RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

If you haven't been keeping up with "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," hunty, where have you been? The over-the-top and utterly fabulous show just finished its sixth season on September 12 and it was everything. The queens pulled out all the stops as they battled it out for the coveted No. 1 spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" and the bragging rights that go with it. Of course, the cash prize of $100,0000 was nothing to sneeze at either. 

RuPaul told The Gay UK in 2013 that "drama is inherently there with drag queens," and that simple description explains why this spinoff reality show is so popular. In a nutshell, the series invites queens who have had successful careers following their time on the original "Rupaul's Drag Race" to compete against each other in a series of challenges. Once the library is open, judges throw shade like confetti and the contestants are gradually eliminated. 

As RuPaul told Time, "To win at life and to win in this competition, you have to be willing to die a thousand deaths and be reborn a thousand times." He further explained, "This competition is designed for a person to break themselves down to their core and build themselves back up again." And that makes for some very compelling viewing. Here's the scoop on "Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 7, halleloo!

When will Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars be released?

A seventh season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" has not officially been confirmed yet. However, both the original series and its spinoff have a fan base like no other that makes its demands heard. Bustle reported that when the reality show switched from VH1 to Paramount+, fans were loud and proud as they blew off some steam. Some die-hard devotees were willing to pay another service to watch the popular program, while others were disgruntled by the switch. 

The streaming service premiered episodes starting on June 24 and the last episode aired on September 2. Despite the uproar from some fans, it seems they stilled tuned in with great approval, as Season 6 has an 85% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, this high rate of approval is nothing new for "Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars." One record-breaking episode came as the Season 3 premiere, which drew 895,000 viewers, per Deadline.

"Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 5 dropped in 2020, while the sixth season was released this year. If the network follows a similar pattern, it seems as if Season 7 will premiere in 2022. Fans are also putting out some suggestions for a future season, with one tweeting, "For Drag Race All Stars 7, they should just bring back the entire cast of All Stars 2, cause DAMN that season was fantastic and all those girls are still killing it!" Only time will tell what will actually happen. 

Who will be included in the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 cast?

Record-breaker RuPaul Andre Charles made history at the 2021 Emmys when he became the most awarded person of color at the show, with 11 wins to his name, per Variety. It, therefore, seems safe to say that RuPaul will still be the head judge and host of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Another shoo-in for the show could be Mama Ru's bestie Michelle Visage. Visage has been with the franchise from the start and told The Guardian how "Drag Race" has changed the public's view of dressing in drag. "What I see is a lot more acceptance, a lot more tolerance," she said. These core judges may be joined by regular panel judges Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. In Season 6, guest judges included Tia Mowry, Big Freedia, Charl XCX, Emma Roberts, and more, per Out

Of course, many fans are clamoring for their own favorites to return. One Reddit speculation thread claims that eight previous "Drag Race" contestants have been inactive on their social media accounts since late June. The consensus seems to be that these queens could have surrendered their devices during the filming of an upcoming season. 

RuPaul revealed to Time how he goes about choosing who ultimately appears on "RuPaul's Drag Race" in 2017. "Probably 75% of the kids who audition put on this air, this personality that they think I want them to be," he explained. "They couldn't be further from the truth — I want them to be authentic." 

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 may go global

Kylie Sonique Love is feeling the fantasy now that she has won "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 6. The Heather, or pretty drag queen, spoke to Entertainment Weekly after she snagged the crown and scepter. "It feels good and I'm excited," she said before revealing her thought process. "I knew, regardless of what was going to happen, that I wanted to work hard and keep chasing my dreams and trying to do the best I can, not only for myself, but for people who need people like me to show them how to do it." It seems as if Kylie had a personal goal and achieved it. Congratulations, Kylie!

According to Distractify, Kylie may be the last American drag queen if the show goes international. The outlet reports that there may be a cast of potential drag queens for the alleged "Drag Race International All Stars" show in the making. The series would apparently feature winning contestants from all over the globe. It is unclear if the potential show would be similar to "Drag Race All Stars" or if it would change its format. Either way, it seems as if there's a lot of hype about the queens, and that is giving us life.