!!!

But just because Season 12 is ending doesn't mean we won't have Drag Race in our lives, 'cause one week after the finale, on June 5, Mama Ru will giving us All Stars 5. And, honestly, can I get an amen?!

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In anticipation of the premiere, the trailer for it just dropped and all I have to say is: 10s, 10s, 10s across the board.

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First of all, we've got Ricky Martin shaking his bon-bon down the runway as the first extra-special guest judge of the season.

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Other special guest judges this season include Tessa Thompson (!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Nicole Byer, Sarah Hyland, Tommy Dorfman, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Bebe Rexha, and Jane Krakowski, among others.

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And if that wasn't enough, this season has a gag-worthy twist. Each week, the top queen will have to lip sync for her legacy against a mysterious lip sync assassin*, chosen from the most iconic performers in Drag Race herstory!

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*Looking at you, Kameron Michaels.

You're probably asking, "Um, how the hell will the eliminations work then?!" Well, glad you asked!

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If the top queen of the week wins her lip sync, she (like in normal All Star rules) wins a $10,000 tip and the power to eliminate the bottom queen of her choice. BUT, if the lip sync assassin wins, a secret group vote will determine which queen gets the chop that week.

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Also, the lip sync assassin does NOT win the $10,000, the money is rolled over until the next time an All Stars queen wins. So a queen could potentially be tipped lots of money for winning only one lip sync for her legacy if no other All Stars queen has won it in a few weeks.

And looking at this group of queens, you know there are going to be some what?! SICKENING lip syncs!!!

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All I can say about All Stars 5 is:

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And also: Team Shea Couleé!!!

You can watch the full trailer for All Stars 5 here:

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