Nancy Pelosi to be guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'
Nancy Pelosi will be a judge in the upcoming season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3.
The California Democrat and first female speaker of the House joins a handful of other celebrity guest judges, including actors Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and Kristin Chenoweth.
"'All Stars' rules are in effect this season as each week the top two queens will 'lip-sync for their legacy' for the power to send one of their peers home," VH1 said in its press release announcing the news.
They continued, "Competition will be fierce as the queens shift their strategies and work extra hard to not only impress RuPaul and the judges, but to also impress each other."
Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on the details on her appearance, but she tweeted Thursday about the show.
"All I can say is, you betta werk!" she wrote, quoting a famous RuPaul catch phrase. "Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens. #DragRaceNancy"
Randy Barbato, executive producer of "Drag Race" and co-founder of production company World of Wonder, said Pelosi was a good fit for the show's theme.
Pelosi is a "fierce servant of our nation (and) 'Drag Race's' mission is to teach the children and honor those who fight on our behalf," Barbato said in an email to CNN.
The producers of "Drag Race" reached out to Pelosi's team, who Barbato said "were happy to participate."
Barbato wouldn't give any spoilers on Pelosi's appearance. However, he said Pelosi "was absolutely delightful and the entire cast and crew were moved by her visit."
Logo will kick off the new season with a five-day, non-stop marathon of fan-favorite seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "All Stars" season 2, beginning Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The marathon will feature "Meet the Queens" interstitials to get fans reacquainted with their favorite competitors and see what these queens were made of before they became "All Stars."
Season three of the drag-queen competition show kicks off January 25.
Information for this article partially contributed by CNN writer Saba Hamedy. All rights reserved.
The Gayly 1/18/2018 @ 3:13 p.m. CST