‘RuPaul’s Drag Race': What It’s Really Like to Guest Judge a Reality Sensation (Bonus Podcast)

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman spills the tea about appearing on VH1’s ratings sensation

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”is reaching dizzying heights of popularity thanks to its charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent — and “UnReal” actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, a guest on the show, gave us a tour of Ru’s inner sanctum.

When he appeared on TheWrap’s “Shoot This Now” podcast, we stole a few minutes to grill him about his stints as a guest on the series — where visiting ambassadors critique the challenge performances and runway looks of the competing queens.

For insider dish on quippy writers, handsy contestants, and the three versions of RuPaul, listen on Apple or Spotify or here:


Bowyer-Chapman also explains why RuPaul is “the most human human I’ve ever met.”

Can’t get enough of Bowyer-Chapman? You can listen to his full-length “Shoot This Now” episode, where we talk about Season 3 of MTV’s “The Real World,” aka “The Real World: San Francisco” on
Apple or Spotify or right here:


The 10th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiers March 22 on VH1 and includes a long list of guest judges including Shania Twain, Lena Dunham, Kate Upton, Halsey and more.

VH1 announced last month that the 10th season would run back-to-back with the currently airing “All Stars” season. Season 10 will be made up of entirely of 90-minute episodes, with the aftershow “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” to immediately follow each week.

The 14 queens competing on the season are Asia O’Hara (Dallas, TX), Aquaria (Brooklyn, NY), Blair St. Clair (Indianapolis, IN), Dusty Ray Bottoms (New York, NY), Eureka O’Hara (Johnson City, TN), Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams (Albuquerque, NM), Kameron Michaels (Nashville, TN), Mayhem Miller (Riverside, CA), Miz Cracker (New York, NY), Monét X Change (Bronx, NY), Monique Heart (Kansas City, MO), The Vixen (Chicago, IL), Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Tampa, FL) and Yuhua Hamasaki (New York, NY).