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Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo to Guest Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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RuPaul’s Drag Race just announced several guest judges for the upcoming Season 14, as well as a special appearance from none other than Jennifer Lopez. This season’s panel will also feature such famous faces as Lizzo and Alicia Keys.


Jennifer Lopez Joins ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jennifer Lopez will make a “special virtual appearance” this season. Lopez doesn’t appear in the new teaser for Season 14, but she is mentioned. At one point, judge Ross Mathews tells a contestant, “Even J.Lo is looking at you like, ‘Damn!'”

As EW points out, Lopez has been a longtime presence on the show in spirit, as her fashion and music have been referenced multiple times throughout the series. Examples include the six-way lip sync to “Waiting for Tonight” in Season 11, as well as Jan and Ginger Minj recreating her famous Versace gown on All Stars 6.

Lopez, who formerly judged on World of Dance, has recently been promoting her new song “On My Way,” from her upcoming romantic comedy movie Marry Me, out in February.


SEE ALSO: MEET THE 14 DRAG QUEENS OF ‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ SEASON 14

Guest Judges This Season Include Lizzo, Alicia Keys

Lopez may not appear in the new teaser, but several of this season’s guest judges do. That includes singer Lizzo, former The Voice coach Alicia Keys, Empire star Taraji P. Henson, actress Dove Cameron, and singers Andra Day and Ava Max.

Other guest judges this season include recent Dancing with the Stars contestant Christine Chiu, as well as Ts Madison, Loni Love, Alec Mapa, Nicole Byer, and Dulce Sloan. According to EW, the season will also feature appearances from Sarah McLachlan, Norvina, and Leslie Jordan.


Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will premiere Friday, January 7, at 8 pm ET/PT on VH1, with Untucked airing right afterward. Meanwhile, Logo will be airing a marathon of every season of the show starting December 30 at 6 am ET/PT leading up to the season premiere.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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